In the summer of 1997, KKCR broadcast its first signals island-wide. Our small community-based, non-profit radio station connects all the remote communities on our isolated Garden Island. KKCR is committed to providing relevant, accurate, timely information during times of crisis. It’s also dedicated to representing the unique character of our island community and preserving, perpetuating and celebrating Hawaiian music and culture.

KKCR’s program schedule reflects the broad, rich spectrum of Kauaʻi’s community. Musical genres include vintage and contemporary Hawaiian, Jazz, Alternative, Reggae, World, Classical, Rock and Blues. Kauaʻi Live features in-studio performances from local and visiting artists on Sunday evenings. The Community Affairs programming includes two weekly call-in talk shows – a Hawaiian Entertainment Calendar and a Community Calendar. Special interest programs include gardening, pets, health, surfing and wellness programs.


KKCR is committed to providing a welcoming, safe, supportive and respectful environment for all volunteers, staff and visitors.  KKCR supports the preservation, perpetuation and celebration of the Hawaiian culture and encourages members of the Hawaiian community to get involved by becoming part of the KKCR ʻohana. The station actively seeks volunteers to enhance and diversify its Hawaiian programming, including social, political, musical and cultural affairs. Anyone interested should contact KKCR to learn more about volunteer training and station policies, including codes of conduct and federal FCC guidelines. Feel free to complete our Volunteer Application located here. You may also get a Volunteer Application at KKCR.

Support Community Radio

As a commercial-free, non-profit entity, KKCR’s survival depends on support from our community – local and global. Please join KKCR’s ‘ohana (family).  There are many ways that you can help us to support community grown radio. Whether it’s an individual or business donation, or volunteering your time, KKCR greatly appreciates your contributions.  KKCR is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Your donations are tax-deductible.  Mahalo nui loa for your support. Donate Today