Kaua‘i Community Radio

Ke Kani O Kaua‘i Nei ~ The Sound of Kaua‘i

90.9 FM North Shore Kaua‘i ~ 91.9 FM Kīlauea to Kekaha ~ 92.7 FM Anahola & Moloa‘a ~ 88.9 FM Honolulu, O‘ahu


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(808) 826-7771


February 3 – 10, 2023

KKCR’s Ho‘oilo Fund Drive starts on the Solid Action show at 6pm on Friday, February 3rd. Join the fun by being a KKCR He‘e Nalu (WaveRider)!

KKCR’s He‘e Nalu (Waverider) Program is the perfect way to get your business or event message out to thousands of listeners on Kaua‘i, O‘ahu and all over the world.  Our Ho‘oilo Fun Drive begins at 6pm on Friday, February 3rd and ends on Friday February 10th at 6pm. 


Your tax-deductible donation of just $250 ($175 for current KKCR underwriters), entitles you to over 56 on-air announcements that will be broadcast during every live 2-hour program throughout our 8-day fundraiser. That is less than $5 per announcement!


He‘e Nalu announcements are divided into 2-4 groups and aired one time throughout each live 2-hour program.  Your event or business name with a website link or phone number will also be posted here on KKCR’s home page for three months.


Don’t hesitate, sign up today!!  Early sign up guarantees the most airtime for your donated dollars.  Click here to download the He‘e Nalu form is on the back of this letter and is available for download at KKCR.org.


This is a great opportunity to promote your business or upcoming event and support Kauaʻi Community Radio.  For more information and assistance with your He‘e Nalu announcement call us at (808) 826-7774 or email uw@kkcr.org


Reserve your spot in the lineup today!

Mahalo nui loa,

Kauaʻi Community Radio

Staff & Volunteers





KKCR’s 26th Birthday Party at Lydgate Park Pavilion will be on September 10, 2023. We are looking for Food Trucks to feed our hungry party guests. Please ask your favorite food truck to call us at (808) 826-7774 or email Laura Christine at gm@kkcr.org. Live Music! KKCR DJ Marketplace Super Sale!! Disc Golf Tournament!!!



The brand new KKCR App is available at the APPLE APP STORE and GOOGLE PLAY STORE. Listen to the live feed and archives, pause and rewind the live audio, view the program schedule, donate and wake up to KKCR with the alarm clock! You can also send us a voice memo! WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT KKCR’S NEW APP:


Kaua‘i Community Radio is a volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and depends on the kōkua, or support, of listeners like you to stay on the air.  KKCR  is a gift paid forward by over 25 years of radically generous members and volunteers. If you’ve been listening for a while, but haven’t gotten around to donating yet, you can give the gift of great radio this holiday season by clicking “Pay It Forward.” Your one-time donation of only $10 stays on Kaua‘i and fosters meaningful connections in our community. Most importantly, your support keeps KKCR on the air – free to enjoy by the next new listener who hasn’t discovered the joy of giving back to KKCR. Kuleana has many meanings: responsibility, privilege, jurisdiction, interest, ownership, to name a few. Supporting this community resource is all of our kuleana, so pay it forward today. Mahalo nui loa for your kōkua.

A Warm Mahalo to KKCR’s Newest Underwriter

Kaua‘i Hemp Company

Type in KKCR at Checkout to receive a 20% Discount with 10% going to KKCR!

Support KKCR When You Shop On Amazon

If you use Amazon.com, you can support KKCR every time you shop. Through the Amazon Smile program, they donate a portion of all purchases on Amazon.com to a non-profit of your choice.  We encourage you to select KKCR as the non-profit you support. Then, all of your shopping on Amazon will benefit your favorite community radio station at no extra cost to you!  It’s very easy to do.  Just follow this link to Amazon Smile.  Bookmark this page so you can easily support KKCR every time you shop on Amazon.com.


The Kekahu Foundation, Inc. dba KKCR, Kauai Community Radio is a 501(c)3 charity.

Mahalo for purchasing items on KKCR’s Wish List!

National Wildlife Refuge Minute

In partnership with Friends of Kauaʻi Wildlife Refuges, this year we are producing a series of monthly radio spots to educate members of our community about the many species they help protect. Click here to listen to all of the National Wildlife Refuge Minutes.



This award is given to the KKCR DJ that has demonstrated their unquestionable commitment to the life and longevity of KKCR, Kaua‘i Community Radio Station. The representation and symbol of this award signifies, one who has taken charge and risen to the occasion selflessly to be an example of his/her fellow DJs, and for this we the Staff and Board Members of KKCR commend you with the most highest esteem! 


Updating KKCR’s Strategic Plan will help us develop the right goals and targets for KKCR and help keep everyone’s efforts focused on meeting them.

As stated by Jerry Brocklehurst in the current Strategic Plan: “By joining together, we can all help the station become what it wants to be and what the community needs it to be – a forum for overlooked, suppressed, and under-represented voices, issues and music, free from the control of commercial and political interests, that reflects the broad, rich spectrum of Kaua‘i’s unique community and promotes the creative, cultural, and political vitality of the community… a station that also preserves, perpetuates, and celebrates Hawaiian culture and that stimulates, educates, and entertains its audience and provides relevant, accurate, and timely information throughout beautiful days on Kaua‘i as well as in times of crisis.” Click here to view the current Strategic Plan.

We want your input. Please complete the Strategic Plan Survey:

Mahalo for your participation in shaping KKCR’s future!

The Beloved Lyn McNutt

by Jodi Ascuena, Oct 2022

Lyn McNutt, the beloved Indigo of KKCR, passed away suddenly in September after a series of strokes. Her daughter Christine and her brother were able to come here to Kauaʻi to be at her side during her final days. We have a collective sadness at the station and send our condolences to Lynʻs family.
All staff members and programmers here at KKCR have felt the absence of her ebullient personality and will always be aware that her spirit resides in the very heart of this radio station. As Indigo, her show, Omnitorium, covered so many genres in numerous countries, and reached so many ears, it could be said her music has been appreciated around the world and back again. Her love of Hawaiian music was ever-present too; she would announce on almost every Omnitorium, “This may be a program of world music, but to most of the world, Hawaiian music IS World Music!”
Lynn would pick up all kinds of strange and unusual swag at the various conferences she attended, then find just the right person whoʻd appreciate propping up some bobble-headed puppy dog on their desk or sticking a tiny magnetic flashlight on the refrigerator. She had no reservations about dressing up in funny hats decorated with plastic plumeria and a neon hula skirt, then after you were doubled over with laughter, sheʻd announce with a cheeky grin, “Oh, Iʻm glad you like it so much, because I made one for you too!”. Such was Lynʻs great sense of humor, truly the stuff of legends!
We were so grateful for her unswerving love of music, her enormous generosity, her ability to talk to anyone about any thing, her rascal smile and infectious chuckle as she came around the corner, arms full of food for everyone in sight, dried fish over here, pickle mango over there, “E Bradda Lou, you like one foot-long Musubi? Fresh from Pono Market, you know?….”
Everybody loved Lyn McNutt, well, really, who wouldnʻt?

Lyn’s daughter Christine L Bayley-Wortley has organized a fundraiser to assist the family.

Nowelo I Kaua‘i Kuapapa

In Search of the Wisdom and Heartbeat of Ancient Kaua‘i

– Presented by Kumu Hula Kēhaulani Kekua

Volume 1: Mai Ka Piko O Kaua‘i Wai‘ale‘ale – The Umbilicus of Sacred Life Cycles


Nowelo I Kaua‘i Kuapapa is a cultural educational series which highlights Kaua‘i’s wahi pana, or storied and celebrated places, through mele pule, mele oli and mele hula – prayers, chants and dances that have been entrusted to the lineage of Kaipuwai. Kumu Hula Kēhaulani Kekua is a revered cultural practitioner and master teacher of traditional hula, born and raised on Kaua‘i. As the hiapo, or firstborn in her family, she was reared in the custom of hānai – freely given to be nurtured and groomed in hula by her maternal grandmother, Helen Kaipuwai Kekua Waiau. It is through her, that Kēhaulani inherited her family’s generations-old lineage and practices of Kaua‘i hula traditions.


Volume 1: Mai Ka Piko O Kaua‘i Wai‘ale‘ale

is available to send to you as our mahalo gift for your

$50 donation to KKCR.


KKCR depends on listener support for over 40 percent of our funding.  Please consider making a one-time or a sustaining (monthly) financial contribution to your Kauai Community Radio Station. Click Here to make your Tax-Deductible Donation!


An Alternative to Advertising

Underwriting identifies your business, products and services as supporting community radio programs on KKCR. Underwriting puts your enterprise in touch with our educated, dynamic audience. Underwriting spots on KKCR are the perfect way to broadcast your business or non-profit message to the entire island of Kauaʻi, from Waiʻanae to Waikīkī on Oʻahu & beyond!


If you are ready to begin underwriting KKCR programs or would like to receive more information, please set up an appointment to review your marketing needs and goals as well as the benefits of underwriting on KKCR with our Development Director, Anni Caporuscio (808) 826-7774  /  uw@kkcr.org



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KKCR also depends on our community to provide programming.  We provide free broadcast training and support to our programmers.  Interested in hosting on KKCR show?  or, just want to help us keep running smoothly?  Fill out our Volunteer Application and email to kkcr@kkcr.org or bring to the office Monday – Friday from 10am to 4pm.  Mahalo!

KKCR’s Talk Story Series

E malama, e hoʻomau a e hoʻolauleʻa pu i na mea a me ka nohona Hawaiʻi

Talk Story, known in Hawaiʻi as moʻolelo, is the tradition of personally sharing important stories to preserve them for future generations.

KKCR’s Talk Story Series is an ongoing cultural preservation project focusing on Hawaiian musicians who share their stories and songs for present and future generations. Kauaʻi Community Radio’s mission to preserve, perpetuate and celebrate Hawaiian Culture is fulfilled in part by our production of the Talk Story Series. Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, KKCR has produced 31 Talk Story CDs since 2001 featuring Hawaiian musicians performing and talking story.

Click Here to Listen to KKCR’s Talk Story Series

DOUG THE BEE GUY is donating $5 for each donation made from this page. Mahalo nui loa for your support!

Doug the Bee Guy supports KKCR and so should you! Specializing in bee hive extractions islandwide. Over 16 years experience. Also offering honey, propolis tincture and wax. Doug The Bee Guy: The Hum of the Bees is the Voice of the Garden. Call Doug today! 808-212-4178

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