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


KKCR’s Laulima Fund Drive:

2pm Saturday Sept 9 – 9pm Saturday Sept 16

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We are so very sad to let you know about the passing of Inspector Dan, (Daniel White), host of Renegade Radio, on Saturday, August 26th after a long battle with cancer.


He got the name Inspector Dan because he was a home and building inspector on Kauaʻi for 5 years and everyone started calling him by that name. He moved here from Austin Texas in 2006 after selling his business called Alien Scooters. It was the first store in the country that sold electric bikes, scooters and motorcycles. There were no electric cars yet.


One of his many jobs was a DJ at various clubs. He played all kinds of music, but his favorite was Country music. It just seemed like a natural, being in Texas and all. For some reason he decided he wanted to be a stage magician. So he spent the next 10 years traveling, working on cruise ships and performing magic shows. It was a lot of fun for him and it was always a challenge bringing 3 doves, gun powder and flash paper on airplanes to get to the next show.


KKCR was the station he listened to when he got to Kauaʻi because of its diversity. It introduced him to the island in many ways, so he decided it would be a great place to volunteer his time. At first, he answered the phones during fund drives. He got to know people at the station like Den on the I-10 who let him sit in on his show for about 3 years. He noticed that the country western catalog wasn’t being represented that much so he pitched a country show to the program director and that was the beginning of RENEGADE RADIO. It was easy to pick the name because one of the clubs he worked in was named Renegades.


RENEGADE RADIO was where he got to ambush the station every Saturday from Noon until 2pm. It was one of the most popular shows on KKCR. Inspector Dan also regularly appeared on the Homegrown Garden Island Bluegrass Show singing and playing guitar in many bands including One Night Only.


Inspector Dan was a good friend to many. He was kind, funny, talented and smart. He handled his cancer with grace and positivity. We had so many long, interesting and inspiring conversations over the years. I miss him so very much. Rest in love and peace my friend.


Laura Christine

August 29, 2023

Malama Maui

Given the ongoing tragedy in Maui, KKCR has decided to postpone our 2023 Summer Fund Drive.

Our hearts are with Maui and everyone affected by this devastating situation. Mahalo nui loa for your support and understanding.

Here are some links with ways to help Maui recover from the devastating wildfires:


Maui United Way


Red Cross


Hawaii Community Foundation – Maui Strong


Maui Humane Society


Hawaii People’s Fund – Maui Aloha


Share Your Mana



If you, your friends or family were impacted by the recent wildfires in Maui and are in a community approved for individual assistance from FEMA, apply for disaster assistance now.

Go to DisasterAssistance, call 1-800-621-3362 or download the FEMA mobile app.

Applicants can also call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, with language translation services available. The helpline is open and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with no cost for Hawaii residents to call.
If you use video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service.
When applying for assistance, have the following information ready:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are not staying
  • Your social security number
  • A general list of damage and losses
  • Banking information if you choose direct deposit
  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name

Survivors may be eligible to receive assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from the Hawaii wildfires. If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If your policy does not cover all your disaster expenses, you may be eligible for federal assistance.
Take photos to document damage and begin cleanup and repairs to prevent further damage. Remember to keep receipts from all purchases related to the cleanup and repair.
Disaster assistance may include financial help with temporary lodging and home repairs, as well as other disaster-related expenses.
For an accessible video on how to apply for assistance visit: youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw.
For information on Hawaii’s disaster recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4724. Follow FEMA at https://twitter.com/femaregion9 and at facebook.com/fema.


Nowelo I Kaua‘i Kuapapa

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

Presented by Kumu Hula Kēhaulani Kekua

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 I & II CDs are available as mahalo gifts for your $50 donation to KKCR. Please email gm@kkcr.org for a digital version.


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


Volume II: Hi‘ipoi I Ka Ua – Hanalei: Nurtured By Life Giving Rains




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! 


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.

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.


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!


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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