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Hawaii Public Radio to have improved signal for West Maui in 2020

By Staff | Dec 12, 2019

WEST MAUI – The airwaves have been cleared. Hawaii Public Radio has acquired a transmitter on Lanai, thereby providing an improved signal for West Maui, Lanai and Molokai.

“The frequency 103.1 FM, licensed to Kualapuu, Molokai, will broadcast HPR-1 (news, talk, entertainment and a variety of music) to areas previously within a coverage ‘shadow,’ wherein the West Maui Mountains obstructed the signal broadcast from Haleakala,” a press release recently announced.

Good news; no more static, interference or half-heard stories.

According to Dabney Gough, director of marketing and communications, HPR-1 features the station’s most popular news shows, including national shows like NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, hosted locally by Derrick Malama and Dave Lawrence, respectively.

The Conversation is a popular weekday call-in talk show focusing on Neighbor Island topics, with listeners across the state given the opportunity to contribute.

There’s Science Friday.

The Saturday lineup is stimulating with Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me!, This American Life, and Radiolab highlighted.

In the broadcast mix, a variety of music programming is featured, from Kanikapila Sunday to Evening Jazz to Bridging the Gap.

A program guide is available online at www.hawaiipublicradio.org/hpr-1-schedule.

The signal has been assigned the call letters KJHF. The new frequency will go live in the coming months, pending installation of updated equipment at the site.

“The expansion is made possible thanks to the generosity of station members, underwriters and other local organizations providing financial support to HPR,” Gough said.