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    Was going thru some old tapes and saw KITV promos with these newscasters, anyone remember them:

    1986 June Grasso
    1986 Kyle Kato

    Anyone remember newscasters from way back other than the norm of Bob Jones, Tindall, Sevey, etc.

    Aj

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    BOB BASSO - Channel 2 (over 35 years ago);
    WAYNE COLLINS - Channel 9 (pre-Bob Sevy);
    ROGER CORYELL - Channel 9;
    MASON ALTIERY - also a State Senator from the Manoa area.

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    Barbara Tanaka Channel 2 news

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    chuck henry - channel 4
    ken wilson (2 years ago is a long time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'Alani View Post
    Barbara Tanaka Channel 2 news
    Do you mean Barbara Tanabe? I think she was at KHON before Joe Moore took over circa 1980.

    Aj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    Do you mean Barbara Tanabe? I think she was at KHON before Joe Moore took over circa 1980.

    Aj
    D'Alani is either thinking about Barbara Tanabe or Carolyn Tanaka. Both formerly worked for KHON.
    Last edited by Frankie's Market; June 20th, 2007 at 05:39 PM.

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    If there's video of Jack Hawkin's angry and sputtering last broadcast, I wanna see it again...
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    OK, this goes way back - John Galbraith. He was The First in Hawaii.

    Don Pickens
    Bob Miller
    John Kernell
    Donn Robbs
    Simon Cardew
    Jon Anderson
    Harry Endo
    Tom McWilliams
    Jim Manke
    Ken Kashiwahara (mostly a reporter, but he did some anchoring)
    Don Rockwell
    Paul Udell (the first time around)

    More later - gotta think

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    Hey, don't forget (CAN'T forget!) Bob Sevey, whose last day on the air as an anchor was July 4, 1986 - his own Independence Day, which means that he's not been an anchor in Hawaii for 21 years.

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    Susan Hutchison
    Melanie Granfors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    Do you mean Barbara Tanabe? I think she was at KHON before Joe Moore took over circa 1980.

    Aj
    Yes that's who I was thinking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimo View Post
    Hey, don't forget (CAN'T forget!) Bob Sevey, whose last day on the air as an anchor was July 4, 1986 - his own Independence Day, which means that he's not been an anchor in Hawaii for 21 years.
    KGMB was the station to watch then.....

    I can hear the jingle they played when the news would start......



    da da da allllll about haaaaaaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiii it's wonderful
    something something

    K-G-M-B

    gotta plug
    Bob Jones
    Linda Cobell
    Tim Tindall


    And I do recall KHON was Eyewitness News (late 70's) at the time long before Joe Moore took over and turned it around big time!

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    An old friend from long ago in a previous life... Sandra Sagisi, Channel 9 KGMB, started in Utah.

    Add.....

    Britt Reidl - not very long ago from KGMB and her husband Rob Young.
    Mel Proctor - he was more of a sports guy than straight news.
    Matt Levi - was on KGMB, used to be on the radio in Hilo, KHLO.

    Mason Altiery - as previously noted a State Senator, was on KITV or was it still KHVH Channel 4?
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    Joe Moore has been at KHON at least since 1981, he did the news back then with Les Keiter.

    Tim Tindall started around 1965, of course he later left for KITV circa 1979 or so. Tindall and Lynne Waters were the lead anchors back during the early 80's. Lynne Waters was at KITV from 1981-1985. I think Tindall left around 1992.

    Bob Jones started in 1966. Left KGMB 9/94.

    Don Rockwell started in 1967 at KHVH (now KITV), he later became the News Director at KITV during the early 80's.

    Yes KHON Eyewitness News was what it was called back then I seem to recall Paul Udell working for them back then, he was actually the guy who thought of the traditional shaka at the end of their newscasts which is the norm to this day. The music they play at the end of the credits they have been playing for at least 20 years.

    Everyone is welcome to add in sports reporters or field reporters too.

    Aj

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    KGMB jingle was "One of the Good things about Hawaii is wonderful...K...G....M....B... they ran this jingle before newscasts until at least around 2001 I am guessing.

    Leslie Wilcox was at KGMB for years as well, I think she left in 1992 for KHON.

    Aj

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    Lots of sports media personalities cut their teeth in Hawaii before going to the mainland (and sometimes, coming back!)

    Harry Kalas
    Al Michaels
    Ken Wilson
    Hank Greenwald
    Mel Proctor
    Jack Wiers
    Matt Pinto
    Rick Quan
    Rob Fukuzaki
    Dave Wiggins (a little quirky, but he went on to great success in Japan.)
    Larry Beil
    Russ Francis
    Neil Everett Morfitt (What ESPN saw in this guy, I'll never know.)
    Last edited by Frankie's Market; June 21st, 2007 at 12:44 AM.

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    The original sportscaster was FRANK VALENTI (Channel 9). He had his own segment called SPORTS EDITOR from back in th 1950s! He was also the host of BIDDY BOXING on Saturday afternoons at the Channel 9 studio BEFORE the days of 50th STATE WRESTLING. BIDDY BOXING was under the auspices of the Police Activities League (PAL) and one of the commercial sponsors was HI-C fruit drinks.

    Other TV sportscasters included CHUCK LEAHEY, JIM LEAHEY, JOE MOORE, AL MICHAELS, JOE "Rack 'em Up" ROSE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyWilliams View Post
    KGMB was the station to watch then.....

    I can hear the jingle they played when the news would start......



    da da da allllll about haaaaaaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiii it's wonderful
    something something

    K-G-M-B



    gotta plug
    Bob Jones
    Linda Cobell
    Tim Tindall


    And I do recall KHON was Eyewitness News (late 70's) at the time long before Joe Moore took over and turned it around big time!

    One of the good things...about Hawaii...is wonderful...KGMB.

    Edit: Damn I got that one in too late.
    Last edited by craigwatanabe; June 21st, 2007 at 01:54 AM.

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    Another one who went national is LINDA TAIRA.

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    Emerald Yeh, Channel four and now long time in SFO

    Sports:
    Jim Lathrop

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    Whatever happened to my future wife (back in the 80's) Marisol Borromeo (sp)?

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    If memory serves, she went off to work in the Boeing PR department, but that was a long time ago.

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    Stacy Sakamoto
    Terri Okita

    Another couple of KGMB alumnus who went national.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimo View Post
    Emerald Yeh, Channel four and now long time in SFO

    Sports:
    Jim Lathrop
    Lathrop's side-kick on KAISER SPORTS CENTRAL (Channel 4) was GENE GOOD, who later went to do radio on Kauai. I have a tape of Gene Good calling a state high school basketball tournament game. Not bad ..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzz1941 View Post
    If there's video of Jack Hawkin's angry and sputtering last broadcast, I wanna see it again...
    I worked on that broadcast, it was great! The director finally reached over and faded to black because the technical director was enjoying it way too much.

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