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    Default Is 101.5 now acid rock?

    Or punk rock? Or crap rock?! Where's my smooth jazz?! I found this and it shows only Sunday evening jazz. And who knows if that page is now outdated? Couldn't find anything else about what seems to be a very recent change in format. Dayam! Do any of you radio folks have details?

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    Jazz moved to KPHI 96.7 FM nights only (9pm to 5am)... sharing frequency with the Filipino format. Also on 1130 AM. This goes back to how it was a few years ago when HHawaii Media first started these stations.

    101.5 is now K-Rock, Hawaii's Real Rock, apparently taking on KPOI in the marketplace.
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    Thx, Mel. Whatta shame.

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    It's about time we got another rock station. Thanks for the heads-up!
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    I think I stumbled onto this the other nite, but then they didn't keep up the mo, but I'll check in again. And I hope the new jazz sta. is hard core.

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    I'm listening in my (parked) car right now. Here's what I'm hearing:

    Evanescence (that "wake me up" song)
    Van Halen "Runnin' with the Devil"
    Ozzy Osbourne "Bark at the Moon"
    Deftones "Tempest"
    Rage Against the Machine "Guerilla Radio"
    Kid Rock "Let's Ride"
    Saving Abel "Addicted"
    Linkin Park "In the End"
    Snippets from soon-to-be-released Anthrax and soom-to-be-released Coheed and Cambria.

    In just under half an hour, music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, and 2010s. Kind of a cross between KPOI and Star 101.9, but a lot more like the old Lava Rock before it turned into The Bomb. This is the first time I've ever heard Deftones on the radio.

    Not a bad start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    I think I stumbled onto this the other nite, but then they didn't keep up the mo, but I'll check in again. And I hope the new jazz sta. is hard core.
    For advertising reasons I kinda doubt it will be "hard core". Most likely similar to, if not the same as, 101.5 smooth jazz. I'm going to try to remember to see if it's streaming online tonight. No radio in the house!

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    KPHI's stream seems to be broken.

    http://tunein.com/radio/KPHI-1130-s43991/

    Like HHawaii's other stations you go through Tune-In Radio.

    KORL 101.1 HD2 / 101.5 stream is working.

    http://tunein.com/radio/KORL-HD2-1011-s173181/

    Still marked as smooth jazz but playing the new rock format.

    Here is a link to the HHawaii Media site which shows what stations they own and links to them. Some of them have live streams.

    For those who want to listen to jazz, there are several online options:

    Tune In Radio Jazz - http://tunein.com/radio/Jazz-c57944/

    Clear Channel's iHeart Radio - http://www.iheart.com/search/stations/?q=Jazz Query only shows 4 jazz stations in their line-up.
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    Default Re: Is 101.5 now acid rock?

    There is still also Jazz with Don Gordon every weeknight on HPR2 (KIPO/KIPM/KIPH).

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    Last night I was treated to the debut of KROCK 101.5FM's "Metal Madness" show with host "G3", and OH MY GAWD, talk about 2 hours of head-banging MADNESS! The opening song was The Hellion/Electric Eye by Judas Priest, so I already knew it was gonna' be heavy. From there, they played everything from Alice in Chains, to Megadeth, to some newer stuff.

    Of course I"m biased with the 80's and early 90's metal I grew up with, which I almost felt guilty for "head-banging" to at such an "old" age. But I couldn't help it! LOL

    Really though, KROCK is certainly a welcome alternative middle ground to KPOI and STAR. I'm just a bit saddened that the Smooth Jazz station didn't grow into what I wanted it to. I LOVED that station when they just played Jazz...even better when they played funky fusion-oriented stuff. Too bad Hawaii's audience isn't sophisticated enough to support that. And I mean that. Jazz should be major part of our musical culture, but sadly it's not, as has proven time and again by the relatively small "scene" trying to support it.

    Anyhow, KROCK, you're off to a great start, so keep doing what you're doing, and I wish you all the success. You're certainly locked in on my car and work radio dial. You do indeed ROCK!

    Here's some songs I'd like request, in case you KROCK DJs read this:
    Anything and everything you can put the needle on the record by:
    Pink Floyd
    Iron Maiden
    AC/DC
    Accept
    Ozzy Osbourne
    Black Sabbath
    Scorpions
    Judas Priest
    Van Halen

    Play some virtuoso stuff too like:
    Joe Satriani
    Steve Vai

    ... you see where I'm going (stuck in the 80's and 90's lol). And yes, that was a very creative list that no one else would have thought of (lol!), which there's much more to add to.

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    What, no Melvins?!

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    I heard that metal show too, and was pleasantly surprised. The DJ is obviously a fan, and for a change I didn't mind the between-song talking. The nicest unexpected artist I heard was Testament. It was probably the first time I'd heard Testament on local radio that wasn't KTUH.

    That show was followed by a syndicated metal show, which I only caught the beginning of.

    And if we're going to submit suggestions for the playlist, may I add:
    Periphery
    Dream Theater
    Between the Buried and Me
    Mastodon
    The Sword
    and
    Kylesa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai View Post
    [...] I'm just a bit saddened that the Smooth Jazz station didn't grow into what I wanted it to. I LOVED that station when they just played Jazz...even better when they played funky fusion-oriented stuff. Too bad Hawaii's audience isn't sophisticated enough to support that. And I mean that. Jazz should be major part of our musical culture, but sadly it's not, as has proven time and again by the relatively small "scene" trying to support it.[...]
    So true, Scriv, but Hawaii does have a large group of sophisticated, die-hard jazz fans...just not a large enough group to sustain a radio station or live jazz venues for longer than a few years at a time. My first memory was KGU, with Kit Beuret and Heidi Chang, night times during the late 70s/early 80s. Then, 101.9 the Breeze (24 hrs.?) during the late 90s/early 00s(?). And, more recently, 101.3 smooth jazz that became 101.5 smooth jazz before it's move last week to 96.7 (nights). I sure hope this latest change isn't a forewarning of what's to come of Michael Paulo's terrific smooth jazz concerts and annual jazz festival. The last concert on Feb. 2, featuring Brian Culbertson, was a sell-out.

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    Don't forget the late-eighties, which gave us the satellite station The Wave, where I first got turned on to the whole GRP stable and a few others.

    In the early 90s, you could count on KTUH twice a day in three-hour blocks on weekdays to have good jazz. I subbed for a lot of jazz deejays when I was on staff there and usually spent my three hours playing fusion and "smooth jazz," a genre name I dislike. I named my program "Mitchell's Elektric City" after Chick Correa's excellent song (and band) and took the opportunity to discover lots of bands I still listen to, like Manteca, Special EFX, Steps Ahead, David Benoit (yes, I like him; I admit it), Hiroshima, and Spyro Gyra. Man, I had a lot of fun doing that program.
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    Tutusue, I'm sorry you've lost a radio station you loved, but I'm with scrivener and Pomai -- I LOVE the new format.

    I've been listening to KROCK all morning. I think everything I heard so far is on my iPod, and most of it is stuff I've NEVER heard on the radio here. They just played a Breaking Benjamin song, FFS. The only time I ever heard Breaking Benjamin on the radio is when I'm on the mainland. Honolulu has gone far too long without a station that covers this genre.


    Does anyone know when they changed formats? I've seen the KROCK website, but they haven't got much there yet. They don't appear to have a Facebook page yet either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    My first memory was KGU, Kit Beuret and Heidi Chang, night times during the late 70s/early 80s.
    Anybody remember jazz trumpetist Don Cherry doing DJ duty for a few years in Honolulu during the late '70s? His jazz show was great and he always enjoyed talking on the phone whenever I'd call. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Cherry_(musician)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener View Post
    Don't forget the late-eighties, which gave us the satellite station The Wave, where I first got turned on to the whole GRP stable and a few others.

    In the early 90s, you could count on KTUH twice a day in three-hour blocks on weekdays to have good jazz. I subbed for a lot of jazz deejays when I was on staff there and usually spent my three hours playing fusion and "smooth jazz," a genre name I dislike. I named my program "Mitchell's Elektric City" after Chick Correa's excellent song (and band) and took the opportunity to discover lots of bands I still listen to, like Manteca, Special EFX, Steps Ahead, David Benoit (yes, I like him; I admit it), Hiroshima, and Spyro Gyra. Man, I had a lot of fun doing that program.
    The Wave sounds familiar but a satellite station? Not familiar with that except for todays Sirius and XM. How cool that you had a program. Strange...I've never listened to KTUH in my car. In my office and at home (Makaha) the reception wasn't acceptable. Speaking of "smooth jazz" as a genre name...I took a friend to one of Michael Paulo's concerts. At the end my friend, who thoroughly enjoyed it, looked at me and said..."Smooth jazz? That was like a rock concert"!!! BTW...I love David Benoit! Hopefully you don't feel you need to join a support group!
    Quote Originally Posted by zff View Post
    Tutusue, I'm sorry you've lost a radio station you loved, but I'm with scrivener and Pomai -- I LOVE the new format.
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    Does anyone know when they changed formats? I've seen the KROCK website, but they haven't got much there yet. They don't appear to have a Facebook page yet either.
    Thanks, ZFF. But, in lifes big picture, the loss isn't even a blip! I have my trusty iPod for the car! I don't have an exact date for change but it might've been on or around Feb. 1.

    The good news? You rockers have a new station!

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    Tutusue...God bless you! Even though you lost a format you enjoyed, you congratulated a group for getting one that they will enjoy. How refreshing it is to see a comment that isn't the message board equivalent of sticking a flamethrower through the window.

    And today, there are so many convenient musical alternatives that losing a format really isn't that big of a deal. Anyone with an iPod or the ability to access the Internet in their car can find anything they wish to hear.

    OK, my break is over...back to my voiceovers....

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    DaleP...Thx. I feel bad for the jazz-loving community and the advertisers. iPods and the like impact that negatively. While 101.5 has moved to another station, its hours have been cut back. I really hope there isn't a trickle down that impacts clubs and larger concerts. And I hope the advertisers stick with the new station. It looks like history is repeating itself, however.

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