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    Since things are so ultra slow here, decided to just add one new thread to cover all things current with Hawaii radio both on Oahu and neighbor islands, traditional through the airwaves and internet streaming... whatever.

    To start things off...

    RECENT CHANGES ON THE HONOLULU RADIO DIAL (Dec. 2018)

    Three Country Music Stations in Honolulu! Say what? Can't believe it myself, but there are now three and actually four radio stations here on Oahu that are playing a country music format.

    KGU AM 760 / 95.1FM just flipped to country last week, dumping the long running Bloomberg business radio format.

    KHCM 97.5 FM still maintains their country music format. They have been playing country for at least 10 years now. Both KGU and KHCM are owned by Salem Media.

    KORL 107.5 FM retains its country music format that the station adopted last year. KORL is a multiplexed station running on several frequencies airing different formats such as oldies, 80s rock & pop, classic rock and country. It's owned by HHawaii Media.

    In late October KPHI 96.7 FM / 1130 AM flipped from Filipino music to a new format "Shaka 96.7" playing contemporary Hawaiian music from the 70s to 90s. They're also an HHawaii Media station.

    Other news... long time talk radio station KWAI at 1080 AM has been off the air for sometime now and is now labeled as "silent". Probably hardly anyone listened to them.

    So is anyone here still listening to the radio in the old traditional way or have you just like dumped radio and stream everything on your smartphone and other connected devices (internet)?
    Last edited by mel; December 14th, 2018 at 03:40 PM. Reason: minor fix
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    KWAI 1080 AM has just returned to the air with an Adult Standards "Music of Your Life" format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    So is anyone here still listening to the radio in the old traditional way or have you just like dumped radio and stream everything on your smartphone and other connected devices (internet)?
    I don't listen to radio that often but when I do for local stations I am using a Radio Shack AM/FM/SW clock radio (powered by 3 AA batteries). In a way a traditional radio but it does have a digital style tuner.

    From time to time I use a computer to listen to CTG located in Chincoteague, VA. They tend to play a mixture of 80's music with some news and once in a while happenings from the Wallops Island Flight Facility.

    Once in a great while I will use my TV and tune in the local FM stations that Spectrum has available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBadget View Post
    KWAI 1080 AM has just returned to the air with an Adult Standards "Music of Your Life" format.
    Listened this morning OTA, and the station is playing an oldies mix and billing itself as "KWAI The Mighty 1080".
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    Music on the AM Dial

    How many people regularly listen to Honolulu's AM radio stations. Usually the bastion of news, talk and sports, surprisingly several of them do broadcast music as their main format. In Honolulu/Oahu:

    590 - KSSK (adult contemporary music; simulcast with 92.3 FM)
    650 - KPRP (plenty of Filipino pop music)
    760 - KGU (country music; simulcast on 95.1 FM)
    880 - KHCM (Chinese language / music)
    940 - KKNE (Hawaiian music)
    1080 - KWAI (Oldies / Adult Standards)
    1130 - KPHI (Hawaiian music; simulcast with 96.7 FM)
    1210 - KZOO (J-Pop)
    1270 - KNDI (Filipino, other ethnic music/programs)
    1540 - KREA (Korean music)

    Maui
    1240 - KEWE (Hawaiian music)

    Hawaii Island
    1060 - KIPA (adult contemporary music; simulcast with 2 FMs)
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