|Second Quarter E-Newsletter June 2006 This edition is (only) 1 Page
KAPU-lp is a non-profit radio station. We promote & perpetuate Hawaiian Music & support local non-profit groups
E komo mai, welcome. For those of you that haven't heard, KAPU-lp received its actual LPFM license on June 1,
2006. Prior to June 1, 2006 the station had been under what the FCC calls 'AUTOMATIC TESTING AUTHORITY'.
"ATA" allowed us to broadcast around the clock 365 days a year which we began doing on September 3, 2004.
The license issuance is exciting and important because now we are a bonafied radio station in the eyes of the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and it is at this point that the Board of Directors of Ohana de
Watsonville can make a formal request for more power OR to move our transmitter site (or maybe both?) Then we'll
reach all of you more clearly. Under the LPFM program which KAPU-lp is licensed under we can operate with up to
100 watts, we currently broadcast with 52.
I am going to keep this issue short because all of the volunteers (especially moi :) are focusing on the "final-push"
before KAPU's JULY 15TH FUNDRAISER CONCERT & LU'AU. We urge each and every one of you to purchase
your tickets immediately! We need everyone's attendance to make July 15th a success. We are (begging)
desperate to raise more funds for the ohana. For those of you that are Hawaiian music fans, you'll see by viewing
the concert flier that the artists performing on July 15th are of the highest caliber; to get the opportunity to see
them perform all in one day, locally is EXTRAORDINARY. For those of you that aren't familiar with the
entertainment line-up, you will NOT be disappointed. Any way you look at it attending the July 15th concert will be
a fantastic day of music, food and fun.
At the bottom of the page are links back to our Home Page, Concert Flier and to a superb article
by Erika Engle of the Honolulu Start Bulletin. Check out the links and then purchase tickets to
the radio station's concert. We are adding at the gate sales of $75 per ticket (cash or check only
at the gate), a keiki price of $25 per ticket 9 years old and under, AND when you purchase on
line you are using your credit card via paypal -- you do not need a paypal account.
With sincere aloha,
|Entertainment News & Community Events
|Steven Espaniola, |
Kohala, Brittni Paiva,
John Cruz & Randy
Kuo, Aaron Mahi &
|Ohana de |
104.7 grounds in
Watsonville, CA 250
W. Riverside Drive
|$65 individual or |
$480 for reserved
tables of 8
$75 at the gate $25
keikis 9 yrs &
younger all seats
Ticket price is
food & beverages
checks: Ohana de
Watsonville, 250 W.
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This past Spring 2006 David Sheftman of Cabrillo Junior College in Aptos, California and longtime Santa Cruz
personality Bruce Bratton approached KAPU-lp with an exciting pitch. The proposition was a new course at
Cabrillo involving Ohana de Watsonville KAPU-lp 104.7 FM in the lab portion of a journalism course. It took
KAPU all of two minutes to say "yes"!
The Fall 2006 semester at Cabrillo College will offer a new course: JOURN 35, Writing for the Broadcast Media.
Students enrolled in JOURN 35 will use the station and studios at KAPU-lp once a week. The students and staff
involved in the course will partner with KAPU in the production of public affairs, news and interview programming.
This type of programming has been absent on KAPU airwaves -- until now.
Not to worry, students will still 'play da kine mele' along side the informational programming. KAPU's Board of
Directors is looking forward to this new dimension of programming and community involvement.
If you've got a family member or friend planning to attend Cabrillo this Fall, tell them about JOURN 35. Check out
the DJ schedule in September to find out when the students will make their on air debut.
|Na Hoku Hano Hano Awards 2006
This year's awards presentation was held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki on May 31, 2006. KAPU
volunteers: Norma, Sista Cindy, Mike on da Mic, Uncle Bill joined by wife Gerry and Mother-In-Law Helen, Susan
& Zac Bailey from Maui, Morgan and El Jeffe filled a table one row back from center stage. It was PONO to have
such fabulous representation from our little radio station.
The award show entertainment was outstanding as always.(but a tad loud on the base c'mon sound guys:). The
show steelers this year (in the editor's opinion, of-course) was the drumming and chanting performance by
Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole ("Cow ma kiva Ka knocka o lay" Hawaiian Album of 2006) and his Grandmother, simply
outstanding and they are two of the most physically beautiful people you will lay your maka / eyes on.
Holunape/He Olu Group of the Year '06 was an equally excellent performance joined by 4 male Hula dancers
dressed in suspenders and caps (HEY! They weren't wearing just suspenders and caps...) Nathan Aweau
("Avayou") brought home awards for his half of HAPA (along with Barry Flannigan) for Album of the Year "Maui",
Jazz Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Natalie Ai Kamau'u won Female vocalist of the year (you
could've / maybe you did, see her perform live at The Sherwood Hall in Salinas in September of 2005. Ekolu
Music won for Reggae Album of the year -- everyone at are table was sure Ekolu's performance was going to
give Helen a heart attack, it didn't. Christmas Album of the Year went to Danny Couch, who looked exceptional in
his tuxedo and gave a heartfelt acceptance speech.
Norma enjoyed the 'after the show -show' until 1:30 am. El Jeffe and Morgan had a great time before and after
the awards walking around with a Marantz portable recorder collecting KAPU I.D. Tags from unsuspecting MELE
CELEBRITIES. Tune in to hear da kine from: Frank Kawaikapu Hewett, Melveen "Crazy" Leed, "Toastman" Jake
Shimabakuro, Nedward Kaapana, Kelly Boy DeLima and speaking on behalf all of the greatest "lolo portagee" --
Mr. Jerry Santos! (LP=Lots of poi, lolo portagee, low pressure).
The Na Hoku Hano Hano awards are held annually in May or June in Waikiki. If you can attend, do. Planning
your annual Hawaiian vacation around the awards will provide you with an extra pono experience. Remember to
pack and wear your finest.
|Make sure you're tuned to (or in listening range of) 104.7 fm ON JULY 6,
2006 @ 2:00 PM when Uncle Bill will be interviewing John Keawe live at
Tune into KSCO Radio 1080 AM on July 14th from 8:30 am - 9:00 am
when Rosemary Chalmers will interview Brittni Paiva Live!
Aloha! From all of the volunteer staff at Ohana de Watsonville