|MORE HAWAIIAN ENTERTAINMENT IN OUR AREA
|Friday, September 9th at 7:30 pm Bill Tapia "The Legendary Duke of Uke", Michelle Kiba & The Aloha Style
Band & dancers from Ka Lei Wehi O Ka Mailelauloa at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz. 1205 Soquel Avenue.
Advanced tickets are $23 or $26 at the door. Buy tickets at Pearl Alley Bistro. 120 Pearl Alley (831) 454-9044 or visit:
www.ticketleap.com - enter search "Rio Theatre"
Thursday, September 15th at 6:30 pm The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum Music Series will close the series with
a performance by Slack Key Guitar Artist PATRICK LANDEZA. Free parking in the Eucalyptus Grove, Light
dinner options and beverage sales. Buy tickets at Streetlight Records in downtown Santa Cruz, or visit
www.arbormusic.org. For more information phone 831-722-7247. Advanced tickets are $11 and $13 at the door.
Kapu has a pair of tickets to give away. So call 768-7002 and enter your name and phone number to win. Winner will be announced
Friday, September 23rd at 8:00 pm Hear: Ukulele Master Herb Ohta along with his son Herb Ohta Jr. and
Keoki Kahumoke playing slack Key. General Admission tickets are $25. Visit www.ticketleap.com - enter search "Rio
Thursday, September 29th at 8:00 pm Hear: Cyril Pahinui at Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 6275 Hwy
9 in Felton. Advanced tickets are $14 or $16 at the door. Buy tickets by phoning (831) 603-2294 or visit
|The Jeff and Morgan Story
From Seeds to Song
(...That's supposed to be funny!)
After the sunburn, they found Mai Tais at the Outrigger’s Beach side Bar and listened to the stylings of an unknown
(rock & roll) guitar player. Myers later, Morgan and Jeff headed up to their room for a snooze. They awoke to
Hawaiian music drifting up over the pool and into their room through the open lanai. It made for an incredibly tropical
Everything about this trip, which was the first “real” vacation they’d ever taken since meeting in 1988 and marrying in
1990, was perfect. Every day was wrapped in fun, beauty, humor and insight. They filled their hearts with aloha and
their noses with pollen (da kine flowers, yeah?)
The mele; right, back to the point. Jeff, being an agricultural guy, and Morgan having been exposed to countless
museums, points of interest and historical sites, while on family vacations, decided they wanted to go tour a pineapple
cannery. Low and behold, while strolling down Kalakaua Avenue, the Hilo Hattie bus passed by. Complete with
“PINEAPPLE CANNERY TOURS” advertised on the side of the bus and a big red “FOR FREE” sign, they boarded.
Okay, now they know who Hilo Hattie was, and what Hilo Hattie’s is now, and the cannery there on the North Nimitz
Highway ceased production long ago, and the pineapple juice offered upon entry is surely laced with some sort of
buying hallucinogenic. But, since they were there, they had to buy something. There was a CD display they were
drawn to. Peter Moon caught Morgan’s eye as an album her sister had brought home twenty years earlier, and who
was Gabby Pahinui? They bought Best of the Peter Moon Band and The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band Vol1. along
with his and hers kukui nut necklaces.
Fast forward to Thanks Giving weekend 1995. The couple was resting on their lawn on the fourth day of the long
(apparently warm) November weekend. They sat with a portable radio surfing for something to listen to, when they
happened across KHDC 90.9 broadcasting from Salinas. From that Sunday on, “Hawaiian Sunday” was born at the
Kost’s hale. Which, for them consisted of a huge breakfast, guavosas and lots of Hawaiian mele. This tradition
continues today along with their two daughters: Makai and Kala’e.
As KHDC’s Hawaiian programming got cut back, Jeff and Morgan started thinking about how they might do their own
Hawaiian music radio broadcast. This led Jeff to the Internet, happening upon Radio Free Berkeley and their legal
struggles with the FCC, and ultimately the timely find of the FCC Lower Power License Application program.
Jeff and Morgan mailed their hand written application while on vacation, from Kawela Bay in June of 2000. The rest is
history in the making. They are glad you are a part of it.
E como mai to all listeners, lālās, Hawaiians and Hawaiians at Heart from Jeff and Morgan Kost
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