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Campaign to bring HPR-2 to East Hawaii

By Erika Engle


Hawaii Public Radio has secured a pledge from Hilo-based KTA Super Stores that will broaden the reach of HPR-2 in East Hawaii.

The second HPR program stream, heard on Oahu via KIPO-FM 89.3, provides local, national and international news and information, local talk, jazz and blues programming.

The KTA matching pledge of $20,000 will go toward a $150,000 capital campaign now underway to purchase equipment, and pay for installation, engineering and legal fees to bring a new transmitter to the area.

HPR volunteers are working to secure additional contributions toward a planned Spring 2014 sign-on.

HPR-2 has been airing in Pahala via KAHU-FM 91.7, but the island's geography necessitates another transmitter to reach the broader East Hawaii area, said HPR President and General Manager Michael Titterton, in a statement.

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nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
This is what other agencies should be doing, working with the community to create revenues instead of going to the government for handouts. It seems that even UH needs to get on the sidewalk and do some stomping instead of automatically hitting up on the student body for athletic fees or create another program.
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