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August 10, 2017
HPR Takes It to New Heights with New Maui Transmitters
(HONOLULU) Hawaiʻi Public Radio announced the completion of its relocated Maui transmitters on August 8. The nonprofit public radio network previously broadcast its KKUA 90.7 (HPR-1) and KIPM 89.7 (HPR-2) frequencies from a site located 4,500 feet above Kīhei on lands held by the ʻUlupalakua Ranch.
The move to the 10,000-foot elevation of “Science City” on Haleakalā brings far improved reception in terrain-shielded areas on Maui, Molokaʻi, and the westside of Hawaiʻi island. Listeners in other locations on Hawaiʻi island receiving HPR’s radio signals from Maui similarly benefit from the better line-of-sight transmission. The relocation to this new facility is also expected to result in significant energy savings for HPR.
José A. Fajardo, HPR president and general manager, said, “We’re very excited about these recent upgrades to our service on the Neighbor Islands. The completion of our East Hawaiʻi transmitter last fall was the final step in achieving statewide coverage with two separate programming streams; the conversion of the Maui transmitters signals a new phase of HPRʻs infrastructure improvements.”
Parts for this facility were manufactured and shipped from Maine and Kentucky. Installation was temporarily delayed by the restricted access to the Haleakalā summit due to protests surrounding the construction of the Daniel K. Inouye telescope.
Fajardo added, “The road to our newest facility on Maui has been uphill, in more ways than one. While waiting for parts and their installation, we were forced to operate at less than optimum power. Our listeners in affected areas were extremely patient and understanding. We’re glad we can finally reward them with signals that are strong and clear.”
About Hawai‘i Public Radio
HPR is a private, nonprofit organization which broadcasts classical, jazz, and international music; and in-depth news and informational programming from National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International, and other local, national, and international program sources, as well as programs produced by Hawai‘i Public Radio. In October 2016, Charity Navigator, the premier charity evaluator, awarded HPR its sixth consecutive four-star rating for exceptional fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. HPR was named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Hawaii by Hawaii Business magazine and Best Places Group. In the same year, it was awarded the Cades Schutte - The Cades Foundation Nonprofit Leadership Award, administered by Pacific Business News. The station won two National Edward R. Murrow Awards for its news coverage of the 2014 Pāhoa lava flow, and most recently won a third National Murrow Award for its series on the Thirty Meter Telescope.

HPR’s mission is to serve the entire population of the state of Hawai‘i with two excellent program streams. HPR-1 broadcasts news, talk, entertainment, jazz, blues, and world music. Its FM frequencies on O‘ahu (KHPR 88.1, K203EL 88.5); Maui, Moloka‘i, and Lāna‘i (KKUA 90.7); Hawai‘i island (KANO 89.1, KHPH 88.7, KKUA 90.7,  K235CN 94.9, K239BV 95.7); and Kauaʻi (KHPR 88.1 and KIPL/KIPL-FM 89.9). HPR-2, "your home for classical music" is found on Oʻahu (KIPO 89.3, K264BL 100.7); Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i (KIPM 89.7, plus KIPH 88.3 in Hana); Hawai‘i island (KIPH 88.3, KIPM 89.7, KAHU 91.3, and K283CR 104.5) and Kaua‘i (KIPO 89.3; K269GD 101.7). HPR is online and streaming at; as well as on Facebook (FB/hawaiipublicradio), Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms (@WeAreHPR™). Free iOS and Android™ apps for “Hawaii Public Radio” are available for download from the App Store or Google Play™. HPR-1 and HPR-2 may also be heard via cable broadcasts from Spectrum (channels 864 and 865) or Hawaiian Telcom TV (channels 661 and 662).
CONTACT:   Phyllis S.K. Look
                     HPR Director of Marketing
                     Direct: (808) 792-8220 / Mobile: (808) 492-8736

PIX attached (high resolution versions available upon request):
1) Previous transmitter site 4,500 feet above Kīhei, ʻUlupalakua, Maui; credit: Don Mussell
2) Looking past HPR's new Maui facility towards "Science City," 10,000-foot elevation, Haleakalā, Maui; credit: Don Mussell
Previous HPR Maui transmitter facility at ʻUlupalakua
Halekalā transmitter & "Science City"
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