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City of license Honolulu, Hawaii
Broadcast area Honolulu, Hawaii
Branding "Hawaiian 105, KINE"
Slogan "The Hawaiian Music Station"
Frequency 105.1 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1990
Format Traditional Hawaiian
ERP 100,000 watts horiz
81,000 watts vert
HAAT 599 meters
Class C
Facility ID 34553
Callsign meaning "Da Kine"
Owner Summit Media LLC
Webcast Listen Live

KINE-FM (Hawaiian 105 KINE) is a Hawaiian Adult Contemporary music station based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Summit Media outlet broadcasts at 105.1 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW. It is also transmitting on Oceanic Time Warner Cable digital channel 855 for the entire state of Hawaii.[1]


The station signed on the air with a Classic Hits format as "The Fox" in 1990, switching to a Traditional Hawaiian format in 1992 to compete against KCCN-FM. The station was later purchased by then KCCN-FM owner B.J. Glascock and would become their sister station in 1993.

KINE target 25-54s of Hawaiian descent, done in an Adult Contemporary presentation, which includes Hawaiian songs from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. This direction distinguishes KINE from KCCN-FM, who targets younger Hawaiian with a Top 40/CHR-style presentation and AM sister KKNE, whose audience are 35-64 and plays older Traditional Hawaiian hits.

Original On-Air staff members Sam Kapu (Morning Show 6am-10am), Dukie D (Program Director and afternoon drive 3pm-7pm), Charly Espina, PJ the DJ (12am-6am), Bruddah Wade(producer for Sam Kapu and weekend jock), Lisa D (7pm-12am, older sister to PJ the DJ) and others.


Notable personalities on KINE include Billy V (Morning Personality since 2006) and Mele Apana on-air during the morning drive, Sam Kapu, Jr. (semi-retired, does fill-in work), Randy Hudnall, Bruddah Wade is now doing the afternoon shift noon to 7pm.

On June 20, 2014, KINE changed their online streaming to a subscription service.


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Coordinates: 21°23′38″N 158°05′53″W / 21.394°N 158.098°W / 21.394; -158.098