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CityPahala, Hawaii[1][2]
Broadcast areaSouthern Hawaiʻi, Hawaii
BrandingHawaii Public Radio[3]
Frequency91.3 MHz[1][2]
First air dateJune 28, 2010 (2010-06-28) (at 91.7)[4]
FormatClassical music
ERP18,000 watts[1][2]
HAAT219.8 metres (721 ft)[1][2]
Facility ID173928[2]
Transmitter coordinates19°31′25″N 155°18′8″W / 19.52361°N 155.30222°W / 19.52361; -155.30222Coordinates: 19°31′25″N 155°18′8″W / 19.52361°N 155.30222°W / 19.52361; -155.30222 [1][2]
Former frequencies91.7 MHz (2010-2016)
AffiliationsHawaii Public Radio[3]
OwnerHawaii Public Radio, Inc[1]
WebcastListen Live

KAHU is a Hawaii Public Radio station on 91.3 MHz FM.[1][3] It is licensed to Pahala, Hawaii, on the island of Hawaiʻi.[1][2]


KAHU started broadcasting as a community radio station on June 28, 2010. The station later experienced financial trouble and was sold to Hawaii Public Radio on August 5, 2013.[4][5] It began broadcasting again on November 6, 2013, airing Hawaii Public Radio's HPR-2 programming.[3]

On February 14, 2017 KAHU changed their format from HPR 2's news, talk and jazz service to HPR 2's classical music service, as part of Hawaii Public Radio's realignment of its program services.[6]

Construction permit[edit]

KAHU had a construction permit to move its antenna to a higher location, increase its power, and change frequency from 91.7 to 91.3 MHz.[2] The license for this new facility was issued on October 21, 2016.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "KAHU-FM Radio Station Information". Radio-locator. Theodric Technologies. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "FM Query Results". Federal Communication Commission. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Pahala's KAHU FM 91.7 Returns to the Air with HPR Programming". Hawaii Public Radio. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b "KAHU 91.7 FM radio officially transfers to HPR". Big Island Video News. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  5. ^ "KAHU 91.7 FM feels sting as tower comes down". Hawaii 24/7. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  6. ^ Hawaii Public Radio Realignment

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