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City 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 Hawaiian Adult Contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts horiz
81,000 watts vert
HAAT 599 meters
Class C
Facility ID 34553
Callsign meaning "Da Kine", Hawaiian Pidgin for "the kind"
Owner SummitMedia LLC
Sister stations KCCN-FM, KKNE, KRTR-FM, KPHW
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"Faildo (producer for Sam Kapu and weekend jock who would eventually become full-time announcer and Promotions Director), Lisa D (7pm-12am, older sister to PJ the DJ) and others.

Popular Longtime Veteran Radio Broadcaster Billy V was brought on to Hawaiian 105 KINE in 2007 from KCCN-FM where he started that station in 2000.[2] He would succeed Brickwood Galuteria who would run for political office in the Hawaii State Legislature and become one of the senior members of the Hawaii Senate.

On July 20, 2012, Cox Radio, Inc. announced the sale of KINE and 22 other stations to Summit Media LLC for $66.25 million. The sale was consummated on May 3, 2013.[3][4]

In 2013, "Mento Mele" Apana would join Billy V in the mornings and the radio show would be renamed "Naʻau Therapy". The show would officially leave the airwaves on December 1, 2015. Billy V now works in the mornings on Hawaii News Now Sunrise.[5]

They were succeeded by two who are also longtime radio veterans: Dave Lancaster and "Sistah Sherry" Clifton.


Program Director is Wayne Maria.

Notable past personalities on Hawaiian 105 KINE have included Billy V (Morning Personality since 2006) and Mele Apana on-air during the morning drive, Sam Kapu, Jr., Randy Hudnall, Brickwood Galuteria, Noe Tanigawa, Frank B. Shaner and "Bruddah Wade" Faildo

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