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Broadcast area Honolulu, Hawaii
Branding "K-108"
Frequency 1080 kHz
First air date January 21, 1972
Format Talk
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning HaWAiI
Affiliations USA Radio Network
Owner Radio Hawaii, Incorporated

KWAI (1080 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Honolulu, Hawaii, owned by Radio Hawaii, Incorporated. The station offers a talk radio format, including nationally syndicated shows from Thom Hartmann, Roy Masters, Gordon Deal and others, as well as local shows, including paid brokered programming. The morning show is hosted by James Hale Tucker II, Monday-Friday 7am to 9am. Tucker is a 20-year radio broadcaster in Hawaii.

The station first signed on the air on January 21, 1972.[1] KWAI broadcasts with power of 5000 watts with its transmitter off Kalani Street in Honolulu.[2] KWAI bills itself on air as "The Mighty 1080." It airs national news from the USA Radio Network at the beginning of most hours.


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Coordinates: 21°17′41″N 157°51′49″W / 21.29472°N 157.86361°W / 21.29472; -157.86361