Larry Price (Hawaii)

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Larry Price
Sport(s) Football
Playing career
1961–1964 Hawaii
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974–1976 Hawaii
Head coaching record
Overall 15–18

Larry Price is an athlete, media personality, journalist and former civil servant in Hawaii, United States. A resident of Honolulu, he is currently an author, political news columnist for MidWeek[1] and radio co-host of the locally popular Perry & Price on KSSK-FM alongside Michael W. Perry.[2] He also writes and produces television documentaries.[3] Price was formerly an investigative reporter for Honolulu ABC network affiliate KITV. In celebration of its centennial, the City and County of Honolulu named Price to its official list of Top 100 Citizens.[4]


Price attended President Theodore Roosevelt High School in Honolulu. Price holds several college degrees: a Bachelor of Science degree in 1967 and Master of Business Administration in 1971 from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He also holds a 1985 Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Southern California and completed post-doctoral work at Stanford University from 1997 to 2003.[4] He continues to teach as MBA professor at Chaminade University of Honolulu.[5]


Price attended Roosevelt High School and then participated as a student-athlete briefly on The University of Hawaii at Manoa track team. After serving in the U.S. Army, Price was a student-athlete who won four letters with the Hawaii football team. Price was elected captain three times in 1962, ’63 and ’64. He played in three Hula Bowl games for the Hawai‘i All-Stars in 1957 and ’59 and as a College All-Star in 1965. In 1966 NFL preseason, Price had a free agent rookie tryout with the Los Angeles Rams. Price was the University of Hawaii at Manoa's first NCAA Division I head coach; he was also the first head coach of a NCAA Division I FBS college football program of Polynesian descent. He currently serves as Chairman of the State of Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame Cybermuseum and President of The OIA Foundation.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (NCAA Division I independent) (1974–1976)
1974 Hawaii 6–5
1975 Hawaii 6–5
1976 Hawaii 3–8
Hawaii: 15–18
Total: 15–18

Radio personality[edit]

Before working at KSSK, Price worked for the administration of Hawaii Governor George Ariyoshi[5] and served as the University of Hawaii Director of the Small Business Management Program.[4] Congressman Cecil Heftel needed a new Vice President of Public Relations and Publicity for his radio station and hired Price for the position in 1977. In August 1983, Price was paired with afternoon radio deejay Michael W. Perry to host the station's morning drive program. A top rated program in the state, the two continue to host the same program today despite various station ownership changes.[5]

Perry and Price host a popular live radio variety show each Saturday in front of a ballroom audience. Over twenty years, it had been broadcast from the Champeaux at the Ilikai Hotel, the Hanohano Room of the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, John Dominis Restaurant in Waikiki, and after 6 years now at Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber.[6] The show's popularity has garnered frequent appearances by celebrities that include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolly Parton, Oprah Winfrey and many more.[7]


  1. ^ "The Right Price". MidWeek. 
  2. ^ "KSSK Radio". 
  3. ^ "Dr. Larry Price Named Professor of Human Resource Management for Chaminade MBA Program" (Press release). Chaminade University. 2003-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Larry Price". Perry and Price. 
  5. ^ a b c Genegabus, Jason (2003-08-12). "Still Having Fun". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  6. ^ "Hawaii's #1 Saturday morning radio show has MOVED to WAIKIKI!". 
  7. ^ "About the Show". Perry and Price. 

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