There are 27 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Apr 9, 2008, titled TheBuzz. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Radio Free Hawaii coming back, in HD Radio Free Hawaii, which prided itself as the island's anti-corporate radio station in the 1990s, is being resurrected -- by the ultimate corporate radio entity.

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Bwanna Mike

Fukuoka, Japan

#1 Apr 9, 2008
Good Luck Jamie!! Break a leg!! If anyone can pull this off, you can!!
Radio Fan

San Diego, CA

#2 Apr 9, 2008
CC contunues to be motivated by greed.... in example, it's real purpose is to get local folks to buy hd radios so they can promote their CC HD agenda... geez.

Bakersfield, CA

#3 Apr 9, 2008
"Radio Fan" hits the nail on the head. HD radio is dead. No one cares...

Honolulu, HI

#4 Apr 9, 2008
Why can't Radio Free Hawaii be like New York's East Village Radio ( )??? LIVE stream and FREE!!

Honolulu, HI

#5 Apr 9, 2008
I used to listen to it almost every day at work in the 90's. It would be great to have it back.

But I can almost get the same thing with my iTunes collection.

Live stream and free, I agree.
RFH fan

Honolulu, HI

#6 Apr 9, 2008
I think it's WEAK that Clear Channel has so aggressively gone after the Radio Free Hawaii name and reputation and is using the station's good name to promote their own corporate agenda.

Besides, HD is a crock, who needs it?

Honolulu, HI

#7 Apr 9, 2008
yes, Clear channel is a large corporation that refuses any criticism of US policies in iraq or elsewhere. They waste our time with dreadful, commercials and programs.

Since: Feb 08


#8 Apr 9, 2008
KTUH is pretty much just like RFH was. Im not gonna go buy a special radio to listen. It seems hypocritical at the base for RFH to be resurrected by a corporate giant.

Honolulu, HI

#9 Apr 9, 2008
I agree ea.

Honolulu, HI

#10 Apr 9, 2008
As much as I loved RFH, and longed for its return, this was not quite what I was hoping for. There can be no substitute for RFH. And sorry, ea25id, KTUH doesn't come close. Too much reggae, and too much talking by the DJs. But KTUH is far, far better than any of the other local stations nowadays.
big bad paul

Honolulu, HI

#11 Apr 9, 2008
While we may be owned by a corporate giant, we still think locally and operate locally," said Chuck Cotton, senior vice president and general manager of Clear Channel Hawaii. "So all of our stations are programmed locally and our on-air people are all local people" -- with the exception of syndicated show hosts from the mainland.

Just thought I'd say hello.

Haleiwa, HI

#12 Apr 10, 2008
'Its format "will be music that listeners choose and our programming people choose."'

BS indeed. As long as CC programming people are involved, no real listener choice exists. Payola. CC staff get richer giving us the semblance that we're in control. Big BS Big time. Folks I know working in CC here and on the mainland will agree.
nabahe benally

Honolulu, HI

#13 Apr 10, 2008
i wantadj, lol.
nabahe benally

Honolulu, HI

#14 Apr 10, 2008
marketing the monster..........

Kihei, HI

#15 Apr 10, 2008
If this concept truly has the original Radio Free Hawaii's concepts at heart, why did a competing corporate entity feel the need to take the name from its original owner?

Stealing the concept of a listener-driven playlist and their name does not automatically make it Radio Free Hawaii.

Colorado Springs, CO

#16 Apr 10, 2008
Living on the mainland now....I hardly ever listen to the radio unless I need road conditions! Only in small doses can I listen to the canned voices of the DJ's. RFH was real...flaws and all one of the greatest stations and holds a very dear place in my heart. This could work. IF Clear Channel does their homework and look at old archives of ballots and comments etc..(which I have kept many)made by those thousands and thousands of Program Directors and took it to heart. Will CC loosen their grip and watch the magic happen?

United States

#17 Apr 12, 2008
While you're waiting, try our Maui non-commercial station:
guessiboughtinan dsoldout

Honolulu, HI

#18 Apr 13, 2008
I have an HD radio and was stoked when I found RFH is back.
The magic is happening- it sounds awesome, I even heard that Sheriff Norm is going to be on. And there are no commercials.

Honolulu, HI

#19 Apr 13, 2008
I prefer Hawaii Public radio. They are wonderful with news and comment.

Hilo, HI

#22 Apr 13, 2008
kathy wrote:
you so pathetic.

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