Ch-Ch-Changes In Hawaii
July 3, 2007 at 3:01 PM (PT)
Earlier this year, HOCHMAN-HAWAII-THREE INC. (GEORGE HOCHMAN, BILL MAYS, and BILL SHIRK) agreed to swap its CP for KORL/KAHULUI, MAUI for PACIFIC RADIO GROUP's Alternative KLHI (THE POINT FM 101)/LAHAINA, MAUI and PRG's CP to move to WAIANAE, OAHU (HONOLULU market), plus $520,000; both companies would keep their call letters.
The deal has now closed, and the HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN reports that HH3 signed on the new KORL at 101.1 at 4p on SUNDAY. It will reportedly ysimulcast on KORL-A (1180) for about a week and air Japanese-language programming mixed with Hawaiian music from 6a-6p MONDAY-FRIDAY; Smooth Jazz will air at other times.
Meanwhile, the STAR-BULLETIN says that KLHI moved to 92.5 at midnight last FRIDAY, rebranding itself as "X-NINETY-TWO-FIVE." JO JO has been hired for afternoon drive.