|FIRST QUARTER 2006 E-NEWSLETTER
E como mai to Ohana de Watsonville / KAPU-lp 104.7 FM's 1ST Quarter E-Newsletter. We have now been
broadcasting our low power, or lots of poi (depending upon your perspective), signal for nineteen months. We
broadcast Hawaiian mele 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Currently, we are defining our place as a non-profit
corporation in a deep sea of the same. KAPU-lp is here to promote and to perpetuate the mele from Hawaii nei and to
provide a distinctively different choice on the dial. The clarity of the voyage of Ohana de Watsonville has been netted
as 'A VOICE FOR FELLOW NON-PROFITS'.
This summer we are supporting the Monterey and Watsonville RELAY FOR LIFE events. RELAY FOR LIFE is the
signature event for the American Cancer Society. We will support Jordan House at their September 3rd Lu'au fund
raiser, and offer an ongoing voice to the works of Jacobs Heart who fights against childhood leukemia and supports
families effected by the disease. KAPU also supports the efforts of the Santa Cruz chapter of the Surf Rider
Foundation. What else is important to you? Let us know. The station's kokua and kala can be navigated towards
groups that make a difference to our supporters, listeners and volunteers.
Ohana de Watsonville currently has two community projects at sea: 1) Internet Mentoring Program and Ohana Mobile
Vocational School. Lastly we are developing a communications scholarship whose first recipients will be from
applications accepted from area high schools from the graduating class of 2007.
Your contributions go towards all of the above, AND keep the lights on at the radio station. Like any successful entity,
either non-profit or for profit, we have to build a strong track record, proving that we can garner support for our works
through fund raising, while following the non-profit regulations. Our craft is sailing in the right direction and our lines
are cast in plentiful waters. Mahalo nui for your kokua, thank you very much for your continued support.
Editor, Vice President, Treasure & VOLUNTEER
( My title (list) reminds me of the Jamaican bit on IN LIVING COLOR: "Many Jobs Mon" :)
- A Day at the Beach
- Entertainment News
- Community Activities
- Hawaii Calls
- Support KAPU'S Underwriters
- Radio Station News
- Sister Cindy & Mike on the Mike
- The Tech Sect
- New Music in The KAPU Mix
Paiva; Kohala; John Cruz; Stephen Espaniola & The Ladies of Mehana Hula HalauAloha Island Grille; D' La Colmena;
- Visit Our Website: We are renovating our website with the goal of trying to make the website easier to view
and of course be a better source for Hawaiian style information. It is NOT substantially complete (to date.) We hope to
have it presentable by May 20TH. Above all we are trying to make it look less like we do it ourselves...Kay den, please
refrain from stating the obvious in your email reviews of the site.
- Our annual lala membership drive is currently underway. If you aren't yet and Ohana member please email
Norma your snail mail address today and she'll mail a membership packet out to you wiki wiki. OR! Mail us your
tax deductible contribution any amount is pono, and Norma will mail you a pre-paid membership packet. Make
your check payable to, and mail it to: Ohana de Watsonville, 250 W. Riverside Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076
You can also donate via paypal (go to the home page of our website, AFTER, you read this issue of the enews
letter...and we'll send you a prepaid packet. You can also donate with your credit card by calling the station.
(831) 768-7002. Leave you name and phone number if no one is available to take your call & we'll call you back
within 48 hours to accept your credit card information and your donation.
- The Aloha Style Band & The Tiki Tones were live on the air on March 4, 2006, did you hear 'em? We really
had a fun time, packed like sardines into the station with all of their equipment. For once it wasn't cold! We plan
on doing more of this kine programming. Listen close for Michelle Kiba's great "P!U!" station identification
announcement, Jeff warned her not to make fun....(hee hee!) Visit the COMMUNITY EVENTS SECTION ON
PAGE 2, to see where you can hear the Aloha Style Band Locally.
- May 4, 2006 Director Jeff Kost and Vice President, Morgan Kost will speak about the "history" of KAPU-lp 104.7
fm, at the Lion's Club, Santa Cruz Chapter. The Meeting is at Noon at the Elks Lodge.
Golden China; This will be a very special event to support the radio station, Aloha Island Grille; D' La Colmena;
Golden China; This will be a very special event to support the radio station, Golden China; This will be a very special
event to support the radio station, please plan on attending and please plan on attending and please buy your tickets
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- Avid listener Gary Meyers has confirmed that the Low Power FM division of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) will pay attention to all the letters it receives on behalf of KAPU-lp. So, please do email or
snail mail a letter to them. Ask, Request, Demand, Plead, Beg, Cajole, Solicit, Make a Petition for more power for
104.7 FM. We don't need much more, but the more letters FCC receives from folks requesting more power for
KAPU-lp so that you the listener and supporter can hear104.7 FM clearly in your community, the sooner they'll
take notice of us. Click here to download a sample letter form for snail mailing, or the FCC email address is
there as well for wiki wiki transmission of your letter. Mahalos to everyone that has done this already: Most
recently Barney & Stevie of Pacific Grove & Barbara and Kalani of Carmel Valley)
|Introducing (it's about time, yeah?) SISTA' CINDY & MIKE ON DA MIC
Sista Cindy and you know da kine Bruddha Mike on da mic, here to let you know wat is new wit us. You like
my pidgin talk eh? Ok for reals now here is the 411 on your Thursday night DJ's. Let's see I will do it interview
style, enjoy and don't forget to tune in on Thursday nights and hear our show.
1. Where you from?
Mike: Kaneohe in Oahu born and raised brah
Cindy: Watsonville all my life, local girl.
2. Who is your favorite Hawaiian artist?
Mike: The one the only Hawaiian Superman- Bruddah Iz, Hawaii 78 takes me back to the good ole days.
Cindy: Well it would have to be Keali'i Reichel, love him , his music and his concerts are alot of fun to go to.
3. Got Kids?
Mike: I got a teenage daughter and one eight month old son...I got my handsful eh?
Cindy: Just my little guy...does a husband count?
4. What is your favorite local kine grinds?
Mike: Loco Moco Plate with extra rice... you making me hungry.
Cindy: Hamburger Steak - ono-licious
5. How did you get involved with Kapu & being DJ's?
Mike: My wife you know how da Portagee's are always talking eh...well she told me about the volunteer DJ at
the station. At first I was shy to try it and be on the air, but now it is good time. Plus it makes her happy you
know "spending quality time together" but seriously it is good...you like try? Call us up and we hook you up
Cindy: Well I tuned in and heard the station and fell in love with it. When I heard Morgan announce that they
needed DJ's I sent her an email and it was that easy. She trained us and we were off and on the air. It is alot
of fun and it helps us bring some of Mike's culture in our lives, plus we really love the music. Did I mention it is
6. Which is your favorite island?
Mike: Oahu my hometown wat else
Cindy: I have to agree, I love the hustle and bustle of Oahu yet it does have some nice quiet spots too. Oahu
No Ka Oi
7. What is the one thing you would like to tell your Kapu Listeners?
Mike: I think I say dis every show but if you like da show, Sista Cindy and I would love to here from you folks,
either on da email or you can call us when we are on the air. It is always good to know that people are having
a good time tuning in.
Cindy: I think it would be to keep on listening and if they can get involved with the station either by being
members, DJ's or being
underwriters that would be awesome. We would like to be able to keep spreading the aloha. Oh and go to our
would like to meet you all and talk story.
Alright ohana we are over and out. Mahalo for taking out da time to read about us and keep your radio tuned
in to Kapu on Thursday nights.
Sista Cindy and Bruddah Mike
|New Music in the KAPU-lp Mix
104.7 FM KAPU-lp currently has 5700 tracks of music in our mele library. We run this mix around the clock, seven
days a week. This mix is mastered by Jeff, who re-mixes the master list every six weeks and manually adds station
identification, music events and underwriting announcements throughout the mix. It takes about eight days to play
the entire mix, plus with all of our FANTASTIC volunteer DJ's, what you hear on KAPU is the best selection of
Hawaiian music. Here's (some) of what we've added to the library in the last few months.
|Hula Hou / Dance Hula Again||
|1980 Best Traditional Album Na |
Hoku Hano Hano Award Winner
||Best Contemporary Album 2005 No
Hoku Hano Hano Award Winner
|Bruce Shimabakuro & The BS Band
|Na Leo Pilimehana
||Local Boys 20th Anniversary '84-'04
||Contemporary & Hapa Haole
|Ka Upu Aloha / Alone with my Thoughts||
|"New" Hawaiian Language mele|
|Hawaiian Steel Guitar Instrumentals||
|Classic Slack Key / Classic George|
|Hawaiian Jazz 2006 Na Hoku Hano |
Hano Nominee (Jazz Catagory)