Monday, June 27, 2011


 Aloha Alakai

This is Doretta, your faithful  listener from the far away Greece.
I want to thank you and KPOA for the pleasure you are giving me and my son Tony
 listening to your music.
In a few months we plan to move back home in the US and permanently settle in Maui
that we always loved.
We have lived in Honolulu and even when we lived in the Mainland we visited Maui every summer because..... Maui no ka oi
 We are also planning to open a business that we'll definitely advertise  on your station because it's also no ka oi......
I can't wait to meet you as you are my favorite DJ and you have fantastic personality.

Keep up the great work you do
Your friend  Doretta
sends you many Alohas


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A wonderful Mothers Day not to be challenged




Sunday was not our first dining experience at KBH but the best one we've experienced! Seems KBH pulled all the stops and set up an event that every Mother would thoroughly enjoy. From Alaka'i Paleka, to the live band, to the hula dancers, to the fashion show, to the extensive and great quality line up of food, and to the wonderful service provided by KBH staff, we had such a good time.


One of my pets, Snowy Cat, passed away Saturday morning and I had been very, very sad. At your Brunch, I was so impressed, I felt so much better. When we arrived back home, we kept talking about what a fantastic job KBH did for this year's Mothers Day Champagne Brunch and I didn't even drink champagne because I don't drink. The champagne was but a small part of the fabulous feast KBH laid out. We were very impressed with the obvious 'spare no expense' philosophy that permeated this onolicious event.


Thank you, KBH, for helping me to recover from the loss of my precious pet. Instead of my mind being preoccupied with the loss of my pet, my mind is preoccupied with how wonderful Mothers Day was at KBH. Mahalo, Tim, for making my Mothers Day an event to remember.


Mahalo nui loa,

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Listening in Clearwater, Florida

Sharing an email we received today that warmed my heart.

Just a quick note to let you know you have a loyal listener in Clearwater florida! Hears you on vacation a couple years ago and fell in love with your station. Whenever the day gets to me just listen to you a while and im back on vacation! Thanks so much! RP

Why thank you very kindly for taking the time to email us such warm
sentiments. Mahalo. And Aloha from Maui.




Better than Eggnog

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Meadow Gold 7th Annual Milk Carton Regatta winners

High Schools and Middle Schools~ Maui Island

Meadow Gold Dairies Announces Winners of the 7th Annual Milk Carton Regatta 



Kahului, Maui (April 24, 2011)   Meadow Gold Dairies is proud to announce the winners of the 7th annual Maui Meadow Gold Milk Carton Regatta.   The event was held on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Hanakao`o Beach Park (Canoe Beach) in Lahaina, Maui.  Eighteen boats and 12 schools participated in this free educational event.  Alakai Paleka the Morning Goddess on  KPOA 93.5 was the event mistress of ceremony.


Schools were given points for the fastest time, most creative boat design and spirit competition.  The overall winners for the regatta received prizes of $500 and $250 Office Max gift cards and Meadow Gold Ice Cream parties.  The Overall Winners are:

Student Race Overall Middle School Winners:

Grand prize:  Lokelani, Mr. Michael Yeany, teacher

Race time:  1.33, Overall score 42 points


1st Runner Up: St. Anthony MS, Stephanie Betencourt, teacher

Race time:  1.43, Overall score:  40.7 points


Student Race Overall High School Winners:

Grand prize:  St. Anthony HS, Paul McLeod, teacher

Race time:  1.09, Overall score:  43.0 points


1st Runner Up: Kihei Charter HS, Steve Qunell teacher

Race time:  1.10, Overall score:  40.6 points

Ice Cream parties and points towards the overall winner were given on a 10-point maximum scale for spirit competition and creative boat designs.   The winners are:


Spirit Winners:

Spirit Winner, Middle School: St. Anthony MS, Stephanie Bettencourt, teacher

Score:   8.9 points


Spirit Winner, High School: Kamehameha MS, Kealii Mossman, teacher

Score:    10 points


Creative Boat Design Winners:

Creative Winner, Middle School:  Seabury Hall, Ryan Walsh, teacher

Score:   9.4 points


Creative Winner, High School: Kihei Charter HS, Steve Qunell, teacher

Score:   9.3 points


Fastest time for the teacher's race received an overnight stay at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas.  The winners are:

Teachers Race Winners:

Teachers Race, Middle School: Seabury Hall, Ryan Walsh teacher

Race time: 1.12


Teachers Race, High School: St. Anthony HS, Paul McLeod teacher

Race time: 1.09



All participants received a Meadow Gold Dairies MOOOhalo goodie bag, which included items from KPOA 93.5 FM and Round Table Pizza.  Lani Moo, the mascot of Meadow Gold Dairies also made an appearance to cheer the schools to victory.  

The event is sponsored by Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, KPOA 93.5 FM and Pacific Radio Group; Minit Stop; Round Table Pizza; County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation, Ocean Safety Division; Department of Public Works; State of Hawaii, Department of Education; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Napili Canoe Club and Meadow Gold Dairies.



For more information on the 7th Annual, Maui Meadow Gold Dairies Milk Carton Regatta please contact Yuki Lei Sugimura at 878-1888 or e-mail at



Meadow Gold Regatta winners 2011


Fried Ice Cream

Friday, April 22, 2011

Hi from the UK - England

Hi from the sunny UK!!


Could a new British listener get a shout out,


Loving the songs you are playing today, fits in lovely with the sunny weather we are having the moment,


Keep up the good work!


(Working hard in sunny Shropshire, England)

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

KBH brunch!!!

Good morning my one and only Morning Goddess!

It's been 2 weeks since I've
left Maui and missin' it something bad already.

Just wanted to say hello and thanx for showing my friend Caleb such a
good time at the KBH brunch!!!  What a fantastic experience! Darren Keala
rocks that brunch for KBH and teamed up with KPOA
and you... it's one of the best dining experience on Maui.

Love and Aloha~

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fond Memories of Maui and KPOA

Aloha! My brother, Jeff, and I visited beautiful Maui to celebrate my 50th birthday in June 2009.  We listened to your show every morning and greeted eachother each day with "What is TODAY???"  We have such fond memories of our trip and our wonderful excursions around the island, all the while listening to YOU on the radio.  Sometimes I will call him and pretend that I am you, but I could never duplicate your beautiful voice. Jeff will be celebrating a major birthday this May and we hope to return to Maui later this year.I hope that you are having a wonderful day!   
Alakai's Response:
Now that's the kind of email that gets my day started. I hope you both get to come to Maui to celebrate his big day and get to listen to KPOA 93.5 live....until's
Aloha for now,

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A funny "Hawaiian" story from Oregon.

Good morning my friend!


So, my son Jon and I were going to watch Hawaii 5-0 last night on DVR (It's one of our favorite shows) When I go out to our garage refrigerator and pick up 2 Hawaiian Sun "fruit Punch" flavored drinks. Of course, you can't really find Hawaiian Sun drinks here but when we were in Maui last June, I bought a 6 pack of my favorite which is the fruit punch flavor one.


Jon still has a "Orange Mango" can left from our trip as well and he shared with me something I didn't know… He said "Dad, thanks for the offer to drink one of your Hawaiian  Sun's, but I won't drink one till I have a ticket to Maui in my hand. I made that promise to myself when I got down to only 1 can left." I smiled and said… "okay son, I hope you go soon because I don't think the drinks inside those cans last a long time!"


He is so funny. I have 4 cans left of Fruit punch so I'll have another one in a month or so… but I had no idea he had the idea of waiting till he could go back!!


Hope your day is going terrific my friend!! You are SO SPECIAL!!! J


Larry J

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Please help KPOA Ohana!

I have tried a few pen pal sites but no response.  Maybe it is just a dream, to find a friend who would know about the islands, and the places I would like to revisit in my mind.  I was hoping you might know someone around my age of 62, or older or younger,  it doesn't matter.


I had a wonderful friend, who I wrote to for a few years after my return to the mainland.  He lived on the Big Island and was one of my tour guides.  He died a few years later, but while he was in my life, it was a pleasure to know him.  He was in his 70's back then when I was in my 30's.


I loved Lahaina, and walking the shops on Front Street.  We swam in the Seven Pools, and toured the whole island.  What a beautiful place.  I took a lot of pictures with my little –then—Kodak Brownie Camera.  The pictures are faded, but the memories are fresh.  I wish I had bought postcards!!


Aloha--- Mary


If anyone is interested plese contact me at

Always with Aloha Alaka`i


We have been in touch with the app developer for the Droid and I expect that we will have KPOA available for download within 30 days.
Have a Happy 2011! Alaka`i