Rainbow Wahine Volleyball fans wait all year long, they talk about the season like their child that has gone off to college in a foreign land. When the season gets here, itʻs all too short...next thing you know youʻre coming up on Senior Night. Thatʻs what the UH Fans are facing this Saturday night when [...]
Lots of Basketball in Honolulu on Veterans Day Weekend; Armed Forces Classic Broadcast on ESPN and Final Game of Outrigger Rainbow Classic on ESPN2!
Itʻs always funny how the word “starstruck” works. Iʻm looking at a young woman who Iʻve seen on TV LOTS of times even though her star performance has yet to be seen by everyone. Sheʻs pretty, well spoken and has a flower in her hair. Despite the EARLY hour of the morning, she is chipper and energetic. Auliʻi Cravalho is standing in front of me and I have to smile. Iʻm suddenly proud of this Hawaii girl. […]
Billy V and Mele Apana have a brand new Hawaiian Airlines audio show! Check out the songs and artists!
UH Athletics Director Dave Matlin has been doing it right: Good People with Good appreciation and Good work ethics is improving the good and positive culture on the UH Lower Campus. Rainbow Warrior Football Coach Nick Rolovich is a good example of this as they head into tonight's game vs. New Mexico State. Go Bows!!
The press conference for “EVʻs for a Better Hawaii” was held today at Tamarind Park in Downtown Honolulu; it was a day where Hawaiian Electric, HEI Industries Charitable Foundation and Aloha United Way gathered together to award 10 Smart car electric vehicles to 10 deserving local charities and non-profit organizations. Congratulations to: […]
Homecoming dates back to the early 1900’s when schools like Baylor, Southwestern, Illinois, and Missouri had “homecoming” where they had big banquets, parades and events that was climatically led up to a football game where lots of former residents and school attendees would participate. Things were much simpler then and people would make the pilgrimage to “go back home” for homecoming. I’m not sure homecoming means the same here in Hawaii. Lots of students […]
Summer is over and usually that makes everyone sad; unless youʻre a fan of UH Rainbow Wahine Volleyball! It can often be a long wait; you have UH Rainbow Warrior Volleyball to tide you over and get you thru the spring. Good thing the men and the women are spaced out like that. Otherwise is can seem really long in-between seasons. The sounds of the crowd, sitting at the edge of your seat and cheering on the Rainbow Wahine are all part of the wonder of college athletics. Add in to the mix the sounds of the UH Band, music to make the crowd dance and smile, and the cameras to put unsuspecting fans up on the board and watch as their faces light up when they see their friends or themselves on the big screen. There is seeing all of your friends at the matches, watching the people play for fun or prizes during the timeouts, catching t-shirts, watching the cheerleaders, knowing what you are watching is also on live television and radio; itʻs that energy that happens in few volleyball venues across the country. First night of volleyball: Special as 6 members of TEAM USA that represented the United States of America in Olympic play […]
Aloha from Pacific Music Productions! Mele Apana and I have recorded another show for you to enjoy on all of Hawaiian Airlines Transpacific Flights outside of Hawaii! When youʻre headed away from home or coming back to Hawaii, you can enjoy the music of our islands; we play some of the brand new music and [...]
Beautiful unmistakeable baritone voice, it would have been Alfred Apakaʻs 97th Birthday this past Saturday. Jeffrey Apaka posted his dadʻs album over the weekend and we have some video. Alfred Apaka performed with big bandʻs and his own band from before WWII and afterwards. He would perform on Bob Hopes shows, Bing Crosbyʻs TV and radio and The Ed Sullivan Show. Henry Kaiser who would build Hawaii Kai and the Hilton Hawaiian Village, built the Tapa Showroom exclusively for Alfred Apaka. A regular on the Hawaii Calls radio show, he would leave this planet at the young age of 40…but many still love and remember his music Alfred Apaka Music Video – MapuanaLots of Happy Birthday wishes for Barry Flanagan, original member of Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning group Hapa. They spent the weekend on the road…That was apparent when we saw this on Kapono Nāʻiliʻiliʻs FB page…thatʻs Barryʻs partner in the group HAPA….He posted “I have to be honest.. I will out pack ANYONE, anytime, anywhere. […]