Weekend Podcast | Kathy With a K on 105.9 The Wave FM Hawaii
By Kathy With a K on 105.9 The Wave FM Hawaii
Weekend Podcast | Kathy With a K on 105.9 The Wave FM HawaiiSep 10, 2023
Iam Tongi headlines Hawaii concerts, special guest Megan Danielle (2023)
(Recorded on December 7, 2023) Iam Tongi returns to Hawaii for his own headlining concerts:
Saturday, December 9, 2023 at the Blaisdell Arena (Honolulu, Oahu) - Tickets at Ticketmaster.com
Tuesday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Kahului, Maui) - Tickets at mauiarts.org
It was a fun, silly and laidback talk story with Iam and special guest for the Honolulu show, his "American Idol" family and First Runner-Up from Season 6/Season 21, Megan Danielle!
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Maile Ah Sam and Ashely Ono talk Hui Malama O Ke Kai 25th Anniversary (2023)
(November 22, 2023) Hui Malama O Ke Kai in Waimanalo began with a group of neighbors who wanted to give kids and young people another option for thier free time in their community. They discovered that learning how to take of the land they play, learn, and live on could be the key.
Hui Malama O Ke Kai's Executive Director Maile Ah Sam and Board member Ashley Ono talk about their upcoming "Celebrating 25 Years Serving Waimanalo" backyard paina on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at their campus.
Special activities through out the evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., "Leveled-up backyard pā'ina for ~200 attendees with live music by Paula Fuga and The Vitals, ʻoli and hula, and honoring of one of the founders, Nani Akeo."
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Major Troy Trimmer of the Salvation Army talks Foodland, Save N Save "Share a Holiday Feast" (2023)
(November 20, 2023) The Salvation Army has a long standing relationship with Foodland in our islands. Along with Sack N Save and Foodland Farms, they've helped families in our communities eat healthy, nourishing meals with their "Share a Holiday Feast" program. Mahalo to Majoy Troy Trimmer of the Salvation Army for sharing details on how we can shop and donate at checkout!
When you shop at Foodland, Sack N Save, and Foodland Farms - when you are able - you can select ways to donate using spare change, rounding up, Maikai Points, and selecting a designated donation. IKYK about that :) You shop Foodland all the time and it's automatic!
This season, you can also select a different island from where you are shopping that day for that donation to go to...so if you're on Oahu for a staycation, Kauai for a day, Maui for a week or Hawaii Island for work, you can shop and help the Salvation Army feed families who may be in need this season. Thank you for listening!
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Bianca Alsip-Freeny talks Lilikoi Kitchen in Kailua, Tailor Made Catering (2023) Hawaii
(Recorded on September 19, 2023) Bianca Alsip-Freeny was born and raised to prepare home cooked meals on a grand scale. Her catering business Tailor Made is where clients and guests asked about her Lilikoi vinaigrette dressing along with other favorites on a party menu.
Chef-owner Alsip-Freeny knew a restaurant was part of the blueprint and soon Lilikoi Kitchen took its place in Kailua.
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Rick Bartalini talks Iam Tongi concerts on Maui, Oahu in December (2023)
(Recorded Sept. 19, 2023) Rick Bartalini has brought artists Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, comedian Bill Mahr and others to Hawaii and shares how watching "American Idol" season six's contestant Iam Tongi on his radar :)
Rick Bartalini Presents "Yessah: Iam Tongi" at the Blaisdell Arena (Dec. 9, 2023) and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Dec. 12 and Dec 13, 2023), with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Maui Wildfire Relief.
Mahalo to Rick Bartalini for the quick talk story!
Learn more: https://rbpconcerts.com/
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Theresa Paulette and Alice Liu talk Hawaii Walk like MADD (2023)
(Recorded September 6, 2023 at 105.9 The Wave in Honolulu) MADD (MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving) provides support for families who need or want help navigating their life after the sudden loss of a loved one. Assistance through grief counseling, court appointments, and other resources to navigate life after such an event.
Hawaii Walk like MADD is an annual fundraiser that keeps programs and services free and accessible locally. Monies raised in Hawaii stay in Hawaii. To learn more about Hawaii MADD and Hawaii Walk like MADD, set for Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Kaka'ako Waterfront Park, see the link below.
Mahalo to Theresa Paulette (Victim Services Specialist Coordinator) and Alice Liu (Program Director) of Hawaii MADD for their time.
Iam Tongi talks American Idol audition (2023) James Blunt Monsters Kahuku Hawaii
(Recorded February 21, 2023) Singer-songwriter Iam Tongi made his "American Idol" debut in the reality talent competition's Season 21 premiere episode (February 19, 2023) or "Auditions Week". His song selection of James Blunt's "Monsters" and dedication of it to his late father Rodney Tongi brought "American Idol" judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan to tears (video link below to watch Iam's performance).
Our talk story has Iam Tongi remember that moment and also other times when music and family were filled with humble support and love :) [-Kathy With a K]
Follow Iam Tongi: http://instagram.com/wtongi
American Idol airs Sundays on ABC, abc.com and streaming on Hulu.
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Lyric Medeiros talks "American Idol" Season 21 (2023) Glenn Medeiros Honolulu Hawaii law school
(Recorded February 16, 2023) A quick talk story with UH at Manoa Law School student AND “American Idol” hopeful LYRIC MEDEIROS!
She generously shared her morning to chat with 105.9 The Wave’s Kathy With a K about inspiration, family support and hopes of becoming the next “American Idol”!
“American Idol”’s Season 21 debuts on Sunday, February 19, 2023 and Lyric is one of the tens of thousands of talented vocalists, entertainers, and singers who tryout for a chance sing in front of a panel of judges to go to Hollywood.
This year’s returning judges are all singer-songwriters with vast catalogs of music and awards to their credit: Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan.
Daryl Bonilla talks Blue Note Hawaii show Stand Up Comedy Acting (2022)
(December 2022) Daryl Bonilla is a stand up comedian and actor, having credits in local stage plays, network television, and other productions. His Oahu-born roots lend to a unique and universal outlook to being a parent, working in Hawaii, and relationships in all its stages!
Daryl Bonilla headlines Blue Note Hawaii Wednesday, January 4, 2022 at 7pm [doors at 5:30pm]
Connect with Daryl Bonilla: https://www.instagram.com/comediandarylb/
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Donald Webber, Jr. and Rebecca E. Covington talk "Broadway in Hawaii Presents 'Hamilton" (2022) Honolulu And Peggy Cast
(December 2022) Actors Donald Webber, Jr. and Rebecca E. Covington shared their Aloha Friday morning with 105.9 The Wave's Kathy With a K to talk story about "Broadway in Hawaii Presents 'Hamilton'"'s "And Peggy" cast - with performances now through January 29, 2023 in Honolulu.
They recently celebrated their wedding anniversary and are able to bring their son, Donald Webber III, along for the few weeks they and the crew of "Hamilton" will call Hawaii "home"! Thank you!
Guest: Donald Webber, Jr. - (And Peggy Cast in Honolulu: "Aaron Burr"): "Rebecca Covington, for you always, thank you and I’m so proud of you. We love you so much, D3! Catch me post show on IG/Twitter: @donaldwebber."
Credits includes: Broadway: Hamilton: An American Musical (Alexander Hamilton/Aaron Burr); Motown: The Musical (OBC); Holler If Ya Hear Me (OBC)
Off-Broadway/tour: Hamilton Puerto Rico (Aaron Burr); Born For This; Renascence; Whorl Inside a Loop; Jersey Boys
TV: “The Punisher” (Netfix); “Severance” (Apple+); “The Wiz Live!,” (NBC); “American Idol.”
University of Southern California, B.F.A. acting.
Guest: Rebecca E. Covington - (And Peggy Cast in Honolulu: "Peggy Schuyler"/"Maria Reynolds"): "Thankful to God for the journey! Love to Donald Jr, our beautiful son Donald III, and our incredible family."
Credits include: Broadway/tour: Motown: The Muscial (OBC); Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,; Ain’t Misbehavin’; Mamma Mia!
Broadway in Hawaii Presents Hamilton (official) https://www.broadwayinhawaii.com/bih/event/Hamilton
Hamilton Official Site - ticket lottery https://hamiltonmusical.com/lottery/
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Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom talks Christmas at Turtle Bay Resort (2022) Oahu Hawaii North Shore concert
(December 2022) Quick talk story with Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom.
This singer, songwriter, music producer and most recently award-winning winemaker (!) - Maui's own will have a special one-night-only concert at Turtle Bay Resort's Kuilima Ballroom.
A holiday menu created by Turtle Bay Resort's Executive Chef Lyle Kaku will be a prix-fixe three-course plated event, too with offering from the land and sea.
Connect with Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom: http://amyhanaialii.com
Experience Turtle Bay Resort: http://turtlebayresort.com
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Johnny Helm talks Blue Note Hawaii concerts in December (2022)
(December 2022) Hawaii-local Johnny Helm is gathering up a few of his friends for one-night only at Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki. Did you know he got familiar with general audio production while working as an intern at a Honolulu radio station? 105.9 The Wave's Kathy With a K talks story with Johnny about his latest musical projects and more...
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Anjelah Johnson-Reyes talks "Who Do I Think I Am?: Chola Wishes and Caviar Dreams" tour, book, Honolulu concerts (2022)
(October 19, 2022) Anjelah Johnson-Reyes is a stand up comedian (5 stand up specials and rising), actor (see her IMDB), model, animal lover (mom to doggie Garbanzo), husband lover (married to singer/ songwriter/producer Manwell Reyes), AND you may have seen her viral-video-before-viral-video-was-a-thing "Nail Salon"...
In March 2022, Hachete Publishing released her debut autobiography - laugh out loud, tender moments out loud, cringe-because-relatable out loud - "Who Do I Think I Am": Chola Wishes and Caviar Dreams". I picked (read: bought!) my copy at Barnes and Noble Ala Moana Center (so nice the staff!) and after finishing it, I passed it along to my friend's 20-something daughter, who's also a fan.
IMO: Anjelah Johnson-Reyes re
While this is a quick chat with this talent, you can deep dive into her many podcasts ("Manjelah", "Ghost Stories") and video shorts across all social media platforms.
Devon Goffman, Katie Goffman in Honolulu for Broadway in Hawaii Presents "Jersey Boys" (2022) national touring company
Kathy With a K of 105.9 The Wave talks story with a couple of the stars of Broadway in Hawaii Presents "Jersey Boys", Devon Goffman and Katie Hoffman!
The Honolulu engagement of this beloved musical runs September 13 through September 25, 2022 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Tickets on sale at the Blaisdell Box Office and Ticketmaster.com
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Ashlee Chung talks Hawaii Walk Like MADD 2022 (August 2022)
Hawaii Walk like MADD returns with their in-person 5K walk through Kaka'ako Waterfront Park on Aloha Saturday, September 17, 2022.
105.9 The Wave will be there to support Hawaii Walk like MADD and you can make a donation via Kathy With a K's Donation Page:
Many thanks and see you in September!
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DeAundre' Woods takes on "Alexander Hamilton" in Honolulu (July 2022) And Peggy Cast Broadway in Hawaii Presents December 7, 2022 - January 29, 2023
(July 2022) DeAundre' Woods will play "Alexander Hamilton" in the limited Honolulu, Hawaii engagement of "Hamilton".
DeAundre' Woods was in Alberta, Canada when (Kathy With a K) talked story with him about the December 2022 through January 2023 run of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical, "Hamilton".
A few takeaways: he has the joy of live performance when he steps on stage; an appreciation for the entire crew and cast mates; family is an important priority; and DeAundre' likes that daily opportunity to learn from his fellow actors.
Also: visiting Hawaii before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown productions for "two weeks"...how gospel and opera have a lot in common...performing in Puerto Rico in 2019 alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda...and food!
*There are several official national touring companies under the "Hamilton" banner that includes "Philip", "Angelica", and "And Peggy"; "And Peggy" will be visiting our Oahu shores!
Connect - Hamilton official: https://hamiltonmusical.com/us-tour/home/
Connect - DeAundre' Woods: https://drewoods.com
Group Tickets / Member Ticket Sales: https://www.broadwayinhawaii.com/bih/event/Hamilton
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Brian Miyamoto talks story about 58th Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair at Kualoa Ranch (July 2022)
(July 2022) Brian Miyamoto is the Executive Director of the Hawaii State Farm Bureau.
The 58th Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair returned to Kualoa Ranch on Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th, 2022.
For more details about food vendors, and other highlights from our talk story, please visit:
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John Cruz "Acoustic Soul" 25th Anniversary Ka'au Crater Boys talk story interview (June 2022)
(June 2022) Award-winning singer/songwriter John Cruz is living Upcountry Maui these seasons with family and lots of great views, says he!
**I went to his Blue Note Hawaii concert on Sunday, June 26, 2022 (he had a two-day/night run). He had seven souls on stage, including his brother Tony (to his right, on stage). It's neat for me to have experienced live what John Cruz has done his whole life...play music, listen to other musicians and singers in real time, jamming, wandering around musically. While he brings the audience in, he's able to live in that space of escape and reality. Imma fan :)
Full video edit of my talk story with John Cruz on June 24, 2022 at the 105.9 The Wave FM studio in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Quick clip of John Cruz during his "Acoustic Soul" 25th Anniversary Concert at Blue Note Hawaii (afternoon, June 26, 2022)
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Thanks for listening!
Kualoa Ranch, Kuilima, and Metallica Boy (May 13, 2022)
I'm always thinking about buying more audio equipment for future projects. That's my optimist side giving in to all those cables and light stand purchases!
Kathy With a K http://1059thewavefm.com/linkinbio
Hawaii POV - A Talk Story Series (2017-2020) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRqazmmL5DhnokCyZqZ-p_wldaHYc7Vo3
Kualoa Ranch https://www.kualoa.com/
Turtle Bay Resort https://www.turtlebayresort.com/
Big Mele (music festival) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Mele
Ali'i Coffee Company celebrates 4th year; Doctor Strange 2 was Awesome; thequeeries at HiSAM
105-9 The Wave Weekend Podcast for Aloha Sunday, May 8, 2022
Hosted by Kathy With a K
Ali'i Coffee Company in Honolulu celebrated their fourth year in business last week https://www.aliicoffee.com/
"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" made me double-down on fandom https://www.marvel.com/movies/doctor-strange-in-the-multiverse-of-madness
Hawaii Triennial 2022's Closing Celebration included dance performance for UH Manoa's Dance + Visual Performance program, lead by Sami Akuna https://akunasami.wixsite.com/samila
Hawaii Safe Travels ends soon, Indoor Face Mask continues
(March 2, 2022) Hawaii State Governor David Ige held a media conference on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 in Honolulu, Hawaii via Zoom. This audio highlights the following remarks:
The Hawaii Safe Travels program (00:30).
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, booster, or negative test result requirements for State and City & County employees (01:52).
The (current) Hawaii-wide Indoor Face Mask requirement (02:35).
For Governor Ige's full media conference: https://www.facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge/videos/666583064623574
Please visit our Oahu COVID-19 Information page at https://1059thewavefm.com/oahu-covid-19-information/
Safe Access Oahu to sunset on March 5, 2022 - What does that mean?
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi held a media conference on Monday, February 28, 2022 to confirm the expiration of "Safe Access Oahu" program on March 5, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
For Safe Access Oahu, oneoahu.org
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Brandon Leake Goes to Hawaii (February 2022)
BRANDON LEAKE won the 2020 "America's Got Talent" season with many "firsts". First spoken word or poet to make the lives. First to win a Golden Buzzer. First to win the season (15!). All the while, the COVID-19 pandemic was new and unknown.
Before this, Brandon was creating poetry. He found his voice early on in the teens (maybe earlier) and would go on to help other discover what more words could do with CalledToMoveCTM.org and releasing several spoken word albums through the 2010's. His voice word carry him and those who felt his messages were also moved to do more. Maybe art, maybe activism, maybe something they had not dared to before.
Order his book, "Unraveling": https://brandonleake.com/unraveling-book-brandon-leake
*Brandon Leake will perform his piece, "Insomnia", at the annual "Black Voices Matter" showcase in Honolulu, Hawaii. February 25th and 26th, 2022 at Manoa Valley Theatre. A Volcanic Voices Presentation (Z From Baltimore).
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