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Taking Travel Home: KAPA radio, home of Hawaii’s music

October 7th, 2009 · No Comments · Taking Travel Home

When traveling, tuning into the local radio stations is one of our favorite ways to get into the spirit of a place and listen to the local point of view.  On the island of Hawaii, KAPA radio (99.1FM Kona, 100.3FM Hilo & Kau) plays Hawaiian music from a range of genres. Hawaiian music is beautiful, relaxing and reflects the pace of life on the islands. Even covers of cheesy lounge classics sound more pleasant with the Hawaiian touch. The local news coverage lets visitors know what is happening on the island beyond the tourist magazine coverage.KAPA Radio

I owe KAPA a special thank you for putting Mirielle to sleep. A morning full of honu (turtles) and swimming combined with a hotel bed was a recipe for napping disaster. After trying every trick in our book to get Mirielle to sleep, we put her in the car, turned on the radio and drove. She was asleep before we reached the first stop sign. While it usually takes ¾ – 1 ½ Frank Sinatra songs to get her down, KAPA’s soothing afternoon show made Frank look like a slacker.

Check out how we killed time coffee tasting during her nap.

In chilly New England, I listen to KAPA’s radio stream on the web at I tune in and am transported back to the big island. Ono.

Taking travel home is an occasional series on the things we bring home from travel. Guest submissions are welcome, just send an email to meg at backpacktobuggy dot com.

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