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Public Hearing on Helco Increase

A public hearing was held in regards to a rate increase by Helco in Kailua Kona.

Hawaii Racing Association

Jamie Stoner interviews HRA President Paul Maddox on progress of the new fairgrounds and race track.

Local Programming

Latitudes - This is a 30-minute informative program dedicated to the local Hispanic and Latino communities on the Big Island. Hosted by Ramon Villasenor and produced by KLEI. This program airs 9 times each week.


Truly Pinoy – This 30-minute program engages in topics of interest to the local Filipino community of the Big Island. Hosted by Jane Clament and produced by KLEI. It airs 9 times each week.


Native Ways – A 30-minute program that represents both the Native American community located on the Big Island, and the Native Hawaiian community. Hosted by Chip Begay and Kalei Bridges, this show is produced by KLEI. It airs 9 times each week.


Talk Story Hawaii – A 30-minute open format show that covers various Big Island events. We bring the camera out and let the people of the Big Island talk about the events they bring to the public. KLEI produces this show. Program airs 9 times each week.


Island Issues – This 30-minute program highlights the problems and issues that concern the residents of Big Island, and discusses possible solutions. Guests include public officials from the local to state levels, and local residents. Topics of discussion include economic, environmental, public services, government, etc. Hosted by Jamie Stoner, and produced by KLEI. This program airs 4 times a week.


Mayor’s Corner – In this 5-minute program, the Mayor of Hawaii County talks about the current state of the County, and gives Big Island resident details on what County projects are in the works and how it will affect them. It airs 5 times a week and is produced by KLEI.


Community Calendar – KLEI provides a local calendar of events. This 1-1/2 minute scrolling spot keeps viewer updated with times and places of local events. It airs 9 times a day.


Local Weather – This local 30 second weather forecast airs 9 times a day.


Public Service Announcement- KLEI also airs locally produced Public Service Announcements provided by local non-profit organizations. These spots range from 30-seconds to 2-minutes and have included a 30-second “get out and vote” PSA for the Hispanic community, “No Tobacco” a 30-second PSA produced by local high school students, “No Reef” a 2-minute PSA regarding the use of white beach coral, “Island Hoops” a 2-minute PSA promoting local basketball camps for youth of the Big Island. This is just a sample of local PSA’s KLEI airs on an hourly basis. PSA’s are aired a minimum of three times an hour on KLEI.


Public Forum on Lava Flow


Mai Tai Festival