First of all whats the deal with Reggae? I know it is associated with tropical islands but the islands that it is associated with are 8000 miles from here… literally the other side of the world folks. But I suppose it goes well with pot and pot is definitely popular here so maybe that is the connection. Still… Reggae is like nails on a chalk board to me. Just sayin’.
Then there is Hawaiian Music… Hey I can’t knock Hawaiian Music… I got nothing against Iz. Who doesn’t enjoy some Hawaiian Music? But all the time? I don’t want to hear it all the time. I quite like lots of cultural music genres and each is nice in the right place or time. I think most people enjoy the music they hear in Mexican food restaurants but few jam out to it after they leave.
And you can, more or less, find all the same types of radio you’d find about anywhere else… Just more… Hawaiian… which is both fabulous and funny. What makes me a little nuts is that hearing music from this DECADE is so hard on this island. Sometimes I’d be happy with something from a PREVIOUS DECADE or two.
So what’s a boy to do but turn to radio stations from the other islands. Fortunately a number of really decent radio stations have popped up on a few of the islands. It wasn’t that long ago that radio outside of Honolulu was pretty much the same as it is here now on the Big Island.
I find that 98.3 DaJam on Maui comes in clear as a bell when I am North of Makala Boulevard. I can enjoy it from Makala pretty much to the north tip of the island. It fades hard after crossing Makala headed south and is gone completely by Pulani. For town and south to about Kau I switch over to Power 104.3 on Oahu. It has been a bit sketchy to pick up in town the past few weeks which is bothersome but I deal.
So there you go, one of the terrible hardships I must endure living this life of mine here in paradise. I think I’ll head to the beach now… Aloha.