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HPR Announces Kanikapila Sunday Host Change
Honolulu, Hawai‘i —HPR’s Derrick Malama has decided to end his 19-year run as host of Kanikapila Sunday, HPR-1’s flagship Hawaiian music show. Malama’s last Kanikapila Sunday show will be Sunday, October 3 from 1-4 p.m. on HPR-1. Louise Kealiʻiloma Lanzilotti, host of HPR-2’s Classical Pacific, will take the reins as host starting October 10.

“After nearly 20 years of hosting Kanikapila Sunday, I’m finally ready to ‘mālama Derrick’ with a little more me time,” Malama said. “I’m glad that Louise will be taking on the show, and continue to serve our listening community.”
"Hawaiian music has been a central part of my life since small kid time,” said Lanzilotti. “I’m excited to share my aloha with HPR listeners as Kanikapila Sunday goes through this transition."
Malama is the show’s original host, which debuted on April 7, 2002. Over the years, the program has developed a loyal and enthusiastic following among listeners “across the Hawaiian islands” (as Malama is known for saying) and around the world. Malama will continue as the station’s local host for Morning Edition, which airs weekdays from 5-9 a.m. on HPR-1.  

Kanikapila Sunday will remain part of HPR-1’s lineup, with a few modifications. Starting October 10,
Fresh Air Weekend will air Sundays from 1-2 p.m.; the show highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks. Kanikapila Sunday will move to a two-hour format, airing from 2-4 p.m., with Lanzilotti as host. 

In addition to
radio, HPR’s programming can be streamed via smart speaker, the HPR website, or on the HPR mobile app.

Derrick Malama

Louise Kealiʻiloma Lanzilotti

About Hawaii Public Radio
HPR is a private, non-profit organization which broadcasts classical, jazz, and international music; and in-depth news and informational programming from National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and other local, national, and international program sources, as well as programs produced by Hawaii Public Radio. In 2013, Charity Navigator, the premier charity evaluator, awarded HPR its second consecutive highest, four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

HPR's mission is to serve the entire population of the state of Hawai‘i with two excellent program streams. HPR-1, the news magazine and fine arts stream, can currently be heard on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i (KHPR 88.1 FM and 88.5 FM); Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i, and West Hawai‘i (KKUA 90.7 FM); and East Hawai‘i (KANO 91.1 FM (Hilo) and 94.7 FM (Waimea)). HPR-2, the news, local talk, and music stream, is found on Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i (KIPM 89.7 FM and KIPH 88.3 FM (Hana)); West Hawai‘i (KIPM 89.7 FM and KHPH 88.7 FM); O‘ahu and Kaua‘i (KIPO 89.3 FM; KIPL 89.9 FM).

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