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University of Hawaii and ESPN Radio 1420 AM Agree to Five-Year Extension of UH Sports Radio Contract

ESPN Radio 1420 AM and the University of Hawaii Athletics Department have agreed to a five-year extension of their radio broadcast agreement. The terms of the extension take effect July 1, 2014 and will run through June 30, 2019.

Under the agreement, ESPN Radio 1420 AM (call letters: KKEA) will have the exclusive radio rights to broadcast all of the UH-Manoa sporting events including home and away games for football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball and select home softball games.  The station will also have the right to broadcast all postseason games for UH football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, baseball and softball.

Westin Resorts in Hawaii hold well-being open houses to kick off global wellness movement

HONOLULU (March 20, 2014) – Starwood Hawaii’s four Westin Resorts on the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai are opening their doors to the public as part of the global launch of the Westin Well-being Movement, a campaign designed to enhance the well-being of guests and associates around the world.  The yearlong initiative by the Westin brand globally is a $15 million campaign that will introduce a string of innovative partnerships and programs across Westin’s six brand pillars: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well.  This launch coincides with the International Day of Happiness and Well-being and the Spring Equinox – traditionally recognized as the season of renewal.   

Rumours Nightclub Kicks-Off Sizzling Salsa Nights at Ala Moana Hotel

Salsa fans are in for a thrilling treat this February – Rumours Nightclub, located in the Ala Moana Hotel main lobby, will launch “Sizzling Salsa” every Thursday night – February 6, 13, 20 and 27 –  from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Latin soiree will feature an electrifying selection of bachata, merengue and cha cha cha led by dance instructor Charlie Castro.

“We’re delighted to announce that Thursday nights at Rumours Nightclub just got hotter with the addition of Sizzling Salsa,” said Keith Yoshihata, general manager of Rumours Nightclub. “Whether you’re a guest or kama‘aina, regular or beginner, everyone is welcome to grab their dancing shoes and show off their best moves.”

Sizzling Salsa will feature Hawaii’s finest Latin music and dance sponsored by Salsa No Ka ‘oi. Plus, dancers in need of a quick break can sip on Rumours’ delicious selection of fresh, tropical non-alcoholic drinks.

Duke’s OceanFest to Celebrate Waikiki’s Sports Heritage, August 17-25

Duke’s OceanFest to Celebrate Waikiki’s Sports Heritage, August 17-25

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“Walter Mac” Memorial Regatta – an annual tradition since 1943

“Walter Mac” Memorial Regatta – an annual tradition since 1943

As the longest canoe race in Hawai`i, the 71st annual Walter J. Macfarlane Memorial Canoe Regatta kicked off Fourth of July off the waters of Waikiki Beach today.

“It’s a day that everybody looks forward to not only to celebrate Independence Day but we come here and we’re allowed to race in our fiberglass canoes and also to enjoy the surf of Waikiki Beach,” O`ahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association Race Director Stan Dickson said.


This event is the only regatta of the season where crews are allowed to use their fiberglass canoes as opposed to the Koa wood canoes.

“The reason why is because we have had situations in the past where Koa canoes got damaged severely,” Dickson said. “Because of the expense involved, [OHCRA] decided to give clubs an option to race in their fiberglass.”

For clubs, there is a benefit for racing both kinds of canoes.

Hawaii Nature Center Expands Facilities with New Rain Pavilion

Hawaii Nature Center Expands Facilities with New Rain Pavilion

Hawaii Nature Center board members, supporters and community participants gathered today to celebrate the blessing of the newly constructed rain pavilion at the environmental education site. The pavilion was made possible through the generosity of companies, individuals and foundations.

“The Rain Pavilion will increase our capacity to serve up to 10,000 more children through our school programs, field trips and the popular Sensational Nature Adventures Program (SNAP),” said Bettina Mehnert, Hawaii Nature Center board president and chief operating officer of Architects Hawaii Ltd.

“We are especially grateful for the generosity of every business, organization and individual who supported the idea and made it a reality.”

International Nesian Fest 2013 Concert, Festival to benefit Hawaii Jr. Prep Football

International Nesian Fest 2013 Concert, Festival to benefit Hawaii Jr. Prep Football

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A Benefit for Hawaii State Jr. Football League on January 19, 2013

(Honolulu, Hawaii), December 26, 2012 Hawaii’s premier reggae radio station 93.1 Da Paina is teaming with Hawaii Jr. Prep Football to present International Nesian Fest 2013.  This event will take place on Saturday January 19, 2012 at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower from 2:00pm to 10:00pm.  There will be live entertainment starring musicians, dancers, and artists from around the Pacific, autograph signing by various sports athletes, a fashion show of local designers, and there will be food and retail booths, and so much more! 

This event is a benefit for Hawaii Jr.