The Hawaii Island Music Report #1 - June 1, 1991.
Radio Free Hawaii was a Honolulu/ Oahu based radio station broadcasting on KDEO 102.7FM through a time brokerage agreement with then station owner Robert Loew and operated by "Sheriff" Norm Winter who also owned Jelly's Books and Music at the time. The station was in operation from 1991 to 1997 with a brief hiatus and format change for a few months in late 1994.
The core of the radio station's programming came in from weekly votes sent in by the listeners. The votes were compiled and a playlist was presented every Saturday morning during the station's run through most of the 1990s. It assured that the station would present a very eclectic mix of music ranging from rock, pop, alternative, metal to hip hop, oldies, reggae, country, Hawaiian, and even classical.
During the countdown show, the "Song Discovery of the Week" would be recognized. The most hated song of the week would also be "sledgehammered off the air forever" by Sheriff Norm Winter.
If you like this, I will occasionally be posting some of the Radio Free Hawaii charts as well as a corresponding Spotify playlist.
The following chart, video and Spotify link is the first of several that we will be presenting on this blog. Enjoy!
|1.||I Wanna Sex You Up||Color Me Badd|
|2.||Never Gonna Let You Down||Surface|
|4.||Fuck the Police||N.W.A.|
|5.||Iesha||Another Bad Creation|
|6.||Do You Want Me||Salt N Pepa|
|7.||More Than Words||Extreme|
|8.||Hard To Find||Star Williams|
|10.||Right Here Right Now||Jesus Jones|
|12.||Talkin' Blues||Bob Marley & The Wailers|
|13.||Baby Baby||Amy Grant|
|14.||Lover's Moon||Butch Helemano|
|15.||Burn Baby Burn||2 Black 2 Strong|
|16.||I'll Be Waiting||The Tamlins|
|19.||Jane Says||Jane's Addiction|
|20.||Fade To Black||Metallica|
|21.||Strange Love (live)||Depeche Mode|
|22.||Close To Me (remix)||The Cure|
|23.||Been Caught Stealing||Jane's Addiction|
|24.||Promise Me||Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra|
|25.||Losing My Religion||R.E.M.|
|26.||Dead Skin Mask||Slayer|
|27.||I Like The Way||Hi Five|
|30.||Written All Over Your Face||Rude Boys|
|31.||Bad Boys||Inner Circle|
|32.||Man In The Box||Alice in Chains|
|33.||Ready to Go||Broken Silence|
|34.||Playground||Another Bad Creation|
|36.||There She Goes||The La's|
Here are Some of the Songs Not on the Spotify Playlist
Kailua Kona - Ho'Aikane