Friday, June 10, 2022

Radio Free Hawaii Rewind - June 1, 1991.


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 UpColor Me Badd
2.Never Gonna Let You DownSurface
4.Fuck the PoliceN.W.A.
5.IeshaAnother Bad Creation
6.Do You Want Me Salt N Pepa
7.More Than WordsExtreme
8.Hard To FindStar Williams
10.Right Here Right NowJesus Jones
12.Talkin' BluesBob Marley & The Wailers
13.Baby BabyAmy Grant
14.Lover's MoonButch Helemano
15.Burn Baby Burn 2 Black 2 Strong
16.I'll Be WaitingThe Tamlins
17.Kailua KonaHo'Aikane
18.StopJane's Addiction
19.Jane SaysJane's Addiction
20.Fade To BlackMetallica
21.Strange Love (live)Depeche Mode
22.Close To Me (remix)The Cure
23.Been Caught StealingJane's Addiction
24.Promise MeReggae Philharmonic Orchestra
25.Losing My ReligionR.E.M.
26.Dead Skin MaskSlayer
27.I Like The WayHi Five
28.Hanger 18Megadeath
30.Written All Over Your FaceRude Boys
31.Bad BoysInner Circle
32.Man In The BoxAlice in Chains
33.Ready to GoBroken Silence
34.PlaygroundAnother Bad Creation
35.CrushedCocteau Twins
36.There She GoesThe La's

Sledgehammered off the Air (by "Sheriff" Norm Winter)
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

Song Discovery of the Week
I Don't Know Why I Love You - House of Love

Spotify Playlist - Radio Free Hawaii Rewind: June 1, 1991.

Here are Some of the Songs Not on the Spotify Playlist

Promise Me - Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra

Kailua Kona - Ho'Aikane

Additional Links

Radio Free Hawaii Chart Archive (old website) - Melvin Ah Ching
Radio Free Rewind YouTube Playlist - Mel / The Hawaii Files Channel
I Love Radio Free Hawaii - Facebook Group

The first printed copy of the Hawaii Island Music Report
Issue #1 - June 1991.

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