Mayoral Candidates on Radio and Online Shows

Three of the six Hawaii County mayoral candidates will be guests for one-on-one interviews on the Sunday morning radio and online show, Island Issues, with host Sherry Bracken.

The interviews are all on Sunday mornings, at 6:30 a.m. on KKOA 107.7 fm and online,, and at 8 a.m. on LAVA 105.3 fm and online,  The interviews are then posted to the news web site,, they’re posted down on the right along with the most recent Island Issues programs for online listening or downloading.

County Council Chair Dominic Yagong:  Sunday, June 17
Mayor Billy Kenoi:  Sunday, June 24
Former Mayor Harry Kim:  Sunday, July 15

In addition, the Mayor candidates will be at at least three forums around the island.

Thursday evening, July 5, Sangha Hall, 6 p.m.  This is a moderated forum sponsored by Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Contractors Association, Kanoelehua Industrial Area Association, and Hawaii Island Board of Realtors.  Admission by ticket only, call Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce.

Monday evening, July 9, Kealakehe High Cafeteria, 6 p.m.  This is a moderated forum sponsored by Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, Kohala Coast Resort Association, West Hawaii Today, Kealakehe High, and others. County Prosecutor candidates will be part of forum too.  Free admission, no tickets needed, food sales in advance at 5:15 by Kealakehe High Parent Teacher Organization.

Thursday evening, July 12, Waimea Middle School Cafeteria, 5:15.  Each candidate will get opening remarks and then it will be a “speed dating” format where candidates go from table to table.  Also County Prosecutor, State House, State Senate.  Sponsored by Waimea Community Association and 11 other organizations. Free admission, public is invited.  Snacks available.

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