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New dance radio station hits Honolulu airwaves

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New radio station hits Honolulu airwaves

Source: Honolulu Advertiser


Honolulu has a new radio station: Energy 101, a low-power FM station at 101.1 FM with a signal that reaches metro Honolulu, east to Ala Moana and west to Pearlridge.

However, it's possible to receive its signal on the Windward side, from Waimanalo to Kahalu'u, depending on your radio. Listeners have been able to catch the station from the Likelike and Pali highways on car radios.

The station plays dance music. Its formal call letters are KXRG-LP.

For now, the FCC limits its broadcasts from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

"We have a dance hits format. We play the current most popular dance hits based on airplay and club play, as well as many of the biggest dance hits from the past," said Jay Dietz, president of 'Ohana Broadcasters, a nonprofit organization that operates the station.

The station is one of only nine stations in the nation programming all-dance music. It is also O'ahu's first low-power station, a new class of licensed broadcast stations governed by the FCC since 2000.

The station's playlist includes tracks from established and new acts, including Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You," Madonna's "Sorry," the Eurythmics' "I've Got a Life," Shakira's "Don't Bother," Ashlee Simpson's "Boyfriend," Mynt's "Still Not Sorry," Gorillaz's "Dare," INXS' "Pretty Vegas" and Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us."

Listeners can buy or download all the music on the air via iTunes or a partnership with CD Universe and

Dietz said the commercial-free niche station is aimed at teens and young adults, ages 14 to 35.

"Our signal comes in loud and clear, all over the most congested parts of the city," Dietz said.

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*Amazing, for a city of under a million its trully has an urban vibe of a bigger city. So now its one all dance station, 3 urban/rhythmic stations and 1 top 40. Its crazy cause they all seem to be competing for similar audiences.

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Non-profit radio station 101.1 FM serves up commercial-free dance hits

Honolulu, Hawaii - Radio station KXRG-LP (low power) recently began broadcasting on 101.1 FM from near downtown Honolulu. The station is calling itself

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yeah... if u like dance radio , there is a compilation series you should check out called "Euro Club Hits" --

it's pretty clear that dance music is coming back around the world -- just check the recent big American hip-hop and R&B hits which are clear rip-offs of the european dance style.....

here's the direct iTunes link to the "Euro Club Hits" series.....

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