Primary election deadline Aug 8, 2020

Don’t forget to cast your vote in the primary elections. If you forgot to mail in your ballot you still have some other options to vote. Here is a link to an interactive map for Voter Service Centers and Places of Deposit on the Big Island VOTER SERVICE CENTERS Voter service centers provide accessible in-person […]

Tropical Storm Douglas

This is a Civil Defense message This is a Hurricane Douglas informational message for Friday, July 24th. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued a Hurricane Watch for the Island of Hawaii. A hurricane watch means there is a good possibility of Hurricane conditions of damaging winds, surf, and flooding rains occurring anytime within 48 hours. Hurricane […]

PRIMARY ELECTION Voter registration deadline July 9th, 2020

If you haven’t registered to vote yet you can do so online @ olvr.hawaii.gov . Online voter registration allows eligible residents to register to vote or update their residence or mailing address,  or name through a secure website. You must provide a Hawaii Driver License or Hawaii State ID, and your Social Security Number. If […]

Broadcasting Live

KNKR will resume live broadcasting from Monday, May 18th. With lots of COVID-19 safety protocols and sanitizer. Not all shows will be live as some DJ’s have chosen to remain at home for the time being. Come hang out with us on 96.1fm and shake off your lockdown blues.

Covid-19 testing May 2, 2020

Premier Medical Group with the support of the County of Hawai‘i , and Hope Services will offer a one-day COVID-19 drive-through screening and testing clinic at Kamehameha Park in Kapa‘au, North Kohala on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.This free clinic is open to the public; however, individuals must first undergo […]

FROM: WWW.QUEENS.ORG Based on the positive community response to this week’s walk-in clinic, Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital (QNHCH) will offer vaccinations for those age 16 and older with no appointment necessary every Wednesday, from 4-6 pm, at the hospital’s COVID vaccination clinic on the south side of the hospital campus.   Those under 18 must […]

FROM THE KOHALA MOUNTAIN NEWS Hamakua-Kohala Health, Kohala Hospital COVID Vaccination Clinics Open to Kohala Kupuna 65+ Hamakua-Kohala Health and Kohala Hospital have opened their COVID-19 vaccination clinics to Kohala community members who are 65+ years of age.  Hamakua-Kohala Health Center’s vaccination clinic is administering the Moderna vaccine. Those who would like to be vaccinated […]

Tune in Christmas morning! Lonesome Bob will host a holiday music & call in show from 8-11am. Featuring the KNKR ohana, your requests and dedications and a 9am sing-along encore of the 2019 performance by the North Kohala Seniors with carols on ukulele.

It’s almost unbelievable that 35 dedicated volunteers have kept Kohala Radio on the air the entire year, day after day, in our small community during the virus threat. We are very proud of them: the ones who are on the air and others who maintain the station, with all of its complexities, from 8 am […]

At 3 pm Saturday HPD advised motorists that Route 190 between Waikoloa Rd and Old Saddle Rd is CLOSED for the next several hours due to brush fire. Use Daniel K Inouye Hwy or Waikoloa Rd as alternate routes.

Landscape maintenance on Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270):  There will be a single lane closure in both directions between mile markers 24 and 27, Akana Place and Akoni Pule Highway, on Saturday, October 31, through Friday, November 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Traffic flow in both directions will be maintained through a contraflow.   […]

Via: Hawaii Tourism Authority It’s more than where you go. It’s how you stay. That’s the message behind a new video that’s being played to visitors before and after they arrive in Hawaii. It’s part of the Kuleana Campaign, which was launched last year through a partnership between the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the […]


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