KNKR 96.1 FM is a listener supported, non-commercial, nonprofit, community radio station in partnership with the Kohala High and Middle schools. We broadcast exclusively to North Kohala on Hawaii Island.

KNKR reflects the North Kohala community by offering programming by a wide variety of local volunteers. We encourage cultural diversity and provide a platform for creative expression.

KNKR promotes and broadcasts local community activities and events and presents local emergency broadcasting for the community.

Our mission is to provide programming that attracts sufficient listener support to keep KNKR on the air.


We believe that to be successful KNKR must be
• Volunteer based
• Listener supported
• A platform for free, open and balanced communication with an emphasis on cultural diversity
• Supportive of programming often ignored by commercial media
• About creative, innovative, experimental, as well as traditional programming
• Actively seeking community based programming, volunteers, and broadcasters

One Comment

  1. North Kohala has a wide spectrum of individuals who will more than appreciate
    a “home grown” radio station. I hope that some rock music will also be included in the programming.
    GOOD LUCK & I’ll see you on the radio in September

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