Rick Hamada is the host of Hawaii's #1 morning drive talk show, "The Rick Hamada Program" on News Radio 830 KHVH, a Clear Channel station.


A Conservative Estimate Archive Below



2012 Archive



2011 Archive

The Economy And Government - October 26, 2011
A Call Full Of Misinformation - October 12, 2011
Kaauwai Was Good For GOP - October 05, 2011
The Daily Risk Of Being A Cop - September 21, 2011
Double Standard On Violent Talk - September 14, 2011
Reflections On Turning 50 - August 31, 2011
We’re All In This Economy Together - August 17, 2011
Cross From 9-11 Must Be Displayed - August 03, 2011
Things To Learn From California - July 20, 2011
Give ’Em A Hug Before It’s Too Late - July 06, 2011
GOP Candidates Lack Charisma - June 22, 2011
A Reminder Of What Really Matters - June 08, 2011
Palin For President Not In The Stars - June 01, 2011
Rail Math Just Doesn’t Add Up - May 18, 2011
Is Your Bottom Line Smarting Too? - May 11, 2011
Trump’s Love Affair With Himself - May 04, 2011
GET Increase Dies Again — Hooray! - April 13, 2011
Poker A Good Bet For Hawaii - March 30, 2011
HECO, Union Share Blame - March 16, 2011
Akaka Departs; Harimoto Huffs - March 09, 2011
Let’s Be Honest About A Soda Tax - February 16, 2011
Nice Talk, Guv, But We Need Details - February 02, 2011
All Hawaii GOP Lacks Is A Leader - January 26, 2011
Tragedy Is No Time To Play Politics - January 19, 2011
Faith, Hope Lead To Redemption - January 12, 2011
The Cost Of Living May Jump In 2011 - January 05, 2011


2010 Archive

OK To Civil Unions, Not ‘Don’t Ask Or Tell’ - December 29, 2010
A Conservative Christmas - December 22, 2010
Obama Battered By Ex-Supporters - December 15, 2010
How We Can Make Roads Safer - December 08, 2010
TSA’s Peep Show And Grope Fest - November 24, 2010
The New ‘Five-0’ Is Can’t-Miss TV - November 17, 2010
Hawaii Out Of Step With The Nation - November 10, 2010
Gov. Lingle’s DOT Accomplishments - November 03, 2010
An Emotional Visit To ‘Ground Zero’ - October 27, 2010
No Good Excuse For Not Voting - October 20, 2010
Sparklers? They’re Banning Sparklers? - October 06, 2010
Not The End Of The Line For Mufi - September 29, 2010
Primary Missteps And Memories - September 22, 2010
The Ugly Side Of Politics Today - September 15, 2010
Salinda’s Sentence Mocks Justice - September 08, 2010
Americans Can Fix This Mess Too - September 01, 2010
Mufi-Neil Feud Goes Way Back - August 25, 2010
And Tiger Comes Tumbling Down - August 18, 2010
Bracey’s Simple Path To Riches - August 11, 2010
A Drive To Curb Recklessness - August 04, 2010
NAACP Wrong To Play Race Card - July 28, 2010
Making It Easy To Be Homeless - July 21, 2010
Lifetime Lessons Of A Loving Mom - July 14, 2010
The Duty To Defend Yourself, U.S. - July 07, 2010
All Fed Up With The Food Police - June 30, 2010
A Disastrous Dining Experience - June 23, 2010
Capitalism Is Our Economic Cure - June 16, 2010
The Race Isn’t Over For Djou - June 09, 2010
Djou Owes It All To Abercrombie - June 02, 2010
Another Low Voter Turnout - May 26, 2010
Amazing: Two Bills Pass That Make Sense - May 19, 2010
Worst Legislative Session Ever? - May 12, 2010
Getting Salty About Government Plans - April 28, 2010
Obama’s Bows Show Weakness - April 21, 2010
Respect And Civility Despite Differences - April 14, 2010
Priests, Pols And Pricey Popcorn - April 07, 2010
No Joke: Mufi For President - March 31, 2010
The Wrong Time To Raise Taxes - March 24, 2010
Tam, Fireworks And More Fees - March 17, 2010
A Falling ‘Idol’; Don’t Blame Leno - March 10, 2010
Mufi’s Playing It Coy With Neil - February 24, 2010
Waiving The Right To Wave The Flag - February 17, 2010
Vegas Can Teach Hawaii A Bunch - February 10, 2010
Mufi Doth Protest Lingle Too Much - February 03, 2010
GOP Must Stay On Message - January 27, 2010
The Best of Times In Haiti Were Bad - January 20, 2010
The Killjoy Fireworks Fun Police - January 13, 2010
Starting Over With A Clean Slate In ‘10 - January 06, 2010


2009 Archive

Good Riddance To A Lousy Year - December 30, 2009
HSTA All About Self-interest - December 23, 2009
A Case For Learning To Defend Oneself - December 16, 2009
A Question: Was It Worth It, Tiger? - December 09, 2009
Is Higa’s Audit Playing Politics? - December 02, 2009
HPD Posting Photos Of Drunk Drivers - November 24, 2009
Seeking A Firm, Decisive President - November 18, 2009
The GOP Rally For ‘Change’ - November 11, 2009
Supporting Restaurant Workers - November 04, 2009
Save It For A Rainy Day, Guv - October 28, 2009
Teachers Need To Speak Up - October 21, 2009
A ‘Healthy’ Tax On Soft Drinks - October 14, 2009
The Brutality Of Sexual Crime - October 07, 2009
Dems Wrong On Racial Charges - September 23, 2009
The Dissing Of Hawaii’s GOP - September 16, 2009
This Legislative Idea Really Stinks - September 09, 2009
The Little Girl From Wilkes-Barre - September 02, 2009
So Where Are Our Town Halls? - August 26, 2009
Hooked On Facebook And Friends - August 19, 2009
A Fashion Legend Turns To Golf - August 12, 2009
The Latest Dire Threat To Hawaii - August 05, 2009
Why The Rush, Mr. President? - July 29, 2009
Not The Norm For A Radio Guy - July 22, 2009
Attacks On Palin Are Over The Top - July 15, 2009
Greatness, Tragedy In A Man-child - July 08, 2009
The Class Act Of Ed McMahon - July 01, 2009
Furloughs: The Guv vs. Dems And Unions - June 24, 2009
Cycle Helmets, Rail And A Lincoln Note - June 17, 2009
Lingle, The Budget, Spending And Family - June 10, 2009
Tourism’s Future: Economic Issue - June 03, 2009
The Budget, Tax And More Taxes - May 20, 2009
Legislature Is Coming For Your Wallet Again - May 13, 2009
Tourism Tax Will Hurt More Than Swine Flu - May 06, 2009
A Run On Guns, Congrats Miss CA - April 29, 2009
Rallying Against Overtaxation - April 22, 2009
It’s A Different America Today - April 15, 2009
The Legislature’s Big Money Grab - April 08, 2009
Finding A Happy Place In Life - April 01, 2009
The Sinking Superferry Situation - March 25, 2009
The Truth Behind SNL’s Rock Skit - March 18, 2009
What’s Left To Ban? Don’t Ask - March 11, 2009
Media Legends, Ceded Lands - March 04, 2009
Who Will Stop The Civil Unions Bill? - February 25, 2009
Blame Dems For This Fiscal Mess - February 18, 2009
Phelps, Football, EU And the Moon - February 11, 2009
Hawaii’s Taxpayers Need Relief - February 04, 2009
A Reality Check For Obamaniacs - January 28, 2009
Tax Hike Or Gambling, Not Both - January 21, 2009
A Trip Every American Should Take - January 14, 2009
Finding ‘Aloha’ In The MidWest - January 07, 2009


2008 Archive

’08: Obama, Rail, Palin And More - December 31, 2008
Shoe-tossing No Laughing Matter - December 24, 2008
Counting Santa’s Many Virtues - December 17, 2008
Hillary, go!/Aloha, The Giants - December 10, 2008
Requiring Kids To Read ‘Twilight’ - December 03, 2008
U.S. Carmakers: Heal Thyself - November 26, 2008
More of Mufi’s Rail Deceptions - November 19, 2008
Conservatism Is Alive And Well - November 12, 2008
Election’s Done, But Not Rail Plan - November 05, 2008
Mayor Hannemann’s New Deal - October 29, 2008
Obama-McCain: Style vs. Substance - October 22, 2008
Surviving This Financial Crisis - October 15, 2008
The Governator Saves Hawaii $$$ - October 08, 2008
If You Don’t Vote, Don’t Grumble - October 01, 2008
Changing HTA And The State - September 24, 2008
Rail Rules In The Mayoral Race - September 17, 2008
The Left’s Assault On Gov. Palin - September 10, 2008
Why We Must Vote On The Rail Plan - September 03, 2008
Spanking: Discipline Or Abuse? - August 27, 2008
Blame Union Leaders, Not Teachers - August 13, 2008
Give Voters A Voice On Rail Plan - August 06, 2008
Self-serving, Opportunistic Pols - July 30, 2008
Putting Rail Transit To The Vote - July 23, 2008
The Age-old Problem Of Aging - July 16, 2008
Government Adds To Economic Pain - July 09, 2008
Who Profits From Rail Transit - July 02, 2008
Rail Problems, Tiger And Jimmy B. - June 25, 2008
Family Films Fuel The Industry - June 18, 2008
Tam And The Hateful ‘W’ Word - June 11, 2008
Kids And Cell Phone Addiction - June 04, 2008
Making A Case For Character - May 28, 2008
Why Most Islanders Don’t Vote - May 21, 2008
Killing A Perfectly Good Bill - May 14, 2008
Sharing Memories Of Mom’s Love - May 07, 2008
Our Money-grabbing Government - April 30, 2008
Time To End Sales Tax On Food - April 23, 2008
What It Takes To Be Called ‘Local’ - April 16, 2008
Making Christianity The Criminal - April 09, 2008
Adding Up The Real Cost Of Rail - April 02, 2008
Cracking Down On Copper Thieves - March 26, 2008
Time To Make Eggs Illegal - March 19, 2008
Getting Hit By The Governator - March 12, 2008
Calling Him ‘Hussein’ Is Fair Game - March 05, 2008
Why Wasn’t Mrs. Obama Proud? - February 27, 2008
The Trouble With Amy Winehouse - February 20, 2008
Kudos To Obama, Clinton - Really - February 13, 2008
Lingle’s Ludicrous Land Grab - February 06, 2008
Can Lingle Really Save Turtle Bay? - January 30, 2008
New Year, Same Old Legislature - January 23, 2008
KISS Of Wealth; Bad Government - January 16, 2008
Helping Kids Avoid Alcohol - January 09, 2008
A Drive To Improve Our Roadways - January 02, 2008


2007 Archive

U.S. Air Travel Is For The Birds - December 26, 2007
Can Baseball Recover From ’Roids? - December 19, 2007
Oahu’s Shameful Third World Roads - December 12, 2007
Don’t Be Afraid To Say It: Christmas - December 05, 2007
Obama’s Drug Use A Bad Example - November 28, 2007
Colt Mania, War On Weed Whackers - November 21, 2007
Suicidal Jihadists On Surfboards - November 14, 2007
Bad Dog! No Excuse For ‘N’ Word - November 07, 2007
Political Fallout From The Ferry - October 31, 2007
Blaming Lingle For Ferry Debacle - October 24, 2007
Superferry: Testing Our System - October 17, 2007
Buckling Up, But Not On Buses - October 10, 2007
Top Favorite Family Films (So Far) - October 03, 2007
Focusing On Fluff, Forgetting 9/11 - September 26, 2007
The Left’s Attack On Gen. Petraeus - September 19, 2007
There’s Ferry Blame All Around - September 12, 2007
Ferry Questions For Awana, Others - September 05, 2007
The Pleasure Of Playing Golf - August 29, 2007
The Media-driven Imus Prosecution - August 22, 2007
Dreaming Of A Perfect World - August 15, 2007
Reasons Visitors Like Hawaii Less - August 08, 2007
Breaking Up A Great News Team - August 01, 2007
Vick Could Soon Be A Convict - July 25, 2007
Mufi’s $400,000 Traffic Website - July 18, 2007
Stealing Memories - July 11, 2007
The Never-ending Prison Problem - July 04, 2007
Accounting For A Lack Of Grace - June 27, 2007
Bada Bing! ‘The Sopranos’ Finale - June 20, 2007
Team Wie: Lingering Problems - June 13, 2007
A Smart Move By Sen. Hanabusa - June 06, 2007
Enjoying The Other Down Under - May 30, 2007
Curbing Bad Drivers Of Any Age - May 23, 2007
The Advantages Of Drug Testing - May 09, 2007
The Killer Got What He Wanted - April 25, 2007
An Over-reaction To Imus Blunder - April 18, 2007
Supporting Marines’ Tattoo Policy - April 04, 2007
Top 10 Movies Produced In Hawaii - March 28, 2007
Victims Of A Lax Courier Service - March 21, 2007
Our Outraged Readers Respond - March 14, 2007
A Vicious Attack, Not Road Rage - March 07, 2007
Rail: It’s Really Not About Transit - February 28, 2007
Tuning Out The Anna Nicole News - February 21, 2007
Watada: Stop The Legal Squirming - February 14, 2007
Our Hypocritical Smoking Ban - February 07, 2007
Returning The Surplus To Taxpayers - January 31, 2007
Ready For ‘Madame President’? - January 24, 2007
Why Chicago Is ‘My Kind Of Town’ - January 03, 2007


2006 Archive

The State’s Gas Tax Money Grab - December 27, 2006
Why Obama Won’t Be President - December 20, 2006
Dogging Chapman, Wimping Out - December 13, 2006
Curbing Fatalities Curbing Fatalities - December 06, 2006
Celebrating Christmas In Paradise - November 29, 2006
Supporting The Lingle Agenda - November 22, 2006
The Lack Of Citizen Participation - November 15, 2006
Tampa’s HOT Alternative To Rail - November 08, 2006
How Government Affects Us All - November 01, 2006
Rumblings Over Manini Problems - October 25, 2006
Getting Tough With North Korea - October 18, 2006
Maestro Matt’s Romantic Return - October 11, 2006
Thoughts On Case, Thielen, Hogue - October 04, 2006
Comparing Ahmadinejad To Hitler - September 27, 2006
Those Union-powered Democrats - September 20, 2006
The Shame Of Deadbeat Parents - September 13, 2006
Voting, The Economy And A Creep - September 06, 2006
Drunk Kids: Where Are Parents? - August 30, 2006
A ‘Debate’ On The Wrong Station - August 23, 2006
Why Rumsfeld Should Resign - August 16, 2006
Real Boobs: Breast-feeding Foes - August 09, 2006
Leaving An Abusive Relationship - August 02, 2006
Yes To School Vouchers - July 26, 2006
Why Lingle Deserves Four More - July 19, 2006
Improving The Worst-voting State - July 12, 2006
The Benefits Of Early Education - July 05, 2006
Drivers’ ‘Screw Everybody’ Attitude - June 28, 2006
Rail And The Mufi-Lingle Dustup - June 21, 2006
She’s Famous, But Can Wie Win? - June 14, 2006
Our Police Are Not The Bad Guys - June 07, 2006
Seeing A Divine Hand At Work - May 31, 2006
Crime, Crosswalks And A Salute - May 17, 2006
Doing Justice To United 93 Heroes - May 10, 2006
Why Bush Needs A Good Snow Job - May 03, 2006
Throw The Book At Graffiti Punks - April 26, 2006
Brandishing Carrots And Sticks - April 19, 2006
The Days When Baseball Mattered - April 12, 2006
Readers Respond: Selfish Parents - April 05, 2006
Heeding The Warnings Of History - March 29, 2006
What Kind Of Parents Are These? - March 22, 2006
A Much Too Lenient Sentence - March 15, 2006
A Phobia Of Being Shark Bait - March 08, 2006
The P.C. Ban On Playground Tag - March 01, 2006
Idol Worshippers, Taxis And Taxes - February 22, 2006
It’s Time For A Three-strikes Law - February 15, 2006
The Pedestrians With Death Wishes - February 08, 2006
A Robber In Drag, Making A Case - February 01, 2006
A (Calvin) Say In Surplus Spending - January 25, 2006
The Never-ending War On Drugs - January 18, 2006
The Horror Of Avoidable Tragedies - January 11, 2006
Playing Games In The Name Of Sport - January 04, 2006


2005 Archive

Seeking True Transit Alternatives - December 21, 2005
Dean’s Foot-in-mouth Disease - December 14, 2005
There’s No Justice For A Dead Baby - December 07, 2005
A Holiday Splash Of Fine Wine - November 30, 2005
Getting Waikiki’s Act Together - November 16, 2005
The Gifts Of A Man Named Skitch - November 09, 2005
Taking A Shot At The Flu Vaccine - November 02, 2005
Learning From A Wee Wie Mistake - October 26, 2005
A Guy The Dems Should Nominate - October 19, 2005
Vegas From A Hawaii Point Of View - October 12, 2005
Avoiding The Socialistic Abyss - October 03, 2005
The Dems Don’t Need A Candidate - September 28, 2005
A Magical Summer Of Baseball - September 08, 2005
Coming To New Parenting Rules - August 24, 2005
A Proposal To Amend The Rail Tax - August 17, 2005
The State’s Financial Boondoggle - August 11, 2005
Taking A Stand On Child Killers - August 03, 2005
Showing No Mercy To Child Killers - July 27, 2005
Railing Against Lingle Turnabout - July 20, 2005
Rating The Moviegoing Experience - July 13, 2005
Lingle’s Brave Stand On GET - July 06, 2005
The Big Lie About ‘Home Rule’ - June 29, 2005
So Much To Rant About On Oahu - June 22, 2005
The Nightmare Of A Missing Child - June 15, 2005
A Call For Lingle To Veto GET Bill - June 08, 2005
Rail Tax Vote: Follow The Money - June 01, 2005
Standing In Awe Of Our Military - May 25, 2005
Looking At Options Other Than Rail - May 18, 2005
Holding Pro-Tax Pols Accountable - May 11, 2005
Rallying Against A Tax Increase - May 04, 2005
A Positive Look At Government - April 27, 2005
A Call For Kanno To Step Down - April 20, 2005
Finding Security In Self-defense - April 13, 2005
Lessons In Irresponsible Parenting - April 06, 2005
An Ultimatum In The Rail Debate - March 30, 2005
Get Tougher On Repeat Offenders - March 23, 2005
Harris’ Legacy: Lots Of Red Ink - March 03, 2005


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