KTUH Turns 40, Mai Tai Rumble Is Back!

Melissa Moniz
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Friday - September 23, 2009
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G Dehnert (G-Spot) drops in at the KTUH studio just before his Underground Sound Show and just as Loriel Macalma caps off his Friday Afternoon Bashment show

Calling UHers, past and present: Head over to Indigo’s this Friday to help your alma mater’s radio station, KTUH, celebrate its 40th anniversary.

You’re sure to get a listen of something you like at this Friends of KTUH DJ event because from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., KTUH’s baddest DJs will be spinning live in three different rooms.

Here they are in no particular order: dj mr. nick, Loriel,Ms Angel, Cookiehead Jenkins, Kaz, The Musical Ingredient Chef, Easy Al, Dj Fina, Dj Hi-Low, Dj Cherrybomb, Alex, ADHDJ, G-Spot, The Professa, Trav 15, Ross Jackson, DJ Marbles and Kno Kname.

“Each DJ will get about 40-60 minutes each,” says G-Spot, a KTUH DJ since 1996 and event promoter. “All the kinds of music heard on KTUH will be represented, from hip-hop to house to electronic to rock ‘n’ roll to reggae to jazz.”


This is a fundraiser for KTUH, with a cover of $10. And 21-and-over only, please.

“It is mostly a celebration of KTUH and its 40 years of good times for listeners, KTUH alumni and current DJs,” adds G-Spot, who served as promotions director at KTUH from 1996-2002.

KTUH is a student-run, non-commercial radio station that broadcasts from three frequencies islandwide direct from the UH-Manoa campus. Not only does KTUH provide the community with diverse on-air programming, it also offers UHM students a hands-on opportunity to learn about radio broadcasting.

Also in celebration of it’s 40th, KTUH welcomes listeners to view the station’s “KTUH 40th Documentary Trailer” at http://www.ktuh.org. They are also interested in gathering stories of KTUH’s history from folks who have been involved with the station as directors and deejays or even as listeners. Please send submission via e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ...

It’s that time of year again, when Tuesdays at the Mai Tai Bar go off! Ready or not, here it comes! Mai Tai Rumble is back. And in Bud Light “True Music” fashion, some of the best amateur groups are vying for the chance to win $30,000 in cash and prizes.

Hosted by Island Rhythm 98.5’s Mento Mele, the weekly competition begins Oct. 6 until only the best are left standing at the final night on Dec. 1. But before the battling begins, Beach 5 and Hot Rain will take the stage for the Rumble’s Kick-Off Concert next week Tuesday (Sept. 29). The fun begins at 9 p.m. each night.

The Rumble’s Aftershock performance also continues, as the top bands in Hawaii take the stage to cap off the competition. The star-filled lineup includes: Koauka on Oct. 6, Nesian N.I.N.E. on Oct. 13, Ooklah The Moc on Oct.20, Rebel Souljahz on Oct. 27, Ten Feet on Nov. 3, Afatia on Nov. 10, Dubkonscious with Paula Fuga on Nov. 17, Ooklah The Moc on Nov. 24 and Natural Vibrations on Dec. 1.

And this year, Mai Tai is doing it one better by helping raise money for the charity, Music Is Good Medicine. Its mission is to use the power of music to heal, influence and inspire people, and improve our community. The program’s reach extends into schools, senior care centers, hospitals, charity events, workshops and community programs.

“We decided to partner with Music Is Good Medicine because it’s an organization that goes into schools in Hawaii to help them with their music programs,” says Francine Cekada, general manager of Mai Tai Bar. “With all the budget cuts for funding in schools, we thought we could help.”

Custom bumper stickers will be on sale during the Mai Tai Rumble for $2 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Music Is Good Medicine.

“We’ve done events for other charities such as the Hawaii Foodbank in the past, but with the Rumble we decided to tie it in with music and our youth,” adds Cekada.

So whether you’re up for helping a good cause, listening to great music or need an excuse to get out on a Tuesday night, this is the place to be. I’ll be judging Oct. 13, so see you there!

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