Air Staff

Frank B Shaner

Morning Host
MON-FRI 6-10am
frankonkewe@gmail.com

Born and raised in Honolulu, I grew up in Kapahulu around Hawaiian music. My love for this music, unique to any other in the world, led me to a career in radio, where I have spent over 35 years behind the microphone. I did morning shows at KINE and KCCN AM (Hawaiian Music) KIKI, KRTR and KAUAI-KONG Radio and was consistently rated in the top 3 in the Honolulu market. Throughout my career, I have strived to promote classic Hawaiian artists, as well as supporting up and coming new artists.

I produced the Frank B. Shaner Falsetto Contest for 11 years. All proceeds from these events went to support Aloha Festivals around the State.

I also recorded “The Adventures of Leimomi”, a Hawaiian satire of turbulent times in 20th Century Hawaiian history. For this I received the Na Hoku Hanohano award for Best Comedy Album of the Year.

What I am able to bring to KEWE 97.9 FM and 1240 AM are my relationships that I have with most of the artists that are being played on the air, many of which are personal friends. I am also well known in the Maui community as listeners here were able to catch my station from Oahu.

Another aspect that I bring to my programs are my experiences as a stand up comedian, which I believe adds valuable humor to my shows. (And of course, that is very subjective). The characters you hear are performed live and are very spontaneous and happen in the moment. I prepare my show-prep tight so I can perform loose. Badda Bing, Badda Boom!