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Special Report: Long Lines Forming on Maui 7 a.m. 2/27/2010

February 27, 2010, 7:00 AM HST
* Updated December 29, 10:15 PM
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[flashvideo file= /] This Special Report was included as part of Pacific Radio Group’s multi-media coverage of Tsunami Warning Events over the weekend. The interviews were captured at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2010 and featured interviews conducted by Native 92.5 FM Program Director, Kawika-veeka as long lines formed at island gas stations and grocery stores. During his man-on-the street interviews, Pacific Radio Group learned of the 20 minute wait that residents were enduring to prepare themselves ahead of potential tsunami impacts.

Special Reports on Pacific Radio Group began airing on Friday, February 26 when a Tsunami Advisory was issued following an 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Chile.

When the Advisory was upgraded to a Warning at 12:46 a.m. early on Saturday, the PRG news department began blanketing the airwaves with advisories airing every 10 to 15 minutes on six stations.

At 5:30 a.m. Pacific Radio Group transitioned into a six station simulcast with wall-to-wall coverage. The program was co-hosted by KPOA 93.5 FM Program Director Alaka’i Paleka and Fox News 900 Program Director Fred Guzman with support and coordination by Pacific Radio Group News Director, Wendy Osher.The company dedicated eight and a half hours to uninterrupted local coverage of the tsunami events.

The program aired on KPOA 93.5 FM, KJMD 98.3 FM, Native 92.5 FM, KISS FM Maui, Fox News 900 AM, and ESPN 550 AM.

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