Maui Arts & Entertainment

Wake up Weekdays with The Maui Breakfast Club

October 13, 2010, 3:43 PM HST
* Updated August 31, 8:58 AM
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Maui radio listeners can wake up weekdays with The Maui Breakfast Club–a morning talk show with hosts Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez and Kellie Pali.  The program airs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Pacific Radio Group’s KNUI AM 900, The Talk of Maui.

Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez (left) and Kellie Pali (right) in studio on The Maui Breakfast Club radio show.

The two-hour program features unique and informative guests, with a call-in format that allows listeners to interact with studio guests.  The Maui Breakfast Club also includes a full hour each day of entertaining features including: health and fitness, business tips, MIL sports updates, a recipe of the week segment, surf reports, traditional Hawaiian healing practices, mortgage market updates, sustainable living and gardening, news from non-profits, upcoming activities for seniors, and a weekly feature each Friday on coming Maui events in music, arts, culture and theater.

Co-host Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez is a 12-year resident of Maui.  His current work involves consulting for several Maui businesses and non-profit organizations.  Tom is an active member of the community, having served two terms as President of the Maui Coastal Land Trust.  He is also a member of the Kihei-Wailea Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow, and the founding President of Na HALE O Maui, an affordable housing community land trust dedicated to the creation of perpetual projects in affordable housing.  Prior to his consulting work, Tom was employed with Maui Economic Opportunity, where he helped to create the Maui Nui Housing Task Force and served as the Director of Development and Marketing.

Fellow co-host Kellie Pali is a Broker In Charge at Creative Financial in Kihei, Maui.  Among her accolades in the Real Estate industry include 2008 Affiliate of the Year from the Realtors Association of Maui.  Prior to her mortgage career, Kellie was employed for nine years in hotel management at the Grand Wailea Resort and the Manele Bay Hotel on Lana’i.  She is currently a member of Business Network International and the Lions Club.

After serving as moderator of the Small Town Maui radio show, Tom conceived and created The Maui Breakfast Club radio show, which launched in March of 2009.  The program moved to Pacific Radio Group in August of 2010 and now airs on KNUI AM 900, The Talk of Maui.

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