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July 2011
KAPA and The Blue Dragon
The Blue Dragon is one of the best little venues around, with its open air restaurant and great food. Hawaiian slack key treasure John Keawe opened the show for John, playing to a sold out crowd.
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July 2011
Early Fireworks on Magic Island
John created some sparks of his own for morning news crews on Oahu, as they prepped for the 4th of July festivities. John was the featured performer at this year's celebration.
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January 2011
WMVY Chili Contest
Each time John visits the Vineyard, he heads straight over to WMVY Radio as soon as the ferry docks. Program Director and dear friend Barbara Dacey welcomed John on her show, along with songwriter extraordinaire Mark Herschler.
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January 2011
Breedlove at NAMM
The only thing better than going to NAMM and performing there is walking out the door with a free guitar and a bunch of cool stuff, compliments of Breedlove Guitars, who endorses John.
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October 2010
Good Times with Jason
FM 97's morning drive guy, Jason Fujinaka, is a blast to hang with. John stopped by the Kauai radio show to talk about the Coconut Festival and play some new tunes.
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September 2010
Good Morning Kauai
When John lands on Kauai, the first stop is always Ron Wiley's top rated morning show on KONG radio. Ron is a dear friend to the community and an essential voice on the Garden Island.
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August 2010
Perry and Price in Paradise
Perry and Price host the number one radio show in Hawaii on KSSK, so that means when John stops by to say hello, he might bump in to other big dogs like Donavon Frankenreiter.
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August 2010
Live on KVMR
KVMR is a gem of a station in California's Sierra Foothills. It has every kind of musical genre you can think of, including a strong Hawaiian show. This morning, host Mike Bissell invited John on his show for a fantastic interview.
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August 2010
Live on 107 oink 5 in Freedom, CA
KPIG defines eclectic radio and the station's popular show "Please Stand By" is no exception. John talked with host John Sandidge and played some new tunes as well, before his show at the Santa Cruz pier.
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November 2009
Kokua for the Pacific
In Hawaiian, Kokua means help or cooperate, and that's exactly what everyone in town did to raise money for victims of various natural disasters in the Pacific region. Musicians, promoters, radio stations, sound companies and more, all came together for a great cause.
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October 2009
KAPA's Monster Mash
KAPA radio in Kona threw its annual Halloween block party and John was the main event. He's had some pretty strange people show up at gigs over the years, but this night topped the list.
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September 2009
KUMU Breakfast Club
It's always great to listen to KUMU radio, but even better when they're offering you free breakfast. John raided the buffet and rolled out some new tunes at KUMU's Breakfast Club at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu.
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August 2009
What is Life on KSSK
When cousin Amy Hanaiali'i releases an album of songs with family and friends, you can bet some of them will show up when she is out promoting it. John stopped by the Roadrunner Music Hall at the KSSK studios to sing their duet, "What is Life?"
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August 2009
Kanikapila on KVMR
If you live in California's Sierra Foothills and love music, KVMR is your station. They play just about every genre you can think of, including a very solid offering of Hawaiian music. John talked story with Michael Keene, before performing at World Fest.
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July 2009
Friends of MVY
WMVY on Martha's Vineyard is one of the best little radio stations on the planet. John loves stopping by when he's in town to visit old friends and play some new music.
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March 2009
LP33 TV
This is probably the only place in Austin where you're allowed, in fact, encouraged to write graffiti on a public wall. John joined right in, adding his name to the long list of other top acts attending SXSW.
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March 2009
Studio South By
Of the thousands of musicians who congregate in Austin during the SXSW Music Festival, only a very small handful of them get invited to be interviewed on Studio SX. It's a prestigious honor, which John graciously accepted.
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March 2009
Austin Radio at its Best
KGSR 107.1 is one of the coolest radio stations in the country. During the South by Southwest Music Festival, it takes center stage as the place where everyone who is anyone gathers to hear the hottest bands in the country.
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March 2009
KZSC Santa Cruz
College radio doesn't get any better than this. The UC Santa Cruz way cool station KZSC invited John to hang out and play some tunes on a chilly Northern California morning.
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March 2009
KAPU Radio
Just down the 101 from Santa Cruz is a little gem of a radio station called KAPU. It's the only radio station on the mainland that plays Hawaiian music 24 hours a day and it's run on full strength aloha.
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January 2009
Sunrise at the Capitol
The sun rising over the nation's capitol made the freezing temperatures that much more bearable. KGMB's Grace Lee and crew invited John to make an appearance on their Sunrise show the day before the historic inauguration of Barack Obama.
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January 2009
From Sea to Shining Sea on KITV
Leave it to John to turn a guest appearance on a TV show into a celebration and concert. KITV's Mahealani Richardson invited John on her show to talk about the inauguration and instead got an impromptu sing-a-long of America the Beautiful.
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January 2009
Sunday Breakfast on WFUV
What better way to spend a Sunday than on John Platt's long running Sunday Breakfast radio show on New York's venerable WFUV. John and John talked story and played some tunes in the station's beautiful studio at Fordham University.
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January 2009
Live at 5 on KHNL
Hawaiian artists usually don't get asked to play for the President, but with John playing at 4 inaugural galas in celebration of Barack Obama's election, news crews asked him to make the rounds. John talks story with Tracy Gladden before heading off to Washington for the big event.
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December 2008
Perry and Price on KSSK
Michael Perry and Larry Price, hosts of Oahu's #1 rated radio show, opened their doors for John to play a few songs and plug his upcoming events during the busy holiday season.
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