Nick Yee

Host, Bridging the Gap

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both southern California and Honolulu.  In college he started DJ-ing around town, playing long acid jazz and bossa nova sets at various lounges under the name dj mr.nick.  He started to incorporate down tempo and electronic music into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy.

In addition to his club life, Nicholas has spent the last 7 years as a DJ for UH/Manoa’s KTUH, running one of its most popular radio shows, “The Jet Set.” He has also served the station in various capacities including manager, as well as being an educator.

Flickr / Dan Moyle
Flickr / Dan Moyle

Hawaii Public Radio’s brand new Community Calendar is live!

Find it at:
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The Calendar is a resource for the public to learn and share events around the Hawaiian Islands.

Promoters can now upload their own events by clicking on the “Submit Event” link in the left column.

The new calendar can be found on the page by clicking on the Events Tab, and scrolling down to “Community Calendars”.

Secret Record Store
Secret Record Store

 The Secret Record store is trying to keep the experience of vinyl records alive in Hawaii.

It’s a small pop-up mobile store complete with a listening station where people can preview a record before deciding to buy it.  The design is to give the listeners the feel and interaction of the small independent record stores that are becoming hard to find.

Kevin Cruze is one of the forces behind the project, which started by hauling crates of records and turntables to monthly events that encompass art and music.

Instagram / Hipubradio
Instagram / Hipubradio

Some folks wait until January 1st to make a new year’s resolution, but not Hawaii Public Radio!

With your help we’ll check off the list an early resolution to gather 100 gifts of support before 2014 even begins.

Enthusiastic HPR volunteers will be in the studios December 30th from 6 am to 4 pm and December 31st from 6 am to Noon to accept your tax-deductible contribution at (808) 941-3689 or, we invite you to make a gift on-line.

Flickr / Simon_sees
Flickr / Simon_sees

  The environmental group: Keep the North Shore Country has filed a lawsuit asking the Hawaii Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort to re-examine the environmental impacts of a proposed expansion plan.

Hawaii Public Radio
Hawai Public Radio


This morning Hawaii Public Radio hosted a press conference to announce the debut of the Radio Flyers Program.

Hawaii Public Radio, Hawaiian Airlines and The Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children are combining forces in this unique charitable contribution.