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SummitMedia's Ashton Kaiuwailani Dies at Age 58.

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Kaiuwailani was the PD for KINE FM in Hawaii. SummitMedia Hawaii President TJ Malievsky said, Kimo was a consummate professional. His career spanned four decades and he touched the Hawaiian Islands with his talent in programming and on air work across many different radio formats.  He will be missed tremendously here at SummitMedia and his loss to the Hawaiian music community is incalculable. We all cared for him dearly both as a friend and a respected colleague.

Kaiuwailani began his radio career by hanging out at KKUA in 1972 with DJs Michael W. Perry & Lou Richards. His first official radio job was at KENO and KLUC in Las Vegas in 75 and hes been home in Hawaii ever since.  He got to work with the legendary Pat Oday when he owned KORL then moved to KKUA as Music Director then Program Director of KQMQ/KKUA.

Most recently, Kimo worked for SummitMedia in Honolulu. In addition to his multiple responsibilities at KINE, he was instrumental in launching and coaching the new KRTR FM morning show, Hammertime. He was also a consultant to the Pacific Radio Group, including most of the Hawaiian music stations on the neighbor islands. 



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