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- Plans are developed for a 10 watt non-commercial educational FM station.
1969: July 7
- KTUH begins broadcasting on FM for the first time, at 90.5 mHz. Broadcasts run from 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 6:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Fridays. Located in Hawai`i Hall, room 206, the station is under the direction of the Speech-Communication Department. General Manager: Fred Barbaria.
- KTUH is issued its first education FM license.
1970: July 7
- KTUH's 1st anniversary.
- KTUH presents the first "quadrophonic sound" radio program in Hawai`i. If electronically equipped, listeners will receive four separate signals through four different speakers.
- KTUH begins broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- KTUH begins transmitting via Kaiser Teleprompter (cable) to Hawaii Kai (90.9 mHz).
- KTUH nearly shuts down due to unpaid UPI bill. Paying a $1,100 bill out of a $1,200 budget would bankrupt the station. Dean of Students Si Ellingson pays the bill and saves KTUH. It is proposed to put the station under the Department of Student Activities.
- KTUH expands, installing a translator atop of Leahi Hospital in Kaimuki. The frequency for the Kaimuki to Hawaii Kai area is 89.7 mHz. General Manager Fred Barbaria resigns. Russell Roberts becomes the new General Manager effective September 1.
1974: July 7
- KTUH's 5th Anniversary.
- Main tower is erected atop Porteus Hall, with the transmitter located below on the sixth floor. Transmitter is to be operated by remote control from Hawai`i Hall. Due to the move, the main signal will change to 90.3 mHz. Originally planned to go off air for only ten days, KTUH is off air for almost three months due to unforseen technical problems. General Manager: Ross Stephenson.
- KTUH returns on air after equipment improvement.
- A translator is installed on Mt. Kaala, making KTUH one of the few stations Oahu's North Shore can receive. Frequency for the North Shore is 91.3 mHz.
- KTUH shuts down after failing to install new emergency broadcasting equipment required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). New General Manager is Kerry Painter, after Ross Stephenson resigns to find full-time outside job.
- General Manager Kerry Painter resigns to accept full time employment elsewhere. General Manager: Jim Todt.
- KTUH returns on air after a two-month absense; broadcasting ceased due to a faulty transmitter.
- General Manager: Rick Boudreau
- Patience Brooks illegally sells 60% of KTUH's record collection.
- KTUH moves into new studios at Hemenway Hall.
- KTUH's 10th Anniversary.
- The student senate of the Associated Students of the Universary of Hawai`i (ASUH) creates a Broadcast Communication Authority (BCA) to oversee KTUH and any student-run broadcasting ventures. The BCA is funded by a reapportioning of the UH Manoa student activity fee.
- Music Director: Mary Ann Jasinski.
- General Manager: Jodi Allen. General Manager: Jan Karasek. Board of Regents approves the creation of the BCA.
- Music Director: Scott Mackenzie. Assistant Music Director: Kim Chun.
- General Manager: Bob Wiorek.
- KTUH receives permission from the Board of Regents to increase its broadcast power to 100 watts.
- KTUH's 15th Anniversary.
- Record Librarian: Randy Sylva.
- KSHO donates over 1,000 LPs to KTUH
- Music Director: James Apollo Washington.
- KTUH begins broadcasting at 100 watts.
- KTUH sends three representatives, including General Manager Jai Mansson, to the 16th New Music Seminar in New York. KTUH had never before attended a seminar.
- KTUH receives the Trummy Young award. The award is given annually by the Hawai`i Jazz Preservation Society for "outstanding achievement in the perpetuation of jazz." General Manager: Tim Lynch. BCA finally receives funding through student fees, putting the station on solid financial ground at last.
- General Manager Stevie Calandra and Program Director Pamela Westcott attend a community radio broadcasters conference in Managua, Nicaragua. Music Director: Franchon Luke.
- Mark Schroeder makes a playlist program on the computer for the KTUH Music Department. Hemenway Hall Room 203 switches from being a record storage room to KTUH's new office. KTUH's old office becomes the new record storage room.
- Assistant Music Director: Kimo Nichols.
- Tower Records donates records to KTUH. KTUH Music Department helps KTUH Production Department train more people.
- KTUH's 20th Anniversary.
- KTUH Music Department purchases new records. KTUH Music Department is assigned more duties, such as calling staff for staff meetings.
- General Manager: Pamela Westcott.
- Franchon Luke steps down as Music Director. Music Director: Kimo Nichols.
- Record Librarian: Eve Brant.
- KTUH Music Department proposes that on the next KTUH budget, $1000 should go to purchasing new CDs.
- KTUH co-sponsors FACE-IT: Hawaii's Concert for Life at Andrews Amphitheater to benefit the Life Foundation and PWAC: People With AIDS Coalition.
- General Manager: Andrew Hartnett. KTUH Music Department begins to submit a weekly Top 10 list to Ka Leo.
- Kimo Nichols steps down as Music Director. Music Director: Eitaro Hayashi.
- KTUH Music Department begins to report to the CMJ, and U. The National College Magazine.
- General Manager: Jai Mansson.
- KTUH's 25th Anniversary.
- The KTUH Home Page goes up.
- Eitaro Hayashi steps down as Music Director.
- Music Director: Aaron Mattis.
- In an attempt to make up for the cuts in the budget by the university, KTUH begins soliciting and airing underwritten spots.
- Music Director: Vivian Chow.
- The KTUH website moves to its own server housed in the KTUH General Office.
- Frank McPherson becomes General Manager.
- KTUH gets a new airboard.
- KTUH Music Department begins to publish a "RPM Top 10" report.
1998: November 13
- In a Board of Regents meeting on Maui, a power increase to 3,000 watts is approved for KTUH.
- KTUH Music Department begins to resume publishing a "Beat Box Top 10" report, which has not been published since 1995. Beat Box Director: Kavet Omo.
- Frank McPherson steps down from the General Manager position. Cedric Duarte assumes General Manager's duties as Interim General Manager.
- Roger Bagay becomes both the A.M. Specialties Director and the P.M. Specialties Director
- KTUH's 30th Anniversary.
- Vivian Chow steps down as Music Director. Music Director: Jolene Miyaji. Assistant Music Director: Kavet Omo.
- Barry Sato replaces Cedric Duarte as General Manager. Program Director duties, vacated by Sato, are assumed by Mary Brunson. Both John Goya and Lori Ann Saeki will share Production duties, replacing Kevin Akitake.
- Live Director Philip Hutchison resigns.
- Shaun Lau replaces Alex Vergara as Webmaster.
- Stacy Kinoshita replaces Mary Brunson as Program Director.
- General Manager Barry Sato steps down. Lori Ann Saeki assumes General Manager's duties as Interim General Manager.
- Program Director Stacy Kinoshita resigns. Allyson Ota assumes Program Director's duties as Interim Program Director. KTUH Music Department joins CMJ's Online Industry Directory.
- At midnight on Tuesday Morning, KTUH says goodbye to transmitting at 100 watts. Transmission will be discontinued for an estimated two weeks while KTUH's tower and antenna are renovated for broadcasting at 3,000 watts.
- Due to unforeseen technical issues, KTUH's estimated return to the airwaves at 3,000 watts is moved from Monday, August 13 at 6:00 a.m. to Thursday, August 16 at 6:00 a.m.
August 16 6:00 a.m.
- KTUH returns to the airwaves at 3,000 watts. The first song broadcast is "Change is Gonna Come," by Otis Redding. The first DJ is Jeffery Long, filling an open show. Present are General Manager Lori Ann Saeki, Program Director Shaun Lau, Production Director John Goya, and Traffic Director Mark Ulit.
August 16 6:03 a.m.
- KTUH Online is relaunched to coincide with KTUH's return to the airwaves. It is the site's second makeover since its inception in July 1995. The site is also made accessible through the URL ktuh.org.
- KTUH Music Department begins to publish a "World Beat Top 10" report.
- Jolene Miyaji steps down as Music Director. Kavet Omo steps down as Beat Box Director. Music Director: Allyson Ota.
- KTUH Music Department discards the title "Beat Box Top 10" to categorize the station's top Hip Hop releases. New title: "Hip Hop Top 10". KTUH Music Department begins to publish a "Hip Hop Singles Top 10" report. The "World Beat Top 10" also gets a change of title. New title: "New World Top 10" (to include New Age music along with World Music).
- Barry Sato has become the new Live Director, and Kari Unebasami has taken control of this site, replacing Shaun Lau as webmaster.
- KTUH Music Department begins to resume publishing a "Loud Rock Top 10" report, which has not been published since 1997.
- Ari Holub is appointed new General Manager, replacing Interim General Manager Lori-Ann Saeki, Malia Lyons takes on the task of Assistant Program Director, Sou-Chung Hsu becomes Rock Director, and J.P. Duquette is the new Freeform Director.
- Palani Kelly is the new Traffic Director, replacing Terri Hurst.
- Assistant Music Director: Jared Lau.
- Program Director: Malia Lyons. Production Director: Ryan Yorck. Webmaster: Sam Miyakawa.
- Interim Assistant Music Director: Terri Hurst.
- Terri Hurst steps down as Interim Assistant Music Director. Jared Lau resumes the Assistant Music Director position.
- Jared Lau steps down as Assistant Music Director.
- Paul Zarate resigns as General Manager. Assistant Music Director: Randi Fukunaga.
- Jay Chrisman assumes General Manager's duties as Interim General Manager.
- KTUH's 35th Anniversary.
- Radiothon 2004: KTUH raises approximately $36,000 towards its new Windward frequency and general station improvements.
- KTUH Music Department creates a MySpace account.
- Justin Quezon is appointed new General Manager, replacing Interim General Manager Jay Chrisman.
- KTUH Music Department organizes a record sale at Campus Center Courtyard.
- KTUH gets a Listening Station at Tower Records.
- Allyson Ota steps down as Music Director. Music Director: Travis Tokuyama.
- KTUH Music Department organizes a record sale at Campus Center Courtyard.
- KTUH debuts on the Windward side at 89.9 FM.
- Randi Fukunaga steps down as Assistant Music Director.
- Assistant Music Director: Shannon Hottinger.
- KTUH Listening Station at Tower Records is removed, due to poor upkeep.
- Justin Quezon steps down as General Manager. General Manager: Monty Anderson.
- Monty Anderson steps down as General Manager. General Manager: Travis Tokuyama.
- Travis Tokuyama steps down as General Manager. General Manager: Nicholas Yee.
- KTUH's 40th Anniversary.