Hawaii is a stunning and unique place, but it is also prone to natural disasters. To ensure the safety of its citizens, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency has implemented early warning countermeasures. It is still essential for people to understand the types of disasters that can affect the islands. In the past, Hawaii had limited access to satellite radio services, but this has changed over time.
One of the pioneers of Hawaii's public television was Finnerty, who had experience in Wisconsin's public radio system before relocating to Hawaii in 1966. Oahu Publications Inc. owns West Hawaii Today, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, MidWeek and Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Finnerty and Sandee Oshiro were awarded second place in the Radio II division for best continuous coverage by The Associated Press Radio and Television Association. At present, there are several radio stations that broadcast throughout the islands.
KKCR (Kaua`i Community Radio) is the only community radio station with all the power in Hawaii, broadcasting on Ni`ihau, Kaua`i and O`ahu. Manao Radio is an LPFM station broadcasting in Maui, and HPR (Hawaii Public Radio) is a full-fledged NPR subsidiary broadcasting from Oahu with translators all over the islands. All major American television networks are represented in Hawaii through KHON-TV (Fox), The CW on DT, KITV (ABC); ME-TV Hawaii on DT, KGMB (CBS), This TV on DT, KHII-TV (MyNetworkTV), KHET (PBS), KHNL (NBC), Antenna TV on DT and KPXO-TV (ION Television).Notable films produced in or inspired by Hawaii include Hawaii, Blue Hawaii, Donovan's Reef, From Here to Eternity, In Harm's Way, South Pacific, In Search of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Picture Bride, Lani Loa, Outbreak, Waterworld, Six Days Seven Nights, George of the Jungle, 50 First Dates, Pearl Harbor, Godzilla, Blue Crush, The Even Stevens Movie, Race the Sun, Princess Ulani and Lilo & Stitch. Additionally, there are two Internet television networks in Hawaii: Hawaii on TV and Maui on TV. The reach of Hawaii talk radio has grown exponentially over time.
With more stations broadcasting throughout the islands, residents and visitors have access to a variety of news and entertainment options. This has enabled people to stay informed about what is happening in their community and around the world.