martedì 26 aprile 2011

Radio Heritage Feature - Blue Hawaii

Media Release
Radio Heritage Foundation
April 26 2011

Elvis, Blue Hawaii and
Hawaii Radio Dial 1961

It's 50 years ago that a young Elvis Presley recorded the sound track for his movie 'Blue Hawaii' that was released later that year, and the Radio Heritage Foundation has released a new feature celebrating the connections between Elvis, his music and the Hawaiian Radio Dial in 1961.

Along with colorful Hawaiian adverts from the era, this new feature at takes a look at events taking place in Hawaii in 1961, and brings together a rich array of content about the complete Hawaiian radio broadcasting scene at the time.

Drawing on its own collections of Hawaiian radio material, the Radio Heritage Foundation has succeeded in bringing to life many aspects of Hawaiian broadcasting from that period.

Station artwork, letters and cards from any of the broadcasters involved, including original station owners, all form a unique introduction to the Hawaiian radio dial at the same time as Elvis Presley was performing to raise funds for the Pacific War Memorial and filming the movie 'Blue Hawaii'.

This new feature is in addition to the very popular Art of Radio Hawaii Exhibition which has been running at for several years and together, the two features are a must see for anyone interested in how art, music and radio have collided in the islands.

If you have your own memories, memorabilia and more you'd like to share about Hawaiian radio then the Radio Heritage Foundation wants to hear from you.

It may be some old photos, booklets, newspaper or magazine articles or even some recordings. Memories of listening to Hawaiian radio over the years are also important and wanted because they help people understand the important role played by Hawaiian radio over several generations.

The Radio Heritage Foundation is a registered non-profit organization connecting popular culture nostalgia and radio heritage across the Pacific and its website is Donations towards its operational costs through becoming a supporter in 2011 are welcomed.