KHNU (620 AM) (branded as Honu 62) was a radio station broadcasting a News/Talk format. Licensed to Hilo, Hawaii, United States, the station served the Hilo area. The station was owned by Matthew Clapp, Jr., through licensee Mahalo Multimedia, LLC. It was licensed to operate experimental synchronous operations at Kalaoa and Naalehu.[1]

CityHilo, Hawaii
Broadcast areaHilo
Frequency620 kHz
FormatDefunct (formerly News/Talk)
AffiliationsABC News
OwnerMatthew Clapp, Jr.
(Mahalo Multimedia, LLC)
First air date
Former call signs
KIPA (1947-2008)
Call sign meaning
HoNU (branding)
Technical information
Facility ID5253
Power5,000 watts
10,000 watts
(experimental synchronous operation in Kalaoa)
5,000 watts
(experimental synchronous operation in Naalehu)
Transmitter coordinates
19°51′2″N 155°5′7″W / 19.85056°N 155.08528°W / 19.85056; -155.08528
19°44′12″N 156°1′56″W / 19.73667°N 156.03222°W / 19.73667; -156.03222 (experimental synchronous operation in Kalaoa)
19°0′18″N 155°40′37″W / 19.00500°N 155.67694°W / 19.00500; -155.67694 (experimental synchronous operation in Naalehu)


This station began their broadcasts as KIPA in 1947 through various formats. The most recent format was oldies/adult standards music that has featured programming from ABC Radio's "Timeless Favorites" satellite feed. In 2007, its previous owner Skynet had to sign KIPA off the air after the station lost its transmitter lease. New owners brought the station back on the air with a new callsign and new format that featured programming from Sean Hannity, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Michael Savage, and Handel on the Law, among other hosts.[2]

On December 4, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission notified KHNU's licensee that the station's license had expired effective November 22, 2015, due to the station having been silent for the previous year.


  1. ^ "KHNU Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Big Isle station changes name and relaunches - Honolulu Star-Bulletin (retrieved August 13, 2008)

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