KQNG (720 kHz) was an AM radio station broadcasting a Classic Country format. Licensed to Kekaha, Hawaii, United States, the station served the Kauai area. The station was owned by Ohana Broadcast Company LLC and featured programming from CNN Radio.[1] The station went on the air as KUAI on June 20, 1965. At the time, its tower was the westernmost in the United States, on land owned by the McBryde Sugar Company.[2] It was owned by the American Islands Broadcasting Corporation, which was a business of Richard Hobby and Ron Gay. Charles T. Erickson bought the station in late 1966; he sold it to John Short and William Dale in 1975.

Broadcast areaKauai
Frequency720 kHz
FormatDefunct (formerly Classic Country)
AffiliationsWestwood One, CNN Radio
OwnerOhana Broadcast Company LLC
First air date
June 20, 1965 (as KUAI)
Last air date
March 22, 2016
Former call signs
KUAI (1965–2015)
Technical information
Facility ID1752
Power5,000 watts unlimited
Transmitter coordinates
21°53′37″N 159°33′27″W / 21.89361°N 159.55750°W / 21.89361; -159.55750

KQNG's license was surrendered on March 22, 2016, and cancelled by the Federal Communications Commission on the same day.[3]


  1. ^ "KUAI Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Radio KUAI Goes on Air June 20". Honolulu Advertiser. June 10, 1965. p. A-4. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "FCC Daily Digest" (PDF). United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.