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SummitMedia Promotes Honolulu Radio Veterans to PD


Kona Chang and Micah Banks
Kona Chang and Micah Banks

SummitMedia promotes two vetrean air talents to lead stations in the company's Honolulu cluster. Kona Chang is named Program Director for KCCN (FM 100 The Legend) and KINE (Hawaiian 105). Micah Banks moves into the Program Director role for both KRTR (Krater 96.3) and KPHW (Power 104.3).

"The promotion of these two Hawaii radio legends as leaders in our company affirm our commitment to continuing the tradition of Hawaiian music," said Patti Ponimoi. "SummitMedia is dedicated to our listeners, our business partners, and growing the brand of these great radio stations."

Chang launched his radio career back in 1997 as "Island Boy." Listeners know him from Power 104.3, Krater 96.3 and Hawaiian 105. Hawaiian born and raised in Waimanalo on the island of O'ahu, Chang is part of a family of musicians, including famed Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Chang began his entertainment career at 14, performing with the Tropical Knights. He holds two Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, one with the Tropical Knights, from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts.

"The best part of my job has always been listening to music, talking to people, and sharing relatable life stories. I'm grateful to continue to entertain my listeners while growing our Hawaiian music brands," Chang said. "Our local SummitMedia team is great, and I'm excited about this next chapter."

Micah Banks is a Honolulu native and proud graduate of Damien Memorial High School. His first taste of the spotlight came with his dance crew Full Court Press. For the past 15 years, he has worked for Power 104.3, where he worked his way from the street team to have his show.

"Music is in my blood, and the radio business is my life's work. I'm constantly learning more each day," said Banks. "Every day, I strive to make these stations great. I'm honored that SummitMedia leaders have the confidence in me to lead them."

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