From All of Us at KNDI Radio


Saddened by the loss of a big part of KNDI Radio 1270.  Zee had many jobs throughout her years while at KNDI Radio 1270AM including traffic director, production director, on-air personality, remote broadcast engineer and more.  Everyone who came in contact with Zee felt the love.   Zee was the Aloha to this beautiful Ohana and will be missed by all.  Here are some pics to enjoy.


After 50 years of broadcasting every Saturday morning on KNDI Radio, Bonnie became a legend in her own right.  Her genre of music was mainly an array of native Filipino songs which reminds people of their folks back home with nostalgia...and she also loved the Everly Brothers!

Bonnie along with radio partners Margarita and Marina, formed the first Filipino program on KNDI Radio 1270 AM back in 1972 (see pic below).

First Filipino Program on KNDI Radio in 1972 with
Bonnie Pascua, Margarita Suyat and Marina Crisostomo

As she finally approaches the sunset of her life, Bonnie always looks back with fond memories of all her treasured clients who lives she has touched and she is very happy to have given back to the community her best.

“JACK OF ALL TRADES.” - This is how Bonnie is best described.  A person who loves to live life to its fullest by taking on new challenges as they come upon her way!

I like to remember her as the sweetest person with a smile on her face!!!


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year,
all celebrations have been postponed until
it is safe to celebrate.
Here are some pictures of deejays encouraging 
others to wear masks.

 Saddened by another KNDI passing...
Selina Yeung
"Learning a Little Bit More"

Selina Yeung - Host of "Learning a Little Bit More" (Cantonese program) passed away
on January 18, 2020.  Selina was a teacher by trade and love to educate her
audiences with news, crafts, recipes, music, etc.
Every Friday morning Selina would come to the office to record segments for her program
while bringing goodies to the KNDI Radio staff.  After many years of doing her program,
Selina decided to end her program in January 2017 to spend more time with her husband Sai, son/daughter-in-law and their new grandson.  Thank you for the memories Selina, we will
always remember your beautiful smile!


April 2014, A loss for so many....
Tony Sagayadoro
Host of "Buhay Hawaii"
 For many years Tony educated and entertained the Filipino community through his weekly radio program every Sunday afternoon and Monday evening on KNDI Radio 1270 AM.   Because Tony was given the gift of life through a kidney transplant, he realized how precious life was and knew he could make a difference to others.  The smile on his face shows you how much he loved life and he was glad he had the opportunity to give back to the community and watch his family blossom!
Quote from the Filipino Chronicle May 17, 2014 issue
"Sagayadoro was given the Gift of Life.  In turn, he gave so many the Gift of Love"


KNDI RADIO 1270 AM is currently owned and operated by
Gerry & Nellie Malabed, Jr.


The Broadcast House of the Pacific, Inc. dba KNDI Radio was sold in August 2013.  Geronimo Broadcasting, Inc. dba KNDI Radio 1270 AM will continue to serve the Ethnic Communities as Ms. Leona Jona enjoys her very deserved retirement.
"Retired but not forgotten"
KNDI Radio 1270 AM is a locally owned radio station broadcasting in 13 different dialects and English throughout the islands of Hawaii.  When KNDI Radio 1270 AM first hit the airwaves on July 11, 1960 with owner James Ownby, it was an all female radio station.  Unfortunately, that format wasn't accepted back in the '60's -- so we slowly changed to Ethnic & Religious programming.  Today we are known for "The Voices Around the World" as we broadcast in 14 different dialects and English throughout the State of Hawaii.  Below are just a few pictures from the past 50 years!

KNDI Radio 1270 AM "Summer Karaoke Blast 2011" 
5 Semi-Finalists & Ultimate Winner Katrina Lopez
Lerma Babaan - Loulen's Restuarant (07/2011)
Dante Buan - L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Nimitz (08/2011)

Victoria Hope Jose - Chan's Gourmet Restaurant (09/2011)

Katrina Lopez - Don Quijote Waipahu (10/2011)
Janel Akana - Dave & Busters (10/2011)

Long time popular Host has a stroke...Founder of the "Linabag Ti Napalabas" and
 the"Fun-O-Rama" show Byrne Munoz had a stroke on April 21, 2009.  While recovering, son Bryan Munoz along with Chester & Ronnel Tangonan have taken over the duties ashosts of the "Fun-O-Rama" Program.  If you're lucky, you can hear Byrne on the radio when he calls in from time to time or live from the studio.

KNDI was saddened by the loss of "Harvey Weinstein" host of the Saturday
Evening Blues show and Operations Manager at KNDI Radio 1270 AM for 18 years.  Harvey past away on February 28, 2009.  Veteran Radio DJ Harvey will be
remembered by many in Hawaii.

46th Anniversary Party Staff - 2006

Great Lady, Great Friend!  These are the many comments we hear about
Shelby Henderson who passed away in November 2002.

Here are some pictures from the 25th Anniversary Party in 1985...If you look really
closely, you will recognize several hosts that are still with 
KNDI Radio 1270 AM today
Maggie Domingo & James Ownby

Byrne Munoz

James Ownby, Ernie Bautista & Leona Jona

Flor Martinez, Cessy Caver & Leona Jona

James Ownby, Leona Jona & Larry Ordonez

 Tommy Tomimbang & Leona Jona 

Leona Jona brought the KNDI Radio station from Waikiki to the current location on S.King St. in Honolulu. Leona is standing in front of the KNDI building.
Leona standing between Margarita Suyat & Bonnie Pascua from 1978.

1963 Booklet Cover and 1961 Cover featuring "Candy Girls"
From the early 60's - Famed actor/singer Bing Crosby with then Owner & Founder of KNDI Radio James Ownby

KNDI once located at the International Market Place on the famed Waikiki Beach stirs up much excitement.

Article in early 60's edition of Grapevine Magazine featuring KNDI Radio personality, a member of the Hawaiian Royal Family

 KNDI Radio ("Candy Radio") announces the first all female run radio station in America in Honolulu Advertiser in 1960.