PRINCEVILLE — The Kekahu Foundation, which operates KKCR — Kaua‘i’s independent, non‐commercial, listener-supported community radio station with studios in Princeville — is accepting applications for candidates for the foundation’s board of directors.
The Kekahu Foundation board is responsible for ensuring that all legal and financial matters of the nonprofit Kekahu Foundation are effectively managed to enable KKCR to meet its mission. Directors focus on the long-term direction, policies, financial health and stable operation of the foundation and KKCR. They are not directly responsible for the day-to-day operation of the radio station.
The board is seeking candidates who are dedicated to the success of community radio on Kauai. If 15% of KKCR’s members inform the board this September that they desire an election, and if there are at least three candidates, an election will be conducted by mail in November, and the two candidates who receive the most votes will be seated by the board. Beyond that, the board will select additional directors from the field of candidates to fill other vacancies on the board.
To become a candidate, a person must be a Kaua‘i resident and must have been a member of the Kekahu Foundation/KKCR since October of 2019. An application may be downloaded at kkcr.org.
Completed applications are due by Monday, Aug. 31.
Each candidate’s written statement will appear on the KKCR website and on the ballot. In addition, all candidates will have the opportunity to participate in on-air forums.
KKCR broadcasts on FM frequencies on Kaua‘i at 90.9, 91.9 and 92.7, and 88.9 on O‘ahu.
For more information, call 826‐7774 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.