Moody Radio Hilo marks 20-years of operations on 91.9 FM in Hilo since its original sign-on Feb. 3, 1997. In 2015, Moody Radio finished a three-year project to upgrade the facility and coverage and now operates at 250-watts. The upgrade work was overseen by Mark Williames, director of engineering for Moody Radio. Listener reports indicate a much stronger signal in downtown Hilo, as well as in nearby communities.
"Mahalo a nui loa - thank you so much for all the planning prior to and then the actual repair of the Hilo Satellator that allows the Moody Radio broadcast to be heard in and around Hilo and now in areas that previously did not have reception. I live about 13.5 miles from Hilo in Mountain View and could never listen to Moody Radio in our home. I had to be in sitting our car while on the road or parked in our garage. What a blessing!" - A listener in Mountain View
Please send your listener report to firstname.lastname@example.org and add Hilo Satellator Listener Report to the subject line.
Your tax-deductible designated gifts can be sent to:
Moody Radio — Hilo Satellator Project
820 N. LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60610
Please add "Hilo Satellator" to the memo line of your check.
Moody Radio's Hilo Satellator covers the business and government center of Hilo on 91.9 FM.
The diversified economy of the Hilo area includes agriculture, aqua-culture, ranching, trade, tourism, education and government. Hilo serves as the gateway to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The cost of living is considered high in comparison to other states. But the year-round pleasant climate means there is no need to purchase additional winter clothes, heating or air-conditioning. These higher costs also carry-over to the Hilo Satellator operational expenses, which at $880/month runs about 60% higher than the average Moody Radio Satellator. Hilo is home to the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, as well as the Merrie Monarch Festival, a week-long celebration of ancient and modern hula which takes place annually after Easter. Hilo is also home to the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, one of the world's leading producers of macadamia nuts.
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