About Us

KFMN (FM97) broadcasts from Lihue, Kauai along with a booster site in Waimea, KFMN-1. Coverage is island wide and also extends to various areas on Oahu, including: Waianae, Ewa Beach, Waipahu, Pearl City, Mililani, Wahiawa, Aiea, Ka’awa, Kahalu’u, Kalihi, Downtown Honolulu and surrounding areas.

FM97 is locally owned and operated by residents who live on the island and broadcasts 100,000 watts of power at 96.9 on the FM dial. It is the only station with island-wide coverage, heard in every community on Kaua’i plus several areas of greater Oahu.

General Manager:                John C. Wada

GSM/Op. Manager:             Valerie Rynda

Promotions Director:            Janice Akiyama


Call Letters:  KFMN, FM97
  • The only FM station on Kauai heard island-wide on the same dial setting.
  • Broadcast Day: 24 hours a day
  • Frequency: 9 on the FM dial
  • Commercial Load: 12 units per hour
  • Power: 100,000 watt FM stereo signal. Broadcast tower located at Kilohana Crater
  • Format: Adult Contemporary with a mix of Contemporary Hawaiian and Solid Gold Hits
  • Potential Audience: Over 100,000 listener coverage– Kauai and western Oahu
  • Internet Steaming: 1,000s of listeners worldwide
  • Customized Program Structure Assistance
  • Commercial Production Assistance


FM97 offers multiple ways to connect with us in this ever-changing world. Listen through traditional radio, stream online at www.fm97radio.com or listen via a Smartphone (iPhone, Android or Blackberry). Follow FM97 on Facebook and Twitter, plus see videos on our official FM97 You Tube channel.

Our Audience

Audience:  All Adults 25-54 with an emphasis on women 34-54. The most listened to station at home and at work. The musical selections are chosen after extensive research involving members of this demographic on the island of Kauai. On-air and online promotions and content is crafted to fit with the lifestyle of the audience as well.


Median Age:  34 years old

Total Resident Population:  71,000

Median Household Income:  $67,997

Target Audience:  Adults 25-54, with emphasis on men and women 34-54 listening at home and at work.