LOVED, HATED MANAO HANA HOU RADIO STORY
As President of the Board of Directors of Mana’o Hana Hou Radio, I would like to take the opportunity to thank for your recent story about “the Rebirth” of the station (“Free Radio Redux,” June 26, 2014).
After reading it I noted that no credit was given to the people who worked tirelessly with Tony to make all this happen, nor was any mention of those who gave selflessly with financial support to make this happen.
While we appreciate Forest for his program and respect Don Woods, the entire schedule of programming would not be possible without an excellent cast of other passionate broadcasters that should be given their due.
To add this to your story would then give recognition to all those who made the new station possible, and all the broadcasters the recognition that they all deserve.
We also must give credit to the volunteers that upgraded the current studio and those who helped in the move.
Finally allow me to add my personal comment. When this undertaking started, the goal was to give the community of Maui a gift of great eclectic music that could not be found anywhere else on the Island.
-Alan M. Sheps, via email
LOVED JERSEY BOYS, HATED REVIEW
The critical comments given to the movie Jersey Boys by Barry Wurst, I must say, were the worst I’ve ever heard (“Jersey Boys,” June 19, 2014). Having seen it twice, with plans to see it a few more times, I am of the opinion that it was a fantastic movie all around. [It had] a fabulous selection of Valli’s musical hits and an extremely well done job by John Lloyd Young as well.
Hats off to Clint Eastwood. Plus, this is not only my opinion, but everyone I spoke to coming out of the theater after the film raved about it as I have and also commented on the Wurst article as the “worst” they’ve ever heard. So, ignore the critic and go see the movie. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
-Cheri Staub, via U.S. Mail
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