BY DAVID SAYRE IN HONOLULU, HAWAII Organizers of “Kokua For Japan,” in partnership with InterFM and Orbitune, announced today that the event will air live on several Japanese radio stations including 76.1 InterFM (Tokyo); Love FM (Fukuoka); FM COCOLO(Osaka), ZIP-FM (Nagoya) and NORTH WAVE(Sapporo).

The Japanese broadcast will include live descriptions and commentary by several well-known Japanese on-air talent who will be in Hawaii for the event. USEN is providing the Hawaii and Japan broadcast line and USEN’s world radio channel KSSK FM will air the event in its entirety. Additional in-kind support for the Japanese broadcasts has been provided by Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii Tourism Japan, Smoothweb Inc., and PacRim Marketing.

“It’s important for the people of Japan to know that they are not alone during this time of great need,” said Peter Williams, CEO of Orbitune. “Our broadcast allows the goodwill and support being generated by top artists here in Hawaii to be felt by many people across Japan in real time.”

Although tickets to attend the event in person are now sold out, there are numerous other ways to support the effort.  Watch and listen to the event on TV stations including: KFVE; KGMB; KHNL; KITV 4; and OC 16 plus radio stations: AM940; Island 985; KCCN-FM100; KHVH AM; KIKI AM; Hawaiian 105 KINE; KSSK 92.3 FM; and KSSK AM 590.

Or, watch the live stream of the event at: www.oc16.tv; www.kokuaforjapan.com; www.ksskradio.com; www.island985.com; www.khvhradio.com; www.kikiradio.com; and www.kitv.com.  Donations are currently being accepted online at www.kokuaforjapan.com.  Phone lines for donations also will be staffed during the broadcast/webcast.

“Kokua For Japan,” a Hawaii-based radio, television and Internet fund raising event for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2011 from noon to 5 p.m. [Monday, April 11th 7am-12noon Japan time]. The event, staged by Clear Channel Radio Hawaii and Oceanic Time Warner Cable, will take place at the Great Lawn at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa. All proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross for the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief efforts.

Scheduled performers include: Willie Nelson; Henry Kapono with special guests Michael McDonald and Mick Fleetwood; Jake Shimabukuro; The Brothers Cazimero; Loretta Ables Sayre; Cecilio & Kapono; Kalapana; Cecilio & Kompany; Amy Hanaialii; Na Leo; John Cruz; Natural Vibrations; ManoaDNA; Robi Kahakalau; Mailani; Taimane; Go Jimmy Go; Jerry Santos; Gregg Hammer Band; and Kenny Endo Taiko. On-air personalities from Clear Channel Radio and local broadcast and cable TV stations will serve as hosts.

In-kind donations being provided by: Bank of Hawaii; Coca-Cola; Hawaiian Telcom; Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa; Hawaiian Airlines; Honolulu Box Office; Honolulu Star-Advertiser; ING DIRECT Hawaii; NEP Supershooters; RHEMA Services; Sayre Public Relations; Small Kine Polynesian; and Zippy’s. In addition, all entertainers, on-air personalities, crew, production support, and event producers are donating their time and resources for the program.

For information, visit www.kokuaforjapan.com

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