The Molokai News announces its launch


For Immediate Release: January 6, 2010


Announcing the launch of a new website designed to keep you informed about
Molokai. New stories about Molokai are posted five times a week, Monday –
Friday, at

The stories are generally rewritten versions of the local news broadcasts
heard on KMKK Radio every weekday morning on 102.3 FM, Molokai’s only radio
station. The stories online often have more detail and include related

The Molokai News is a completely independent news service that is not
sponsored by any company or group and is not beholden to any special
interest. It is intended to be a service produced by and for the community
of Molokai. The Molokai News operates independently of KMKK-FM Radio and its
corporate ownership at KAOI Radio.

Eventually The Molokai News will give readers the ability to upload their
own stories, photos, videos and community announcements. It will also
include a community calendar of events around Molokai as well as a
classified advertising section. Right now the site is hosted as a WordPress

The Molokai News welcomes all contributions and includes an area for
comments. You can email stories or announcements to
You can also call 808-658-5181 with news updates or questions about
advertising. We will also post relevant photos sent in jpg format.

You can track the updates on Twitter as well by following @molokainews.

We welcome your thoughts and suggestions for improving The Molokai News and
making it more responsive to the needs of the community.

Mahalo nui loa for supporting a new Molokai media venture. Your mana’o and
continued support is greatly appreciated. Feel free to distribute and post
the attached flyer.

(Full Disclosure: Calling it a new website is not completely accurate. The
Molokai News has been posting original stories, photos and videos five days
a week since mid-July 2009. The Molokai News is written and edited by David
Lichtenstein, former editor of The Molokai Times newspaper. Lichtenstein has
over 24 years experience in the newspaper business as a writer, photographer
and editor.)

David Lichtenstein
News Director
KMKK 102.3 FM