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Neldon "AZD" Mamuad

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Neldon "AZD" Mamuad is a pioneering social media entrepreneur who created MAUIWatch to solve the problem of breaking news on Maui. He has a 10-year pedigree running successful broadcast properties on Maui. He created KJMD-FM (Da Jam 98.3) in 2002 and hosted the widely popular "Big Phat Morning Show". Neldon is a local politco, event technologist, and involved with various community organizations. He was most recently the Chairman of the Maui County Liquor Control Commission.

EDITORIAL: The ‘Hope’ that never came.

Maui had two fireworks shows to kick off 2017. The first was a traditional fireworks display filling the air with lighted spectacle. When the clock struck midnight on January 1st, Central Maui did its thing. (See our video coverage HERE.) The second was an epic organizational meeting for the new Maui County Council which began at 2 pm the next …

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EDITORIAL: Maui County Council’s ‘Rogue One’

Note: Star Wars references abound within. Use the Force to continue reading. Mike White’s transformation to the dark side was solidified this week after spreading his version of Holiday Cheer to those around him at the Office of Council Services where White holds the title of Chief Administrative Officer which happens when you are also the Council’s Chairman. The Maui …

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Watch: Council member Elle Cochran announces bid for Maui County Mayor

Councilmember Elle Cochran (West Maui) revealed in public statements made at an event on Oahu that she intends on running for Mayor of Maui County in 2018. Cochran was speaking as part of a panel organized by The People’s Congress. According to its website, The Hawai‘i People’s Congress is gathering community leaders, organizations, and movements from across Hawai‘i who want …

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EDITORIAL: They “Huli’ed” the system- small kine.

It took me awhile to digest the local election results of this 2016 General Election. Partly because of the first surprise that happened on the national stage: Donald Trump? Yes, the first signs of a national shift in politics but with the electoral college in place, a vote for president in Hawaii is regardless a vote for a Democrat. In …

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Da Jam 98.3 dominates Maui radio ratings survey

The 2016 Eastlan radio ratings survey for Maui has shown that Da Jam 98.3 (KJMD-FM) is dominating the local airwaves. The station held a 12.6 share of the local radio audience, beating once long time flagship station KPOA for the second year in a row. KPOA’s increase from a 9.0 to a 11.3 was not enough to topple KJMD, even …

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EDITORIAL: Are We Ready for the Big One?

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the sun had just set when a wall of water surged down Iao Valley River taking out county and state parking lots, gutting homes, and threatening subdivisions and human life. It’s estimated that nearly 3 billion gallons of water flowed down the river, moving boulders as if they were pebbles, cutting through embankments, and tearing through …

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Paia Coffee Shop Ukulele Player Comes Full Circle With Hollywood Performance

The Maui man discovered in a Paia coffee shop has come full circle after unknowingly playing a song from reggae superstar- Matisyahu and being joined by him in a viral sing-a-long that went around the world. Clint “Kekoa” Alama became an internet sensation garnering nearly 2.9 million views on Facebook. Matisyahu invited him to perform the song they sang together, …

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Matisyahu invites Paia Coffee Shop Musician to play at LA Show

In a story that quickly became viral, reggae superstar Matisyahu sang along to his hit “One Day” at a Paia Coffee Shop with local boy Clint (Kekoa) Alama the weekend before he headlined a local music festival last month. The video recorded by Matis bass player Stu Brooks has been viewed over 2.6 million times and it’s not stopping. In …

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The State may have some Christmas money for you this year

You may be one of thousands of Hawaii residents’ owed money by the State! The State of Hawaii is currently in possession of more than $250 million in Unclaimed Property that represents 490,000 “properties. Scott Kami, the Administrator of the program explains, “ This does not reflect the number of people or organizations eligible to file a claim, it represents …

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Who really is the number one radio station on Maui?

As many of you know, I’ve spent a decade of my life in radio broadcasting since the late 90’s. I’ve programmed local radio stations on Maui including Q103 (KNUQ-FM) and created Da Jam 98.3 (KJMD-FM) in 2002 and since then there was never any data published on the ranking of the radio stations in this market. I’m going to attempt …

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