Photo above: As an ASUH committee, KTUH had a page in the 1969 UH Yearbook. These 20 students were most of the staff at that pre-FM time.

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Where Are They Now?

Dave and Kenny Wild

Dave and Kenny Wild

Dave Wild hosted the Tuesday evening jazz show on KTUH-FM in the early 70s. His brother, Kenny, took over the Tuesday hosting duties when Dave moved on. Dave and Kenny were more than knowledgeable djs, however  – both were (and are) accomplished jazz musicians – Dave on piano and Kenny on both standup and electric bass. The Dave Wild Trio played gigs at UH and other venues.

Dave ended up in central Texas, where he plays piano, writes and has a web site (about jazz) at Dave picked up a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies – Arranging/Composing along the way. There is a lot more to Dave than this, but you’ll need to ask him to tell you more.

Kenny Wild was a founding member of Seawind (1972) and left UH before graduating to go on the road with the band. Seawind played on KTUH’s Pakalolo Patch (now Monday Night Live) as Limp Jelly Beans before the band left on tour. Kenny has been a studio musician in Los Angeles for quite a while, and has backed many singers, from Gloria Estefan to Neil Young.

26 Signs You Were a College DJ


JT Morse spinning the tunes, circa 1970.

KTUH’s General Manager, Jay-me Morita, sent this url around in an email and it really applies to KTUH’s alumni: . Thanks, Jay-me.


KTUH Alumni Reunions

2010 Reunion Photo

KTUH staff from the ’70s: Fred Barbaria, Gene Davis, Ken Kuniyuki and James Tomitagawa, Jr.

KTUH alumni have held two reunions so far. The first, in summer, 2011, was held on campus on the makai Hemenway patio, with about 75 alumni and guests attending. We celebrated 45 years of KTUH being on the air (starting with the carrier-current operation in 1966).

The second reunion, celebrating 45 years of FM operation, was held in June, 2014. A wide spectrum of ages and years at KTUH was evident.

Reunion 2014

What’s next? Hopefully a big celebration for the KTUH alumni, staff and listeners in 2019. Stay tuned!

We Remember the KTUH Staff That Are No longer With Us . . .

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