Update: Today's Honolulu Star-Bulletin editorial also criticizes KSSK for its performance during the outage.
Would the public be better served if Hawaii Public Radio enjoyed that official status, too? We think so. HPR’s two stations – KHPR and KIPO, both FM stations – already are the state’s undisputed leaders in public affairs programming. Stepping up to emergency broadcaster status seems only logical.
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