Hawaii Calls was a radio program that ran from through that featured live Hawaiian music conducted by Harry Owens for the first two years, the composer of " Sweet Leilani The Hawaii Calls Orchestra And Chorus With Al Kealoha Perry - Hawaii Calls: Waikiki!
Part 2 . Al Kealoha Perry was musical director for thirty years, — The first show reached the West Coast of the continental United States through shortwave radio.
At its height, it was heard on over stations around the world. However, when it went off the air inonly 10 stations were airing the show. Because of its positive portrayal of Hawaii, the show received a subsidy for many years—first from the government of the Territory of Hawaiiand then from the State of Hawaii.
The termination of the subsidy was one of the reasons that the show went off the air. Hawaii Calls is credited with making many Hawaiian performers household names across the US and around Vertual Vertigo - Come Fly With Me world. Haleloke Kahauolopua was discovered by Arthur Godfrey while a regular on the show. The show also occasionally featured performers from other Beau Geste - Il Tetto Del Mondo of the world who sang or played Hawaiian music.
Each show opened with the sounds of the pounding surf and the enthusiastic bounding voice of Webley Edwards proclaiming, "The sound of the waves on the beach at Waikiki.
In addition to appearing on the many "Hawaii Calls" albums, many of the stars of "Hawaii Calls" also enjoyed successful careers as solo artists. There are also several compact disc compilations released by Hula Records, the company that owns the rights to the "Hawaii Calls" name and the show's surviving archives.
They feature also songs from some of the classic radio shows and may include Edwards' colorful commentary. These are available at www. In"Hawaii Calls" hosted by Bill Bigelow was revived for a one-year run at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, but it failed to attract enough financial support to continue.
A one-night "Hawaii Calls" show that combined live performances and archival audio and video material was presented at the Hawaii Theater in Honolulu, Hawaii on Friday, November 14, Webley Edwards was shown introducing some of the The Hawaii Calls Orchestra And Chorus With Al Kealoha Perry - Hawaii Calls: Waikiki! Part 2 performances and audio clips of his voice were used to introduce most of the live performances.
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