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Just wanted your thoughts on if I should keep "Hawaiian Automotive 101" live radio show going this year? I'm live on the radio and website every Sat. on am690 from 1-2pm. Just asking to see how many want it to go or just end it this year. The reason I'm asking is does anybody care about what is going on about your gas, motor oil, streets, and stuff, I can't just talk about what is happening to you and you don't care and do something about it. Like the safety check system now has made more cars stolen and it don't hit the news. So please give me your thoughts about to stay on the air or just cut it off.


Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:31:56 -1000

Stay on George. You have a following and your message is making a difference. If you're gone, all of what you built will stop and end. You're one of a kind. There is no one else like you!


Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:30:17 +0000
Ehh, I'm getting PunishUM back on the air in a few weeks, you Better NOT go off the air.

Tracy Arakaki
Executive Producer
PunishUM Motorsports

Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:43:35 -0500
I like what your show is about. I love the tips and advice you give on the automotive side. As for the current issues Hawaii faces, it's like over here. People all complain about it, but don't put anytime or effort towards protesting or even making phone calls to politicians. At the end of the day, your still trying to get people to listen which is the 1st step. Keep up the fight!
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:29:59 -1000
Aloha George,

   Keep the show going.  I make it a point to listen to every show, but most of the time I download the shows and listen to them in iTunes.  I keep a record in my monthly planner of the shows I've listened to.  When I've listened to a show I put an X in a little box on the date of the show.  I get behind sometimes, but I always catch up.


Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:23:04 -0800

Hey George:
I would like you to continue.  I've been listening since its inception.

Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:56:07 -0500
No...! Stay on air George your show is great.!!  only one in Hawaii
that I no of. you bring great knowledge about cars to listeners listening in please stay on....!  Automotive 101 is a one of a kind show in Hawaii. 


Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:32:21 -0800
George, I think you have to follow your heart. If you are enjoying it and it's not costing you money then continue. If you are paying for it and you are tired of it all-time quit. Don't think about the listeners, they are fickle.
Just goes follow your own heart. 
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:24:41 +0000
You know George, as much as I would like to see the show continue on, the people of Hawaii don't think! First of all, how can the show continue to stay on the air if the listeners/people don't patronize the sponsors or your shop. How are you and the sponsors going to make money to keep the show on the air. And even some of the callers that call and make comments about going to the dealer to repair their cars; Eh wait a minute, that's not appropriate to be talking about going to the dealer on your show. 
And like you said, it is falling over dead ears every week when I call to give a report on the gasoline quality as it doesn't seem to phase the listeners and worse yet, the listeners are getting free information for something that I'm paying for.
I have mixed feelings about this; I would like to see the show go on, but the people of Hawaii don't think!
Subject: RE: Radio show
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:15:14 -0800

Hi George, I think "the show must go on", especially if you want to continue it yourself and it is not any type of financial burden to you. You have developed a following over I don't know how many years, but it does have an impact out there to the general public, so go for it IF YOU PERSONALLY REALLY WANT TO CONTINUE!!!  That's just my own opinion so also weigh the results of this survey from your public listeners!!!!                       
 GOOD LUCK..........Dale Cripps
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2015 05:04:36 +0000

Subject: Your radio program 1/3/2015

As per the DUI accident between a Buick and a BMW.
I recalled, the lady in that accident survived but her husband died.  Also I recalled, Ben Cayetano pardoned the culprit. See attachment
I enjoy your program about cars, caring for cars, etc.
As a business man your understand "sustainable economics".  If you didn't understand it, you would have never had a successful and profitable business.
Government officials -- Governors, Mayors, and Politicians makes all kinds of decisions but are not held accountable and at the end lets the tax payers pay for their poor judgment --
    The Honolulu Stadium that was supposed to have stopped rusting after the surface rusting.  The configuration of the stadium was supposed to
    be  changeable for different sports.  The company who provided the steel went out off business.  The tax payers will now have to cough up more money to
    build another stadium.  The company who designed and decided the material specification should be held responsible because they sold the State a "Bill of
    I go along with your business predictions that the RAIL will cost a lot more money by the time it is completed.  This is just poor planning, poor money
    management, no common business sense and trusting the so-called "consultants" (who are not held accountable for their bad consulting).  And the
    politicians for accepting that "Bill of Sales".
The people on the top are not business men nor are they held accountable (financially) for their actions.  As for you, as a business man you are responsible
for your actions and the government or tax payers will not "Bail You Out" if you made bad decisions for your business.
I enjoy your program and hope it stays on the air for a long time.
Al Nip

Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015

Please Stay on air, your info is correct, sorry so many people don’t listen to you.

Thank you,

Russell Kumagai

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