Kokua for Japan fundraiser today

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - "Kokua For Japan," a Hawaii-based radio, television and Internet fundraising event for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan will be held on Sunday, April 10 from noon to 5 p.m.

The event, staged by Clear Channel Radio Hawaii and Oceanic Time Warner Cable, will take place at the Great Lawn at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa. All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for disaster relief.

Hawaii News Now, a sponsor of the event, will live stream the entire program on our website hawaiinewsnow.com. Click here to view the live stream.

"Supporting our friends and neighbors in Japan during this time of great need is the right thing to do," said Chuck Cotton, Vice President and General Manager for Clear Channel Radio Hawaii. "Some of Hawaii's top entertainers will be coming together for an afternoon of songs, laughter and inspiration."

"The people of Japan continue to be in our thoughts and prayers, and we're so pleased to be involved in an event such as this that will bring together the people of Hawaii to raise much-needed funds for the earthquake and tsunami victims," said Oceanic's Bob Barlow. "We're also continuing to show our support by offering free phone calls to Japan for our digital phone customers through April 15, 2011, as well as live round-the-clock news coverage from Japan."

On-air personalities from Clear Channel Radio and local broadcast and cable TV stations will host the program. Oceanic Time Warner Cable is providing television production. Additional support is being provided by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Tickets will go on sale beginning March 23 at 11 a.m. via Honolulu Box Office. Visit HonoluluBoxOffice.com for on-line purchasing or call 808-550-8457 for charge-by-phone. Cost for the tickets will be $15.

Television stations scheduled to air the event include KFVE, KGMB, KHNL, KHON, KITV 4, CW and OC 16.

Clear Channel Radio Hawaii, OC 16 and KITV 4 will stream the event live on the web. In addition, radio stations KSSK 92.3 FM, KSSK AM 590, Island 985 and KHVH AM will broadcast the event.

Nationally acclaimed recording artists Michael McDonald and Mick Fleetwood to appear with Henry Kapono along with Hawaii's TOP Entertainers:

Cecilio & Kapono

Brothers Cazimero


Amy Hanaialii

Na Leo

John Cruz

Natural Vibrations

Robi Kahakalau

Cecilio & Kompany

Manoa DNA



Go Jimmy Go

Jerry Santos

Gregg Hammer Band

Loretta Ables Sayre

Kenny Endo Taiko

For information, visit www.kokuaforjapan.com.

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