Monday, December 30, 2013

Aloha across the airwaves, the Internet, the hearts

Sometimes the Internet makes me go aaaahhhhhh.

My older brother, Kelley Phillips, has a radio show called Ka Leo Ni'ihau on a station called KKCR on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

New Hawaiian/English language to broadcast from school studio

He's on the Governing Board of the State Charter School Commission 

During the Christmas holidays, my Mom was in town.  She -- a hipster in her 80s -- turned me on to listening to Kelley's show on the web.  It's so fun to hear his voice.

Kelley speaks Hawaiian and his show is in English and Hawaiian.  He plays really fun new and traditional music that rarely makes its way to the Mainland.  His callers speak both English and Hawaiian.  And Kelley's soulful voice is peppered with a hearty chuckle.    Mom and I know all this and can hear it in our memories, but it sure is fun to hear Brada Kelley in ... well, person.

So we were listening on the Internet.  And I texted Kelley to tell him so on my phone.  And within 10 seconds, a song ended and Kelley said (to all his listeners) hello to his Mom and sister listening in sunny Phoenix.

This was our Perfect Moment ... and apparently his ... during the Christmas Holidays.

Robin & Joyce, in Phoenix 


Lori Lavender Luz said...

Oh, how wonderful to be brought together like this!

I love that you call your mom a hipster. Cool mom! (And awesome daughter).

Kathleen said...

And sometimes the internet is so amazing - the yin and yang of the universe! So happy for you, your mom and your brother!

Hazel Lee said...

That's so cool to be mentioned of on air! And by your brother no less. As my 4yo nieces would say, "Awesome!" And definitely a perfect moment!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sorry it took me so long to return the favor. =)

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