By Maui Now Staff
Live results coverage of the Primary Election on Maui will be broadcast live in a partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, Pacific Radio Group and Maui Now.
The live program will start at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, August 11, and will be carried on MCTV Cable 55, KNUI AM 900, and via a stream on at mauinow.com.
The Decision 2012 program is the product of an ongoing partnership between UHMC and the media professionals at Pacific Radio Group.
The broadcast features a student panel who will co-host the coverage alongside radio broadcast professionals. The show features live election returns, candidate interviews, and up to the minute results on races that matter to Maui County.
“Not only does Decision 2012 provide Maui County viewers with local, homegrown coverage of the issues,” said Mike Albert, UHMC Media Coordinator. “It also provides an opportunity for students to work side-by-side with professionals in the industry.”
“Our goal is to get out the information people want, while we also provide a perspective of what the results mean to Maui County from candidates, supporters and students,” said Wendy Osher, News Director for Pacific Radio Group, who will co-host along with KPOA program director Alaka’i Paleka and PRG’s Fred Guzman.
“Decision 2012 gives our students the opportunity to engage in the process of politics live,” added Malia Davidson, Program Director of Liko A’e and Student Coordinator of the event. “Our students come from a diverse demographic, which lends to their synergy on air. They will be learning every moment by hearing, seeing, and being a part of a production that comes every two years.”