Long-time Sportscaster Kanoa Leahey Joins Pacific Media Group
By Maui Now Staff
Long-time sportscaster Kanoa Leahey joins Pacific Media Group as the newest voice at ESPN Maui AM 900.
Leahey will be hosting a two hour mid-day sports talk show, “Let’s Talk Sports With Kanoa Leahey,” Mondays to Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program, which will begin airing the week of June 9, will feature live interviews, listener call-ins, and the latest sports happenings on island and throughout the state.
He will also be added to the company’s future broadcast schedule for live coverage of the Maui Interscholastic League, and the EA Sports Maui Invitational basketball tournament.
“Kanoa is a tremendous multi-media talent. His experience in radio, TV, play-by-play, writing, and blogging fold nicely with the multi-media direction our company has been building,” said Chuck Bergson, president and CEO of Pacific Media Group. “We are totally stoked to have Kanoa join our ʻohana.”
Leahey comes to Pacific Media Group with a wealth of experience in the sports broadcast industry, serving most recently as sports director at KHON2, a FOX affiliate in Honolulu, where he worked for nine years.
Prior to that, Leahey was a sports reporter at KITV, the Honolulu ABC affiliate, from 1999 to 2004.
In addition to his network experience, Leahey has also been hosting the weekly Leahey & Leahey show with his father Jim for the past seven years on PBS Hawaii.
He is also a play-by-play announcer for local high school sports and the University of Hawaii Men’s basketball on Oceanic Cable, and for college basketball on ESPN’s national television network.
Leahey moved to Maui in 2013 and is a third generation sportscaster in Hawaiʻi.
Pacific Media Group is the parent company of Maui Now. ESPN 900 AM is one of six radio stations Pacific Media Group operates on Maui. The others are: KPOA 93.5 FM, DaJAM KJMD 98.3 FM, KISS-FM KJKS 99.9, KLHI Native 92.5 FM, KNUI 550 AM and Maui’s ESPN station KMVI 900 AM.