Pacific Media Group Acquires Paradise Television Network

March 2, 2020, 1:25 PM HST · Updated March 3, 7:13 AM
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Pacific Media Group has acquired the Paradise Television Network in a transaction that took effect on March 1, 2020.

The Paradise Television Network has two television channels: The Maui Visitor Channel (Channel 130) which serves Maui County and Scenic Hawaiʻi which is a statewide HD channel (Channel 1001).

“The Paradise Television Network set the standard for ‘visitor’ programming and content channels around the world. We are honored to have the opportunity to take these channels to new heights,” said Pacific Media Group, Inc. President and CEO Chuck Bergson.

He said the network adds to PMG’s multimedia platform offerings, which includes 20 radio stations PMGHawaii.com, MauiNow.com, BigIslandNow.com, HawaiiAirportAdvertising.com and multiple website, app and digital radio products.

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Tammy Kartes, Executive Director of Paradise Television Network and Vice President of Jaimie Inc. said, “We would like to thank our Paradise Television ʻohana for the many years of support, and community shared with our family. Jim (Kartes) would be pleased that Chuck, and his team at Pacific Media Group will be continuing his legacy of sharing the culture and beauty of Hawaiʻi that he loved so much.”

Jack Dugan, Chief Operating Officer for Pacific Media Group said, “We believe this visitor channel television network and video production studio is an integral part of our master plan for providing all Hawaiʻi visitors accurate and useful information that will improve their vacation.”

Dugan, who also serves as PMG’s Director of Digital Products noted that as new programming is developed for these channels, “there will be a focus on providing great vacation insights as well as understanding and respecting Hawaiian culture and the importance of sustainable tourism.”

“These TV channels and video production studio will compliment our robust network of web and social media properties, improving our ability to distribute compelling video content across multiple platforms,” said Dugan.

Pacific Media Group is a Hawaiʻi-based media company with offices in Kahului, O‘ahu, Kauaʻi, Hilo and Kona. PMG owns and operates 20 radio stations PMGHawaii.com, MauiNow.com, BigIslandNow.com, HawaiiAirportAdvertising.com and multiple website, app and digital radio products.

Maui stations include: KPOA 93.5 FM; KLHI “HI92” 92.5 FM; KJKS 99.9 “Kiss” FM; KJMD “Da Jam” 98.3 FM; KNUI “K-Country” 550 AM (100.3 FM); and KMVI “ESPN” 900 AM (102.5 FM).

Hawaiʻi Island stations include: KAPA 99.1 FM (Kona) and 100.3 FM (Hilo and Kaʻū); KPVS The Beat 95.9 FM (Hilo) and 93.9 FM (Kona), KBIG 97.9 FM (Hilo) and 106.1 FM (Kona).

Kauaʻi stations include: KQNG 93.5 FM, KSHK “Shaka” 103.1 FM, KSRF “HI95” 95.9 FM and KUAI 570 AM (and 104.5 FM translator).

O‘ahu stations are: KDDB FM 102.7 “da Bomb,” KPOI FM 105.9 “ALT 105.9,” KQMQ FM 93.1 “Pāʻina” and KUMU FM 94.7.

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