Aloha everyone, my name is Ke’van Kawaiokeanuenue Ezekiel Dudoit known on KPOA as Da Island Boy. I was born and raised on Oahu, moved to Molokai in 2003 and now reside in cold Makawao on Maui. I am the oldest sibling in my single parent family and I have three sisters and a nephew.
I am a proud 2009 graduate from Lahainaluna High School where I was a 4 year boarder from Molokai. There I did many things that help build me up to the person I am today. My favorite thing that I enjoyed was the sports. I am a big sports fanatic and a proud supporter of all sports. Lahainaluna is known to have a lot of Pride and Spirit, and by living on the campus, I felt that mana in my body that made me proud to be a Luna, which made me a “Sports Luna-tic”.
Because of my Lahainaluna Pride, I was encouraged by my principal, Mr. Nakano to announce at the Lahainaluna home games, so for 4 years I have announced at Lahainaluna indoor games as well as MIL Tournaments, where I got the nickname “Voice of the Lunas”. Along with announcing at sporting events, I also became a team manager on the Boys Basketball, Girls basketball and Volleyball Teams. My senior year at school we have morning announcements every day, and I would have a sports segment called “Sports short”, this is where I would report on Lahainaluna sports.
During my senior year I was elected to be the Associated Student Body President of Lahainaluna. Being president was very challenging to me because I had to go places and communicate with a lot of people, but with the guidance of my principal, friends and Mr. Fillazar, I was comfortable to take on any challenges that came my way. While boarding, I was also invited to MC events, which was associated with Lahainaluna whether it was graduation parties or banquets.
I made my debut on KPOA on June 22 with Alaka’I on the Morning Radio Show. On September 30, we received bad news that Uncle Poki has passed away, so I came to work and dedicated the October 1 Aloha Saturday Show to Uncle Poki, it was the saddest day to work with the phone lines being busy with dedications being made for a man who has touched so many lives. I made my weekend show debut on Saturday October 8, giving thanks to everyone for welcoming me with aloha and for supporting me as I begin what I hope will be a long term thing for me.
You can join me every weekend from 7 in the morning to the 2 o’ clock hour. You can find a little bit of everything on the weekend show; News, Weather, Sports, Birthday and Anniversary Dedications, Fundraisers, Traffic Reports, Wacky stories, Hawaiian Moon Calendar, and of course the best Hawaiian music, Maui County style! The weekend show is yours, you can request a song, do a shout out or dedication, or even put in a public service announcement, garage sale anybody? Oh and yes you can win stuff on the weekends too, all you have to do is tune in! You can contact me by calling me at the studio @ 808-893-8935. I also provide a MIL Sports report every day. Da Island Boy is always here ready to serve you, my KPOA Ohana. Be sure to keep it tuned to KPOA 93.5, 92.9, KPOA.com and now the KPOA 93.5 FM Facebook Page.