Listeners of Hawaii Public Radio may now return to regular programming.

HPR staff and volunteers, meanwhile, may now resume their normal lives.

Just after 12 p.m. Saturday, the stations concluded their semiannual fund drive after pulling in just under $1 million. “The station would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who pledged early and during the drive, to all of the volunteers, the restaurants that donated food, and to everyone for listening,” said HPR’s Nick Yee.

CB staff at HPR

Civil Beat staffers in HPR’s music library.

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Civil Beat cannot confirm rumors that rivers of vodka flowed through the HPR offices soon after the pledge drive’s conclusion. We can tell you that Civil Beat staff helped out during the drive, manning (and woman-ning) the phones Thursday morning. HPR has two complete program streams, HPR-1 and HPR 2, and can be heard in most areas of the state. Civil Beat is a regular feature on HPR-2’s “The Conversation,” which is aired weekdays from 8 to 9 a.m. 

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