Locally owned Pacific Media Group said Monday that it plans to take over Ohana Broadcasting Company’s four Honolulu radio stations.

The stations are KDDB “da bomb” (102.7 FM),  KUMU (94.7 FM), KQMQ “Da Paʻina” (93.1 FM) and KPOI (105.9 FM).

PMG says that that brings to 20 the total number of its spots on the dial.

It has six each on Maui (including KJKS 99.9 “Kiss” FM and KJMD “Da Jam” 98.3 FM) and the Big Island (including The Beat 95.9 FM in Hilo), and four on Kauai (including KSHK “Shaka” 103.1 FM).

“As a Hawaii-owned and operated media company, I believe we are uniquely positioned to listen and understand the needs and wants of the communities, customers and employees we serve,” PMG President and CEO Chuck Bergson said in a press release.

The acquisition of the Oahu stations is set to close on Sept. 1.

The Hawaii-based PMG also owns and operates MauiNow.com, BigIslandNow.com, HawaiiAirportAdvertising.com and “multiple website, app and digital radio products.”

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