"808 State Update"
After his loss in the November general election, Republican gubernatorial candidate James "Duke" Aiona is moving on to the next phase of his political life: a talk radio show.
In a holiday email sent to supporters on Wednesday, Aiona outlined his immediate future:
First, I will continue my legal practice with an emphasis on Estate Planning, Family Law, and Mediation.
I am excited to let you know that on January 5, 2015 I will co-host the “808 State Update” daily radio show on 940 am KKNE, along-side producer and co-host Dawn O' Brien. The show will air Monday through Friday from 3pm – 5pm.
O'Brien was Aiona's campaign spokeswoman and is a former radio show host on KAIM-FM The Fish, a Christian station.
Aiona said the show's mission is to "inspire, educate and engage" listeners on the state's political process in an effort to increase civic participation in government and voter turnout. Topics also will include other issues important to Hawaii, such as sports, finance, education and health. He also expects to have a daily educational feature on civics and surprise guests, too.