Radio Personalities Collaborate on a New Local Lifestyle Show


Weekday afternoons are about to get a lot more fun.

Popular radio personalities and best friends Davey D (David Daniels), Lina Girl (Lina Langi) and Mele Apana are transitioning to broadcast TV. For decades, the three brought laughter, humor and news to Hawaiʻi’s airwaves.

The trio announced that, beginning on January 8, they are collaborating on a brand-new show, Island Life Live, that will air weekdays at 4:00 p.m. on KITV4 Island News, KIKU and all supporting streaming platforms.

The hour-long lifestyle show will include news, traffic, and weather updates – but with more fun and flair than a regular news program. The show will feature in-studio and on-location interviews and segments covering anything that piques the interest or inspires.

“We’ll be island hopping and beyond,” laughed Langi. “Anywhere there are concentrations of Native Hawaiians and Hawaiʻi locals, we plan to go there!”

Island Life Live will leverage the trio’s considerable community connections to feature segments on everything from lifestyle, food, music, culture and trends to current events. And don’t be surprised if they also take a look at the lighter side of some current “hot topics” – the sky is the limit and laughter is the best medicine.

The trio also collaborated on writing and recording the show’s theme song.

Daniels started his career in radio at KCCN FM100 in 1992. He has served as KCCN FM100’s program director and as a consultant for Hawaiian 105 KINE and is a veteran of the morning drive teams at KCCN and Krater 96. Most recently he has been doing the traffic and weather reports on KITV4’s Good Morning Hawaiʻi news show.

Apana started in radio at KCCN FM100 in 1998. For years, she worked with teams and as a solo radio personality on KCCN FM100, KXME Power 104.3, Island Rhythms 98.5, and Hawaiian 105 KINE. With her hula background, Apana is the “go-to” emcee for hālau fundraisers and events, and in 2023 emceed the Merrie Monarch Festival with Kimo Kahoano.

Langi got her start as part of Nā Hōkū Hanohano-nominated group Nā Waihoʻoluʻu o ke Ānuenue. She moved into radio in 1993, also starting at KCCN FM100 as a producer and later had a solo show on Hawaiian 105 KINE. She also did a brief stint on Love Songs on Krater 96 while working in public relations at Kanileʻa ʻUkulele.

“We are excited to continue uplifting and entertaining our lāhui and community here in Hawaiʻi and worldwide,” said Langi. “For many years we got to do just that on the radio every weekday morning. This time around, we get to welcome you home in the afternoons – but now, we have to look good for the camera!”