Toni Todd

Host of "The Aloha Connection"

Saturdays, 2 pm - 4 pm

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Show Description: 
Contemporary and traditional Hawaiian music, plus colorful anecdotes and fun facts about the islands.

What bands could a listener expect to hear on the show? 
Hapa, Ka'au Crater Boys, Kapala, Henry Kapono, Keali'i Reichel, Na Leo, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, Mailani, Justin Young, Bruddah Waltah, Uncle Willie K., Opihi Pickers, Jeff Peterson, John Cruz, Led Ka'apana, The Makaha Sons, Dennis Kamakahi, Waipuna, The Barefoot Natives, Sunday Manoa, Kolohe Kai, Jake Shimabukuro, Herb Ohta Jr. Pure Heart, Don Ho, and many more. Oh-- and of course, the man, the myth, the legend: Braddah Iz-- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

What bands will a listener NEVER hear on the show?
I hesitate to say never, but if they're not from Hawaii, or don't have a direct affiliation with the islands, I'll not likely play them.

If you had a band what would you name it?
Kapakahi. That's Hawaiian pidgin for FUBAR.

If you could see any band, anywhere, who would you see and where?
I'd love to hang out at The Willows in Honolulu on a night when Herb Ohta Jr. and Jon Yamasato are playing.

How long have you been a DJ?
Full time since 2012, but I was a fill in regularly before that, and news director for five years before leaving the valley for Hawaii, so the microphone and I go back a-ways. Now, I'm back in the valley, sharing my love of Hawaiian music.

What do you do when you're not at KBUT?
I'm a full-time lecturer at Western and advisor to "Top O' the World" student newspaper. I'm also Vice President of the Gunnison Arts Council Board of Directors, co-founder of the Headwaters Poetry Festival and general mountain bum. Oh-- and I play ukulele.  Badly.

I consider Gunnison and Hilo my hometowns, but I was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. 

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Live music
Nov 27 @ 7:00PM
Gypsy Jazz Social Club plays live at High Alpine Brewing Company, 111 North Main in Gunnison on Friday, November 27th. Music…
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Live Music at High Alpine Brewing Co
Nov 27 @ 8:00PM
Live music with Les Choy & his Gypsy Jazz group
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Acme Wellness- Gunnison Grand Opening
Nov 28 @ 12:00AM
Western-Slope ?psychedelic rockers Fractalia will perform at the grand opening of the newest Acme Healing Center location in…
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CB Nordic Winter Kickoff Party
Nov 28 @ 6:00PM
Kick off the winter season at the Mallardi Cabaret.  The event is a fundraiser for Crested Butte Nordic and features live…
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Reading by David J. Rothman
Nov 28 @ 6:30PM
On Saturday, November 28, at 6:30, long-time Crested Butte local David J. Rothman will give a reading from his…
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Live Music at High Alpine Brewing Co
Nov 28 @ 8:00PM
Live music with Evelyn Roper and special guest from Nashville, David Piland.
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Gothic Valley Rec Use Survey
Nov 29 @ 12:00AM
Graduate students from Western State Colorado University who are currently enrolled in the Master's of Environmental…
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Alley Loop Points Race #1
Nov 29 @ 9:00AM
This first Alley Loop Points Series Race is this weekend on Sunday, November 29th at 9 a.m..  The Alley Loop Points Series is…
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Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner
Nov 30 @ 5:00PM
The Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League would like to invite everyone to join them for their 3rd Annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls…
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Munchkin's Music and Dance
Dec 01 @ 9:00AM
It's time to jingle some bells and get in the holiday spirit with these fun music and movement classes for young children!…
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