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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Kickin' it Old Skool
Feb 05 @ 12:00AM
Kickin’ it Old Skool this February! School of Dance brings their 3rd annual winter showcase “old skool”…
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Aerial Conditioning
Feb 05 @ 8:30AM
Ongoing Aerial Conditioning classes are offered to help you stay on top of your aerial skills or learn anew. Climbing, pulling,…
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Open Wheel Throwing
Feb 05 @ 9:00AM
Master Potter Laura Cooper Elm hosts 3-hour open throwing sessions every Friday from January 8 through March 25 at The Art Studio…
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Open Aerial Dance
Feb 05 @ 9:15AM
Ongoing Open Aerial Dance is supervised aerial practice sessions with NO INSTRUCTION! Practice and perfect the skills you’ve…
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First Friday Art Walk
Feb 05 @ 5:00PM
Main Gallery: Western State Colorado University B.F.A. Senior Student Exhibit The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree is designed for…
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Alley Loop Pub Ski Crawl
Feb 05 @ 5:00PM
Ski from bar to bar under the lights on a snow filled Elk Avenue on Friday night, January 5th at the Alley Loop Pub Ski Crawl.…
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Shabbat, Tu'B'shevat and Pot Luck Dinner
Feb 05 @ 6:00PM
Shabbat, Tu’ B’shevat, Jewpardy and Pot Luck Dinner! Fun, games and great food celebrating the Birthday of the Trees…
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First Friday Family Film
Feb 05 @ 6:30PM
This month we're preparing for the Super Bowl, as well as honoring Black History Month, by showing "Remember the…
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Attitude Adjustment Party
Feb 05 @ 7:00PM
This year’s fundraiser will be held at the Butte 66, in Mt. Crested Butte, on Friday February 5, 2016. The doors will open…
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Live Music with Arkansauce
Feb 05 @ 8:00PM
Join us for live music from Arkansauce and a Oskar Blues/Icelantic ski give away at set break.  Must be present to win the…
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