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Friday, February 2, 2001


By Ken Sakamoto, Star-Bulletin
Construction crews remove the remains of the rock wall
in front of Queen's Medical Center.

Queen’s rock wall
was old, but technically
not ‘historic’

Burl Burlingame

Is this more of a WhereDat? The lovely coral-block wall enclosing The Queen's Medical Center front Wat Dat?parking lot was here one day, gone the next. It had been a fixture on Punchbowl Street for decades, low enough for folks to sit on, high enough to separate the medical campus from the busy street.

Not enough reason to save it. And despite the impression that the wall had always been there, the hospital told the State Historic Preservation Division that it only dated back to the 1960s.

"We were concerned about it being torn down because it was such a nice wall, but there was no proof that it was more than 50 years old, so our hands were tied," said Oahu architecture expert Tonia Moy of the state office.

Under state statutes, only structures more than 50 years old can be declared historic landmarks, except for aviation facilities. And being 50 or older doesn't always keep them safe.

The hospital, which is doing extensive reconstruction along Punchbowl, said it wished to open up the area, said Moy. That's certainly been done. We can now look over and see what kinds of cars the physicians are driving while we wait in traffic.

Radio Log


KONG 570-AM / 93.5 FM: Adult contemporary rock with some Hawaiian music
KSSK 590-AM / 92.3-FM: Adult contemporary music
KHNR 650-AM: CNN news, sports
KQMQ 93.1-FM: The Q, '80s and '90s hits
KQMQ 690-AM: Radio Disney
KGU 760-AM: Talk, news, sports
KHVH 830-AM: News, talk, traffic, weather
KAIM 870-AM / 95.5-FM: Christian music and teaching
KJPN 940-AM: Japanese-language shows
KIKI 990-AM / 93.9-FM: Contemporary country AM; contemporary hits FM
KLHT 1040-AM: Christian radio
KWAI 1080-AM: Talk radio
KZOO 1210-AM: Japanese-language shows
KNDI 1270-AM: Live news from the Philippines; programs in 10 languages
KIFO 1380-AM: News, public affairs
KCCN 1420-AM / 100.3-FM: All talk / UH sports AM; contemporary island hits, FM
KUMU 1500-AM / 94.7-FM: Adult standards, AM; light rock, FM
KHPR 88.1-FM: Classical, news, public affairs
KIPO 89.3-FM: Jazz, classical, news
KTUH 90.3-FM: Jazz, blues, Hawaiian, rock, country and alternative
KKUA 90.7-FM: Classical, news, public affairs
KKCR 90.9 / 91.9-FM: Hawaiian music, midnight-3 p.m.; and rock, reggae, classical and new age
KRTR 96.3-FM: Adult contemporary music and news
KPOI 97.5-FM: Modern rock
KDNN 98.5-FM: Contemporary Hawaiian
KORL 99.5-FM: Adult contemporary
STAR 101.9-FM: Modern hits
KKHN 102.7-FM: "Da Bomb" top 40 hits
KXME 104.3-FM: Top 40
KINE 105.1-FM: Hawaiian
KGMZ 107.9-FM: Oldies

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