PRODUCING FOR KAKU
KAKU is very proud of its active role and mission to create high-quality original productions that inform, entertain and inspire our Maui community. We have had the pleasure of working with many creative and resourceful local independent producers in gathering the untold stories of our community and sharing them not only locally, but on a national level as well.
There are many factors that determine which projects we accept for broadcast, co-production, or national distribution. The submissions that have the best chance of success have content that is directly related to KAKU’s current programming mission and priorities, have experienced producers working on them, and come fully funded. Other criteria that KAKU strongly considers are;
Does the content tell a Maui story?
If so, does it also have state or national appeal?
Does the topic enrich our community and attract a wide and diverse audience?
Is there a need for this type of programming?
Is the program produced with high standards throughout all elements of the production, with a well-crafted story line, strong content and a clear purpose?
HOW DOES KAKU WORK WITH INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS?
Proposals can be submitted to KAKU at any time throughout the year. Your project will be reviewed by KAKU’s Programming Department to ensure that it meets the standards of KAKU.
Once your program proposal is submitted, you will be contacted directly within four to six weeks. The station receives many submissions on a monthly basis with each requiring different needs and support. While each project is a little different, your project might fall into one of the following categories:
SUBMITTING A COMPLETED PROGRAM FOR BROADCAST ON KAKU
Submissions will be taken on MP3 or by link, along with a short synopsis, key personnel biographies, complete list of potential funding sources, and any additional materials you feel may assist in the review of the program for potential broadcast on KAKU. You will be notified directly within four to six weeks of receipt of your program submission. If a program is accepted for broadcast on KAKU, then a broadcast agreement is negotiated with the Independent Producer. In most cases, due to our very limited resources, KAKU does not purchase programs from Independent Producers.
Submit your program to:
KAKU 88.5 FM
333 Dairy Rd Suite 104
Kahului, HI 96732
SUBMITTING A PROGRAM IDEA
Independent producers are welcome to submit story ideas to KAKU. With the station’s personnel and financial resources already committed to KAKU’s own mission-driven productions, we are not in a position to provide significant funding or to assist producers in seeking funding for their programs.
SUBMITTING PROGRAMS FOR CO-PRODUCTION/COLLABORATION
KAKU will work with producers at various stages in the production process, from development to broadcast presentation. Funding your project is unlikely however, based on review and approval of your rough cut and/or completed program, KAKU may provide a variety of specific in-kind services, such as providing post-production editing, broadcast promotion, and program distribution.
STATE AND NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION
As a presenting station, KAKU can offer services to distribute your program nationally.
Our service will include providing assistance to the producer during the submission process with the distributor available to all Pacifica programming managers.
LETTER OF SUPPORT
KAKU will consider writing letters in support of selected independent projects to help producers in search of funding and underwriting sources. The KAKU Programming Department will make this decision based on the review of program content, potential interest of KAKU audiences, and evaluation of the producer’s background in producing and hosting radio shows.