Steel Trappings Is Back On the Air!

January 29, 2017 • Addison ChingNews is back on the air! resumed broadcasting on the Internet on January 29, 2017. After shutting down on December 31, 2016, the station's ownership changed hands. The new owners are headed up by Debbie Conner, broadcast personality of "The Debbie Conner Show" which was broadcast on before it shut down in December.

According to an announcement posted on their website, "Steel Radio is now live again as of Janurary 29th, 2017. Steel Radio has recently undergone a change of ownership, and the station was down for approximately 3 Weeks. We hope that you accept our sincerest apologies for our time Off-Air, and we hope you enjoy the all-new, redesigned!" will once again broadcast the Maui Steel Guitar Festival live from Maui on April 28-30 of this year. If you're at the festival, stop by the broadcast position near the stage and say "Hello" to Debbie and her engineer.

The broadcast can be accessed via their website at or directly from this link:



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February 16, 2019 (tentative) - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Sheraton Hotel, Kapa'a, Kaua'i (formerly Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach)
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
TBD - Maui site
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
TBD - Maui site
TBD - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 (tentative) - Windward Mall, Kaneohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 8-13, 2019 (tentative)
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall - Keiki Style
August 17, 2019 - Kahala Mall, Honolulu
Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
December 6-8, 2019 - Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i (formerly Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows)

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