The Honolulu Skylark. Great radio name--and it fits. The monicker belongs to Jacqueline Rossetti, who indeed has a melodious voice. (You might think she was recruited into radio for her voice, but no, she got into radio after being trained as an FCC-approved radio engineer!)
You'll get to hear--and SEE--Skylark on Tues. Aug. 12 at 7:30pm on PBS Hawaii's LONG STORY SHORT. (The show repeats at 2:30pm the following Sunday.)
She's a longtime beloved figure in Hawaii's broadcast and music industries. And she's played an influential role. Hard to believe, but there was no radio format playing traditional Hawaiian music until Skylark made it happen in the 1990s. Skylark likes to call it the "second Hawaiian renaissance," after the 1970s brought a re-awakening of Hawaiian music and culture.
Skylark, now a Hilo resident, is also known for personally researching the background of the songs--going out and talking with singers/songwriters/families, finding out the origins of the lyrics and music, and sharing the stories with her listeners.
I asked her to "drop names" of entertainers she's gotten to know, and she does that--and much--more in our LONG STORY SHORT conversation.