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Harry B. Soria, Jr.

Harry B. Soria, Jr.

For 35 consecutive years, Harry B. Soria, Jr. has hosted the weekly radio program, "Territorial Airwaves," focusing on vintage Hawaiian music. Harry B. shares a beguiling musical stroll back to the days of the Territory of Hawaii, playing historical 78, 33 1/3, and 45 RPM recordings and sharing anecdotes and trivia about Hawaii's past. The show has been broadcast on 1420 AM KCCN, Hawaiian 105 KINE FM, AM940 All Traditional Hawaiian All the Time, hawaiian105.com, and am940hawaii.com.

Harry B. has also released over 25 compact discs on the Hana Ola label. Each disc focuses on legendary performers and songs recorded in Hawaii, culled from Harry B.'s collection of over 10,000 vintage 78, 33, and 45 RPM Hawaiian records. The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts has recognized his work with a total of 8 Na Hoku Hanohano awards in the "Liner Notes of the Year" and "Anthology of the Year" categories. Several of these compact discs are available at TerritorialAirwaves.com. His "Territorial Airwaves" audio specials are a feature of Hawaiian Airlines' in-flight channel system.

Harry B. emcees a full slate of events in Hawaii. They include corporate banquets, award ceremonies, roasts, auctions, fashion shows, and parades, weddings and Hawaiian music concerts and hula shows. Harry B. has emceed Hawaiian concerts three times at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and regularly emcees Hawaiian music concerts and hula festivals in Japan.

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