KUAM Isla 63 AM Guam Ceases Broadcasting

CHamoru radio trailblazer Isla 63 AM to cease broadcasting on May 1

Monday, April 20th 2020, 12:23 PM ChST
By KUAM News

KUAM Isla 63 AM will cease broadcasting on the radio on May 1,  according to KUAM Communications.  

For over 66 years, KUAM AM radio has informed and entertained local audiences through Isla 63.  It’s provided a  community connection for quality local programming and it’s been advocate, influencer and media trailblazer for CHamoru language and culture through entertainment.

Though this chapter in the history of KUAM is ending, CEO Marie Calvo Monge reassures audiences that the heartbeat of the station will continue on in a variety of ways more accessible to a larger audience. 

“The heart and soul of Isla 63 will live on through the spectrum of programming we continue to provide to the community,” she said.  Through KUAM FM (I94FM), our local and news programming on TV8, TV11, Docomo Pacific TVone and GTA Guam’s News Network (Channel 17) and all of our digital platforms including streaming on our app, we will continue to stand by our mission to inform and entertain our global Guam community.”

Through KUAM’s streaming operation, you can still catch daily CHamoru music and news updates on the KUAM news mobile app.  Listeners are encouraged to access the Isla radio stream on www.kuam.com and the KUAM News mobile app available on smartphones and other devices. 

“KUAM has been an innovator of local media since our inception and though we are regrettably ending the traditional broadcast transmission of our flagship station, the spirit of our lasting legacy will remain in more ways than ever,” Calvo-Monge said. 

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