Current assistant producer Reenie
Rea (BA ‘03) opened the doors for HPU participation.
Rea explained that her husband talking to show co-host Larry
Price helped her get her internship with the show. When interns
leave, Rea said, “We have to find our own replacements,
so I found within HPU.”
KSSK’s Saturday Morning Show is a three-hour radio broadcast
held at John Dominis restaurant overlooking the Kewalo Basin.
The show brings together many local and national celebrities
and organizations for interviews and performances that promote
their events. For example, three members of the Chippendales
came on to promote a two-nights Hawai‘i show. Then once,
a few years ago, Chris Rock’s brother, Tony Rock, came
to promote his comedy act.
With every broadcast Pacarro is on a non-stop go producing the
script for co-host Price and Michael Perry, visiting table for
interviews, gathering and helping to introduce the guests. Her
interns have first-hand experience with all of it, and more.
Besides working on the show, there are office and radio station
responsibilities: assisting at movie premieres, for example,
and hosting station events. At the office, interns answer phone
calls, work on the script, and do anything that Pacarro needs
What is so important about internship? As the saying goes, “It’s
not what you know, but who you know,” and that goes for
everything, future jobs and life. Doing an internship helps students
network themselves into the work force by gaining first-hand
experience. These experiences will prepare them for career opportunities
across the world.
I got a lot out of interning, meeting a lot of people in the
entertainment industry, and it actually got me the paid position
I have now,” Rea said.
Call Rea or Pacarro for mor information: 550-9220.