Resonate Hawaii LLC Alternative “102.7 The Beach” KTBH-FM Kurtistown/Hilo will debut on July 4 at 12pm. The launch comes as the former AC on 102.1 completes its signal upgrade to a Class C3 with 21kW horizontal from Mauna Kea giving the station coverage over most of the island of Hawaii. The new format will be branded as “True Alternative” with what the station calls a “unique blend of beach music, island rock/reggae and alternative rock from the late-80s to today”. The station will be programmed by Matt Stone, Operations/Programming Manager for Resonate Hawaii. Resonate launched Hot AC “The Wave @ 92FM” 92.1 KHWI Holualoa/92.7 KHBC-FM Hilo last October.