Of her next “Rock It Properly” broadcast, DJ Darla Bea writes:

“Mele Kalikimaka!

Take a journey with me as we kick back with Tropical Tunes from the islands of Hawaiia and Polynesia. Our weekly musical lesson 101 will in part explore the connections between Hawaiian steel guitar and Nashville’s honky-tonk steel-guitar sound.

We’ll hear from Ukulele Ike (aka the voice of Jiminy Cricket), Lani McIntyre, Aunty Kamala, Bing Crosby, Arthur Lyman and other heroes of the Exotica scene of the 1950s-1960s, Bruce and Jake Shimabukuro, Keola Beamer, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Southern Culture on the Skids, Luke Vibert and B.J. Cole, and many more!”

“Rock It Properly” airs on Sundays in the fall from 8-10pm PST.