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A true island girl at heart, Maelan Abran was born and raised in the little town of Honoka’a on the Hamakua coast of the island of Hawai’i. As a singer-songwriter with a love of all music from the first spark of a lyrical or melodic idea to the finished products of what is heard by the radio listener, Maelan enjoys sharing her passion for music by being an on-air personality. Her career in radio broadcasting started in 2012 when she was pitching her own songs to be played on the radio by asking the questions, “what happens in the radio, how does it work?”. Ever since that fateful encounter she has enjoyed being a part of the Pacific Media Group team by first starting off on the weekends on the once upon a time station, na-na-na-na-na-na NativeFM to currently being the mid-day personality on The Beat FM as well as doing the Afternoon Drive on KBIG FM.
When not hanging out in the radio, Maelan loves creating music for her personal artist projects as well as for film and television. She really does live a musical life so being on the radio is the icing on the cake. But when she isn’t in the radio world, she enjoys traveling out of the state for music conferences and industry business, helping to run the non-profit organization the Hawai’i Songwriting Festival as a board member and volunteer, she also enjoys reading, writing, cooking, baking, gardening, retail therapy, crystal shopping, being outdoors and helping her husband run their cattle ranch and hog farm. From the mountain to the ocean to the forests surrounding the Big Island, Maelan loves to share her love of music, culture and island lifestyle with all who listen.