Uncle Ari


The HRC `Ohana remembers our long time radio co-host Ari "Uncle Ari" Cutler

Listen: Uncle Ari playing music for the area he loved, the Windward side of O`ahu, where he grew up. Enjoy!!!


Uncle Ari was born in Hawaii in 1964 and grew up in Kaneohe on the beautiful Windward Side of Oahu.
He graduated from Castle High School where he was well known as a talented musician and composer.

Ari loved music of all types and genres. As an accomplished musician who was classically trained on piano at a young age, he excelled at keyboards, synthesizers, and bass.
Ari also loved the beach and would go every weekend to body board at Makapuu and Sandy Beach. He has even travelled to surf the waves at Tavarua, Fiji.
Before moving to Seattle and joining the Hawaii Radio Connection 'Ohana, Ari worked as a DJ back in Honolulu at the “98Rock” radio station. There he would compile and play the latest top hits. He also appeared many times on the BJ Shea radio show as the "Meow Guy".

A few people knew that Ari was a talented sports writer. As a well respected writer for BoxScore World SportsWire, his articles covered not only his beloved Hawaii Sports but a wide range of collegiate, pro, and international sports topics as well.

As a host on the Radio Connection, Uncle Ari has had many memorable moments such as interviews with guests like Cliff Hobbs (co-writer of Olomana's "Ku'u Home O Kahalu'u") - - and relatives of Fujiko Matayoshi (better known as the Sweet Lady of Waihole).

Ari passed away on Feb 1, 2016. He was 51 years old.
Uncle Ari will be missed by all who knew him!!!