Commemorating Excellence in Broadcasting, Outstanding Impacts, and Life’s Works
The Jacqueline “Skylark” Rossetti Broadcasting Award represents the outstanding work Broadcasters do to keep listeners/viewers informed, engaged, conversing and promoting local business particularly activities focused on Hawaiian arts, culture or music.
The Na‘alehu Theatre and Summit Media are proud to announce and present the 2023 5th annual Jacqueline “Skylark” Rossetti Broadcasting Award for Excellence in Broadcasting to:
Brickwood M Galuteria
Brickwood M. Galuteria was born in 1955 in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, and raised in the Kaka‘ako and Kapahulu areas and attended Kamehameha Schools since kindergarten.
Galuteria’s love for Hawaiian music inspired him to pursue interests in music and meeting people in the entertainment industry. He performed music with Marlene Sai at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and later formed a group of his own. In 1985, he won a Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Male Vocalist of the Year and Most Promising Artist.
In 1980, Galuteria began his radio career on air with KCCN 1420 AM, and later withKCCN-FM 100 and Hawaiian 105 KINE. He hosted the Na “Oiwi ‘Olino “People Seeking Wisdom” morning show on AM940 KKNE with Kimo Kahoano. Galuteria also worked in television, film and video, served as a host on local shows including Hawai‘i’s Kitchen, Treasures and the Easter Seals Telethon on KHON-2 and KITV4’s Ho‘oulu Lahui Aloha.
Galuteria has been a spokesman for the State of Hawaii’s Department of Agriculture, the Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau, Bank of Hawai‘i and Mike McKenna’s Windward Ford, in addition to commercial voice-over work he’s done for numerous in-house TV, radio and political campaigns. He has also produced and promoted a number of productions, including the Aloha Festival Concerts, Miss Hawaii Pageants and the Coca-Cola Beach Concert Series.
He was an actor on television with roles on Hawai‘i Five-O (2013) and Magnum P.I. (1986).
The 2023 Jacqueline “Skylark” Rossetti Broadcasting Award recognizes the perpetual influence of her dear friend and muse Brickwood M. Galuteria.
For more than 20 years, Jacqueline “Skylark” Rossetti worked closely with the Na‘alehu Theatre as a cultural consultant, an MC at numerous events including the annual Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila and Seattle Slack-Key Festival, doing voice overs for our award winning video productions, and as a volunteer. Shortly before she passed, she requested that her upcoming Gabby Festival Shirt be delivered to hospital where she placed it as a coverlet on her bed until her passing.
We were so effected by her aloha for the event and by her life’s work in media that we immediately acted to recognize her by initiating the, Jacqueline “Skylark” Rossetti Broadcasting Award Commemorating Excellence in Broadcasting, Outstanding Impacts and Life’s Works. Shortly after her passing, Skylark was selected as the recipient of the first annual Skylark Award.
Jacqueline “Skylark” Rossetti has spent more than 40 years in the broadcast media and is known as the Honolulu Skylark, a name synonymous with Hawaiian radio. She is Co–founder of the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Hawaii’s version of the Grammy Awards. She produced and promoted major shows for Aloha Festivals, the County of Honolulu and Hawai‘i County as well as events for several other organizations.
She hosted the Merrie Monarch Festival for over 35 years and served on several non-profit boards offering guidance and direction.
She served the State of Hawai‘i as Commissioner for the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission, that honors Hawai‘i’s first King of Hawai‘i with yearly celebrations statewide.
Skylark was recognized as Outstanding Hawaiian Woman of the Year in 1984, Broadcaster of the Year in 1991, and a Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner in 1993 and 1996 and in 2010 received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts.
She has produced several award winning radio and television programs promoting Hawai‘i and its music and has hosted Na ‘Oiwi ‘ Olino a statewide morning radio show for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Ms. Rossetti held an Associate of Arts Degree from San Francisco City College. She served eleven years served with The Hawai‘i Island Economic Development Board, a private non-profit business organization that served as key liaison to federal, state and county private sector resource programs of economic development projects for the island of Hawai‘i. Skylark understood the many important cultural and economic needs in the islands.