This weekend was such a blur with so many things going on. Graduation at Konawaena Saturday morning. Helping to produce the 40th Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards and emceeing. 4:30am the next morning, being out at the 5th Annual Honolulu Ekiden. Celebrating the wonderful career and legacy of Coach Dave Shoji as hopefully gets to enjoy retirement (Canʻt wait to see him in the crowd at the Stan Sheriff Center enjoying with Mary). It was an exhausting weekend, and it was the busiest weekend of the year for me. Iʻm finally sitting down to reflect on the wonderful award bestowed upon me this past Saturday night; […]
BVO Enterprises is happy to announce that Hawaii Television and Radio Veteran "Billy V" will be the Broadcast Anchor alongside ʻŌlelo Hawaii (Hawaiian Language) Expert Amy Kalili for this yearsʻ Merrie Monarch Festival. Amy and Billy V will be joined by Kumu Hula and Past Merrie Monarch Judge Cy Bridges, Kumu Hula Manu Boyd, Kimo [...]
Itʻs the morning after broadcast and Iʻm elated (and exhausted). It was wonderful to see all the words of support from everyone. I hope youʻll continue to listen to the "Billy V Radio Show" as we expand and entertain; Keep those requests coming by text, posts and video! I need to especially say mahalo to [...]
Hi everyone! My name is Courtney and Iʻm doing the diagnostic work just to make sure that everything that was setup for the Merrie Monarch Festival Social Media Feeds are working, and will still work well even though we are starting the Social Media Feeds for the Billy V Radio Show tonight. The Syndicated Show will [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HE’S BACK ON THE AIRWAVES! THE BILLY V RADIO SHOW DEBUTS TONIGHT HONOLULU, HI, April 14, 2017 – Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. That’s actually the description of the Man of Steel aka Superman. But following a close [...]
Lots of Basketball in Honolulu on Veterans Day Weekend; Armed Forces Classic Broadcast on ESPN and Final Game of Outrigger Rainbow Classic on ESPN2!
Itʻs always funny how the word “starstruck” works. Iʻm looking at a young woman who Iʻve seen on TV LOTS of times even though her star performance has yet to be seen by everyone. Sheʻs pretty, well spoken and has a flower in her hair. Despite the EARLY hour of the morning, she is chipper and energetic. Auliʻi Cravalho is standing in front of me and I have to smile. Iʻm suddenly proud of this Hawaii girl. […]
Billy V and Mele Apana have a brand new Hawaiian Airlines audio show! Check out the songs and artists!
Congratulations to Hawaii Five-0! They will get another season as announced by CBS Television earlier today! H50 is just one of 11 series returning to CBS, its final episode for this season airing on May 13, 2016! You can see the show on CBS Television Friday nights; here in Hawaii you can watch on Hawaii [...]
Here’s the news story: The Department of Agriculture has issued an alert for Ohi’a blossoms…ahead of the Merrie Monarch festival next weekend. Hundreds of hula dancers taking the stage in Hilo are expected to wear the flower in competition. However the ohia and any part of it won’t be allowed to leave the island. Performers and spectators could potentially spread Rapid Ohia death, which has killed roughly 34-thousand acres of trees. Editorial: Halau that are there for the Merrie Monarch are the last ones we need to worry about, although I understand the DOA’s wanting to issue the alert. It’s a good call. It will be the most that the blossom will be used, be out in public. Understandable. However in defense of halau: Halau are meticulous on use of native plants. This is knowledge and cultural value that is imbued upon haumana from not only kumu but kupuna from the halau. This is from picking (and not over picking), replacement/replanting if needed, and lots of respect as they are picking. (I remember as a teenager picking with a halau/ex-girlfriend on the slopes of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea near Kaumana. We were always taught to pray as we picked, reminded that anything we brought with us, nothing is to be left behind and that if a beautiful woman or kupuna wahine comes out of the brush, be very nice but pay her no attention and continue picking, unless somehow addressed. It never happened to me, but I was always looking around just in case….) […]