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INSPIRED BY DIFFERENCE.

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Radio and TV personality, “Billy V,” aka William Van Osdol of BVO Enterprises LLC, has been a fixture in the entertainment industry for quite some time. Often referred to as “The Hawaiian Ryan Seacrest” for his diversified career, Billy is regarded as the voice of Hawaii.

Currently an entertainment reporter on Sunrise at Hawaii News Now, Billy is not a newcomer to the industry. A 31-year veteran of broadcast industry in Hawaiʻi with 24 of those years spent at KCCN/KINE Radio Stations, Billy’s extensive background has led him to work with legendary talents such as Honolulu Skylark and Krash Kealoha at KORL and KCCN Radio Stations. He was a key team member who worked to bring KCCN FM 100 on the air and became its first music director, and later, Program Director.

Throughout his career, his friendly voice and warm personality have made him the go-to choice for emceeing numerous high profile events in Hawaiʻi including the Merrie Monarch Festival, Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, Lantern Floating Hawaiʻi, and the Miss Hawaiʻi Scholarship Pageant. As well, Billy has been the Game Day Activities Coordinator and “face” of U.H. Athletics for the past 15 years.

Billy serves on the Board of Directors including Ohana Arts on O’ahu, and the Kona Club of Honolulu, the latter that raises scholarship funds for graduating seniors of Konawaena and Kealakehe High Schools where Billy was once a student. As of 2016, Billy has created a scholarship at Konawaena High School for a senior student who wishes to explore a career in broadcast journalism.

When not working on his growing empire, Billy enjoys spending time with his wife, Sawako, son, Leion, and puppy, Chewy.

Voice Work

Voice Work.

BillyV-0053With a distinguished background in radio and television, Billy V has earned a spot as one of the most recognizable voices in Hawai’i. His smooth tenor/baritone vocals have been the “voice of choice” amongst many advertisers, producers, and directors. A professional and creative talent, Billy brings his 30+ years of in-depth experience into every project he works on.

Emcee

Emcee.

THE POWER OF VOICE

BillyV-0004Hawaii’s go-to Master of Ceremonies, Billy V, has emceed everything from high profile large-scale events, to non-profit fundraisers, to corporate presentations.

A broadcast veteran who has spent most of his life in front of a microphone, Billy is most at home when in front of a live audience. The consummate professional, he approaches each event with fresh eyes and is typically armed with his iPad containing personal research and notes on any event he is hired to work on.

While many can emcee and read off a script, it is Billy’s easygoing personality and quick wit that make him stand out in a crowd. He knows how to connect with the crowd, understands how to read a room, and always seems to have the perfect timing in keeping the flow of an event going. These qualities are what keep Billy V in demand year after year.

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Another Legend Is Gone: Jimmy Borges

By |Editorial, Music, Personal|

In an age when just living life is tough, Jimmy Borges lived it on his own terms and his own way. He was one who followed his passion thru and thru.  Never swaying from the local boy that grew up in Kalihi, he followed and made his name in the lights of Las Vegas and New York. If you want to read more on the history of this extraordinary entertainer and human being, Susan Essoyan wrote a wonderful piece in todayʻs Honolulu Star-Advertiser. […]

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Guest Blogger: Kuana Torres Kahele

By |Guest Blog, Hula, Music, Support Hawaiʻi!|

Kuana Torres Kahele comes from Moku ʻO Keawe (Hawaii Island) and is a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winning artist. He has also learned hula from Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho and comes a musical lineage that he shares with people like Mark Yamanaka and Darren Benitez who also performed for Uncle Johnny. He is also a member of the Award winning group Nā Palapalai (of which he still holds the group name) and is a seasoned entertainer. Kuana speaks ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Language) and is one of the most sought after entertainers for Merrie Monarch Halau. Kuana has spent the last couple of months on the road from Hawaii to Japan and Asia; to Europe, the Continental United States and back to Hawaii again. He shares some of his thoughts from his recent travels as our Guest Blogger today. (In Transit to Calfornia from Europe and New York) – Back from almost a month and a half on the road with 8 concerts across Japan, my regular teaching gig in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka and 3 weeks in Europe for workshops. We are finishing up this weekend with two sold out May Day concerts in Pleasanton, California and then back to Hawaii! I have been fortunate to travel all over the world both through my music and for pleasure. Two things really stuck with me this trip: the incredible hospitality of the European people and the genuine passion students all over the world have for Hawaiian culture. I left feeling grateful and so proud of my Hawaii. I teach one week every month in Japan, so I already knew how enthusiastic the kepani are for all things Hawaiian. My school there, Ka Hale Ikena Hawai’i O Kuana, is focused on giving students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of hula, mele, lei making, oli and a window into Hawaiian protocol. […]

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I Made It Thru High School Because Of My Teacher

By |Editorial, Family, Personal|

(photo credit: Newton Koshi/Konawaena High School Band Alumni FB Page) Last week Keoki Kerr (who now works for HSTA) asked me if I would mention last week that it was Teachers Appreciation Week perhaps talk with one of my teachers and do an interview by phone. It’s a wonderful thing that highlights the teachers that we have in our public schools. However, on that same day he asked; my MOST INFLUENTIAL teacher passed away just this past week. When I was a sophmore in high school, I was a drifter. I drifted inbetween groups of people and my grades weren’t very good. I was lacking direction and spent my days […]

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The Prince Is Gone

By |Editorial, Music, Personal|

I loved Prince and his music. I did. Not many will say that, but I will. I knew of the 1999 album, but didnʻt really start listening to it until later; but Princeʻs music would become part of the soundtrack of my life. I remember going down to the Mazda dealership in Kailua-Kona in 1994 and under the urging of one of the sales persons, I drove a brand new 94 Mazda off the lot. I had only 2 part-time jobs, no where near the income to afford that car and the $300-per-month price tag for 3 years (with a lump sum at the end of the period). My Dad escorted me to the lot where we […]

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