EXPERTISE

Public Speaking

Emcee

Radio Broadcast
Television Broadcast

Voiceover Talent

Video Production

Team Coordination

PAST TELEVISION EVENTS

Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards
Merrie Monarch Festival
Pop-Up Mākeke

Lantern Floating Hawaii

Queen Liliuokalani Hula Competition

Miss Hawaii Scholarship Pagaent

Mālama Honua Homecoming

NFL Pro Bowl

SoFi Hawaii Bowl

SPORTS

University of Hawaii Athletics

NFL Pro Bowl

SoFi Hawaii bowl

College Hula Bowl

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

NCAA Post Season-Basketball

NCAA Post Season-Volleyball

USA Volleyball - Aloha Region

AFFILIATIONS

Poi Planet
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival
Miss Hawaii Organization
Hawaiian Airlines Inflight Audio Shows

ʻIolani Sportswear
Konawaena High School
Mid-Pacific Institute

PROFILE

I am a veteran expert emcee who has been at the forefront of numerous events in the entertainment, hospitality, and sports industries, and most notably at many of Hawaii’s biggest events. For the past 34 years I have been the broadcast voice and face of momentous events in areas including U.H. and professional sports arenas, cultural and political gatherings, to A-list conventions and concerts. I have a passion for bringing people together and being a part of their lives through these memorable festivities.

TELEVISION REPORTER & PERSONALITY

Hawaii News Now - Sunrise | September 2006 - present

EXPERIENCE
  • Original Member joining in September 2007

  • Started as Entertainment Reporter from Hawaiian 105 KINE Studios

  • Joined Sunrise in-studio December 2015

  • Hawaiiʻs #1 Morning TV Show since first aired in 2007
     

Entertainment reporter, but also able to substitute when needed for Breaking News, Traffic Reporting and Weather Reporting.  Historical broadcasts include Hokuleaʻs Return Home, Live from Iolani Palace and the Statewide Sunrise "On-The-Road" Tour.  Also anchoring broadcasts for the Queen Liliʻuokalani Hula Competition, the Merrie Monarch Festival and 20 years of the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards.

GAME DAY ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR

University of Hawaii Athletics | December  1999 - present

  • Started as emceeing Rainbow Classic for Outrigger Hotels & Resorts

  • UH asked Billy V to join Marketing Team to do more sports

  • Handled UH Menʻs & Womenʻs Volleyball & Basketball and Football till 2016

  • Currently handles Womenʻs Volleyball, Menʻs Basketball & Football

Emcee under University of Hawaii Athletics Marketing Department, assisting with client relations and Game Day Coordination.  In recent years with more digital display and more coordination between Marketing, SSC, Administation, band, Cheerleaders, Rainbow Dancers, Video board and Sound, Coordination is more like network television; and Billy V brings all the different UH "behind  the scenes" and performing teams to create professional sporting events that are often unique to Hawaii.

RADIO BROADCAST PERSONALITY 

Hawaiian 105 KINE | June 2006 - Nov 2015; 2019 to present

  • Full-Time Morning Personality as a solo announcer

  • Morning Show as "Naʻau Therapy" with Mele Apana 

  • Highest ratings in years on KINE with Naʻau Therapy

  • Billy V left in 2015 after partner Mele Apana was released

  • Asked to return as weekend personality in 2019

Responsible (along with Mele Apana) for bringing Hawaiian music back to Hawaiian 105 KINE. 

RADIO BROADCAST PERSONALITY 

KCCN FM 100 | February 1990 - June 2006

  • KCCN FM 100ʻs first Music Director under Honolulu Skylark

  • Second Program Director

  • Moved to FM 100 Morning Jam with Charly Espina in 1998

  • Neilson Ratings #1 Radio Station in 2000.

Developed KCCN FM 100ʻs Programming with Honolulu Skylark, assisted in building studios and production rooms, implemented programs on-air, worked with sales teams until called to assist Hawaiian 105 KINE under same company in 2006.

Other Radio Stations include KCCN 1420 AM, Krater 96 FM, KORL AM 650 on Oʻahu and KKON/KOAS Radio Stations in Kealakekua, Hawaii

Testimonials

MELANIE IDE, Bishop Museum

We are always thrilled with the energy he brings with him, as well as the genuine interest and care that he has for our Museum and community.

MAYUMI MIYAHARA, Ribbon Prod

Billy V. embodies the spirit of aloha and exudes it towards the staff, towards the client, and toward anyone he meets.  His skill-level is top of the line; he is the best of the best.

SKYLARK ROSSETTI, Broadcaster

He is a great co-worker and one that I could depend on no matter what kind of ventures we undertook.