PAST TELEVISION EVENTS
Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards
Merrie Monarch Festival
Lantern Floating Hawaii
Queen Liliuokalani Hula Competition
Miss Hawaii Scholarship Pagaent
Mālama Honua Homecoming
NFL Pro Bowl
SoFi Hawaii Bowl
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
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival
Miss Hawaii Organization
Hawaiian Airlines Inflight Audio Shows
Konawaena High School
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
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
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.