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George Sampson


George Sampson  Weekdays - 6am to 9am

George Sampson is the morning news anchor on 1590 KLIV. He is also the station’s News and Program Director.  A 35+ year veteran of Bay Area radio and television, George has deep ties to the local community.  A graduate of San Jose State University’s Journalism program, George’s first radio job came during his senior year at SJSU at the long gone all-news station KXRX... Read more about George here.

John McLeod


John McLeod  -  Weekday Traffic from 6am to 10am & 3pm to 7pm

John McLeod gets you to and from work weekdays on 1590 KLIV with Silicon Valley Traffic...and he knows the roads! John’s 42-year radio career is the longest for any San Jose area radio personality.   John began his radio career in 1965 at Foothill College radio station KFJC doing play by play for the school’s football, basketball and baseball teams and hosting a daily DJ show and news... Read more about John here.

John Kelly



John Kelly - Weekdays from 4pm to 7pm

Weekday afternoons, Silicon Valley starts its drive home with John Kelly. John strives to present news you might have missed while at work and adds a fresh perspective to the day's major events.

John is a Bay Area native who keeps in tune with local issues, people and places. He studied at both San Jose State University and Cal State Hayward and holds a degree in English Literature... Read more about John here.

Jason Bennert


Jason Bennert
Reporter
 

Jason Bennert was born at Good Samaritan Hospital and spent his childhood watching the orchards of the Valley of Heart's Delight being uprooted to make way for the subdivisions and office parks of Silicon Valley. Before coming to 1590 KLIV, Jason worked for Bay City News as the South Bay Bureau Chief for the last ten years... Read more about Jason here.

Derrick Villa


Derrick Villa is a familiar presence to most listeners of 1590 KLIV.

Besides serving on KLIV's reporting staff, Derrick is the All-Night Voice of 1590 KLIV, a familiar friend to people who are up early (or out late) in Silicon Valley. Derrick keeps our early-morning listeners up-to-date on overnight road construction, and any late-breaking news in the wee small hours. He’s been with 1590 KLIV since 1993... Read more about Derrick here.

Matt Burrows


Matt Burrows is KLIV’s Morning Drive Editor and also anchors the mid-morning news. Matt is a graduate of the prestigious Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University where he studied both radio and television... Read more
 

Frank Munnich


Frank Munnich is one of KLIV’s mid-day news anchors and a veteran Bay Area news reporter. These days you will find Frank behind the microphone at KLIV, every weekday from 1:00 – 4:00 P M.... Read more about Frank here.

Kim Vestal


Kim Vestal is the newest addition to KLIV's on-air staff, she can be heard on weekdays from 11am - 1pm. If you think you’ve heard Kim Vestal’s voice somewhere before, you’re right! In 1979, aftert graduating form San Jose State University, she began her broadcasting career in the news department at KLIV – then a top 40 music station... Read more about Kim here.

David Jones


David Jones is the overnight announcer on KLIV in the wee small hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings. Even at times when most people are asleep KLIV is hard at work keeping an eye on local traffic and breaking news, even at 3 AM on a Sunday... Read more about David here.

Rachel McAllister


Rachael McAllister is a friendly mid-day voice on KLIV. In addition Rachael serves as a reporter and contributes to KLIV’s popular “Living Better” feature reports... Read more about Rachel.

Joseph Geha


Joseph Geha anchors the news Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons on KLIV. He also is a contributing reporter to the station’s popular “Living Better” features... Read more about Joseph here.

Josh Daugherty


Josh Daugherty is KLIV’s “Utility Man” serving in a number of ways. You can hear Josh on the air Saturday and Sunday evenings... Read more about Josh here.

Frank Dariano


Frank Dariano spreads his time on KLIV between weekday evenings and weekends. A San Jose native, Frank attended Bellarmine College Preparatory before receiving his degree at New York’s Syracuse University where he studied Journalism and History... Read more about Frank here.

Terri Smith


Terri Smith became interested in weather at the tender age of four, when she moved to Atlanta, Georgia during the spring thunderstorm season. Fear and fascination of thunderstorms and tornadoes pushed her to study meteorology at Florida State University where she also earned a minor in communications.

 Her broadcast career includes working at WALB in Albany, Georgia and WXIA in Atlanta, before joining the On-Camera Meteorology department at The Weather Channel... Read more about Terri here.

Phil Cosentino


Phil Cosentino - Mr. Produce can be heard weekdays at :43 after the hour from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Phil Cosentino is known as Mr. Produce – for good reason.   He’s one of the four Cosentino brothers who have managed three local stores carrying their name. For many years, Phil Cosentino was the produce director of the stores. He caused the Cosentino stores to be known throughout the are as the foremost purveyors of fruits and vegetables. Read more about Phil here.

George Bettisworth


George Bettisworth - Weekdays 7am to 7pm Since 1984 George has helped individual investors with their investment needs.  He is a Portfolio Manager and First Vice President with Morgan Stanley, and has been awarded the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM Practitioner Certification in 2005.   Starting in 1990 George has produced an hourly business report focusing on local stocks on KLIV.   Read more about George here.
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