Air Staff

Jason Bennert

Jason Bennert

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kris Rowberry

A native of the South Bay, Kris was raised in the Evergreen neighborhood of East San Jose, where he watched as wineries turned into suburbs. He studied Communications at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont... Read more about Kris.

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.

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.

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.
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