The DJs -- check out our airstaff!
Staff -- High school and adult students from all over Contra Costa
County make up the staff of KVHS. The Faculty Advisor for 20 years
was Tom Wilson,who has been involved in the radio industry since
1970. After starting out as a call-in guest on KSFO he moved on to
KWUN, and also on to KQED-TV.

He was also an on-air personality and the Operations Director at KWUN
before becoming the Faculty Advisor at KVHS in 1978. In 1998, Melissa
Wilson (a.k.a. Melissa McConnell of San Francisco Bay Area
radio and television for 20+ years) took over as General Manager and
Faculty Advisor of KVHS-FM.

Melissa has worked for such radio stations as KYA-FM and AM,
K101-FM, KEEN-AM, KDBK/KDBQ-FM ("Double 99FM"), KKIS-FM and AM,
KYCY-FM, KATM-FM, as well as KWUN-AM with Tom Wilson.
She's also been a guest co-host on KPIX-TV's "Evening Magazine,"
and a regular celebrity host on KQED-TV's quarterly pledge drives since
1980. Her career in radio includes positions as Music Director, Program Director, Operations Manager and Webmaster, and on-air personality.

She brings Broadcast Industry expertise and expectations to the KVHS
program. There are six major student managers that take primary
responsibility for the running of KVHS; the Operations Managers, the
Programming Managers, and the Technical Managers. Each have their
own student staff members for the specific areas of the station operations.

There are also other management positions which include Music
Director, Public Affairs Director, Promotions Director and Production
Director. It is truly a "student-run" radio station.

Curriculum

-- Since students learn first-hand about running a radio
station, they receive the best experience possible in radio communications
today including:The Science of Radio Programming

Announcing
News Broadcasting
Production
Demographics
Analog and Digital Editing
Audience Research and Ratings Introduction to RCS Selector
Public Relations and Advertising
Radio Sales and Finance
Personnel Management
Selector Software Functions and Music Logs
Radio Electronics and Equipment Maintenance