The KBEV Media Center was founded in 1969 with generous support from the Beverly Hills Unified School District and the Local Community. Its strategic location in Beverly Hills enables students to foster dynamic synergies and multidisciplinary approaches to the study of Communication through unparalleled access to the Entertainment, Media and Technology Industries.
In 1970, two of Beverly Hills High School's related departments – Television Broadcasting and Broadcast Journalism – began producing a live-to-cable news show, entitled, "The Norman News Service". Now, noted as the longest running high school weekly news show on the planet.
In recognition of the critically important role Broadcast Journalism plays in a democratic society and KBEV's role as a leading institution for educating and training is leading students to become future Broadcasters and Media Artists.
Today, with more than 8 courses offered in Media Studies, KBEV has become a center for discussion among university admissions officers and professionals in Journalism, Communication, Public relations, public policy, media and education.
Multidisciplinary and international in scope, focused and practical in application, KBEV Students and Faculty, are defining these fields for the 21st Century and beyond.
KBEV is shown on Time Warner Cable, now Spectrum, on Digital Channel 6 to 100,000 homes in and around Beverly Hills.
Executive Media Director: Professor Romeo Carey
Assistant Media Dir.: Ryan Damavandi
Sr. Chief Engineer: Dusty Stiles
KBEV, originally called "Information Retrieval" , was started in 1968 in a bungalow on the front lawn by Dave "Dusty" Stiles. An early form of programming-on-demand, audio and video content was transmitted over cables wired to the high school library and to select classrooms at the high school. Audio programs played on reel to reel tape were sent to the elementary schools over telephone lines, rented from the phone company, to study carrels in the libraries at each of the schools. The Information Retrieval was then called "BHUSD Media Service" when KBEV began active cable operations in 1974 with Theta Cable, whose successors were Group W Cable, Century Cable, Adelphia Cable, Time Warner Cable and currently Spectrum Cable. KBEV's channel designation began as Channel L. It later became Channel N, then Channel E, then Channel 26, and now it is Channel 6 KBEV. The Media Center has provided continuous cable programming to the Beverly Hills community for 42+ years.
What KBEV Shot
- Leila's Talk Show with Leila Vahabzadeh
- Meet Up With Austin with Austin Fuhrman
- The Danesh Show with Noah Danesh
- Back To Beverly with Dillon Curtis
- BHEF Town Hall Meeting with Jonathan Prince, Dillon Curtis & Nikkie Sedeghat
- BHHS Live Open House with Romeo Carey, Nikkie Sedeghat, Dillon Curtis & Karen S. Kahen
- City Limits with Karen S. Kahen
- City Limits: on The Road Edition with Karen S. Kahen
- Excuse The Interruption with James Cha, Dillon Curtis, Andy Lee
- How Hollywood Works with Molly Hersh
- KBEV Klassics
- KBEV 2010 Live BHUSD Election Night Coverage Hosted by Dillon Curtis with Nikkie Sedeghat
- Meet & Greet
- Art Gallery
- MorTorq TV
- Norman of Love with Oliver Bogner
- Skip E. Lowe Looks at Hollywood with Skip E. Lowe
- Shoush 2 Nite with Ryan Shoushani
- Teenz in da 'Hood
- Teen Talk
- The MindField
- The Movie Gist
- House of Anubis with Tal Shooshani
- Clubbing@BHHS with Rachel Gilbert
- Parham Talks Girls with Parham Senehipour
- BHHS Football
- BHHS Basketball
- The Norman News
- The Norman Update
- KBEV Unplugged
- LA Influence
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