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 9 courses offered in Media Studies, and High School Concurrent Enrollment program with Santa Monica College allows eligible students to enroll in Media college courses while attending Beverly Hills high school and simultaneously earn college credit. Participating students not only get a “taste” of college but also get a head start on their college career. KBEV has become a center for discussion among university admissions officers and professionals in Journalism, Communication, Public relations, public policy, media and education. KBEV is ranked #1 in State and #3 in the Nation competing at Skills USA.
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 6 is a student run, 24/7 Spectrum Digital Channel with more than 100,000 subscribers in and around Beverly Hills.
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 45+ years.
Some of what KBEV Shot
The Norman News
The Norman Update
Leila's Talk Show with Leila Vahabzadeh
Romeo Carey Boxed Hot
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
Max Schwartz Talks Politics
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 2010 Live BHUSD Election Night Coverage Hosted by Dillon Curtis with Nikkie Sedeghat
Meet & Greet
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
The Movie Gist
House of Anubis with Tal Shooshani
Clubbing@BHHS with Rachel Gilbert
Parham Talks Girls with Parham Senehipour
The Juantastic Show
The Round Up
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