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Kevin Culbertson

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General Manager


Employment History

  • 17 General Manager
  • Managing Member
    Hilo Hawaii Broadcasting Ltd.
  • Various Roles
    Total Living Network
  • General Manager
    KEEN TV17
  • Director of Operations, Executive Production Manager, and Station Manager
    KTLN San Francisco

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Hilo Hawaii Broadcasting Ltd.
9 Total References
Web References
168 Hour Film Project: 168 Staff, 28 Oct 2012 [cached]
Kevin Culbertson, GM of KEEN, Ch. 17 Las Vegas
Las Vegas Business Press, 1 July 2004 [cached]
Keen 17 General Manager Kevin Culbertson sits at the station last week.
Like the happy programming it provides, General Manager Kevin Culbertson is very positive about the early days of the station's progress."It's been fabulous," he says of the first three months of operation.
Those both fulfill the network's mission and make money for the station, says Culbertson.
"We are a station for people wherever they are in their spiritual development," he explains."It is the new ministry model that God is in everything," he says of the programming.
It is too early to assess the station's advertising revenue, but Culbertson is optimistic."We have some advertisers ... Of course, we'd like more, but it's been quite a positive response," he notes.
Culbertson says the station is set to hire a new producer, who will expand KEEN's offerings with other local talk shows.That is a little behind schedule, but should be running by the new year, he says.
The current timetable calls for all full-power stations to be digital by 2006, but no one in the industry expects that to happen, says Culbertson, because of the slow rate at which consumers are buying digital televisions sets."Of course, that could all change this Christmas if Wal-Mart starts selling them for two hundred dollars ... then everyone would have one," he laughs.
Whenever the digital revolution finally takes hold, he says, then the low-power stations will be the only analog broadcasters."So we're here for the long haul," he adds. | Business | /2007/01/21/, 21 Jan 2007 [cached]
KHHB, a little more than a year old, is the only Hilo station "serving the community with local news, weather and fun TV," said Kevin Culbertson, Hilo Hawaii Broadcasting managing member.
"My team is so pleased about that," Culbertson said.
It should be operational later this week, Culbertson said. | Business | /2005/10/13/, 13 Oct 2005 [cached]
"I'm bringing a new model of programming," said Kevin Culbertson, founder of Nevada-based Hilo Hawaii Broadcasting Ltd.
Culbertson is the general manager of KEEN-TV in Las Vegas, which was named the National Religious Broadcasters 2005 Low Power Television Station of the Year.It is owned by Total Living Network, which airs Christ-centered programming.
"The (Hilo) TV station, straight up, happens to be owned by Christians," Culbertson said, but his station won't merely be a satellite of the Total Living Network.
It will be "safe for the entire family in terms of the values, in the sense of the language and everything else, but it is not necessarily only a Christian product in the sense of promoting or popularizing a specific religion," he said.
"What we do not want to do is a lot of paid programming. ...Personally, I'm a broadcaster.I look at things from a viewer's standpoint.I don't think (infomercial-type shows) serve the community."
Culbertson has a lot to do before Christmas.He is making arrangements for space on a broadcast tower, space on the ground for offices and a studio, and for broadcast equipment, not just for Hilo but for Ketchikan.
And he's also obtaining the rights for TV shows.Because his name doesn't appear on enough dotted lines yet, he declined to divulge the shows he's working to secure.
Kevin Culbertson and his wife of 25 years celebrated their anniversary in the islands in August by renewing their vows.After previous Hawaii visits they had toyed with the idea of doing business in the islands.
Keen17 - Press Room, 21 June 2004 [cached]
June 21, 2004
Chicago, IL - Kevin Culbertson was named General Manager of KEEN-17 Las Vegas today by parent company, the Total Living Network (TLN)."Kevin was ideally suited to be the General Manager of KEEN-17.Kevin is actively involved in community and church related events showing tremendous heart for the people of Las Vegas", says Jerry Rose, President of the Total Living Network.
Kevin has been working with TLN for many years in various roles, Director of Operations, Executive Production Manager, and Station Manager for KTLN San Francisco.Kevin has an extensive background in broadcasting working for PBS, CNN and developing independent television stations throughout Eastern Europe for the United States government.
Kevin was an integral part in the launch of KEEN-17.
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