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History of KADY Television

and it's evolution to the


  • Television

1980's Actress Pia Zadora is married to wealthy financier Menachem Riklas who produces a movie for her to star in. She wins the Golden Globe as best new actress of the year and the movie is voted The Worst Movie of the Year. Everyone in Hollywood made some fun and Riklas had to do something to pacify the crowd. He went to Santa Barbara and purchased a defunct Television Station called KBIE and moved it to Oxnard. He then changed the call letters to KADY in honor of of the first daughter and also the name of the character that she played in the movie.
1990-1995 Riklas brings in John Huddy from Miami to produce a "Daily News Hour" focusing on Ventura County. Tracy Lehr and Joe Buttitta (former California Angels and UCLA Bruins announcer) as co-hosts. This lasts until 1995 when Huddy is forced into claiming bankruptcy for Kady Television.

As an aside, Huddy writes a Best Seller Book and his daughter is an anchor on Fox News.

1995-2004 KADY TV is purchased out of Bankruptcy by Biltmore Broadcasting and becomes a UPN Affiliate doing away with most locally produced content. In 2004, the station is sold and the call letters are changed to KBEH, a Spanish Language broadcasting channel that is still operating as Channel 63 on UHF.

1998-2001 In 1998, a good personal friend becomes General Sales Manager for Kady Television as it moves to Camarillo. As the Internet was prominent in my thinking at that time, I researched the Domain name and purchased it for $10 in 1998.

A Huntsville Alabama company called Digital Education approached us to create Kady University online, teaching courses like Microsoft Office and others. A studio was opened at Camarillo Airport.

Here is the link to some of the original content, derived from pictures at the time due to low bandwidth on most home computers at the time.

2001-2008 After 9-11, Biltmore Broadcasting let us know that they were going to be selling Kady Television to a Spanish Language group that was going to change the call letters. We put to sleep and maintained ownership of the Domain through yearly payments.
2008 In February, 2008, a tragic event occurred in Port Hueneme where a young student was killed in a classroom. There were almost 20 helicopters hovering over the site most of the day. That Saturday, 8 new C130 Airplanes were being commissioned at Point Mugu to replace the 2 older aircraft, one of which I had been in in 2000.... here is the link to pictures from that day

I chose to take out the old press passes and camera and visit Point Mugu that day only to find that I was the ONLY media source there covering the event. That evening was back on the Air.

2008-2012 September 19, 2008 launches our Live Streaming of High School Sports. Oaks Cristian School in Westlake is our home turf and on the field for that first games was Nick Montana, Trevor Gretsky and Trey Smith....with their dads Joe, Wayne and Will standing on the sidelines we became noticed quite quickly.

Expanding a little too fast in 2009 we were shot down by CIF and had to go back to a more traditional LOCAL Television business plan with the opening of our first Studio at the River Park Executive Suites in Oxnard.

Moving to Ventura Executive Suites in 2010, we teamed with Maria Sanchez, formerly local radio host for the afternoon drive time hours and started a daily show in the Studio bringing in many of the leaders of the community. We also went out of studio to the Reagan Library and CSUCI for their CEO Series and soon became well known in the community as a source of "Good Things" happening.

We opened our first local studio in Channel Islands Harbor and had Tracy Lehr, well known local reporter who is also anchor for KEYT TV in Santa Barbara as a morning host interviewing local dignitaries and elected officials.


2014 Bringing the STEM program to KadyTV via the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. To be continued.