CLASS OF 2018
Dave Dent Otradovsky went from DJ to owning the station. During his 53 years at KVSH, he served Valentine and the Sandhills with live and local programming.
Dave began his career at KVSH in 1969 as a full-time DJ in the days of LPs, 45s and open reel tapes. A short time later Dave moved into sales before becoming the station’s Program Director.
In 1990, he formed Heart City Radio and purchased KVSH. Dave operated the station delivering live news, weather, area high school sports, and emergency bulletins. Countless community organizations benefited from Dave’s generosity through fundraisers, drives, radiothons, and the volunteering of his own time. Meanwhile, KVSH provided steady employment while launching the radio careers of dozens of people.
In 2022 Dave and his wife Debby sold their shares of Heart City Radio to longtime employee Mike and his wife Kim Burge. Both couples reside in Valentine.