Robert Kieve

Robert Kieve was born in Jersey City, attended school in Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard College in 1943. During World War II, he was Information Officer of the American Embassy in Madrid, engaged in American propaganda efforts. He produced several weekly programs on what was then Radio Madrid’s national network, wrote Spain’s first book on radio broadcasting (El Arte Radiofonico, published in 1945) and created a school for radio actors, writers and directors. After the war, he was active in broadcasting in upstate New York and worked as a writer for CBS radio and television in New York City. In 1953 he became a writer on the White House staff of President Eisenhower. In 1957 he became general manager of an AM/FM pair of radio stations in Rochester, NY, and in 1967 he formed Empire Broadcasting corporation, the company which currently owns and operates Radio Stations KLIV and KRTY, which regularly carry his commentaries. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the San Jose Chamber of Commerce, as President of the San Jose Rotary Club, and he has been active in a large number of other organizations, including Symphony Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the San Jose Capital Club.