Join us as we honor JV’s legacy as a Bay Area radio legend and reflect on how he affected all our lives.
Bay Area born and bred; JV (Jeff Vandergrift) grew up a radio fanatic, listening to his favorite DJ, John London, and dreaming of his own show one day. Not only did that dream come true, but JV went on to entertain, amuse and engage the Bay Area for over 30 years.
Shortly after starting the legendary morning show, The Dog House at Hot 97.7 in San Jose, he brought The Dog House to Wild 107.7 San Francisco in 1994 along with Elvis and Hollywood. JV quickly became a household name after joining Wild 107.7 (which later moved to Wild 94.9) as the show became the #1 morning show in the Bay Area. Generations of listeners were treated to a daily mix of pranks and laughs and a colorful cast of characters.
When The Dog House disbanded, JV returned to Wild 94.9 in 2009 to host The JV Show where he continued his reign as radio royalty. He was joined by his wife Natasha, co-host Selena and producer Graham to round out The JV Show we know and love today.
Behind the pranking and lighthearted fun on the radio, JV has always been a champion for those whose lives were challenged. His support for Candy Cane Lane and the George Mark Children’s House ensured that dozens of kids and families have received holiday gifts and cheer. From a terminally ill child whose dream was going to Disneyland to a family in need of a holiday meal, JV always delivered humanity along with humor.
JV has also been incredibly candid about the highs and lows of his own life. He shared his life journey with his audience in hopes that someone else could gain some knowledge or empathy or feel supported. His transparency has inspired many to call into the show, write letters of support and share his stories on social media.
Thanks for the laughs. Thanks for the love. Thank you, JV!