Scott E. Hanley

Scott E. Hanley

Scott Hanley took the helm as general manager of WBHM in August of 2012.

Scott is a former member of the NPR Board of Directors, co-founder of JazzWorks LLC and the longtime director/general manager of NPR founding-member-station WDUQ-FM at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Scott began his on-air career in 1978 at WAAM-AM in Ann Arbor, Mich.; he has spent the majority of his professional life in public broadcasting, including at various radio stations in Michigan, Texas and Iowa. He has been a news reporter, anchor, feature producer, and music program host. Stints as a news director and program director preceded his role as a station manager in 1991. He has also created and taught college-level courses in broadcasting, journalism, media sales, digital media and regulation, and media management.

Scott served on the NPR Board of Directors from 2002-2008. During that time, he served on the board’s executive, investment, membership, and strategic planning and technology committees. From 2003-2008, he was also chair of the NPR distribution/interconnection committee, which was responsible for the Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS), the distribution network for public radio stations throughout the United States. In 2011 he received the Public Radio Regional Organization PRRO Award for contributions on behalf of public radio stations nationwide.

You can contact Scott about Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM/WSGN 91.5 FM and/or the Alabama Radio Reading Service for the blind and print-impaired at scott@wbhm.org or 205-934-2227.