Listen and be heard.
When I learned of WBHM’s theme this summer, I wanted to know more. The more I found out about WBHM and Birmingham, the more I wanted to be involved.
I am Scott Hanley, the new General Manager for Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM, the NPR flagship station for Birmingham. Combined with WGSN 91.5 FM Gadsden, we are the radio home for tens of thousands of listeners in North Central Alabama, and thousands more around the globe via the Internet.
It has been my privilege to work in public radio for most of my career in media, back to a time when WBHM was a very new radio station, even before Morning Edition began on NPR. Over the years, our mission to serve the public has expanded and become more vital. The number of people WBHM serves has grown, too.
Birmingham and Alabama face the 21st century with a need for the kind of awareness, involvement and understanding that WBHM is uniquely prepared to provide. WBHM is the voice of NPR for Birmingham, and Birmingham's voice on NPR.
I am excited and proud to join the remarkable staff, dedicated volunteers, loyal listeners, generous supporters, our licensee — the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and you for what is next. This confluence of resources and the aspiration to create and deliver meaningful programming will lead us to even more valuable service for the future.
If you are a listener, you have already shared a treasured commodity - your time.
Thank you for that gift thus far. We will do all we can to make sure the hours and days we spend together are even more valuable in the future.
General Manager, WBHM