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This is the website for Scott Hanley.  Scott E. Hanley.  The one who grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, whom you may have heard or seen on public radio or public TV.

I am based in Pennsylvania. I teach, do consulting and media work, and some other business ventures. And, acting and music.

I have been called "an innovator, an instigator, and an implementer. Working across boundaries in media, technology, journalism, education, entertainment, business, public policy, music, and civic life. 

I aspire to contribute to a society which allows people to make a good living and to also live fulfilling, interesting lives. This site is about the journey so far, and where things may go, next.

I am happy to be working now with Pittsburgh Public Media as General Manager of the Pittsburgh Jazz Channel, WZUM. The station operates at 88.1 FM from Bethany, WV, 1550 AM from Braddock, PA, and 101.1FM from Pittsburgh. More than a million people are now reached by this return of jazz programming to the radio dial in Pittsburgh, one of the most important cities in the history of jazz and today.

from 2012 to 2016, I was General Manager of WBHM-FM, Birmingham, Alabama. During my time in the Magic City, WBHM advanced local news efforts, expanded community outreach and partnerships, and saw financial support from individuals and businesses grow to record heights. WBHM became home to the Southern Education Desk. WBHM staff are often featured on national news programs from NPR and other networks.

Before Alabama, I led WDUQ, the top NPR station in Pittsburgh for sixteen years. I served on the NPR board for six very busy years, including serving as Chair of the Distribution and Interconnection Committee, which oversees some major technical parts in how public radio networks and stations share program.

I still get behind the mic on a regular basis, and can be heard on the weekends on the Pittsburgh Jazz Channel, WZUM, and on many other public radio stations across the U.S.

I also teach, write, perform, and continue to engage in consulting and project work. Open to opportunities and possibilities.

Photo credit: Mark Vogelzang 2011   © Scott Hanley 2016