John L. Hanson Jr is a radio producer and host. He is currently producer and host of the NPR show "In Black America." Hanson began working in radio as a teenager, as a music programmer and youth reporter for his school's radio station. He worked as a DJ in Lockhart while attending college. In 1974 he joined Austin's NPR station to produce the nightly program “Soul on FM,” which led to him being named “Best DJ in Texas” by Texas Monthly. At KUT, Hanson began working on improving and increasing reporting for the black community. He created a weekly, live phone-in program featuring experts in various fields and endeavors to address the public about their intended impact on the Austin community. He went on to become the producer of "In Black America." He has also served as KUT's interim General Manager on two occasions. Hanson was raised in Detroit. He attended Huston-Tillotson College.
This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Reggie Williams, former NFL linebacker, NCAA Football Hall of Famer, Cincinnati City Council member and co-autor of Resilent By Nature: Reflections From A Life Of Winning On And Off The Football Field.
This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Shellye Archambeau, Fortune 500 board member, former CEO of MetricStream, guest lecturer at her alma mater, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, And Create Success On Your Own Terms.
This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Terrell Davis, two-time Super Bowl Champion, former National Football League and Super Bowl MVP, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and co-founder of Defy, a CDB-infused sports drink.
This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Ron Simons, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and President and CEO of SimonSays Entertainment, about his efforts to bring diversity to the stage, telling stories about African American history and culture.
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Location
Austin, Texas, United States of America
Episode Count
1273
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
1 week, 6 days
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 249048