Jeff Hansen

Program Director

Jeff Hansen is a Minnesota native whose public broadcasting career spans 29 years. Jeff has been the Program Director at KUOW since 2000. He holds a B.A. in sociology from Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin.

Jeff has also served as program director at KERA in Dallas, KPFT in Houston, and WERU in Blue Hill Falls in Maine. He started his career in public radio in Madison, Wisconsin as a talk show host/producer at both WORT and Wisconsin Public Radio.

He says, "Our purpose is to provide you with credible in–depth news, information, and cultural programming and to create a forum for the discussion of the key issues of the day. In so doing KUOW's programming fills an important need in our society."

Jeff is the founder of the News/Talk Group, a national organization of public radio news/talk stations that provides leadership for programming issues of concern to the top stations in the system.