For his 40 year and counting career, Hansgen thanked his listeners, WHIO, and the community for making his career possible. For kids starting their career he tells them to show up for work on time because someone will notice. His 2020 book, “Bigger Than Basketball: The Dayton Flyers’ Greatest Season” is available around town and online.
In 2019, things were not going well for Dayton through August with the Memorial Day tornadoes and the Oregon mass shooting. Then the UD Flyer basketball season started, and the rest of the year was great. He remembers predicting very early in the season how fantastic this team was going to be. He described the experience of the sudden end of post season play as being like you start falling, then realize you’re falling and you don’t have any control or choice but to fall. Once the COVID crisis hit, the sports world just halted.
Hansgen is a long time WHIO Radio Personality, the voice of the UD Flyers, and a stand-up comic. After our first speaker cancelled last minute, Hansgen graciously agreed to speak as a replacement. He went through the events that led him to become involved in the radio business. He was very funny and there were several entertaining stories.