I call upon my 37 years in the broadcast industry and college athletics, to help your group overcome adversity to realize their goals and dreams. I employ humor in my presentation, and as a comedian can entertain a diverse group of audience with "Tonight Show" clean material.
Price Range: $150-$1000
Languages: English, German
What to Expect
If you are planning an event for your employees or organization, I am prepared to deliver a presentation of up to one hour, using my own experiences and lessons learned from others to empower the audience to define themselves, instead of allowing themselves to be defined by others.
I am also prepared to talk to young people about career choices.
If you are seeking a comedian, I can entertain your group/patrons with material appropriate to their age and interests.
Larry Hansgen joined the staff of WHIO Radio in 1981 as an overnight board operator, and quickly rose through the ranks. He became the Sports Director that year, and in 1982 became the play-by-play voice of University of Dayton basketball. In 1988 he also added Flyer football announcing. After serving as the Program Director for the radio station for five years, he became the Host of Miami Valley’s Morning News in 2003 and continues in that role today, while still broadcasting Flyer Football and Basketball games. With WHIO now operating as part of the Cox Media Group, he is also a regular contributor to the Dayton Daily News. In 2015 he was inducted into the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame. In addition to his work in the media, Larry is a certified personal trainer. He speaks German and also performs as a stand-up comedian at comedy clubs in Southwest Ohio and Indiana. Larry serves on the Board of Directors for Choices in Community Living, which serves developmentally disabled adults in helping to provide housing, transportation, job training and recreation. He is also a regular volunteer at the House of Bread in Dayton, and is a past board member of the National MS Society Ohio Valley Chapter. He continues to be an advocate for MS research and programs. Larry lives in Washington Township with his wife, Laura. His son Alex is attending Miami University and his daughter Andrea is a sophomore at UD. His oldest daughter, Lauren, is the Director of the Cowan Pottery Museum near Cleveland.
Additional Booking Notes
I have no special needs. A microphone helps, but if none is available.....I can project!