Brian Hanni, j'o2
Voice of the Jayhawks
On June 21st, Hanni was announced as the next "Voice of the Jayhawks" The Topeka, Kansas native graduated from the University of Kansas in 2002 with a Broadcast Management degree with an emphasis on sports broadcasting and media sales. Hanni created the daily show "Rock Chalk Sports Talk" on KLWN Radio in Lawrence in the summer of 2002 and hosted it until 2012. The Jayhawk Radio Network has aired the show since 2008.
Hanni did radio broadcasts of KU baseball games for over a decade, and spent eight years on the radio broadcast team for KU women's basketball. He also served occasionally on KU men's basketball and football broadcasts for eight years.
Hanni left Lawrence in 2012 to become the voice of Texas Tech men's basketball and baseball on the Texas Tech Sports Radio Network. He also did a weekday radio show, "Tech Talk." Additionally, he is the national play-by-play voice for the Bahamas Bowl and Major League Football.
Hanni is also very active in the Lawrence community. In 2009 he founded (and still organizes) an annual celebrity basketball game, "The Rock Chalk Roundball Classic," which raises money for local families fighting cancer. He is an active participant in other youth-related organizations within the community as well.