Hannah has always maintained two full careers in parallel. TV and Radio Broadcasting have always been part of his life. As a young teenager he could be heard on BBC Radio Oxford. As a teenager he began doing voice overs for independent radio before partnering in small studios in the broadcast industry from the early 1990s. He part owned:
- Maverick Productions
- Clarion TV
He produced and directed thousands of hours of TV, Video and corporate material for Sainsburys Group, Sony, Direct Line, Allied Irish Bank to name a few. He won awards working with former BBC TV Presenter “Michael Groth noticeably for an education campaign for London Colleges called “Your future your call”.
In 2004, Hannah pioneered one of the first Internet based Radio Stations. He innovated new technology to manage and stream radio shows utilising data centre servers. (Today there are specialist companies who sell this service). He developed apps to enable listeners to access details of artists and track information playing live (Common place today) all before TuneIn and Spotify were readily available. The three stations he ran Globalradio1.com, Global City Radio and ODR were heard in 53 countries and at one point employed 50 presenters and 5 firms of sub-contractors to manage the network. With the enterprise getting too large to managed part time, Hannah sold his interests to a media group and focussed on broadcasting his own shows and syndicated them.
From 2012 Hannah has produced season after season of special shows. Recorded as live but featuring his usual brand of humour, news commentary and music.
- The Big H Radio Show
- The Sunday Supplement
- The Richard Hannah Show
Have all been hit shows, globally syndicated, and attracted audience in their tens of thousands. The Big H Radio Show has been nominated for awards and though Season 11 was cut short because of the pandemic. Hannah has come back with a new show as a direct result of wanting to lift spirits during a difficult time.