The story of Hangar Studios starts in April 2009 when Jennifer Ho saw a new dawn in media on the horizon called “audioblogs” or as we like to call it now, podcasting. There was a desire for media to be consumed on-demand and on-the-go. With a background in marketing and small business startup consulting, Jennifer Ho went from making a lot of money for her clients only to give it up to forge an alliance with a top radio producer to start Hangar Studios in a small back room studio in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. Hangar Studios was not only one of the trailblazing podcast production companies in the world but was also the first to be owned and operated by a woman of color.
Since hanging their shingle, Hangar Studios has been busy. We have worked with over 500 clients across all industries and globe, produced 1,000s of episodes and their productions have reached the ears of over 30 million listeners worldwide. The Hangar team has also grown with 6 full time employees and 7 contractors. What they gave up in physical space they gained in the virtual space. Their current location at 417 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and is their only remaining studio as they pivoted to worldwide remote production.
Not only are they busy with expansion, they are also busy with innovation. To battle stagnation, they keep a constant eye on how to upgrade the way we experience the world around us. This brought them to their most recent service offering of 3D or binaural audio. Innovation sets them apart.
Hangar is a proud partner of Podcast Taxonomy, an international, multidisciplinary collaborative standard for recognizing roles and credits in podcast production.
Founder / CEO
After being in the marketing and business consulting world for over 15 years, she decided to join the ranks of podcast early adopters in 2009 to open Hangar Studios, the first woman of color owned podcast production company. Today, Jennifer focuses on client acquisitions, operations, growth and client onboarding. Jennifer also hosts and produces two podcasts: Big Girl Panties and Stripped. On her days off, she is on the advisory board for EndAbuse4Good, a public speaker on topics pertaining to podcasting and leadership, coaches others to speak freely in their lives, refinishes furniture and, best of all, a mom and friend to her 5 kids.
While pursuing a degree in Neuroscience at the University of Vermont, Max decided to take his lifelong passion and skills in audio production and turn it into a professional career. After adding Music Technology as a second major and while completing both programs, Max recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered a variety of content for dozens of independent artists and organizations. After graduating, Max moved to NYC and joined the Hangar team. Now, when he’s not at Hangar, Max can be found performing with his band, The Onlys, or one of the many other projects he’s actively involved in.
For nearly a decade, Rich has been an audio post production engineer, mixer, sound designer and composer. His work has been featured in a broad range of media, including hit television shows, films, and video games. Out of the studio, Rich spends his time writing 8-bit inspired music and eating large amounts of ice-cream.
Sonic spaces are a safe haven for Aaliyah. Following a passion for audio led her to study music technology at New York University and pursue the most creative ways to be immersed in the world around her. “Making things sound good,” no matter how unconventional, is her favorite things to do and she has honed this passion through her past experiences in radio, podcasting, and media. Although immensely inspired by New York City, Aaliyah enjoys silence and meditation as well as streaming and playing video games.
Roscelia Ryan completed her audio engineering program at the Conservatory for Recording Arts and Sciences in Arizona. With the option to request an internship anywhere in the country, Roscelia was excited to be granted the opportunity to complete her internship at her first choice: Hangar Studios in New York. Upon completion of the internship, Roscelia was honored to join the team as a full time audio engineer/editor.
She absolutely loves her job and always striving to create the best content possible. As a producer at Hangar studios, she is your go-to from scheduling guests to creating content and editing to make your dream come to life! She also has her own pod, Self Care & The Pursuit of Mindfulness.
With over ten years of professional experience, Rob Petrillo has produced and hosted live broadcasts in sports, news, and top 40-morning radio. While living in Phoenix, Arizona, he even hosted a nightly radio show for four years, playing some of his favorite alternative artists from the ’90s and early 2000s. While he enjoyed his time in radio, his true passion was in podcasting. Being able to help others create a podcast they’re proud of is the ultimate goal, and he is excited to start down that path as a producer with Hangar Studios.