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Jim Hawkins

Jim Hawkins

Jim Hawkins

A mix of the greatest music from the past three decades every Saturday evening from 6pm.

Brought up in Warwickshire, Jim Hawkins has worked in radio all over the country, in front of the microphone and as a producer and manager.

He developed his ear for a good story as a both a broadcast and newspaper journalist.

Jim Hawkins has interviewed tons of big names: "The most remarkable ones were Gene Simmons from Kiss, and Steve Cropper and Donald 'Duck' Dunn, who were touring with the Original Blues Brothers Band, but who played on all the great soul classics released on Stax and Atlantic".

Jim Hawkins has worked at a diverse range of BBC and commercial radio stations including BBC Radio 4 and Century FM.

At Century he won the Sony Radio Academy Silver Award in 2002 in the 'Interactive' category for what the judges said was "outstanding and very, very funny …an almost placeless local radio programme, and very entertaining".

He was shortlisted for the 2006 Sony Radio Academy Speech Broadcaster of the Year Award.

Besides broadcasting, Jim Hawkins has also worked for a disability-rights group, been a pianist in a hotel restaurant, a stagehand and run the coconut shy on Brighton's Palace Pier!

Off the air he plays guitar, takes photographs (some of which have been published in national magazines) and collects old radios, record players, tape recorders and unusual vintage vinyl and 78s.

He is currently on a mission to get fitter and healthier, changing eating habits and taking up more exercise.

Jim has recently taken up jogging and hopes to complete a 5K run in 2006 and has agreed to run for charity in the Ironbridge Half Marathon in February 2007.

You can listen to Sunday Night Rock with Jim Hawkins from 6pm on BBC Hereford and Worcester, or on demand at a time that suits you.

last updated: 06/04/2009 at 10:43
created: 12/09/2006

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