Hear Chris, Monday-Sunday, 5am-7am
Chris presents the weekday early breakfast show on BBC 6 Music. "Lovely music, sense of humour, and warm interaction with listeners. One emailed in to say he had little of note to report other than a cricked neck after a 'dramatic hair-combing incident'. There are lots of funnily low-key moments like that.” The Guardian, March 2011.
My job is to make waking up early a pleasure not a pain. Listeners write the script and I aim to play tunes that mean every day starts on the right footChris Hawkins
He is a regular on BBC Radio 2, often appears on BBC Breakfast TV, BBC News and last year judged GMTV’s search for Britain’s Number 1 Family.
Chris can frequently be heard on BBC Radio 5live and offering his pop-culture views on BBC America. He has fronted both the BBC World Service UK Album Chart Show and the UK Top 20.
As a music fan and expert, in 2011 he was a judge for the esteemed Music Producers Guild Awards and UK Live & Unsigned. Chris is a big sports fan and die-hard Shrewsbury Town supporter. He writes a monthly column in the London magazines, ‘Angel’ and ‘North’ and played himself in the London and Manchester productions of the play, Funkface.
He presented a weekly show on LBC 97.3 and a daily show on GLR 94.9 and has also presented on Absolute Radio, BBC London Live, BBC Radio Nottingham, Jazz FM, Real Radio, Classic Gold and American College Radio.
Career highs include appearances on Harry Hill's TV Burp and Ken Bruce's Popmaster Quiz.
Chris began his career at BBC Radio Shropshire and also had a stint at Talk Radio UK.
He has deejayed at the BAFTA TV Awards star-studded after-show party, deejayed and co-hosted the Guardian Media Awards. He regularly hosts events and has played alongside top European DJs across the UK.