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Chris Hawkins occupies the Saturday afternoon 1pm to 3pm slot on LBC radio. He also does the Psychic show on Friday evening at 10pm to 1am with Becky Walsh. Chris started with LBC on the Psychic show but was soon promoted to his own slot which he still occupies today. Here we give you details about Chris's career, what you can expect to hear on his show, the callers he has and what the show is like.
A career in radio was assured for Chris Hawkins even at a young age. As a child he would often pretend to do radio shows with his sisters and interview them as if they were celebrities on his show. He had an extended education by going to university in Nottingham and started radio and media work afterwards. His first radio position was at local station BBC Radio Shropshire. Following this he has had stints at a variety of stations including the BBC World Service, Talk Radio UK and Jazz FM amongst others. Chris also had a daily show at the BBC London radio station, then called GLR, which ran for 2 years.
Currently Chris Hawkins does all kinds of media work in addition to his Friday and Saturday LBC shows. This includes a show on BBC 6 Music digital radio 5 days a week in the early morning slot from 1am to 7am. He hosts a weekend breakfast show on Classic Gold Digital radio. He regularly fills in for BBC radio 2 when a presenter is on holiday or is off sick and he is a pundit for BBC radio 5 Live. All this means that Chris currently does a 6 day week just in radio. In journalism Chris writes a monthly music column for Angel Magazine a free magazine delivered to the Islington part of London and "North" another London magazine. Chris also does television work appearing regularly on BBC1 news and BBC News 24 to talk to the presenter to comment on a music related story.
The Chris Hawkins LBC show is a talk radio show with Chris responding to callers. He doesn't have any guests on his show he merely takes calls on air with news and travel every half hour. The subjects Chris talks about are often what's happening in his life or any issues that are affecting him. These are things that would affect anyone and is not specific to certain interests so most people would have an opinion to share.
Chris Hawkins has a cheerful personality and this comes across in his show. He is a friendly person who gets on well with his callers. The only problem is that he only appears once a week for only 2 hours on his own slot so you don't really get to know him. This also means you don't get regular callers on his show like you get with Clive Bull or Iain Lee . The subjects Chris talks about are generally not very controversial and neither is his opinion. Overall the show is pretty standard talk radio fair with someone talking about life in general with their callers. If you like listening to someone who is a nice person talking to like minded people then give the show a try. If you want humour or something more thought provoking then there are other LBC shows that would satisfy you more.
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