Writing for Radio Broadcast
Hawkins will discuss the key aspects of writing for radio broadcast:
- In writing for radio, you must be very sound conscious
- Use simple direct words that are easy to pronounce and understand
- Everything must be timed to fit the exact time allotted and the programming format
- Nothing is ready for performance until the writer has read it aloud
Hawkins began his broadcast career at the age of 20 at KXXX in Colby. After 15 years, he moved to KRVN in Lexington, Nebraska, for 17 years. The next 5 years, Hawkins worked at WHB in Kansas City. Hawkins is presently retired in Colby, Kansas, where he writes and performs a weekly five-minute program for KXXX Colby and KYVZ Atwood.