Up Close & Personal - Terry Hawke

Find Me on Air: 

Weekly: “Hawke Chill Out Sessions” Saturdays 10pm to Midnight

Monthly: “Night Hawke” Midnight Saturday to 8am Sunday

Bi-Monthly: “In The Mood” Varying Time Slots – Listen Out For The Jingle!

Hawke art First Major Job: Prison Officer: 1971-78

Current Job: NHS Worker: 1978 – 200?

Favourite Music: Ambient, Space Rock, Trance, Dance, Classical, Lounge Jazz, Swing, Big Band and Glenn Miller!

Favourite Food: Chicken, Turkey, Pork – All Curried if need be!

Favourite Drink: John Smiths Extra Smooth / Dry White Wine

Star Sign: Leo: August 8th

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?

Meeting the former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his two children,

at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, way back in 1992, I think.

Favourite Holiday Destination:Cyprus [Paphos], Hunstanton and Skegness!

Favourite TV Programmes Old and new: Blackadder 2, 3 and 4, Monty Python, Porridge, V, Supernatural, and most programmes on the History Channel.

Favourite Films: Ben Hur, Logans Run, Planet oTerry & Archief the Apes [original version], The French Connection, How The West Was Won, Scorpion King, Jaws, Sphere 

Best Thing about Working at HFM: Freedom to express one’s passion for music; knowing your audience is experiencing this too. 

Fascinating Fact about Me: Being told that my radio style of presenting & producing was on par with the legendary radio broadcaster, John Peel, and with Hawkwind DJ Andy Dunkley.


Your Favourite Pass Time / Hobby: Writing Science Fiction narratives. Producing radio shows and compiling my own DJ compilation CD’s.


Most embarrassing (NOT RUDE!) Moment: Being asked by a certain rock star, to “make musical love to the audience” at a recent rock festival I Deejayed at.


What made you want to get a job in the radio industry?

What began as helping to answer the phones for Barry Clayson at Connect FM; progressed into producing his show for him; then eventually producing and presenting my own show as well as his, here at HFM. All in all, it was a progressive move within the media, and entertainment business.