Jim Hawthorne was a radio and television personality during the 1950s and 1960s. His outrageous antics made him an innovative
pioneer in non-traditional radio broadcasting. The collection consists primarily of bits, sketches, and ideas for routines,
photographs, clippings, and correspondence.
Jim Hawthorne, best known as a radio personality, was born on November 20, 1918 in Victor, Colorado. He attended Denver University
School of Commerce, majoring in radio broadcasting from around 1936-1939. In 1942, he moved to Los Angeles and enlisted in
the military. In 1945 Hawthorne began working for Monogram Studios as a production assistant, while working part-time in radio
broadcasting. Two years later he began working full-time in radio, becoming a popular disc jockey at the radio station KXLA
in Pasadena. His outrageous antics at the time made him an innovative pioneer in non-traditional radio broadcasting.
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