Broadcaster, Community Volunteer
Lawrence High School
Hank is longtime radio personality and volunteer extraordinaire. He has a long history of involvement in the Lawrence community.
Hank Booth grew up in Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence High School. He-attended the University of Kansas and is probably best known for his years in radio He is the former Owner and General Manager of local stations KLWN and KLZR. His on-air voice and poise and his desire to improve the community of Lawrence make him the "go to" man for events throughout the city. His contributions are numerous and his service to Lawrence is ongoing. His kids refer to him as a "professional volunteer."
His morning show "According to the Record" on the AM dial focuses exclusively on his hometown of Lawrence Kansas.
He is the longtime "Voice of Lawrence High School Football" He has broadcast Lawrence High Football games on the local radio station since the 1970's.
He is currently the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Director of Governmental and Community Affairs. In 2011 - 2012 also served as Interim President/CEO of the Chamber while a lengthy search took place to find a permanent new President/CEO.
He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Schools Foundation.
He is on the Board of Trustees of the William Allen White Foundation.
He is on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Northeast Kansas He serves on the board of The Kansas Wildscape Foundation.
From 1982 to 1983 he was the State Chairman of Leadership Kansas.
He has served on the Board of Directors for Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
In 1991 he received the Don Volker Leadership Lawrence Award given to a leader in Lawrence who demonstrates enthusiasm for projects and people in Lawrence.
In 1993 he received the Grover Cobb award for Broadcasting Service.
In 2001 he received the Sertoma Service to Mankind Award.
He was the 2009 Seaver Award winner. The Seaver Award recognizes people in the Lawrence community who have worked on behalf of and volunteered to improve the lives of our older citizens.