Jono Coleman - GLR, Virgin, Heart

Apr 09, 2019, 09:19 PM

Few radio broadcasters enjoy success in two continents. A Londoner by birth, but a childhood move to Australia dictated his accent and his early media home. Jono Coleman rose from ad script-writing to local radio programmes - and then national TV before graduating through the Australian radio ranks. 

On his return to London, the disruptive BBC GLR beckoned before joining the ranks of Virgin 1215 at launch, where his mischievous tenure on the Russ ‘n’ Jono breakfast show is well-remembered. In this hour of #radiomoments ‘Conversations’, Jono tells of being replaced by Chris Evans at Virgin – and then by Jamie Theakston at Heart – before returning to the BBC’s local London station. He opens up about the circumstances of his return to Australia – and his radio and TV since.

In his own words, this is the Jono Coleman story.

Enjoy the whole Conversations series here. Theme music by Larry Bryant.