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Vale Jono Coleman, and the birth of talKRADIO, er, TV

Vale Jono Coleman, and the birth of talKRADIO, er, TV

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Above: not from Jono’s time at Virgin Radio, but have this picture of The Proclaimers in the V Festival tent from 2005. Och no!

Jono Coleman OAM died last week. Best known in the UK for the Virgin Radio breakfast show with Russ Williams, he was also on GLR, Heart 106.2, LBC (no, really), BBC London 94.9 and tradies favourite FIX Radio.

While the BBC snootily relegated him to a local news story (and called his co-presenter “Russell Williams”), Jono’s death was quite rightly big news all over Australian media, with obits on 9 News, ABC Australia and many others.

Here’s an hour of him looking back at his life on David Lloyd’s excellent Radio Moments, with the quote: “I’ve been a very, very lucky little fat bunny.”


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