Coleman back on Australian Radio

The man who conquered London radio, Jonathan Coleman, has returned to the Australian airwaves, albeit from halfway around the world.

After almost 15 years away, the self proclaimed ‘Rotunda from Downunder’ and former WSFM copy boy has presented his first new national weekend music show, ‘My Generation’, on WSFM and other ARN stations.

Despite having had a #1 rating breakfast show in London and three million listeners, 48 year old Coleman says his heart belongs in Australia and wants to bring his family back to live in two or three years.

“I look at this new show as part of my retirement scheme. The more things I do back in Australia, the more I pave the way for the Bob Rogers’ contract when I’m in my 70s!”

He also has a regular spot on ‘Sunrise’ on Seven and, despite his long absence, many would still remember Coleman as one half of the top rating Jono and Danno show with Ian Rogerson on Triple J and then Triple M.

‘My Generation’ is a two hour musical scrapbook, a retrospective of music, people and events, shaping the lives of anyone born between 1946 and ’72.

WSFM reportedly tried to sign Coleman for breakfast when Hans Torv left. He was was tempted, but says he still to complete unfinished business in London.

My Generation airs at 11am on Saturdays and is repeated at 10pm on Sundays.