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Peter "Pete" Donaldson (born 30 April 1981 in Hartlepool, County Durham) is an English radio presenter on Absolute Radio. He featured on the Danny Wallace Saturday show on Xfm and is currently one of the presenters on The Football Ramble, Wrestle Me, Abroad in Japan and The Luke and Pete Show podcasts.

Pete Donaldson
Birth namePeter Donaldson
Born (1981-04-30) 30 April 1981 (age 38)
Hartlepool, County Durham, England
MediumTelevision, radio, podcasting
Years active2006 – Present


Donaldson moved to London in 2003 after studying Multimedia Media Design at University. After working as a graphic designer for three years, he gained work experience, and in turn full employment, on The Lauren Laverne Breakfast Show in 2006. He later worked as co-presenter of the Alex Zane Breakfast Show - also on Xfm. As a radio producer, Donaldson produced shows for the likes of Carlton Palmer, Christian Karambeu, and John Solako.

He also co-presented a specialist Punk Show on the station called XPunk with Xfm DJ Phil Clifton, which aired every Saturday on Xfm.

In 2009 Donaldson could be found presenting solo on Early Breakfast on Xfm from 1am-11pm Monday–Sunday.[citation needed] He also moved from being a producer on the Football Ramble podcast to a full-time host, something he continues today.

In 2018 Pete began co-hosting the podcast Abroad in Japan, with Chris Broad.[1]

Today he hosts the evening show of Absolute Radio, the Rock and Roll Football Matchday Warmup, as well as covering red carpet events and interviewing bands at sessions and festivals for the station. In March 2018, it was revealed that Donaldson would replace Dave Berry as the presenter of Absolute Radio's Hometime Show (due to Berry replacing Christian O'Connell as the presenter of Absolute Radio Breakfast Show) and present the show for the summer. Donaldson began hosting the Hometime Show on 21 May 2018 before Andy Bush and Richie Firth took over in September 2018.

He also voiced the character Jerry Brockhaus in the 2008 video game Zak McKracken: Between Time and Space[2] and characters in The Journey Down Part 2.


  1. ^ "Abroad in Japan- A Japanese culture broadcast". Retrieved 17 December 2018.
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