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TIME: 5.30am-8.30am Weekdays  

The Wake Up Call is a unique mix of news, views, fun and entertainment. A tad irreverent, but mainly devoted to keeping Central Victoria connected to what really matters in their streets, neighbourhoods and communities.


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What got you interested in radio?

A friend of my brother was in radio, and after seeing him and talking to him, I decided to apply for a radio course.

What sports teams to do you follow?

Geelong Cats in AFL, Melbourne United in Basketball, Melbourne Victory in Soccer, Spurs in Premier League and Ireland in international Rugby.

What's the one quality you possess?

I like to think I have empathy and can get on with most people. One former boss dubbed me the 'Kofi Annan' (Former head of United Nations) of the radio station!

What makes The Wake Up Call interesting for you?

I love the energy of breakfast radio, the wide range of content we can cover, from light to more weighty stories, plus Bendigo is a really vibrant regional city and a great place to live and work.

Favourite overseas location?

Mallin Head Ireland (the most northerly point of the island)...rocky, barren, windswept but just magical!

Favourite band?

The Neville Brothers.


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What got you interested in radio?

I grew up in the UK and loved pirate radio. Offshore broadcasters on ships and old army forts outside the three-mile jurisdiction of the UK.

First professional radio gig and brief radio history?

It was at Radio Mercury in the UK in 1984; I've produced for the BBC and presented at KFM in Kent, UK.

I was also a drivetime presenter and Station Manager for Lochbroom FM in Ullapool, Scotland.

Later I had a stint as a Radio Journalist for ABC Far North Queensland and was a regular contributor to ABC Central Victoria. I've spent many hours on air at 4CCR in Cairns and a community station in central Victoria, Highlands FM.

Have to admit I am a radio tragic.

Favourite food?

I love pork sausages. Australia is big on Beef, NO.

Favourite sporting team?

England Cricket and Football

Your top three wishes?

To fly in an Avro Lancaster, to be able to travel again, and to own a Series 1 Land Rover.

Follow Steve on Twitter @SteveKendall1