Wayne Gregson and Bruce Lees.

A LOCAL radio station has struck gold with the launch of The Wake up Call.

From next Monday, two of Central Victoria’s most experienced media names will join forces to create Gregson and Lees, Gold’s Wake Up Call on Gold FM.

From 5.30am each weekday, Walkley-awarded journalist Wayne Gregson and one of the best-known names in regional radio, Bruce Lees will present The Wake Up Call, which they say will be a lively mix of news, views, music and entertainment.

Lees has notched 37 years in broadcasting, most of it presenting Bendigo breakfast radio. Gregson has as many years as a journalist, including a decade as editor of the Bendigo Advertiser.

Gold general manager Shane Hogan said the two have known each other for some time.

“It’s clear there’s a strong respect between them and commitment to the concept,” he said.