After years of being told “hey, you’ve got a good voice for radio”, and after realizing he has no other discernible talents or skills, Brett decided to pursue a career in broadcasting.
In hindsight, it was a sensible move, because he had a life-long love of radio. As a kid, he’d wait for his favourite song so he could record it on cassette. As a teenager, he’d listen to the radio while walking to work at Taco Bell. As a university student, he’d listen to the radio on the bus ride from Transcona to the University of Manitoba. And on, and on, and on.
In 2004, he graduated as a Broadcast major from the Creative Communications program at Red River College, and was immediately hired at 680 CJOB for the glamourous position of Overnight Weekend Operator.
It was that overnight shift, though, that provided the training ground that quickly allowed him to start dabbling in reading news. He spent the next couple of years as CJOB’s “swingman”, filling in for various news, sports, and shifts in the control room behind the board.
He then spent a few years as technical producer for Charles Adler and his national afternoon show, then a few years after that as afternoon news anchor, before being called up from the bullpen to fill in as an afternoon host.
In 2016 he was paired with Greg Mackling, aka the 680 CJOB “Talk Idol”, to host an afternoon show called “Mackling & Megarry”, and together they now host the 680 CJOB Morning Show.
He is also the co-host of a weekend entertainment show called The Couch Potatoes (with Jeff Braun), which is broadcast on affiliate stations in Edmonton, Calgary, Hamilton, London and Kamloops.
As mentioned, Brett grew up in the Winnipeg neighbourhood of Transcona, and is proud of his Transconian roots. He no longer lives there, but as they say “you can take the boy out of Transcona, but you can’t take the Transcona out of the boy.”
Brett likes to spend his spare time being bad at golf.
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