To give you a sense at just how wide-ranging his career has been, since starting at the CBC, Bambury spent a decade hosting the all night underground alternative music program Brave New Waves, co-hosted the CBC television magazine program Midday, spent three years at the helm of CBC Ottawa’s afternoon drive program All In A Day, co-hosted CBC TV's Test the Nation, and helped create and host several successful and groundbreaking radio shows - including the program he current hosts, Day 6.
Airing Saturday mornings at 10am on CBC Radio One, Day 6 – seems custom-made for someone with such a impressively varied career. It blends journalism, comedy, opinion, culture and current affairs together in one engaging and wide-ranging magazine program. Few hosts can interview everyone from politicians and filmmakers, to musicians and scientists and manage to be insightful and knowledgeable on such a range of topics, but that’s exactly the kind of eclectic and diverse mixture that Brent thrives in.
In his bio on CBC’s website, he writes, “radio should be kinetic, full of life, fun, outrageous and thoughtful all at the same time" which to me sounds like a fairly good description for Brent himself! In this interview we discuss his early days as a young (and political) all night host of Brave New Waves, the eclectic nature of his career, and his love of the arts.