CBC broadcasters: What I wish I'd known my first day

Seven of CBC's brightest personalities share lessons they learned as rookie radio personalities.
Left to right, top down: Peter Mansbridge, Anna Maria Tremonti, Peter Oldring, Brent Bambury, Pat Kelly, Julie Nesrallah and Sook Yin Lee share lessons learned as rookie broadcasters. (CBC)

Even the greatest radio broadcasters were once rookies. As Q's new host Shad prepares to take on one of the biggest media jobs in Canada, seven of the CBC's brightest talents tell him what they wish they'd known on their first day. 

Joining us in studio today we have: Anna Maria Tremonti (The Current), Brent Bambury (Day 6), Sook Yin Lee (DNTO) and Julie Nesrallah (Tempo). 

You'll also hear recorded advice — and yes, an attempt at rap! — from The National's chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge as well as the charming co-hosts of This Is ThatPat Kelly and Peter Oldring

*Click on the listen button above to hear the full segment (11:27) 


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