CJOB’s The Couch Potatoes
Jeff Braun is a born and bred Manitoban, originally from Altona. After high school, Jeff moved to Brandon where he attended broadcasting school atAssiniboine Community College. He graduated with honours from the MediaProduction course in 1995, moved to Winnipeg and in the fall of 1998 began his career with 680 CJOB.Following several years as a technical producer,Jeff moved into the anchor chair where he’s been ever since.He also co-hosts The Couch Potatoes with Brett Megarry on the weekends. When asked why he does what he does, Jeff says he simply enjoys sitting in a small room and speaking aloud into a microphone. In his downtime, Jeff enjoys going to the movies and barbecuing. While he claims he can dunk, no one has ever seen him do it
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 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 glamorous position of Overnight Weekend Operator. 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 inEdmonton, Calgary, Hamilton, London and Kamloops.