Brian Tremblay is a man of many interests. He is a photographer, musician singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, businessman, husband and father, radio deejay and host/creator of his own podcast series, “Rock’n’Roll Heaven” that is a must-listen program on The Borderline. Once upon a time he played tournament paintball.
Tremblay has released two albums of original material, “Road Hockey” in 2007, and one year later, “Steel Man.” He has plans for more.
In 2020, Tremblay launched “Rock’n’Roll Heaven” on The Borderline. An interview and music show that features Canadian classic rock’n’roll acts, while it also showcases Sault Ste Marie touring and recording artists.
Brian Tremblay has always had his hands in various forms of media and promotion. Whether it was working in local radio or as a freelance broadcaster for the CBC or as a photojournalist for the Canadian Press. He’s also worked with The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Ottawa Citizen, The Toronto Star and the local paper. Brian is well known for crafting his own promotional campaigns, press releases and bios that garnered his photography attention in newspapers, magazines, radio and television. He was even rewarded by the Chamber of Commerce for his marketing and promotions abilities!
Brian Tremblay always wanted to work in radio. When he was kid he used the family tape recorder to make up his own shows, often interviewing his friends. It was in high school that he got his shot at the dream when he was hired at CHAS-FM in Sault Ste Marie. He tried his hand at learning the business in college, but left that and went back to working at the station.
After an attempt at being an adult and marriage, Brian felt the call of the radio waves again, this time he was a freelance broadcaster for CBC Radio North. He served as the arts and entertainment reporter for the weekday morning show and eventually became a news stringer. Once again, life and adulthood got in the way of further broadcasting pursuits. It was then that he made the bold move to grab onto the next shooting star and that was his love of photography. He opened his studio in 1993 and it became one of the most successful studios in Sault Ste Marie.
Tremblay moved into other media pursuits as well, putting to use what he learned in radio, and became a photographer for the Canadian Press and Getty Images, as well he freelanced for The National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen and The Edmonton Journal. His work got noticed by Sault College and he became a professor in the photography program until the program’s end 5 years later.
Now, after many rotations around the sun, a fortuitous meeting introduced Brian to The Borderline. Program Director Adrian V learned of his broadcast experience and suggested he produce a show. Lightning did indeed strike twice, and Rock’N’Roll Heaven was born upon that bolt of lightning delivered by the gods of rock’n’roll. Tremblay’s life has never been the same!
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