Brian Vanderpol

BrianVanderpol_cropAs a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to play linebacker in the NFL.

What is your hometown?
Right here in Bellingham.

Sports-related accomplishment you are most proud of?
Winning the state baseball tournament with an All Star team in 1995

What did you do before Radio?
I was a manager at an auto detailing shop

The best song to get pumped up before the big game is?
Pretty much anything by Metallica

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
I really want to go to the British Isles

Best concert you’ve ever been to?
I went and saw the Beastie Boys. It was awesome.

TV show you absolutely never miss?
Good Eats

What is your idea of a great night out?
Friends + Drinks = good times

Your biggest fear?
Insects, especially spiders. You want to see a grown man running and screaming like a little girl – show me a spider.

Sports star you’d most like to meet?
I would love to meet Jack Nicklaus

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A basketball with the NCAA logo goes in on a shot by Northeastern during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Northeastern plays Notre Dame in a second round game on Thursday.

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Washington fires Bob Ernst as women’s rowing coach

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