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Brian Blades

blades1Brian Blades was born and raised in the heart of rock and roll near Detroit. His lifelong love affair with rock music started at an early age spending hours every day listening to one of 7 rock stations in the Motown area. After college and 8 years as a legal assistant/private investigator, Blades started his career in radio in Houston. He appeared several times on MTV, eventually becoming one of the top interviewers in Alternative radio, while appearing in national music publications as well. Nowadays Brian is on the one station and in the city he’s always wanted to work and live in, Asheville’s 105.9 the Mountain, where he is entering his 5th year on the air. He’s also a weekly guest on ESPN Asheville’s WISE Guys sports show afternoons on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Brian loves Michigan football, and if he’s not on the air, you’ll find him in one of Asheville’s breweries, restaurants or local live music venues!