Dan Bahl is the Brand Manager of 104.5 The Team (WTMM-FM) ESPN Radio in Albany, NY. He is also the host of 'The Drive', heard weekdays from 3-7PM across the Capital Region. Dan is also the play-by-play voice for Rensselaer (RPI) men's and women's hockey on ESPN+, as well as men's lacrosse on RPI TV. He is the color analyst for the Albany FireWolves, and has been a member of the 'Wolves broadcast team since their first season in 2021. Dan is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, where he worked as hockey analyst for five years, and ran the student-run radio station, 98.1 WQAQ-FM.
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