Brian Wheeler (Portland, Oregon, USA), is a long term NBA Play by Play radio announcer. Wheeler's exciting style and trademark "BOOM-CHAKA-LAKA" dunk calls have endeared him to basketball fans throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is also a featured speaker and emcee for numerous team functions. Wheeler is entering his 21st year of broadcasting. Prior to joining the Blazers, he spent three years as a member of the Kings' broadcast team in Sacramento, serving as the team's pre and post-game show host as well as handling the play-by-play for a select number of games each season. He was also the original play-by-play voice on radio and television of the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs. Wheeler spent two seasons working in Seattle as part of the Sonics' broadcast group and also hosted a daily talk show on their flagship radio station. He has NBA ties to Chicago, where he worked on the Bulls' radio broadcasts in their first championship season. "Wheels" got his start in broadcasting in Chicago, earning a broadcasting/communications degree from Loyola University. Experience includes broadcasting stints for the Chicago White Sox, Northwestern University, and SportsChannel.