Category Archives: Basketball

SoundBits: Audley Stephenson Makes Hoops Dream a Reality

Perhaps better than anyone in cyberspace, Audley Stephenson knows that basketball isn’t just a game, it’s a way of life. And each week on The NBA Breakdown, he and co-host Dave Mendonca, who broadcast from their hometown of Toronto, prove it by not only covering the latest news of the season, but how pro hoops impacts everything from entertainment to fashion to humor to politics. Recent guests have included former NBA all-stars like John Starks and Elvin Hayes, and current sportscasters like ESPN’s Dick Vitale and The Best Damn Sports Show‘s Chris Rose. But there’s also been Kid-N-Play’s Chris Reid and R&B chart-topper Montell Jordan, who’ve shared their recollections of hanging with the pros. There there’s Kevin Johnson, the onetime NBA point guard who went on to become the first African-American mayor of Sacramento, Calif. While we’d love to tell you more, the 24-second clock will be kicking in any moment now, so it’s time to pass the ball to Audley…

Audley

Audley: Consistently slam-dunks from north of the border.

Give us a 15-second pitch for your show—why should listeners tune in?

The NBA Breakdown is a fun, high-energy basketball talk show. Dave and I interview big guests while delivering even bigger laughs. That’s because we disagree most of the time, so our opposing viewpoints often lead to good-natured verbal brawls. But for mild and hardcore fans alike, this is hoops talk the way it should be.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

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Sports Illustrated Hoops, Mets, Yankees, Rangers, Whew!

Men and women who know their sports join BlogTalkRadio today to talk basketball, baseball, hockey and more with you.

Today at 1pm ET, Pro Hoops Weekly brings you Sports Illustrated Senior NBA writer Jack McCallum to discuss his book “:07 Seconds or Less. My season on the Bench with the Runnin’ and Gunnin’ Phoenix Suns.”

Then tonight at 8pm ET, Aceman & the Kwass bring John Delcos, Mets reporter/blogger for the Journal News to The Sports Docket. They’ll recap the first week in Port St. Lucie and look ahead to the 2008 season. Seamus Molloy, of YanksBlog.com will talk Andy Petitte and the start of new era with Joe Girardi. Margaret Hurley of My Blueshirt Heaven and Dan Akeson of Pucks on Broadway talk Rangers and NHL.

Gotham Sports Media Launches – Live From Mickey Mantle’s – on BlogTalkRadio

Gotham Sports Media is launching “Live From Mickey Mantle’s” on BlogTalkRadio “the most popular web-based platform for independent broadcasters.”

Live from Mickey Mantle's A press release issued this week announced the launch of the new show that will air every Friday night LIVE from Mickey Mantle’s, a historic establishment on Central Park South in New York City. The show debuts February 1, at 6pm Eastern Time. The two-hour live broadcasts will feature guests from the world of New York sports.

Commenting on the news, Alan Levy, CEO, BlogTalkRadio said:

“BlogTalkRadio is proud to be able to provide a platform that allows citizen broadcasters like Gotham Sports to produce high-quality shows from anywhere in the world. ‘Live from Mickey Mantle’s’ is a demonstration of what BlogTalkRadio can do in the hands of enthusiastic business people.”

GothamSportsMediaThe broadcast, to be hosted by Mark Healey and Mike Silva, is the latest addition to the Gotham Sports Media Network of shows, joining Gotham Baseball Live, Talking Baseball Live with Paul Greco and Lenny Melnick, Gotham Hoops Live, Baseball Talk with Carl “The Cabbie” & Dugout Joe and Gotham Nation.

Gotham Sports Media Launches – Live From Mickey Mantle's – on BlogTalkRadio

Gotham Sports Media is launching “Live From Mickey Mantle’s” on BlogTalkRadio “the most popular web-based platform for independent broadcasters.”

Live from Mickey Mantle's A press release issued this week announced the launch of the new show that will air every Friday night LIVE from Mickey Mantle’s, a historic establishment on Central Park South in New York City. The show debuts February 1, at 6pm Eastern Time. The two-hour live broadcasts will feature guests from the world of New York sports.

Commenting on the news, Alan Levy, CEO, BlogTalkRadio said:

“BlogTalkRadio is proud to be able to provide a platform that allows citizen broadcasters like Gotham Sports to produce high-quality shows from anywhere in the world. ‘Live from Mickey Mantle’s’ is a demonstration of what BlogTalkRadio can do in the hands of enthusiastic business people.”

GothamSportsMediaThe broadcast, to be hosted by Mark Healey and Mike Silva, is the latest addition to the Gotham Sports Media Network of shows, joining Gotham Baseball Live, Talking Baseball Live with Paul Greco and Lenny Melnick, Gotham Hoops Live, Baseball Talk with Carl “The Cabbie” & Dugout Joe and Gotham Nation.