While we’re always pleased (if rarely surprised) to read profiles of our many hard-working, talented hosts in the local media, we were extra thrilled this morning to wake up and find our NBA Breakdown hosts Audley Stephenson and Dave Mendonca plastered across the front page of their hometown paper.
In a Brampton Guardian (which covers Brampton, Ontario, and suburban Toronto) story headlined “Hoops Junkies Host NBA Show,” reporter Frank Juzenas writes:
“Like a lot of basketball fans, Dave Mendonca and Audley Stephenson love talking hoops, and they have found the ideal forum for it.
“For the past two years, the two Brampton men have been the hosts of NBA Breakdown.
“The list of past guests is impressive, including legends like Dominque Wilkins, Rick Barry, former NBA slam-dunk champion Spud Webb, Toronto Raptors head coach Jay Triano and the late Wayman Tisdale.
“Equally impressive is that their website has had visitors from more than 100 countries who love the banter between the two and their knowledge, with a lot of the feedback coming from the U.S.”
We couldn’t agree more.
The Guardian also discusses Audley and Dave’s interview with uber hoops fan Vivica A. Fox. During that animated chat, the star of everything from Kill Bill to Curb Your Enthusiasm said of her own skills on the boards:
“I got a helluva jump shot. That’s for damn sure. And I will back you up with all of this booty!”
As for Audley—and the success of his show—he’s got no shortage of advice for enthusiasts of any kind thinking of hosting a BlogTalkRadio show of their own.
“Just do it!” he says. “The technology is simple. If you’ve got a phone and a computer, you can make it happen. There are no longer any excuses.
“BTR helped me take what was just a vague notion two years ago any make it a reality—quickly and seamlessly.”
Click here to read the full Brampton Guardian story.
Click here to read more about Audley and Dave in our SoundBits column.
Click here to sample The NBA Breakdown.
Click here to check out Vivica Fox’s interview on The NBA Breakdown.