Hello everyone! Welcome to today’s Twitterview of @LynxRadio (Alan Horton) voice of the @WNBA @MinnesotaLynx! Lets play!
Q – #1 Before we talk about you @LynxRadio, have you ever had a season that you’ve been more surprised by then this year? #LosLynx
Alan: I’m surprised that they’ve been as dominant as they’ve been. Seems like every few weeks they’re setting WNBA records!
Alan: Right from a chat on lynxbasketball.com to a twitterview ! Let’s do this ! Follow at #jectv #loslynx
Q – #2 It seems like no one player is the dominant force, it’s more of a team with balanced strengths. Who has surprised you?
Alan: LW MVP play, SA regaining form, RB’s rebounding, Maya’s raw ability…all surprising how good they’ve been together
Q – #3 What kind of game are you expecting tonight when the @MinnesotaLynx play the @SASilverStars? #LosLynx
Alan: 4 meetings avg score has been 72-66. Lynx would love to get it more up-tempo but SAN has 4th ranked defense.
I actually think it will be more high-scoring, #loslynx will feed off a big crowd tonight.
Q – #4 Up-tempo is certainly fun to watch! As far as tickets go, are there still any available? #LosLynx
Alan: Yes, but lower bowl are going fast, close to 10,000 expected tonite. #loslynx are fun to watch, good offense & defense
Q – #5 Where can we listen to you, is the game televised and what time does the game start?
Alan: 8pm. On radio BOB 106.1 FM (Twin Cities) & AM 1260 KDUZ (Hutchinson) online w/ LiveAccess on lynxbasketball.com
and our broadcast is also being carried on @NBATV (check your local listings) #loslynx
@JoelECarlson: WOW! The @WNBA No.1 team’s 1st playoff game is not televised on @ESPN or @FSNorth. Travesty! Good to get a ticket!
Alan: @FSNoth has Twins game, @ESPN2 probably has football…Sunday’s game will be on @ESPN2 at 4pm.
Getting proper playoff coverage is an issue for @wnba, especially when regular season goes into mid-Sept.
@JoelECarlson: @LynxRadio @FSNorth would get MUCH BETTER ratings with the @MinnesotaLynx right now than the Twins. Put the Twins online. #ProductionIdea
Q – #6 So a little bit about you. Where did you grow up, where did you attend school and how did you get into broadcasting?
Alan: Grew up in Clarksburg. MA (pop. 1,686) located in Berkshire Mtns. High School at Mt. Greylock in Williamstown, MA.
Attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY & graduate work at Syracuse.
As a kid started broadcasting games in front of TV, then going outside & calling the action as we were playing.
Q – #7 Where did you first start broadcasting games and what teams have you covered? #LosLynx
Alan: My 1st broadcasting experience was a local tennis tournament on TV & I learned very quickly the value of preparation.
That was in high school, then after Syracuse covered just about every sport at every level (SD Padres in ’06)
Q – #8 To close today, what advice would you give to aspiring sports broadcasters out there looking to succeed? #LosLynx
Alan: I always stress making yourself as valuable as possible, learn to engineer, produce & work equipment, not just PBP
Thanks Joel, that was fun. Coming to a playoff game?
@JoelECarlson: Thanks for your time and comments today. May you and the @MinnesotaLynx have a great night! #LosLynx in 2 games!
I’m going to try to make one.
Alan: Stop by and say hello, I’ll be courtside. Thanks again.