MHSAA Championship Network To Televise
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --October 13, 1998
Contact: John Johnson or Mike Clifford-- 517.332.5046
And Broadcast Girls & Boys Basketball Semifinals/Finals On
EAST LANSING, Mich. - October 13 - Now in
its 12th year, the Michigan High School Athletic Association
Championship Network will televise five championships events
for cable viewers across the state, and expand its radio efforts
to cover the semifinals and finals of both the Girls and Boys
Working in cooperation with the programming consortium of the
Michigan Cable Telecommunications Association, the MHSAA Championship
Television Network will provide coverage of Association finals
in Girls and Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Girls Competitive
Cheer and Ice Hockey. Participating cable systems include Comcast
Cablevision, Media One and TCI Cablevision. Approximately 1.4
million cable homes will be able to view the telecasts. A complete
list of participating cable systems and the local channels on
which games can be viewed locally and air times will be announced
at a future date.
The MHSAA Championship Television Network complements the recently-announced
package of Association championships in Girls and Boys Basketball,
and Football, which will be televised on FOX Sports Detroit.
A total of eight events - four for girls and four for boys -
are now scheduled to be televised in 1998-99.
On the radio side, the finals of the MHSAA Girls and Boys Basketball
Tournaments will be broadcast on a statewide network of stations,
and the semifinal games of both tournaments will be aired locally
in the communities in which those games are played. Arrangements
are also pending for the final games to be available through
the MHSAA Web Site - www.mhsaa.com.
Stations already committed to airing the Girls Basketball Finals
on December 5 are: Flagship stations WMMI/WCZY-FM, Mt. Pleasant;
WMPL, Hancock; WIDG, St. Ignace; WCBY, Cheboygan; and WBBL, Grand
Rapids. Additional stations will be announced as they are added
to the network. WMMI/WCZY will also carry all 8 semifinal games
on December 3-4.
Sponsors of all MHSAA Championship Network broadcasts are Farm
Bureau Insurance and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan.