WDOW carrying basketball finals

Published 8:58 am Saturday, March 20, 2004

By Staff
EAST LANSING -- The finals radio-television broadcasts of Michigan High School Athletic Association winter tournaments expands again in 2003-04 to include statewide television coverage of the Girls Competitive Cheer Finals, in addition to coverage of finals in girls volleyball and boys basketball.
Television coverage of the events will be provided exclusively on Fox Sports Net Detroit. The MHSAA will produce the final round of action in the Girls Competitive Cheer Finals, and full match coverage the Girls Volleyball Finals for tape-delayed airing on Fox Sports Net in early April. Fox Sports Net Detroit will produce and air the final games of the Boys Basketball Tournament on March 22 for the seventh straight year as part of its contract with the MHSAA. In addition, Fox Sports Net Detroit has been be running MARCH MAGIC commercials throughout the month of March, promoting all MHSAA championships.
Here is the telecast schedule: Girls Competitive Cheer – Class C-D, April 3, 1 p.m.; Class B, April 3, 2 p.m.; and Class A, April 3, 4 p.m.. Girls Volleyball – Class D, April 10, 1 p.m.; Class C, April 10, 2:30 p.m.; Class A, April 11, 1 p.m.; and Class B, April 11, 2:30 p.m. Boys Basketball – Class D, March 27, 10 a.m. (Live); Class C, March 27, 12:30 p.m. (Live-time approximate after Class D game); Class A, March 27, 4 p.m. (Live); and Class B, March 27, 10:30 p.m., following the Regional Sports Report.
The Michigan Talk Radio Network of Charlevoix, will again produce audio broadcasts of the Girls Volleyball Finals and the Boys Basketball Semifinals and Finals. This is the second year of audio coverage for the Girls Volleyball Finals, with the broadcast available to stations wishing to pick up the feed, and to the public via the Internet through the MHSAA Web site and the preps page of the Michigan Live Web site.
Among the stations carrying the basketball finals will be WDOW (Q92 FM) in Dowagiac.
In addition, audio of the Semifinal and Final games of the Boys Basketball Tournament can be accessed live through the home page of the MHSAA Web site and the preps page of the Michigan Live Web site. Radio network sponsors include Farm Bureau Insurance, Meemic Insurance, Independent Bank and Dean Trailways of Michigan.