Friday, October 23, 2009
For the first time in over two decades, the state of Maine's High School Football Title Games will be broadcast on local radio. MBR.org and CMSB Media will be producing the broadcasts after recently reaching a deal with the Maine Principal's Association. The games will air on 96.3 The Big Jab on November 21st.
“The response from The Big Jab, 96.3, to broadcast a High School Sports event of this magnitude, speaks volumes of their commitment to providing local coverage at all levels. The MPA has approved the broadcast and we’re looking forward to providing a full day of football talk and action. To partner up with the CMSB and to produce this event is great for Maine High School sports,” said Tom Nolette of MBR.ORG
“I am pretty excited to be a part of this,” said CMSB Media's publisher Matt Boutwell, who will be reporting from the sidelines of each of the three games and co-hosting "The Big Jab Weekend Warm-up" live from the event. “It's something that many in this state have asked about for years, and for 4 groups to get together and make this happen for the good of student-athletes in this state is pretty remarkable.”
All three games, Class A,B, and C will be broadcast on 96.3, preceded by the Saturday morning "Big Jab Weekend Warm-up", hosted by Boutwell and Jeff Schools, the Senior Associate Editor for CMSB Media. There will also be pre and post-game shows for each game and coverage in between games.
“As a station committed to bringing you local sports and talk, we are excited to bring the high school championships to the airwaves,” said Big Jab program director David “Shoe” Schumacher.
UPDATE 10/30:The broadcast team for the 3 games have been announced.
MBR.ORG, LLC is a multi-sport web site and event company which promotes High school sports in Maine. It has forums to talk about your team and can be reached online at www.mbr.org
CMSB Media is the parent company of the Central Maine Sports Blog, Maine's online source for Maine, New England and the world of sports. Their radio show, The Big Jab Weekend Warm-up, air on 96.3 The Big Jab Saturday mornings from 8am to 11am. Their website is www.thecmsb.com
The Big Jab 96.3 is a part of Atlantic Coast Radio, LLC. It is Maine's home for the Boston Red Sox and the Maine Red Claws. They are online at www.thebigjab.com
The Maine Principals' Association is a private, educational, nonprofit corporation with voluntary membership. The MPA was chartered in 1992 as the result of a merger between the Maine Secondary School Principals' Association, which was incorporated in 1951, and the Maine Elementary Principals' Association, which was incorporated in 1975. The forerunner of the MSSPA was the State Principals' Association, founded in 1927. For more info on the MPA, go to their website, www.mpa.cc
For more information about the event, e-mail Tom Nolette at Tom at MBR.org; Matt Boutwell at matty at cmsbmedia.com; or Jeff Schools at jeff at centralmainesportsblog.com
Press Release Courtesy of MBR and CMSB Media