105.5 Frank FM to broadcast high school basketballCamden Hills, Oceanside, Mount View, Belfast, Medomak Valley part of mix
Rockland — WBYA, 105.5 Frank FM will broadcast Midcoast high school basketball for a second straight year beginning Friday, Dec. 9 when the Oceanside Mariners travel to face the Medomak Valley Panthers for a boys and girls varsity doubleheader.
Veteran broadcaster Don Shields again will lead the coverage and will be joined by Terry Spear and Chris Seavey for the 23-game, regular-season schedule that will include Oceanside, Medomak Valley, Camden Hills, Belfast and Mount View of Thorndike high schools.
The radio station also is planning to broadcast selected games involving those schools during the Eastern Maine Class B tournament in February in Bangor.
Patrick Collins, senior vice president and market manager for Nassau Broadcasting Maine, said he is pleased to be airing the games again this year.
“People are passionate about high school basketball and our response of last year coverage from fans and sponsors was outstanding," he said. "Once again we're going to streaming the games online, so that fans and family members who live outside of our listening area can enjoy the games. Last year we had feedback from people in Washington, D.C., California and Florida listening to our game coverage online.”
The streamed games can be heard by logging on to the company's sister station’s website 1075frank.com, (keyword – basketball). 105.5 Frank FM again will be using state-of-the-art digital equipment that will bring listeners unmatched quality for each broadcast.
Shields, who also is the voice of the University of Maine women’s basketball team, has been the voice of Midcoast high school sports since 1985, during which time he has called more than 1,200 high school games.
Spear has been covering basketball for nearly two decades in the Midcoast, Biddeford and Bath-Brunswick markets. Seavey, a former Rockland District High School standout, has more than five years of on-air experience.
The broadcast schedule includes:
Friday, Dec. 9 – Oceanside at Medomak Valley doubleheader, boys at 5:30 p.m. and girls to follow.
Tuesday, Dec. 13 – Camden Hills at Medomak Valley boys, 6:45 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 16 – Oceanside at Belfast boys girls, 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Camden Hills at Oceanside girls, 6:15 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 22 –Camden Hills at Belfast girls, 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 28 – Gardiner at Oceanside boys, 6:15 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 30 – Leavitt at Oceanside doubleheader, boys at 4:45 p.m. and girls to follow.
Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Oak Hill at Oceanside girls, 6:15 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 6 – Waterville at Medomak Valley doubleheader, boys at 5 p.m. and girls to follow.
Tuesday, Jan. 10 – Winslow at Oceanside boys, 6:15 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 12 – Mount View at Oceanside boys, 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 14 – Mount View at Belfast boys, 2:15 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 20 – Mount View at Medomak Valley girls, 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 24 – Camden Hills at Medomak Valley girls, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 26 – Belfast at Medomak Valley boys, 6:45 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 27 – Camden Hills at Belfast boys, 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 31 – Maranacook at Belfast girls, 6:15 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 2 – Camden Hills at Oceanside boys, 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 7 –Medomak Valley at Oceanside doubleheader, girls at 4:45 p.m., boys to follow.
Tournament games (to be determined), Feb. 14-15 through March 2.
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