With the start of the high school basketball season to tip off on Tuesday, Jan. 12, WBQX and 106.9 Frank FM is back to broadcast hardwood contests, in a time when fans will have to watch, or listen, from away.

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, spectators are not allowed at indoor high school events this winter.

This marks the 11th year Frank FM has presented high school basketball games in the Midcoast. Games will be available over the air, as well as streaming on the organization's website.

The broadcasts will be from Oceanside High School of Rockland, Medomak Valley High School of Waldoboro as well as Boothbay Region High School, and will follow Maine's pandemic safety protocols.

As has been the case the last 10 years, Don Shields will anchor Frank’s play-by-play duties, and be joined by Terry Spear and Chris Seavey.

Coverage begins on Tuesday night, Jan. 12, when the Belfast boys visit Oceanside.

The broadcast schedule — subject to change due to COVID-19, weather or other reasons — with the start of the pregame shows listed, includes:

Tuesday, Jan. 12 — Belfast at Oceanside boys, 6:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 15 — Oceanside at Medomak Valley girls, 4:45 p.m.; and Medomak Valley at Oceanside boys, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 19 — Belfast at Medomak Valley girls, 6:45 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 21 — Winthrop at Boothbay Region boys, 5:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 22 — Camden Hills at Oceanside girls, 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 26 — Mount View at Oceanside boys, 6:45 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 28 — Hall-Dale at Boothbay Region girls, 5:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 29 — Morse at Medomak Valley boys, 6:45 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 30 — Lincoln Academy at Oceanside boys, 2:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 2 — Camden Hills at Medomak Valley boys, 6:45 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 5 — Belfast at Oceanside girls, 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 9 — Boothbay Region at Oceanside boys, 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 11 — Richmond at Boothbay Region girls, 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 — Mount View at Oceanside girls, 5:45; and Boothbay Region at Medomak Valley boys, 6:45 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 19 — Lincoln Academy at Oceanside girls, 4:15 p.m.; and Camden Hills at Medomak Valley girls, 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 — Camden Hills at Oceanside boys, 6:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 25 — Monmouth Academy at Boothbay Region girls, 5:45 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26 — Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls, 4:15 p.m.; and Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys, 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, March 2 — Lincoln Academy at Medomak Valley boys, 6:45 p.m.

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