KCRG TV9 and KCRG 9.2 to Broadcast State Girls and Boys Basketball Semifinal and Championship Games

West Marshall's Channing Snider beats Libby Falconer (45) and Haley Dudley (11) to a rebound during a Class 2A Regional Basketball game at Meskwaki High School on Monday, February 20, 2012.. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette-KCRG)

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By Kara Kelly

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, - KCRG 9.2 and KCRG-TV9 are excited to broadcast the Girls and Boys High School State Tournament, semifinals and championship games.

Here are some answers to common questions about viewing our State Basketball Coverage:

Question: How do I find KCRG 9.2?

Answer: KCRG 9.2 can be found over-the-air using an antenna. Many cable companies carry KCRG 9.2 including Mediacom digital channel 109 or channel 115-6, ImOn channel 709, South Slope channel 10, CFU channel 109. There’s a list at http://www.kcrg.com/9point2/where-to-find Analog cable companies cannot carry KCRG 9.2 because it is a digital signal.

Question: Why can’t I find KCRG 9.2 on Dish Network and DirecTV?

Answer: KCRG 9.2 would love for both companies to carry the channel, unfortunately right now, they will not. Dish and DirecTV subscribers will need an antenna to receive KCRG 9.2 over-the-air, oftentimes an antenna can be plugged into a satellite set top box.

Question: Why did KCRG 9.2 steal coverage of the state tournaments from Iowa Public Television?

Answer: KCRG 9.2 did not take the tournaments from Iowa Public Television. IPTV has not carried the state tournaments since 2004.

Question: Can I watch the state tournament coverage online?

Answer: You can on KCRG.com!

Question: What kind of antenna should I buy to get KCRG 9.2 over-the-air?

Answer: It depends on where you live. The best option is a roof-top antenna, but sometimes a smaller antenna will work.

Question: Why are the 1A and 2A championship games on KCRG 9.2 and the 3A and 4A games are on KCRG-TV9?

Answer: KCRG-TV9 is broadcasting the 3A and 4A championship games because KCRG 9.2 is broadcasting high school show choir on Saturday, March 3 and Saturday, March 10.

KCRG 9.2 committed to carrying the Xavier Xtravagana show choir competition on March 3 and the Cedar Rapids Washington High School “Mo Show” show choir competition on March 10 months before the IHSAA contacted the station about carrying the state championship games. KCRG 9.2 is honoring that commitment because it values local fine arts programming and high school sports. KCRG 9.2 will carry the girls and boys 1A and 2A state championship games on Friday, March 2 and Friday, March 9.

Questions about KCRG 9.2 programming? Email Kevin Schrader at kevin.schrader@kcrg.com.

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