TV Students to Broadcast Mercer Co. High School Basketball Championships Live Feb. 27


West Windsor, NJ - MCTV, the cable channel of Mercer County Community College (MCCC), will provide live, county-wide coverage of the 2010 Mercer County High School Basketball Tournament Championships on Saturday, February 27. The doubleheader, which takes place at the gymasium on the college's West Windsor campus, will feature the girls' game at 5:30 p.m. and the boys' game at 7 p.m. The games will be broadcast on cable channel 26 and FiOS channel 20.

The entire television event will be produced by MCCC students enrolled in the Television A.A.S degree program. Students will serve in all capacities behind the scenes. Coverage will also feature Craig Coenen, an MCCC faculty member, as the play-by-play announcer and former MCCC coach Ben Stentz as in-game analyst. Studio segments will be anchored by Jim Giglio, freshmen girls basketball coach at Steinert High School.

This is the fifth consecutive year Mercer students have broadcast the event on MCTV. Previous broadcasts have earned national awards including a Silver Telly Award and Videographer Award of Distinction.

MCTV reaches an excess of 90,000 households in Mercer County, NJ. Its programming includes original student work such as live news, sports, culinary shows, community affairs, documentaries, musical performances and theater events.

More about the MCCC Television Program is available on the program website here. For tournament brackets click here.

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