Record TV deal reached for high school tournamentsby Perry Finelli, Minnesota Public Radio
The Minnesota State High School League has reached a record-sized TV deal with KSTC (Ch. 45) in the Twin Cities. It is worth about $20 million over 10 years. The station purchased the rights to broadcast high school tournaments in football, boys and girls hockey, and boys and girls basketball starting in 2005. The league also announced that it signed an agreement with the parent company of the Minnesota Wild to market some of the tournaments that will be held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Morning Edition substitute host Perry Finelli spoke with David Stead, executive director of the Minnesota State High School League.