To have a fighting chance at financial viability, regional networks work to secure broadcast rights of teams in several different sports. That enables them to feature live programming on a more year-round basis. A challenge is presented, however, during the times of year when the various sports overlap.
Such is the case in St. Louis currently. The dilemma is faced by FOX Sports Midwest on television as well as by KMOX Radio. The Blues’ playoff hunt overlaps Cardinals regular-season contests on both Monday and Wednesday this week.
KMOX’s solution is to shift the hockey game to Y98 FM while keeping the Cardinals on the flagship.
For FOX Sports Midwest, the solution is an alternate channel, called FOX Sports Midwest Plus. The challenge for the viewer is to locate FSM Plus. Each cable and satellite provider handles the extra channel differently.
As first pitch approaches and you are in a mad dash at first pitch to locate your team, you don’t have time to fool around. So, the information you need to find your Cardinals telecast is here.
Monday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 23
Cardinals Live pregame show at 5:30 p.m. CT, Cardinals at Mets at 6 p.m. CT
On alternate channel on DirecTV, Dish and AT&T U-verse
DirecTV 671-1 (HD 671-1)
Dish Monday: 446 or 412-34 (HD 9516) | Wednesday: 448 or 412-36 (HD 9518)
AT&T U-verse 691 (HD 1691)
On FOX Sports Midwest Plus in the St. Louis area
Cable America — Maryland Heights, Mo. 12 or 22
Cass — Jerseyville, Ill. 12
Charter — St. Louis 10 or 198 (available on HD 825 in some areas)
Consolidated — Charleston, Ill. 181
Fidelity – Sullivan, Mo. 72
Grafton Technologies — Jerseyville, Ill. 78 (HD 790)
Highland Communications — Madison, Ill. 51 (HD 551)
HomeTel — Madison, Ill. 100-1 (HD 196)
HTC Communications — Monroe, Ill. 77 (HD 1077)
Madison Communications — Macoupin, Ill. 26
New Wave — Taylorville, Carlinville, Litchfield, Greenville, Sparta, Ill. 80 (HD 208)
U.S. Sonet — Salem, Ill. 97 (HD 97)
On FOX Sports Midwest (main channel) outside the St. Louis market
Mid-Missouri and Southeast Missouri