Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bill Byham inducted into the 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame

Bill Byham (Top Middle)
Williamsport, PA - Bill Byham is one of the most familiar voices ever associated with Lycoming College. If you turned on the radio and heard a Warrior football game between the 1960s and the 2000s, more than likely, the voice you heard belonged to Bill Byham. A Bloomsburg University graduate, Byham developed an interest in the Warriors while working at WWPA radio in South Williamsport.

The school installed a phone line in the stadium and in the gym, and Byham began broadcasting football and basketball games and he even tried wrestling, although he admittedly didn’t know much about the sport. After retiring from the South Williamsport Area High School in 1984, he began a third career when he became the school’s sports information director, serving in the role from 1987-92.

He publicized some historic moments at the school, including the football team’s run to the Division III title game in 1990. Even after retiring from the sports information office, he continued to work on radio broadcasts for the school. A local media icon, Byham has also worked in the press box at the Little League World Series since 1959. In 2002, during his 44th Little League World Series, the press box section at the Little League Volunteer Stadium was named in his honor.

Byham also received the College’s 2012 Dale V. Bower Service Award.