Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lycoming announces continued partnership with ESPN Williamsport

Image Courtesy of Lycoming Athletics
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – ESPN Williamsport and its affiliates will remain the flagship for Lycoming College athletics in the 2016-17 academic year, as the college and radio conglomerate have announced an agreement for all football and basketball games during the season. ESPN Williamsport has been the official radio home for Lycoming sports for the past eight seasons.

“I’m very pleased that Lycoming College has reached agreement to continue our relationship with ESPN Radio Williamsport,” Lycoming College President Kent Trachte said. “Todd Bartley and his staff have done an outstanding job covering our teams and highlighting our student-athletes as they engage in competition. I look forward during 2017-18 to taking Todd up on his invitation to be a ‘guest-commentator.’”

ESPN Williamsport entities (1050, 1600 AM, 104.1, 92.7 FM and Stream 1) carry all of the Warriors' football and men's basketball games as well as nearly all the women's basketball contests. Programming includes pre- and post-game shows.

All of the Warriors' ESPN Radio broadcasts are streamed online through and through smart phones on Tunein radio, allowing Warrior fans throughout the world access to the broadcasts.

During ESPN Williamsport's eight years of coverage, Todd Bartley, the voice of Warrior athletics and the station's owner and general manager, and his broadcast teams that include Jerry Girardi for football and Seth Burch and Robyn Hannon for basketball, have covered two MAC football championships, four appearances in the MAC Commonwealth finals and two NCAA Tournament appearances in men's basketball and three appearances in the conference playoffs in women's basketball. In April 2012, Bartley was recognized by the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association with a first-place prize in medium market play-by-play for his work during a tense, one-point men's basketball game between Lycoming and Widener.

“ESPN Williamsport continues to be an important part of our athletic department,” Joe Guistina, Lycoming's associate director of athletics for communications, said. “The ESPN Williamsport staff has developed an outstanding relationship with our coaches and student-athletes and that translates into the relationship they have with our fans and loyal listeners.”

ESPN Radio is the country's largest sports radio network, providing more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually to 750 stations nationwide, including the top 100 markets.