WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – ESPN Radio Williamsport has agreed to a multi-year extension with the ESPN Radio network.
ESPN Radio can be heard on Williamsport affiliates 1050 AM, 92.7 and 104.1 FM, and in Jersey Shore on 1600 AM.
At the end of 2013, longtime ESPN Radio Williamsport General Manager Todd Bartley acquired WEJS-AM 1600 in Jersey Shore and then the company that owns ESPN Radio Williamsport.
“My goals since coming to Williamsport in 2007 were to first build a local sports station that listeners could be proud of, sponsors would see a benefit from and then eventually for me to purchase the company.”
The commitment to local high school and college teams is unmatched in the Susquehanna Valley with all nine Lycoming County School districts calling ESPN Radio Williamsport their broadcast home. The only professional team in Williamsport also calls ESPN Radio Williamsport its flagship as the Williamsport Crosscutters are broadcast each summer.
At the college level, Lycoming College, Penn College, Mansfield University, Misericordia University and Wilkes University all have broadcast agreements with ESPN Radio Williamsport.
Since 2012, Division I, Saint Francis University has also had its game broadcasts syndicated by ESPN Radio Williamsport.
Each August, ESPN Radio Williamsport provides in-game score updates from the Little League World Series. Each night of the series, Little League World Series Nightly is broadcast as a wrap-up show to all of the games of the day including highlights from each game courtesy of the ESPN broadcasts. The show also features player and coaches interviews.
ESPN Radio Williamsport originates the locally produced Locker Room Show Monday through Friday from 4 – 5 p.m. with various local hosts.
The Jed Donahue Show is also syndicated to affiliates all over the state of Pennsylvania by ESPN Radio Williamsport. The Jed Donahue Show airs Monday through Friday from 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – Noon.
Bartley added, “The vision I had for the station in 2007 was to be hyper local with our coverage of the local teams. To be able to cover six local colleges and nine local high schools in all sports and host the annual Night of Champions awards banquet is more than I could ever have dreamed of.”
All programming is available to listeners through the free tunein app available at tunein.com and by searching WLYC.
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.