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Throughout the 2012-13 school year, Liberty athletics fans will be able to catch all the action on the Flames Sports Network. FSN is comprised of Liberty’s radio and television network that has covered Flames’ athletics since its inception in 1981.
The flagship radio station for Liberty athletics is 88.3 FM in Lynchburg, Va. The 50,000-watt station is part of the Victory FM radio network which includes 32 affiliates that covers the Commonwealth of Virginia and much of the state of North Carolina.
The Flames Sports Network includes radio coverage of Liberty football and men’s basketball games on 88.3 FM, while 90.9 FM WWMC in Lynchburg provides significant radio coverage for Liberty women’s basketball, baseball and softball. Alan York returns for his third season calling radio play-by-play of Liberty football and men’s basketball. Nick Pierce handles radio play-by-play duties for Liberty baseball, while Jamie Hall broadcasts Liberty women’s basketball.
Fans can also follow Liberty athletics on the Liberty Channel (WTLU), the flagship television station of the Flames Sports Network. FSN airs Liberty football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball games, as well as Liberty volleyball matches. The Liberty Channel can be viewed in the greater Lynchburg area over-the-air and on cable systems.
FSN television has also recently added the Legacy Television Network to its television partners’ package. The Legacy Television Network (LegacyTV) is a national network launched in January 2010 that is seen in hundreds of affiliate stations across the country and has an outreach of more than 20 million households.
In addition to WTLU and LegacyTV, Liberty athletics will be broadcast over the air on WRTV 13.2, the digital broadcast channel programmed by the local ABC Network Affiliate WSET. The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) also broadcasts Liberty football, allowing FSN to reach a total of 37 million households coast-to-coast. Liberty sports broadcasts have also been aired in the past year on ESPN3, CTN-Florida, JCTV, and WFMZ (Philadelphia, PA).
FSN’s television broadcast team consists of trained professionals who have worked for most of the major sporting networks in the United States, including ESPN, ABC Sports, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, NASCAR, SportSouth, Comcast and FoxSports. Mike Tilley and Ray Jones return for their 22nd season together calling Liberty Flames football on television.
Flames Sports Network Radio Crew
Back (L to R): Jamie Hall, Nick Pierce and Chris Wygal
Front (L to R): Alan York, Matt Camire and Paul Rutigliano
Flames Sports Network Televison Crew
Left to Right: Ray Jones, DJ Jordan, Mike Tilley, Erin McKeown and Paul Rutigliano