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Gill and Wimberly on Flames Sports Hotline Tonight
Link to Listen Live at 7 p.m. on Monday Night (ESPNinVa.com)
Lynchburg Location: Doc's Diner (Liberty University Camps East)
To email questions: LFSN@liberty.edu
Toll Free Hotline: (877) 401-9041
The Flames Sports Hotline, a weekly radio call-in show spotlighting Liberty's football program, returns to the airwaves this evening at 7 p.m. The show is hosted weekly at Doc's Diner and features Flames Head Coach Turner Gill and a different member of his coaching staff each week.
New this year, the Flames Sports Hotline will air weekly on the ESPNinVA network, which includes the following ESPN Radio stations in the Central Virginia area: 93.3 FM (Lynchburg), 106.3 FM (Danville), 1240 AM (Roanoke), 1320 AM (Lynchburg) and 1350 AM (Bedford).
The weekly show is hosted locally in Lynchburg on Liberty University's campus at Doc's Diner, and the restaurant is open to the student body and the general public. The show is broadcast live throughout the 50's-style diner and fans are encouraged to participate during the call-in segments.
Alan York, the radio "Voice of the Flames," hosts the call-in show, which features Liberty's second-year head football coach and will open this week with a segment with Flames' defensive coordinator and linebackers/safeties coach Robert Wimberly.
Wimberly is currently in his seventh year on staff at Liberty and his second under Gill. Wimberly, who first served on staff at Liberty from 2004-08, returned to Lynchburg with Gill after serving on Gill's coaching staffs at Buffalo (2009) and Kansas (2010-11).
In 2012, Wimberly's defensive unit finished the year ranked No. 15 in the country with the Flames allowing 315.74 total offensive yards per game. Liberty also ranked No. 38 in the country in scoring defense (22.18 points per game allowed). The Flames have held six of their last seven opponents below 20 points scored, including their season-opening loss at Kent State, 17-10, last Thursday night.
Following the opening segment with Wimberly, York will welcome in Gill for the remainder of the hour-long show. Gill will recap Liberty's season-opening setback at FBS opponent Kent State, plus look ahead to Liberty's home opener this Saturday against future Big South foe Monmouth.
Following the first few segments with Gill, York will open up the phone lines and field questions from the radio listening audience or those seated inside Doc's Diner. Fans unable to make it out to Doc's Diner each Monday night may call in at (877) 401-9041 to participate in the weekly show.
Those not able to participate in the call-in portion of the show can also email their questions for Gill to LFSN@liberty.edu, prior to the start of the show.
Flames Nation fans can listen to the show locally by tuning their radio dials to any of the ESPNinVA network of stations in the Central Virginia area. The show will also air live online at LibertyFlames.com and can be heard by clicking on the link above.
ESPNinVA Radio Network
93.3 FM (Lynchburg)
106.3 FM (Danville)
1240 AM (Roanoke)
1320 AM (Lynchburg)
1350 AM (Bedford)