New “voice” coming to Flames’ events
Following a national search that drew names and interest from the highest level of NCAA Division I athletics, Liberty Athletics has hired former ISP broadcaster Alan York as its new radio play-by-play broadcaster for its football and men’s basketball programs.
York is replacing Liberty’s legendary play-by-play broadcaster Jerry Edwards, who held the position of “Voice of the Flames” for 29 years before retiring from broadcasting in May.
Edwards announced for more than 300 football games and 800 men’s basketball contests during his three decades of work, having traveled as far as Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico to cover Liberty’s athletics programs.
“We were very fortunate to find someone like Alan to follow Jerry Edwards as the next ‘Voice of the Flames,’” said Jeff Barber, Liberty’s director of Athletics. “He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and is the right person to build upon the foundation that Jerry built for our radio network.
“I told Alan when he interviewed for the position that our goal is to have the best radio network in college athletics, and I believe Alan is the person to make that happen.”
For the past 12 years, York has been an assistant production manager for ISP, America’s Home for College Sports on the radio for the last two decades.
While at ISP, York was based out of Winston-Salem, N.C., and was the lead broadcaster for the Atlantic Coast Contest (ACC) National Game of the Week in football. He has also gained experience broadcasting various Wake Forest’s men’s and women’s basketball and baseball programs.
York’s vast experience has allowed him to produce the radio broadcasts for the ACC, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Georgia and Arkansas as part of the ISP family.
“It's an exciting time right now to be a Liberty Flame,” said York. “The energy felt throughout this university is contagious and I am fortunate to have this once in a lifetime opportunity."