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City of license Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Branding ESPN Radio Williamsport
Slogan The Susquehanna Valley Sports Leader
Frequency 1050 kHz
Translator(s) 104.1 W281AR (Williamsport)
92.7 W224AI (Loyalsock)
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts day
30 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 52187
Transmitter coordinates 41°15′44.00″N 77°01′59.00″W / 41.2622222°N 77.0330556°W / 41.2622222; -77.0330556
(Colonial Radio Group of Williamsport, LLC)
Webcast http://player.streamtheworld.com/liveplayer.php?callsign=LYCOMING
Website espnwilliamsport.com

WLYC (1050 AM) is a sports radio station in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States, branded as ESPN Radio 1050. WLYC's first air date was June 26, 1951. The station was purchased in late 2013 by long time General Manager Todd Bartley from Daniel Klingerman and Larry Allison, Jr., who co-owned the station with Colonial Radio Group until September 2010, when Colonial focused its efforts on FM stations in the Olean, New York, market and sold its remaining shares in WLYC to Klingerman and Allison.

WLYC also simulcasts its programming on 104.1 FM, via FM translator W281AR Williamsport.[1]


WLYC has been Williamsport's all-sports radio station since January 1, 2005, and carries local sports talk (The Locker Room from 4pm-5pm) and Jed Donahue from 5pm-7pm. The remainder of WLYC's schedule comes from ESPN Radio's satellite feed.

WLYC is the flagship station for athletic programs at Lycoming College and the Pennsylvania College of Technology, as well as Williamsport Crosscutters Baseball and in-game reports from the Little League World Series. WLYC also serves as an affiliate of the Mansfield University Mountaineer Sports Network. Previously, WLYC served as the flagship station and network coordinator for Lock Haven University athletics.

WLYC is also the flagship (online) station for athletic programs at Wilkes University and Misericordia University.

WLYC has seen a variety of formats through the years; it has been an Adult Contemporary/Adult Standards station (2002–2004); a talk station (1999–2002) during which the nationally syndicated Travel World Radio Show was its highest-rated program; Classic Country (1997–1999); Music of Your Life station (1972–1997); and Top 40, along with various other formats prior to that.

WLYC has also seen great personalities come through the doors on Pine Street and Market Street in Williamsport, South Williamsport and now, back on Market Street, at the start of downtown revitalization in the Chilitech Building, in downtown Williamsport.

Mike Yoder was the morning show host for 13 years. Other disc jockeys have included Lou Kolb, Vanessa Hunter, Kelly Watts (3 different times) Dr. Jay Richards and Dee Clark.


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