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Christian Radio Veteran Barry Armstrong to Head Victory Radio Network

Barry ArmstrongLongtime Christian radio leader and Spirit FM co-founder Barry Armstrong has been called out of retirement to lead Liberty University’s Victory Radio Network as General Manager.

Armstrong replaces Jerry Edwards, who retired earlier this year after 30 years of service with the university. Effective this month, Armstrong will serve the network, which consists of the 50kw WRVL in Lynchburg, VA, as well as seven full-power stations and 22 translators in Virginia and North Carolina.

“Barry Armstrong comes to us with an abundant knowledge of the broadcasting industry and with the passion to reach people through radio,” expressed Liberty President Jerry Falwell, Jr. “We are excited to tap into his decades of career experience as he helps us continue to provide an encouraging service to our growing number of listeners.”

Armstrong and his wife, Linda, began development of Spirit FM (WRXT/WPAR-Roanoke, VA) in the summer of 1992 and the station signed on in July 1994. In 2002, Spirit FM expanded coverage when it merged with the Positive Alternative Radio group of stations. The couple retired from Spirit FM in July 2013.

“We never saw this coming,” commented Armstrong, whose two daughters are both alumni of Liberty University.

“My wife and I knew we would continue to engage in ministry,” he added, “but to cast a vision for the future of the radio stations founded by a university with such a rich Christian heritage is both humbling and exciting.”

“We are convinced this is in God’s plan.”

Owned and operated by Liberty University, Victory Radio Network can be heard on a number of full-power stations and translators throughout Virginia and North Carolina. The network has been reaching people through Christian music and Bible teaching programs since 1981. As the flagship for the Liberty Flames Sports Network, it also provides coverage for Liberty University Flames Football and Basketball.

Published: July 24, 2014

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