'Vol Calls' Kicks Off 27th Year, Wednesday
Aug. 19, 2014


    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- "Vol Calls," the official statewide call-in radio show for the University of Tennessee Volunteers kicks off its 27th season Wednesday night, August 20th, on location from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville. The one-hour show airs at 8 p.m. (Eastern) / 7 p.m. (Central) across the state of Tennessee. The 2014 season debut will feature a taped interview with Tennessee head coach Butch Jones and live, on-site appearances by Jeff Jarnigan, the new public address announcer at Neyland Stadium and NASCAR driver and Vol fan Trevor Bayne. ESPN correspondent and Knoxville resident Chris Low is also scheduled to join the show from ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Conn.

    Bob Kesling, the voice of the Tennessee Volunteers and UT's director of broadcasting, serves as the show's host and is joined by Vol Network veteran Brent Hubbs to answer questions and provide insight into University of Tennessee athletics.

    Once football season kicks off, University of Tennessee Head Football Coach Butch Jones will appear on-site at Calhoun's On the River during game weeks to answer questions from the live audience and take calls for approximately 30 minutes. Kesling, Hubbs and Coach Jones will be joined by guests and former Vol standouts during the course of the season.

    Located on the Tennessee River in the shadows of Neyland Stadium, Calhoun's On the River will be the home of "Vol Calls" for a third season. Famous for its award-winning ribs, BBQ and other delicious Southern dishes, Calhoun's is one of Tennessee's most famous landmark restaurants. The restaurant will give away prizes each week during football season through its Facebook and Twitter pages including two game tickets and two corporate hospitality passes for each home UT football game. Weather permitting, some shows during the season will be held out on the restaurant's large deck overlooking the Tennessee River and Neyland Stadium.

    "Vol Calls" is the exclusive radio program and event where Tennessee fans can call in and talk with the head coaches of the Volunteers and Lady Vols. Fans can place a "Vol Call" anywhere in the United States by dialing 1-800-688-8657 or Tennessee customers of Verizon can dial #TENN. Patrons at Calhoun's On the River may ask a question in person and fans may also submit questions through the IMG-Vol Network Facebook page. The program can be heard on close to 50-plus radio stations across the state of Tennessee and the Southeast on the Vol Radio Network. The weekly program can also be heard online live or archived for free each week through utsports.com.





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