Aug 20, 2013
"Vol Calls", the official statewide call-in radio show for University of Tennessee athletics kicks off its 26th season Wednesday night on August 21 for the 2013 season. The one-hour show airs at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville.
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 former Vol standouts like Jeff Francis and Pat Ryan among others as rotating special guests.
Located on the Tennessee River in the shadows of Neyland Stadium, this will be the second year for Calhoun's On the River serving as the home of "Vol Calls". Famous for its award-winning ribs, BBQ and other delicious Southern dishes, Calhoun's is one of Tennessee's most famous landmark restaurants.
Calhoun's 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.
"Vol Calls" runs for 34 weeks from August 21 to April 14. Once the football regular season concludes, the show will move to a Monday night slot to better accommodate Tennessee's basketball schedule. 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.