For more than 50 years, the Vol Network has served as the main communications link between the University of Tennessee and its fans. As the broadcast rights holder to University of Tennessee athletics, IMG College/Vol Network manages UT radio and television programming, game day publications, on-line services, venue signage and various other marketing and promotional activities related to Big Orange athletics.
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"Vol Calls", the University of Tennessee's weekly, statewide coaches call-in radio show, kicks off its 23rd season on Wednesday, August 25 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (CT) from the Texas Roadhouse across from West Town Mall in Knoxville. The program can be heard on 70-plus stations across the state of Tennessee and the Southeast that make up the Vol Radio Network. The show can also be heard online for free each week through UTsports.com.
Bob Kesling, the voice of the Tennessee Volunteers and UT's director of broadcasting, serves as the show's host. The head football coach will appear on the show each week during football season. "Vol Calls" is the exclusive radio program where Tennessee fans can call in and talk with the head coaches of the Volunteers and Lady Vols. Vol Network veteran Brent Hubbs returns again to team with Kesling to answer questions and provide insight on University of Tennessee athletics. During football season former Vol standouts Tim Priest (1968-70), Mike Stowell (1989-91), Jeff Francis (1985-88) and Will Overstreet (1998-2001) will join Kesling as rotating special guests.
Patrons visiting the Texas Roadhouse location during football season will have the opportunity to register for prizes and tickets to University of Tennessee home football games.
"Vol Calls" runs for 35-straight weeks from August 25 to April 18. Fans can place a "Vol Call" anywhere in the United States by dialing 1-800-688-8657 or Tennessee customers of Verizon Wireless can dial #TENN.
A complete list of Vol Network radio affiliates can be found here.Listen LIVE at utsports.com/allaccess
Big Orange Hotline: A new addition to the Vol Network's lineup is the Big Orange Hotline with Bob Kesling and Pat Ryan. The Big Orange Hotline, brought to you live from Dead End BBQ on Sutherland Avenue, is a Monday night prime-time show that will review the previous Saturday's game and get fans ready for the Vols' upcoming matchup.
The Big Orange Hotline will bookend the week, with Vol Calls on Wednesday night and coach Butch Jones giving Tennessee fans a double-dose of college football talk during the week. Big Orange Hotline will feature the most up-to-date information following every Vols football game. The show is hosted by the Vol Network's Bob Kesling and former UT and NFL quarterback Pat Ryan, as well as special guests.
The show will air from 8-9 p.m. (ET) / 7-8 p.m. (CT).