Hokies and New River Valley Radio Partners Extend Flagship Contract
Women's Basketball Coverage extended to now include Lynchburg market
April 1, 2003

BLACKSBURG - ISP Sports and the Virginia Tech Athletics Department are proud to announce a multi-year extension of their contract with New River Valley Radio Partners renewing their status as flagship radio stations of the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network. The extension runs through the 2005-2006 sports seasons.

WBRW-FM (105.3 FM) will continue to serve as the broadcast home of Virginia Tech football and men's basketball, the Advance Auto Parts Hokie Hotline, and the daily Davenport Virginia Tech Sports Quiz. The station's 25,000-watt FM signal blankets a five-county area in Virginia.

In addition, WBRW's repeater transmitter at 97.3 FM will provide additional coverage in parts of Roanoke County.

All regular season and post-season Virginia Tech women's basketball games will continue to air on WFNR-FM (100.7 FM) in the New River Valley. Starting next season, additional coverage of women's basketball games will air on WBWR-FM (106.9 FM) in Lynchburg.

"This new agreement demonstrates the commitment that our radio group has towards the direction of Virginia Tech Athletics, under the leadership of Jim Weaver," said New River Valley Radio Partner's CEO Ron Walton. "Additionally, we are honored to be associated with the great football program Frank Beamer has put together, and are looking forward to our increased participation with Bonnie Henrickson and the Women's Basketball Team. Finally, it is wonderful to deal with the professionals at ISP. They are certainly a credit to Virginia Tech Athletics."

"Ron Walton and his staff at New River Radio have been excellent partners to Virginia Tech Athletics over the years and we're pleased to announce the extension of the flagship arrangement," Weaver said. "We're also excited to be able to extend our women's basketball coverage to our fans in Lynchburg and central Virginia."

The Virginia Tech women's basketball program, which has won at least 20 games in each of Coach Bonnie Henrickson's six years as Head Coach, will benefit from the added exposure on WBWR-FM in Lynchburg. "We're excited about New River Valley Radio's commitment to women's basketball at Tech," Henrickson said. "We are proud to be partners with them and happy for our fans in Lynchburg who have always been such great supporters of our program."

ISP Sports develops and produces a variety of marketing opportunities involving Tech Athletics, including live play-by-play game broadcasts of Virginia Tech football and basketball games, plus weekly television programs.

This fall will mark the 50th consecutive year Tech broadcasts will be heard on a state-wide network throughout the Commonwealth.