Hokies, WGRQ-FM extend radio partnership
Powerful Fredericksburg station remains home of Tech football
April 21, 2003

BLACKSBURG, Va. - ISP Sports and WGRQ-FM in Fredericksburg, Virginia are proud to announce a multi-year extension of the station's affiliation contract to broadcast Virginia Tech sports. WGRQ-FM, Virginia's Rockin' Oldies, will once again carry all Hokies football game broadcasts.

"We are thrilled with our affiliation with Tech and ISP Sports," Station manager Tom Cooper said. "We get a lot of positive feedback from Tech fans in this area. The broadcasts are exciting and it works well for us."

"These are exciting times at Virginia Tech and we're proud to have a sensational station like WGRQ-FM on board our network," said ISP Sports Assistant Vice-President Bill Roth. "This is wonderful news for our fans in Spotsylvania, Prince William and Stafford Counties."

WGRQ-FM can be heard along the I-95 corridor from Washington, DC to the north side of Richmond. The station was honored as the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce "Small Business of the Year " in 1999 and was named ABC Radio Network's "Oldies Station of the Year" in 1998 and 1999.

"Tech broadcasts are an excellent marketing tool for us," Cooper said. "It allows our sponsors to reach an educated, affluent audience."

Virginia Tech opens its 2003 season August 31st against UCF at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field in Blacksburg.

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.

To view WGRQ's coverage map, click here.