Richmond Area Radio Stations Extend Tech Relationship
WXGI-AM, WBBC-FM extend contracts to carry Hokie Sports
June 11, 2003

BLACKSBURG - ISP Sports and the Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced today that two radio stations in the greater Richmond region have signed multi-year extensions to broadcast Virginia Tech sports.

WXGI (950 AM) in Richmond and WBBC (93.5 FM) in Blackstone, Virginia will continue to broadcast Virginia Tech football and basketball games, the daily Davenport Virginia Tech Sports Quiz, and the weekly Advance Auto Parts Hokie Hotline talk show.

These two stations join Fredericksburg's WGRQ (95.9 FM) as stations that will broadcast Tech sports along the I-95 and I-85 corridors in Virginia from Stafford to Brunswick Counties along with Richmond, Petersburg, and Colonial Heights.

WXGI formats classic country music with local sports including the Hokies and Richmond Braves baseball. WXGI also features NBC and CNN news on the hour, and metro traffic reports throughout the day. WXGI operates with a power of 5000 watts. The combination of a new 500 foot tower and a ground system over 16 acres give WXGI one of the most powerful AM radio signals in Central Virginia.

WBBC-FM, with a powerful 25,000 watt FM signal, blankets 17 counties in Virginia and four in North Carolina. The station's Hot Country format has been a huge hit for listeners from Petersburg to South Boston. It's one of the increasing number of powerful FM radio stations to have joined the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network in recent years.

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 see WXGI's daytime coverage area, click here: http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WXGI&service=AM&status=L&hours=D

To see WXGI's night time coverage area, click here: http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WXGI&service=AM&status=L&hours=N

To see WBBC's coverage area, click here: http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WBBC&service=FM&status=L&hours=U

To view WGRQ's coverage map, click here: http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WGRQ&service=FM&status=L&hours=U