Culpeper's WCUL-FM Joins Hokies Radio Network
Strong FM Station covers Several Northern Virginia Counties
August 14, 2003

BLACKSBURG - ISP Sports and the Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced today that WCUL (103.1 FM) in Culpeper, Virginia has contracted to carry Virginia Tech sports beginning with the 2003 Virginia Tech football season.

WCUL-FM will begin its affiliation with the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network with the Advance Auto Parts Hokie Hotline beginning Monday, August 18, 2003. The Hokies open their football season on August 31st against Central Florida. Airtime on WCUL-FM, and all Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network stations is 1:30 p.m. eastern time.

"We're pleased to continue our relationship with the Hokies," Piedmont Communications President and General Manager John Shick said. "As we complete our expansion and have a wider reach, we'll be able to provide coverage to more Hokie fans than ever." Piedmont communications has been carrying Tech sports on its Orange, Virginia station for the past several years.

In Culpeper, WCUL-FM's powerful digital signal reaches listeners in Madison, Orange, Green, Fluvana, Albermarle, Spotsyvania, Stafford, Fauquier, Rappahanoock, and Prince William Counties. See WCUL-FM's coverage map:

"This is another big step for our radio network as we continue to reach more and more fans around Virginia," Tech football coach Frank Beamer said. "I like it when I see those powerful FM stations joining our network."

"To add a strong FM station like WCUL, which sits in such a growing area of the Commonwealth, is exciting for all of us," ISP Sports Assistant Vice-President Bill Roth said. "I'm pleased for our for our fans, our sponsors, our alumni, and our prospective students who live in that 11 county area."

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 statewide network throughout the Commonwealth.