Bobcat Country, WBBC-FM extends contract with Hokies
Powerful FM station blankets 24 counties in Southside Virginia
January 12, 2006

BLACKSBURG - ISP Sports and the Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced today that WBBC-FM in Blackstone, Virginia has extended its contract to carry Virginia Tech sports through 2011.

WBBC-FM, with a powerful 25,000 watt FM signal, blankets 24 counties in Virginia and North Carolina. Bobcat Country will continue to broadcast Virginia Tech football and basketball games, the daily Davenport Virginia Tech Sports Quiz, the weekly Advance Auto Parts Hokie Hotline talk show, and the ACC men's basketball tournament.

"I'm excited about extending our contract with Virginia Tech and ISP Sports through 2011," WBBC-FM owner and General Manager Dennis Royer said. "Tech has a great program with an avid fan base and we have the best signal in Southside Virginia. It's a great partnership for us."

Like Tech's athletics program, WBBC-FM has undergone tremendous growth in the past decade, upgrading its signal and programming. It's now considered one of the top country music stations in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as one of the strongest.

"We're delighted that Bobcat Country, 93.5 has extended its relationship with the Hokies for an additional five years," Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver said. "All of our fans in this area should be excited about hearing Tech football and basketball games for years to come."

The WBBC-FM signal can be heard throughout Southside Virginia from Goochland to Sussex Counties, as well as several areas in north-central North Carolina. See WBBC-FM's coverage map here:

"I'm happy for Virginia Tech fans and our loyal sponsors who rely on WBBC-FM to hear our broadcasts," said ISP Sports Assistant Vice President Bill Roth. "When you talk about great-sounding radio stations in Virginia, you have to start with WBBC. It's a station with a tremendous, rich stereo sound and its signal carries forever. We're fortunate to have this partnership with Dennis Royer and his remarkable staff."