Hokies, ISP Sports Partner with Clear Channel Richmond
WRNL, WRVA Join Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network
January 17, 2006

BLACKSBURG - ISP Sports and the Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced today that radio stations WRNL (SportsRadio910) and WRVA (News Radio 1140) in Richmond, Virginia have joined the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network.

Beginning with the 2006 football season, all Virginia Tech football and men's basketball games will air on SportsRadio 910, WRNL. Night time football and men's basketball broadcasts will also air on News Radio 1140, WRVA.

"This is exciting news for our football and basketball programs. More fans will be able to hear our broadcasts than ever."
"I'm pleased for all Hokie fans in the central Virginia area and excited about our new partnership with Clear Channel Richmond," said Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver. "This is exciting news for our football and basketball programs. More fans will be able to hear our broadcasts than ever."

SportsRadio 910 WRNL was the Richmond affiliate for Virginia Tech sports from 1957 through the early 1970's. Today, the station delivers a popular all-sports format and will carry all Virginia Tech football and basketball games, the Advance Auto Parts Hokie Hotline, and the ACC men's basketball tournament beginning with the 2006 football season.

News Radio 1140, WRVA carried Tech football games in the 1980's. Today, the station has a popular news-talk format. The station's 50-thousand watt clear channel signal can be heard throughout most of the east coast at night and as a result, the station has played an historic role in Richmond's history since first coming on the air in 1925.

"Our fans in Richmond are so loyal to our program. They deserve to have the very best radio coverage we can provide..."
"I'm ecstatic that Virginia Tech football broadcasts will be on not just one, but two outstanding radio stations in Richmond," Tech head coach Frank Beamer said. "Our fans in Richmond are so loyal to our program. They deserve to have the very best radio coverage we can provide and SportsRadio 910 and WRVA will give us tremendous coverage day and night." Beamer, who has been named the ACC Coach of the Year in each of the past two seasons, will begin his 20th season as head coach at Tech this fall.

"We're delighted that SportsRadio 910 will become the "Home of the Hokies" in Richmond," WRNL Program Director Tom Parker said. "Passion is high for Hokie sports here and our stations are a great fit for Tech and their fans. It's very exciting to have the opportunity to deliver another great product to our listeners."

"It's a real credit to our fans in Richmond and an honor for our basketball program."
"We're excited to be associated with these two great radio stations in Richmond," Tech men's basketball coach Seth Greenberg said. "It's a real credit to our fans in Richmond and an honor for our basketball program. This is certainly terrific news for the loyal members of the 'Hokie Nation' in Richmond." Greenberg, in his third year at Tech, was also named ACC Coach of the Year in 2005.

"WRNL and WRVA both have a rich tradition throughout Richmond and our region and I'm proud that our ISP Sports broadcasts of Tech athletics will be on these two wonderful stations starting this fall."
"This is an exciting announcement for Virginia Tech alumni, supporters and sponsors in Richmond and central Virginia," said Bill Roth, ISP Sports Vice-President who is in his 18th season as lead play-by-play Voice of the Hokies. "WRNL and WRVA both have a rich tradition throughout Richmond and our region and I'm proud that our ISP Sports broadcasts of Tech athletics will be on these two wonderful stations starting this fall."

Including Virginia Tech, ISP Sports - "America's Home for College Sports" - is an active partner with 26 of America's leading universities including Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, BYU, Cal, Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, Marshall, Miami (Fla.), Ohio, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane, UAB, UCF, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Villanova, and Wake Forest.

What does this mean for fans in Richmond?
All Tech football and men's basketball games, the Advance Auto Parts Hokie Hotline, the Davenport Virginia Tech Sports Quiz, and the ACC men's basketball tournament will air on Sports Radio 910, WRNL. Football and men's basketball games will also air on News Radio 1140, WRVA when games are played during night time hours, except on nights when WRVA has previously committed to airing other programming. This partnership goes into effect beginning with the 2006 football season.

Where can I hear these stations?
SportsRadio 910 WRNL can be heard throughout all of central Virginia during both day time and night time hours. News Radio 1140 WRVA can be heard throughout all of central Virginia during the day. As a clear channel station, WRVA's night time signal can be heard throughout much of the east coast during evening hours.

Where can I learn more about SportsRadio 910?
Follow this link: http://www.sportsradio910.com/main.html

Where can I learn more about WRVA?
Follow this link: http://www.wrva.com/main.html

To see the Library of Virginia's section on WRVA, click here:
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whoweare/exhibits/radio/voice.htm