WZBL The Bull 104.9 Is Roanoke's New Home For Virginia Tech Football and Basketball
WZBL Joins Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network
March 8, 2006

BLACKSBURG - ISP Sports and the Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced today that radio station WZBL (104.9 THE BULL) in Roanoke has joined the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network and is the new home for Virginia Tech Hokie sports in the Roanoke Valley.

"I'm delighted for our fans in the greater Roanoke area and excited about our new partnership with ClearChannel Roanoke. This gives us a very strong FM stereo signal that can be heard throughout the region."
Beginning with the 2006 football season, all Virginia Tech football and men's basketball games, the weekly Advance Auto Parts Hokie Hotline, and the daily Davenport Virginia Tech Sports Report will air on 104.9 The Bull, WZBL.

"I'm delighted for our fans in the greater Roanoke area and excited about our new partnership with Clear Channel Roanoke," said Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver. "This gives us a very strong FM stereo signal which can be heard throughout the region. The Bull enhances our broadcast opportunities for Tech sports throughout the Roanoke Valley and several surrounding counties."

"Our fans in Roanoke are so loyal to our program. They deserve to have the very best radio coverage we can provide..."
"We welcome The Bull to our radio network," Tech head football coach Frank Beamer said. "Our fans in Roanoke are so loyal to our program. They deserve to have the very best radio coverage we can provide and WZBL 104.9 The Bull will give us tremendous coverage."

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 excited to add The Bull to our network. We look forward to bringing exciting championship basketball to members of the Hokie Nation throughout the Roanoke Valley and beyond."
"We're delighted that WZBL 104.9 The Bull will become the "Home of the Hokies" in the greater Roanoke area," WZBL General Manager Tex Meyer said. "Passion is high for Hokie sports here and WZBL is a great fit for Tech and their fans. It's very exciting to have the opportunity to deliver another great product to our listeners."

"We're excited to add The Bull to our radio network," Tech head basketball coach Seth Greenberg said. "It's great to have a station like this which will really embrace Hokie basketball. We look forward to bringing exciting championship basketball to members of the Hokie Nation throughout the Roanoke Valley and beyond." Greenberg, in his third year at Tech, was also named ACC Coach of the Year in 2005.

"The Bull has a great signal which covers all of the Roanoke Valley and surrounding counties, especially at night."
"This is an exciting announcement for Virginia Tech alumni, supporters and sponsors in the greater Roanoke Area," said Bill Roth, ISP Sports Vice-President who is in his 18th season as lead play-by-play Voice of the Hokies.

"The Bull has a great signal which covers all of the Roanoke Valley, and surrounding counties, especially at night. That's important to our fans throughout the Roanoke Valley, plus those in Botetourt and Franklin Counties and down at Smith Mountain Lake."

ISP Sports - "America's Home for College Sports" - is an active partner with 27 of America's leading universities including Virginia Tech. Other ISP Sports properties include: 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, Wake Forest, and Washington.