Virginia Tech Sports Today, Hokie Hotline, Debut This Weekend
August 18, 2006

Television and radio coverage of the 2006 Virginia Tech Hokies begins this weekend on Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network affiliates.

Virginia Tech Sports Today, the weekly television magazine-style program featuring head football coach Frank Beamer, makes its debut Sunday morning, August 20 on television stations throughout the region.

Advance Auto Parts Hokie Hotline, the weekly two hour radio talk show featuring Beamer and members of his staff, returns to the airwaves Monday night, August 21.

On television, there are several new stations carrying Virginia Tech Sports Today this season, and a new time slot for the show each week on Comcast SportsNet.

For fans in the Roanoke area, the show can be now be seen on WDBJ 7 , the new flagship station for the Hokies. WDBJ 7 will air the program every Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

Also new for this season, fans in the Charlotte market can see Virginia Tech Sports Today on WJZY-TV, Channel 46 each week at 10 a.m.

Starting this fall, Comcast SportsNet, which is available on cable systems throughout the mid-Atlantic region and all major satellite services, will air Virginia Tech Sports Today each Sunday at noon.

A complete list of television stations carrying Virginia Tech Sports Today is listed below.
Roanoke, Va.: WDBJ-Channel 7 - 11 a.m.
Norfolk, Va.: WAVY-Channel 10 - Noon.
Richmond, Va: WRIC-Channel 8 - Noon.
Bristol, Va.: WCYB-Channel 5 - 9:30 a.m.
Greensboro, NC: WGPX-Channel 16 - 1 p.m.
Raleigh, NC: WRAZ-Channel 50 - 11:30 a.m.
Harrisonburg, Va: WHSV-Channel 3 - Noon.
Bluefield, Va.: WVVA-Channel 6 - Noon.
Washington, DC: Newschannel 8 - 10 a.m.
Charlotte, NC: WJZY-Channel 46 - 10 a.m.
Comcast SportsNet: Noon

The Advance Auto Parts Hokie Hotline makes its 2006 debut this coming Monday night, August 21. The program originates from Beamer's Steakhouse in Christiansburg, Va. Joining Coach Beamer and host Bill Roth on this week's show will be Director of Athletics Jim Weaver and Offensive Coordinator Bryan Stinespring. The radio talk show airs from 7-9 p.m. eastern time and can be heard on radio stations throughout the region.[ http://www.hokiesports.com/radio/stations.html ] The show can also be heard via your computer at www.hokiesports.com.

Fans are welcome to join the live audience at Beamer's Steakhouse. Phone calls are also welcome at 1-888-TALK-ISP.