Hokies, ISP Sports, partner with Washington's Triple-X ESPN Radio
Full schedule of football, men's basketball, Hokie Hotline to air in Nation's Capital
May 30, 2007

BLACKSBURG - ISP Sports and the Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced today Washington's Triple X ESPN Radio has joined the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network.

Beginning with the 2007-08 academic year, all Virginia Tech football and men's basketball games, and the Advance Auto Parts Hokie Hotline will air on 94.3 FM, 92.7 FM and 730 AM in the Washington, DC Metro Market.

"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 Northern Virginia and Washington area and excited about our new partnership with Red Zebra Broadcasting and Triple X ESPN Radio," 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."

Triple X ESPN Radio - 730 AM, 92.7 FM and 94.3 FM - brought sports talk radio to the FM dial in Washington when it went on the airwaves on July 18, 2006. It is the home to some of the biggest brands in sports radio - ESPN, the Washington Redskins, The "John Riggins Show" and now Virginia Tech sports.

"Northern Virginia and Washington are home to such a large alumni base for Virginia Tech. Our fans deserve to have the very best radio coverage we can provide..."
"I'm ecstatic that Virginia Tech football broadcasts will be on Triple X ESPN Radio in Washington," Tech head coach Frank Beamer said. "Northern Virginia and Washington are home to such a large alumni base for Virginia Tech. Our fans deserve to have the very best radio coverage we can provide and these stations offer tremendous coverage day and night."

"Red Zebra Broadcasting and Triple X ESPN Radio are dedicated to being a strong sports marketing company. Virginia Tech clearly compliments our mission," Bruce Gilbert, Red Zebra and Triple X ESPN Radio CEO said. "The Hokies, in tandem with The Washington Redskins, John Riggins and ESPN Radio give us the best brands for sports biggest fans."

"We look at Washington as a big part of the 'Hokie Nation' and to have our games on Triple X ESPN is another example of the growth and reach of our program."
"We couldn't be more excited to get our product out in the DC area," Tech head basketball coach Seth Greenberg said. "We look at Washington as a big part of the 'Hokie Nation' and to have our games on Triple X ESPN is another example of the growth and reach of our program.

"The partnership between ISP and Virginia Tech athletics has experienced phenomenal growth and increased viability over the last four years," said Rick Barakat, ISP Sports Assistant Vice-President and General manager "Given our recent contract extension with Virginia Tech, the timing was perfect to make an announcement of this nature in such an important market. This move has added tremendous value to the overall scope of the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network and the benefits will be heard directly by our fans, listeners and advertisers."

"Having terrific FM coverage throughout this key market for Hokies football and basketball is critically important. And more fans than ever will be able to hear our various ancillary programs such as the Hokie Hotline."
"This is an exciting announcement for Virginia Tech alumni, fans and sponsors in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC," said Bill Roth, ISP Sports Assistant Vice-President who is in his 20th season as lead play-by-play Voice of the Hokies. "Having terrific FM coverage throughout this key market for Hokies football and basketball is critically important. And more fans than ever will be able to hear our various ancillary programs such as the Hokie Hotline."

"We are ecstatic with our new partnership with the Hokie Nation," said Triple X ESPN Radio Vice President Tod Castleberry. "Virginia Tech football and basketball, battling in the always-tough ACC is a must listen."

As the country's largest and fastest growing multimedia rights holder, ISP Sports serves as an active partner with over 40 of America's leading universities, four major conferences and several postseason bowl games. Sports fans from upstate New York to south Florida, from Texas to Ohio and from southern California to Washington state can tune in to the ISP Sports Network, which includes nearly 800 radio affiliates, while television viewers all across America watch ISP Sports programming every week on one of its 100+ outlets.

What does this mean for fans in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC?
All Tech football and men's basketball games, the Advance Auto Parts Hokie Hotline, and the ACC men's basketball tournament will air on 730 AM, 92.7 FM and 94.3 FM in the Washington, DC Metro area starting this fall. This marks the first time in school history the complete schedule of Tech men's basketball will air on not just one, but two FM stations in the Washington market.

Where can I hear these stations?
Typically, 94.3 FM can be heard west of DC throughout the Northern Virginia suburbs. 92.7 FM can be heard to the east of DC in the Maryland suburbs. And 730 AM can be heard throughout the District. In many areas, you can hear all three signals. Virginia Tech games will be broadcast on all three stations,

What other programs does Triple X ESPN Radio carry?
As well as being the play-by-play home of the Redskins and the Hokies, 730 AM, 92.7 FM and 94.3 FM carries a full line up of ESPN Radio programs such as Mike and Mike in the Morning, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, The Dan Patrick Show, Major League Baseball, Hall of Famer John Riggins show each afternoon from 4-7 p.m. and the NBA Playoffs.

Where can I learn more about Triple X ESPN Radio?
Simply follow this link: http://www.triplexespnradio.com/