“Vol Calls”, the official statewide radio show for the University of Tennessee Volunteers, kicks off its 2023-24 season Wednesday night, August 23rd on location from the legendary Calhoun’s On the River location in downtown Knoxville. The one-hour show airs at 8 p.m. (Eastern) / 7 p.m. (Central) across the state of Tennessee. Wednesday’s inaugural show will include a special appearance by University of Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White and recorded interviews with head football coach Josh Heupel and quarterback Joe Milton.
Bob Kesling, the voice of the Tennessee Volunteers and UT’s director of broadcasting, serves as the show’s host and is joined by Vol Network veteran Brent Hubbs to answer questions and provide the latest news and information on the University of Tennessee Athletics. The show will be held outside each week during the fall on the restaurant’s massive, covered outdoor deck. Overlooking the Tennessee River, “The Deck” at Calhoun’s provides a unique outdoor dining and show experience with big-screen televisions, ceiling fans and a roof that fully protects fans from the elements. Coach Josh Heupel will make his on-site show debut on a Wednesday, August 30 show next week prior to UT’s season opener versus Virginia in Nashville on September 2.
Calhoun’s On the River returns as the home of “Vol Calls” for the 12th straight season. Famous for its award-winning ribs, BBQ, and other delicious Southern dishes, Calhoun’s is one of Tennessee’s most popular restaurant destinations. The restaurant will give away special prizes each week during football season through its Instagram channel – calhounstn – including “Best Seats in the House” for the show, game tickets, hospitality passes and a collection of special signature sauces.
“Vol Calls” is the exclusive statewide radio show for University of Tennessee Athletics featuring the head coaches of the Big Orange. The show can be heard on The Rooster 101.5 FM, Coffee County’s #1 professionally rated radio station.
Photo: Head Coach Josh Heupel of the Tennessee Volunteers and The Voice of the Vols Bob Kesling during Vol Calls radio show at Calhoun’s in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Cayce Smith/Tennessee Athletics