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Credit: Vol Network
Credit: Vol Network

You can hear weekly Vol Network shows talking University of Tennessee football and other sports right here on Sports Radio WNML.

Vol Calls (Wednesdays at 8pm)
“Vol Calls”, the official statewide call-in radio show for the University of Tennessee Volunteers kicks off its 30th season Wednesday night, August 23rd, on location from Calhoun’s On the River in downtown Knoxville. The one-hour show airs at 8 p.m. (Eastern) / 7 p.m. (Central) across the state of Tennessee. 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 insight into University of Tennessee athletics.

Wednesday’s season debut will feature a special recorded interview with Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones and an appearance by a trio of Tennessee tight ends – brothers Ethan and Eli Wolf along with Jakob Johnson – on-site at Calhoun’s. Weather permitting, the show will be held outside each week during the fall on the restaurant’s large patio deck overlooking the Tennessee River and Neyland Stadium.

Calhoun’s On the River returns as the home of “Vol Calls” for the sixth 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. Calhoun’s will give away special prizes each week during football season through its Facebook and Twitter (@calhouns) pages 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 radio program and event where Tennessee fans can call in and talk with the head coaches of the Tennessee Volunteers. Fans can place a “Vol Call” anywhere in the United States by dialing 1-800-688-8657 or Tennessee customers of Verizon can dial #TENN. Patrons at Calhoun’s On the River may ask a question in person and fans may also submit questions through the IMG-Vol Network Facebook page. The program can be heard on 50-plus radio stations across the state of Tennessee on the Vol Radio Network and all over the world through and the UT GameDay App.

Big Orange Hotline (Mondays at 8pm)
The Vol Network’s “Big Orange Hotline” weekly radio show debuts Monday, August 28th for the season. The show is presented and hosted by Dead End BBQ restaurant on Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville.

The Vol Network’s Bob Kesling hosts the show Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central and will be joined again by former Vol quarterbacks Pat Ryan and Jeff Francis. Bob Kesling with have interviews with Tennessee coach Butch Jones and several players each week along with analyst discussion about the game and your phone calls.

Entering its tenth season, “Big Orange Hotline” is a weekly, one-hour, prime time Tennessee football preview and review show originating from the patio at Dead End BBQ.

Fans can call in and ask questions by dialing 1-800-688-8657 or Tennessee Verizon customers can dial # TENN. Fans are encouraged to check their local listings for a Vol Network affiliate in the area carrying “Big Orange Hotline”. The show can also be heard online at and on the UT GameDay App.

Dead End BBQ is an award-winning unique American neighborhood barbecue restaurant with two East Tennessee locations: 3612 Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville and 527 W. Broadway in Maryville. Voted one of America’s top 100 barbeque restaurants, Dead End BBQ’s menu has tons of options…from Ribs to Brisket to Pork, Chicken, and Sausage. More information and directions can be found at



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