Vol Network’s “Big Orange Hotline” Makes 2020 Debut Monday

Big Orange Hotline logo / Credit: Vol Network

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Vol Network’s “Big Orange Hotline” radio show debuts for the 2020 football season on Monday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT across the state of Tennessee live from the outdoor patio at Dead End BBQ restaurant on Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville.

The Vol Network’s Bob Kesling hosts the show and will be joined each week by former Vol quarterbacks Pat Ryan and Jeff Francis. Numerous special guests and former Vols will join the show again this season.

Entering its 11th season, “Big Orange Hotline” is a weekly, one-hour, prime time Tennessee football review and preview show presented and hosted since its beginning at Dead End BBQ. In addition to interviews, calls and discussion, Monday’s opening show will also feature a scouting report on Tennessee’s season-opening opponent, South Carolina.

Dead End BBQ and the Vol Network are adhering to the local health, safety and social distancing guidelines outlined in the state of Tennessee’s “Tennessee Pledge” plan.

Fans can call in and ask questions by dialing 1-800-688-8657 (VOLS) or Tweet questions to @VolNetwork, #AskVolNetwork. Fans are encouraged to check their local listings for the close to 20 Vol Network affiliates in the state that carry “Big Orange Hotline.” The show can also be heard online at utsports.com and on the UT Athletics app.

Dead End BBQ is an award-winning unique American neighborhood barbecue restaurant located at 3612 Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville. It’s been featured on CBS, ESPN and SEC Network and voted one of America’s top 100 barbeque restaurants. More information and directions can be found at www.deadendbbq.com.



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