“Big Orange Hotline” Airs Live Mondays 8-9pm on 99.1 The Sports Animal

“Big Orange Hotline” Airs Live Mondays 8-9pm on 99.1 The Sports Animal

The Vol Network’s “Big Orange Hotline” radio show debuts for the 2023 football season Monday, Aug. 28, 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 14th 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. The show’s entertaining style focuses on insightful breakdown, fun-natured discussion and banter supplied by the two former Tennessee signal-callers. Monday’s opening show also features comments from UT head coach Josh Heupel, a player interview and a scouting report on Tennessee’s season-opening opponent, the Virginia Cavaliers. 

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

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, SEC Network, The Foodable Network and The Cooking Channel. The eatery has been voted one of America’s top 100 barbeque restaurants.

-UT Athletics

Bob Kesling, Pat Ryan and Jeff Francis of the Vol Network / Credit: UT Athletics