“Vol Calls,“ the official statewide radio show for Tennessee Athletics kicked off its 2023-24 season Wednesday, Aug. 23, on location from the legendary Calhoun’s On the River location in downtown Knoxville. The one-hour show airs at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT across the state of Tennessee. Wednesday’s inaugural show included a special recorded interview with head football coach Josh Heupel and quarterback Joe Milton III, along with a special guest on-site.
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 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. Heupel makes his on-site debut during the Wednesday, Aug. 30, show prior to UT’s season-opener against Virginia in Nashville on Sept. 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 Tennessee Athletics featuring the head coaches of the Vols and Lady Vols. The show can be heard on 50-plus radio stations across the state of Tennessee on the Vol Radio Network and all over the world through UTsports.com, the Tennessee Athletics App and SiriusXM.