Virginia Tech fans in the Washington area won’t have to adjust their radio dial to listen to Hokies sports in the foreseeable future. On Monday, 106.7 The Fan and Virginia Tech’s IMG Sports Network announced a contract extension that will run through the 2014-15 season.
The station, which has been the home of Virginia Tech sports in the Washington market the past two years, will continue to air all Hokies football and men’s basketball games as well as the weekly show “Tech Talk Live” hosted by Bill Roth and featuring Coach Frank Beamer and Coach Seth Greenberg.
“It’s done well for us, and I think it serves a pretty die-hard audience in Northern Virginia,” said Chris Kinard, 106.7 The Fan’s program director. “The other thing is there’s no other big-time college football in the area, really. Maryland has its own reach and following but has gone through some lean years. I think Virginia Tech, because of their success and strong alumni base, makes a lot of sense for a station like ours.”
Virginia Tech’s largest alumni base is the Washington area and Roth said last week that being on 106.7 The Fan’s Northern Virginia-based signal has been “hugely popular” for Hokies fans in Fairfax County, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Fauquier County and beyond.
“It’s been a part of our network for several years, but we’re really excited about extending it further,” Roth said.
Terms of the deal were not released. Before moving to 106.7 The Fan ahead of the 2010 football season, Virginia Tech’s official radio station in the Washington market was ESPN 980, which now broadcasts Maryland athletics.