Astroline Returns Next Tuesday

Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow to be first guest of weekly talk show

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros offseason radio show, Astroline, returns to the airwaves Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. CT with Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow serving as the first guest of the weekly program. Astros radio play-by-play commentator Robert Ford will serve as the host. Ford and fellow radio broadcaster Steve Sparks will alternate hosting duties throughout the offseason.

 

Tuesday's Astroline, which is presented by Karbach Brewing Co., will air on the Astros Radio Network, the Astros flagship station KBME SportsTalk 790 AM and will stream online at Astros.com/Astroline. All shows are scheduled to broadcast on KBME SportsTalk 790, but are subject to change due to scheduling conflicts. Astroline broadcasts live, weekly from 7-8 p.m. CT during the offseason.

 

For the fourth consecutive season, Astroline airs from Pluckers Wing Bar, which is located at 1400 Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas, 77007. Astroline runs through March 2017 (17 segments), and is open to all Astros fans with no admission charge.

 

Fans can submit questions to the show via Twitter using the hashtag #Astroline, before and during the show. As always, fans will also have the option to call the show with questions at 713-212-5790.

 

Luhnow and his staff are in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week taking part in MLB's Annual General Managers Meetings and have been preparing for the Annual Baseball Winter Meetings, which will be held in National Harbor, Md., from Dec. 5-8. Luhnow recently completed his fifth full season as General Manager of the Astros, after being named to the post at the 2011 Winter Meetings. In 2016, the Astros notched their second consecutive winning season, after finishing with an 84-78 record. It marked the first time the club has put together back-to-back winning seasons since 2005-06. So far this offseason, Luhnow and the Astros have claimed OF Nori Aoki off waivers from the Mariners, exercised a 2017 club option on C Evan Gattis, traded RHP Pat Neshek to the Phillies for a PTBNL and added LHP Reymin Guduan to the 40-man roster.

 

Ford enters his fourth season as the Astros radio play-by-play commentator after being named to the post on Feb. 13, 2013. Prior to joining the Astros radio broadcast team, Ford spent four seasons as the pre-and postgame host for the Kansas City Royals radio broadcasts on 610 AM KCSP, the Royals flagship station. The 2001 graduate of Syracuse University spent seven years broadcasting minor league baseball, calling more than 800 games during his stints with the Binghamton Mets, Kalamazoo Kings and Yakima Bears. Ford was twice named Frontier League Broadcaster of the Year (2003 and 2004).

 

*Media Note- Media wishing to interview Jeff Luhnow at Astroline are asked to arrive by 6:45 p.m.

 

Astroline preliminary schedule (subject to change).

Day           Date               Station

Tues.         Nov. 15          KBME

Wed.         Nov. 30          KBME

Thurs.       Dec. 8             KBME

Thurs.       Dec. 15           KBME

Thurs.       Dec. 22           KBME

Wed.         Jan. 4              KBME

Thurs.       Jan. 12            KBME

Thurs.       Jan. 19            KBME

Thurs.       Jan. 26            KBME

Wed.         Feb. 1              KBME

Wed.         Feb. 8              KBME

Thurs.       Feb. 16           KBME

Wed.         Feb. 22*         KBME

Thurs.       March 2*       KBME

Thurs.       March 9*       KBME

Tues.         March 14*     KBME

Wed.         March 22*     KBME

*live from West Palm

-ASTROS-