HOUSTON, TX — Astros manager Bo Porter will be the guest on this week’s Astroline call-in radio show, which will air its fourth broadcast of the season on Thursday, Dec. 20. The show will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. from Buffalo Wild Wings (510 Gray St.) on Sports Talk 790 KBME. The show is open to the public.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton will once again serve as the host of Astroline and will be joined by Astros Social Media Director Kelly George, who will take fan questions via Twitter at twitter.com/astros either before or during the broadcast. Fans may also post questions prior to the broadcast on the Astros Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Astros. As always, fans will also have the option to call the show with questions at 713-212-5790.
Astroline, which is presented by Budweiser, is being broadcast live each Thursday from 7-8 p.m. during the offseason.
Porter was named the 17th manager in Astros history on Sept. 27, 2012. The 40 year-old, Houston resident has 18 years of combined experience as a player, coach and manager in the Major and minor leagues. Last season, he served as the third base coach for the National League East Champion Washington Nationals, who finished the regular season with the best record in the Majors. Prior to joining the Nationals staff in 2011, Porter spent three seasons with the Marlins (2007-09) and one season with the Diamondbacks (2010) on the Major League coaching staff of both clubs.
During his playing career, Porter played in parts of three seasons in the Major Leagues as an outfielder for the Cubs (1999), A’s (2000) and Rangers (2001). He appeared in a total of 89 Major League games, including two playoff games for Oakland during the 2000 season. Porter was originally selected by the Cubs in the 1993 June Draft and would go on to hit 113 home runs with 503 RBI and 236 stolen bases in 10 minor league seasons.
Hamilton, who retired from the radio booth in 2012, began his Hall of Fame radio career as a disc jockey on the Armed Forces Radio Network during Thanksgiving week in 1945. The 2012 season was his 28th with the Astros and his 59th year broadcasting Major League Baseball. Although he retired from calling games, Hamilton will remain active with the Astros moving forward.