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Astroline returns Wednesday with Bo Porter as guest


HOUSTON, TX - Houston Astros manager Bo Porter will be the guest on Astroline this Wednesday, Jan. 8 for the fifth installment of the offseason radio program. The show will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. from Pluckers Wing Bar (1400 Shepherd Dr., 77007) on KTRH 740 AM. The show is open to the public and will also be streamed online at Astros.com.

Hall of Fame broadcaster and the "Voice of the Astros" Milo Hamilton, who celebrated his 69th year on the airwaves during Thanksgiving week, serves as the host of Astroline, and will do so for most of the remaining 11 segments this offseason.

Fans can submit questions to the show via Twitter at twitter.com/astros before and during the show. Fans may also post questions 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 713-212-5874.

Astroline, which is presented by Budweiser, will be broadcast live weekly from 7-8 p.m. CT during the offseason. The show will rotate between KTRH 740 AM and their sister station KBME 790 AM.

During his first season as Astros Manager in 2013, Porter guided the club through its inaugural season in the American League as the youngest skipper in the Majors. The 41-year-old Houston resident was named the 17th manager in franchise history on Sept. 27, 2012. He has 19 years of combined experience as a player, coach and manager in the minor leagues and Major Leagues.

Hamilton began his Hall of Fame radio career as a disc jockey on the Armed Forces Radio Network during Thanksgiving week in 1945. He retired from the Astros radio booth at the end of the 2012 season, which was his 28th with the Astros and his 59th year broadcasting Major League Baseball. Although he retired from calling games, Hamilton has remained active with the Astros and continues to host charity events, while making select appearances on game broadcasts.


Astroline preliminary schedule (subject to change).

Day           Date               Station

Wed.         Jan. 8              KTRH

Wed.         Jan. 15            KTRH

Wed.         Jan. 22            KTRH

Wed.         Jan. 29            KTRH

Day           Date               Station

Thu.           Feb. 6             KBME

Wed.         Feb. 12           KTRH

Wed.         Feb. 19           KBME

Wed.         Feb. 26           KBME

Day           Date               Station

Wed.         Mar. 5             KTRH

Wed.         Mar.12            KBME

Thur.         Mar. 20          KTRH

Tue.           Mar. 25          KBME

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