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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Houston Astros to Sportstalk 790 KBME

Houston Astros stay with Clear Channel Houston, but move up the dial from 740 KTRH to Sportstalk 790 KBME

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston and The Houston Astros today announced a multi-year agreement to make Sportstalk 790 the new home of the Houston Astros beginning with the 2013 MLB season.

“I am excited that our valuable partnership with the Houston Astros will continue. Having the Houston Astros on KBME along with being the home of the Houston Rockets and U of H football and basketball will make KBME Houston’s premiere sports outlet,” said Eddie Martiny,President/Market Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston. “I am confident Jim Crane and his talented staff are building a championship caliber baseball franchise that Houstonians will be proud of. The Astros move to the American league will bring the Yankees, Red Sox and our in state rival Texas Rangers to Minute Maid Park. Our team at KBME is extremely excited to be covering all the Astros action on the radio; America’s favorite way to take in a ballgame.”

Under the agreement, Astros fans will be able to hear all regular season and spring training games in addition to pre-game, post-game and other Astros’ related programming on Sportstalk 790.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment,” said Astros President and CEO George Postolos. “Our fans will enjoy a first-class, entertaining and informative radio broadcast on Houston's premiere sports station - Sportstalk 790.”

The new era of Houston Astros baseball on Sportstalk 790 has already begun with Thursday night broadcasts of “Astroline” from 7-8 p.m. CT. The first spring training game is scheduled for Saturday, February 23 with the regular season debut on Sunday, March 31 against American League rivals The Texas Rangers.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Astros. Baseball is a radio sport and we look forward to broadcasting all the action for this coming season and beyond,” said Bryan Erickson, Director of AM Programming, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston.

Sportstalk 790 is also the radio home for the Houston Rockets and University of Houston Cougars’ football and basketball.

The KBME Sportstalk 790 programming line-up:
• The Big Show with Matt Jackson & Adam Wexler from 6-10:00 a.m. CT.
• In the Trenches with Koch & Kalu from 10 a.m.-12 noon. CT.
• Matt Thomas from noon to 3:00 p.m. CT.
• The Drive Home with Charlie Pallilo & Lance Zierlein from 3-7:00 p.m. CT.

(This post was from a Clear Channel Houston release sent to me)

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