Radio talk show ‘Astrosline’ returning Thursday with AJ Hinch as first guest

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HOUSTON — The Houston Astros offseason radio show, Astroline, returns to the airwaves this Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. CT with Astros Manager AJ Hinch serving as the first guest of the weekly program. Astros Community Outreach Executive and former TV play-by-play broadcaster Bill Brown will serve as host. Brown will host the first three shows, while current Astros TV and radio broadcasters will alternate hosting duties for the remainder of the offseason.

Thursday’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 6-7 p.m. CT during the offseason.

 For the fifth consecutive season, Astroline airs from Pluckers Wing Bar, which is located at 1400 Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas, 77007. Astroline runs through March 2018 (14 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.

 Hinch, 43, guided the Astros to a 101-61 record and to their first World Series Championship in franchise history, in what was his third season with the club. In his three seasons on the job, Hinch has posted a 271-215 regular season record, two playoff appearances and a 14-9 postseason record, with those 14 wins representing the most by an Astros manager in postseason history. Following this season, Hinch earned the Esurance MLB’s Best Manager Award, which took into account the 2017 regular season and postseason. He was also named a finalist for the BBWAA AL Manager of the Year Award, for which he finished third in the voting.

 Brown is entering his second season as Astros Community Outreach Executive, and 32nd season with the organization. Brown was named the Astros primary TV play-by-play broadcaster in 1987, where he remained for 30 seasons until the conclusion of the 2016 campaign.  He called several important moments in franchise history, including seven postseason appearances, Jeff Bagwell’s 400th career homer in 2003 and Craig Biggio’s 3,000th career hit in 2007.

Astroline preliminary schedule (subject to change).

Day           Date               Station

Thurs.       Nov. 30          KBME

Wed.         Dec. 6             KBME

Thurs.       Dec. 14          KBME

Thurs.       Dec. 21          KBME

Thurs.       Jan. 11           KBME

Wed.         Jan. 17           KBME

Thurs.       Jan. 25           KBME

Wed.         Jan. 31           KBME

Thurs.       Feb. 8             KBME

Thurs.       Feb. 15           KBME

Thurs.       Mar. 1*           KBME

Mon.         Mar. 5*           KBME

Wed.         Mar. 14*        KBME

Wed.         Mar. 21*        KBME

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