Houston, Texas – Nov 12, 2018 – iHeartMedia Houston and the Houston Astros today announced a continuation of their long-term partnership to keep Sportstalk 790 AM, Houston's Live & Local Sports Talk radio station, as the home of the Houston Astros.
Astros fans will continue to hear all regular and post season games, in addition to pre-game, post-game as well as all other Astros’ related programming on Sportstalk 790 AM. In addition, all the games will also broadcast on 94.5 HD channel 2 and many of the games will be simulcast on KTRH AM 740 and 99.1 HD channel 2.
“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the World Series Champion, Houston Astros, said iHeart Radio Region President Eddie Martiny. Sports Talk 790 will continue as the radio flagship station, and we are proud to be simulcasting games on KTRH 740 AM, one of the most powerful radio stations in America. The future for iHeartMedia and the Houston Astros is very bright, we look forward to celebrating our next World Series championship.
The Astros and iHeartMedia have enjoyed a 20-year partnership, bringing Astros games to the Houston airwaves since 1999.
“The iHeartMedia Houston team has been a great partner to us, and we’re excited to continue our relationship,” said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan. “Now, Astros fans can listen to game broadcasts on 740 KTRH and 790 KBME, helping us reach fans with a better signal throughout the region.”
The Astros open the 2019 regular season on the road against the Tampa Rays on Thursday, March 28. Their first spring training game is set for Saturday, February 23.
“We’re thrilled to be able to continue our partnership with the Astros. We look forward to another World Series run this coming season and beyond,” said Bryan Erickson, Director of AM Programming, iHeartMedia Houston.
Sportstalk 790 AM is also the radio home for the Houston Rockets as well as The University of Texas football and basketball.
Full Programming Lineup:
“The Josh Innes Show” 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
“In the Trenches with Koch & Kalu” 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
“The Matt Thomas Show” 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
“The Sean Salisbury Show” 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
iHeartMedia Houston has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises – both broadcast and digital – including SUNNY 99.1, 94.5 The Buzz, 93.7 The Beat, KISS FM, Newsradio 740 KTRH, AM 950 KPRC and SportsTalk 790 – and produces legendary marquee events including Buzzfest and The Houston Beat Bash.
iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the Houston market and its content is available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast station; online via its branded digital site; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with its more than 2 billion downloads and 121 million registered users.