HOUSTON, TX - Astroline, the Astros popular offseason radio show, will air its first episode of the 2021 calendar year tonight on SportsTalk 790 from 6-7 p.m. CT. Astros play-by-play broadcasters Robert Ford and Todd Kalas will serve as co-hosts for the show, which will feature an exclusive pre-recorded interview with Astros Assistant General Manager Pete Putila.
In addition to listening along on 790AM, the show can be heard on 94.5 FM HD-2 and at SportsTalk790.com. The show will also be posted online on Friday in podcast form at Astros.com/Podcasts and in video form on the Astros official YouTube account.
All Astroline shows, which are presented by Karbach Brewing Company, are scheduled to broadcast on SportsTalk 790, but are subject to change due to scheduling conflicts. Tonight’s show is the fourth of a scheduled 14 shows, which will air weekly on most Thursday’s from 6-7 p.m. CT during the remainder of the offseason.
This week’s Astroline will be hosted by Pluckers Wing Bar, which is located at 1400 Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas, 77007. Ford and Kalas will be on hand for tonight’s show. Astroline is open to the public with no admission charge.
Putila is entering his second season as the Astros Assistant General Manager, Player Development. In his role, Putila is involved with all aspects of baseball operations with a focus on player development and sports medicine and performance. Putila has been with the Astros for 10 seasons, originally joining the club in 2011, holding various responsibilities, including advance scouting, data integration and replay review for the Major League club. He later served as the club’s Director of Player Development for four seasons (2016-19) prior to being named the club’s assistant GM in 2019.