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Robert Ford to Lead Hot Stove Chat on Astroline Tomorrow

Radio broadcaster will be joined by Astros beat writer Brian McTaggart on weekly show

HOUSTON, TX - Houston Astros radio broadcaster Robert Ford will be joined by MLB.com beat writer Brian McTaggart for an offseason Hot Stove chat tomorrow on Astroline at 6 p.m. CT. The two will be joined on air by a special call-in guest.

Tomorrow'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. 

HOUSTON, TX - Houston Astros radio broadcaster Robert Ford will be joined by MLB.com beat writer Brian McTaggart for an offseason Hot Stove chat tomorrow on Astroline at 6 p.m. CT. The two will be joined on air by a special call-in guest.

Tomorrow'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 this March (six remaining 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.

Ford is entering his sixth season as the Astros radio play-by-play commentator after being named to the post prior to the 2013 season. Before joining the Astros, Ford spent four seasons as the pre-and postgame host for the Kansas City Royals radio broadcasts on 610 AM KCSP, the Royals flagship station. The 2001 graduate of Syracuse University spent seven years broadcasting minor league baseball, calling more than 800 games during his stints with the Binghamton Mets, Kalamazoo Kings and Yakima Bears. Ford was twice named Frontier League Broadcaster of the Year (2003, 2004).

McTaggart, who is a University of Houston alumnus, has been covering the Astros beat since 2004 and is a frequent guest commentator on MLB Network. In 2018, he will serve as the Chairman of the Houston Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. 

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