Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Astros move from KTRH to KBME

The Astros have announced that their games will be broadcast on KBME (Sports Talk 790) for 2013, even if we don't know exactly who will be announcing them.

Chronicle Deputy Sports Editor Reid Laymance notes that KTRH was a 50,000-watt station, and KBME is a 5,000-watt station. How does that affect you? Well, here's KBME's nighttime coverage map:



And here is KTRH's coverage map:






















12 comments:

Juvenile Court Clerk - Bryan Trostel said...

What a shame. Looks like I've been cut out of the coverage map. - Bryan

Drew said...

This Sucks.

farmstros said...

any word on how many ears this cuts out of the picture?

Bigbot said...

Wow... there are no words. There are a ton of Astros fans in the Valley, and now people from San Antonio and south can't listen to the Astros. You'd think as technology moves forward something like this wouldn't even be an issue.

Andrew said...

I am pretty sure that places like Corpus and other cities have their own radio stations that broadcast Astros games. The broadcast range of AM 740 is not the end all be all.

Also, for those who like to listen to the radio, I highly recommend the MLB Gameday Audio. It is $20 for the whole season and has no blackout restrictions, unlike mlb.tv.

Bigbot said...

In the Valley last year the only radio station broadcasting the games was in Spanish, and San Antonio's station stopped playing games around August if I recall correctly. 740 AM was a sure fire way to get the Astros station.

However, I'll get that Gameday Audio app if I have to. Does it include both feeds or only the feed of the home team?

Anonymous said...

I'd just like to point out that KBME's coverage area looks like a flying cartoon monk with a giant nose. KTRH's map looks like a chinchilla.

Andrew said...

Gameday Audio has access to all feeds for all games.

Anonymous said...

Rangers looking better all the time!

Anonymous said...

It makes sense to save some money every where they can. How many people are going to listen in Houston, much less surrounding areas when they are losing 115?

Imasalmon said...

listening to 790 on my way home from work, the radio guys said that barring a major and sudden change, the announcing crew will be Robert Ford and Steve Sparks.

sambosr1313 said...

This means your only choice is MLB GAMEDAY AUDIO