Houston Astros Radio Affiliates
Official MLB Broadcasts
Spring Training games are broadcast in Houston on 790 AM, KBME. This stream is always available and free. It stops after Spring Training. Click on "Listen Live". Occasionally, KRTH will carry a spring game, which is also free.
For regular season games, MLB is trying to force everyone to pay for online access to streaming audio descriptions of baseball games from the local radio stations, which are free to local radio listeners. Currently, if you want audio only, it's $15 a season. Audio and video both run you $100 a season.
As part of this effort, MLB is strong-arming the radio stations to disable their Internet streams during Astros games.
A few stations refuse to comply. Sadly, most have knuckled under, but even they occasionally forget to disable their streams. This creates a patchwork of support, but it's almost always worth looking into. Usually, *one* of them is streaming a game, even if inadvertantly.
For regular season games, as late as 2005 KTRH often forgot to disable their online feed during Astros' games. Their streaming audio for other than Astros' games is free, but the availability of Astros games is iffy. Sometimes you get dead air. Go to KTRH, then click on "Listen Live"
If you are having trouble finding an online feed for the Astros games, you might want to try some of these Astros affiliates, although we cannot guarantee they will be carrying any particular game. If there is a "listen" link for the station, clicking it will directly start their audio feed.
Update: in 2005, KOGT and WTAW were the best bets.
For opposing teams' broadcasts:
Carried the regular-season Astros games in 2001:
KOGT - 1600 AM - Orange, TX. LISTEN
KWHI - 1280 AM - Brenham, TX. LISTEN
KVET- 1300 AM - Austin, TX. LISTEN (requires one-time setup with station)
Apparently no longer carrying the Astros games online:
WTAW - 1150 AM - Bryan/College Station, TX.
KIVY - 92.7 FM - Crockett, TX.
KENS - 1160 AM - San Antonio, TX.
KTEM - 1400 AM - Temple, TX.
KBBW - 1010 AM - Waco, TX.
WIBR - 1300 AM - Baton Rouge, LA.
Complete list of 2002 Astros Radio network:
KLVF - 1240 AM - Alpine, TX. No website.
KVET- 1300 AM - Austin, TX. LISTEN - terminated due to rebroadcast rights issues
WIBR - 1300 AM - Baton Rouge, LA. LISTEN no longer broadcasting
KBST - 1490 AM - Big Spring, TX.
KWHI - 1280 AM - Brenham, TX. LISTEN - "not currently broadcasting"
WTAW - 1150 AM - Bryan/College Station, TX. LISTEN
KGAS - 1590 AM - Carthage, TX. No website.
KORI - 104.7 FM - Center, TX. No website.
KULM - 98.3 FM - Columbus, TX. No website.
KSIX - 1230 AM - Corpus Christi, TX. No website.
KIVY - 92.7 FM - Crockett, TX. LISTEN - no more online feed
KSOX - 1220 AM - Edinburg, TX. No online audio.
KULP - 1390 AM - El Campo, TX. No website.
KNAF - 910 AM - Fredricksburg, TX. No website.
KCTI - 106.3 FM - Gonzales, TX. No website.
KTRH - 740 AM - Houston, TX. No online audio.
KRTX - 980 AM - Houston, TX. Spanish station. No website.
KVOL - 1330 AM - Lafayette, LA. No online audio.
KEZM - 1310 AM - Lake Charles, LA. No website.
KCYL - 1450 AM - Lampasas, TX. No website.
KETX - 1440 AM - Livingston, TX. No website.
KRBA - 1340 AM - Lufkin, TX. No website
KMVL - 1220 AM - Madisonville, TX. LISTEN
KASO - 1240 AM - Minden, LA. No website.
KWBC - 1550 AM- Navasota, TX. No website.
KGNB - 1420 AM - New Braunfels, TX. No website.
WSLA - 1560 AM - New Orleans/Slidell, LA. No website.
KOGT - 1600 AM - Orange, TX. LISTEN
KSOX - 1240 AM - Raymondville, TX. No website.
KRXT - 98.5 FM - Rockdale, TX. LISTEN
KLUP - 930 AM - San Antonio, TX. LISTEN
KCOT - 92.5 FM - San Augustine, TX. No website.
KFLO - 1300 AM - Shreveport, LA. No website.
KTEM - 1400 AM - Temple, TX. LISTEN - dead link
KGLD - 1330 AM - Tyler, TX. No website.
KYZS - 1490 AM - Tyler, TX. No website.
KRNX - 1340 AM - Victoria, TX. No website.
KBBW - 1010 AM - Waco, TX. LISTEN - terminated due to rebroadcast rights issues
These are all of the Astros affiliate stations. Those with hyperlinks have their own website, but they may not all broadcast their signal.