Astros Press Release
Astros Senior VP Hildreth nominated for 2014 Texas Radio Hall of Fame
HOUSTON, TX - Astros Senior Vice President of Broadcasting and Alumni Relations Jamie Hildreth has been nominated for induction into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.
The inductees for the 2014 class will be announced on Friday, July 4. The voting, which is done by members of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, ends on Monday, June 30. The annual Induction Celebration will be held on November 1 at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston, TX.
A 40-plus year veteran of Houston radio, Hildreth has been with the Astros organization for 28 seasons. For most of his tenure with the Astros, he has played a significant role behind the scenes of the radio and television broadcasts.
Hildreth's radio career in Houston began as an account executive in 1970 at KXYZ (1320 AM). He them moved to KRBE (104.1 FM), where he first served as sales manager before adding on-air work to his duties. He later served as sales manager at KTRH (740 AM) radio in Houston and was also general manager for KTRM/KALO radio in Beaumont, TX. In his current role with the Astros, Hildreth provides leadership on the club's affiliate relations efforts, with emphasis on outreach and expansion of the network's scope while overseeing both the radio and television broadcasts.
"We're very proud that Jamie has been recognized in this way," said Astros President Reid Ryan. "He has been a very big part of the Astros organization for many years, during which he has built an outstanding reputation both in the radio and television industry and throughout Major League Baseball. He is deserving of induction into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, and we wish him the best of luck in the voting process."
To be eligible for nomination for the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, individuals must have worked within the borders of Texas during their career as an on-air personality, talk show host, newscaster, programmer, station manager, owner, engineer, sportscaster, support staff or in production. The Texas Radio Hall of Fame is an organization dedicated to honoring the greats in broadcasting from the Lone Star State.
Astros longtime radio broadcaster Milo Hamilton is a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.