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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
A Night with Bill Brown, a long-time Astros Broadcaster
Bill Brown will complete his 30th year of broadcasting for the Houston Astros in 2016. He was a broadcaster for seven years for the Cincinnati Reds from 1976-82, giving him a total of 37 years of broadcasting in major league baseball. Brown has been in sports broadcasting for 42 years and in broadcasting for 47 years. Brown has been inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame. He was voted Sportscaster of the Year in Texas in 2014. He has also been inducted into the Houston Astros Wall of Honor. Brown served in the U.S. Army for two years and is a Vietnam veteran. He and his wife Dianne have been married for 47 years. The Browns have been involved as co-chair (Bill) and silent auction chairman (Dianne) of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation's Salute to Our Heroes fundraiser for nine years. Brown is active as an emcee in the Houston area for several charity events. He is a resident of Cypress, Texas.