Radio Broadcast Engineer
Lowell Matheny has been with the Houston Astros organization since 2000 and has been the full-time radio broadcast engineer since 2008.
He is the on-site and traveling producer and engineer for every Astros radio broadcast. He makes every road trip with the club, including Spring Training, and assists the broadcasting and sponsorship departments with in-game needs and advertisement placement.
In the offseason, Matheny produces the Astros popular call-in radio show "Astroline" and helps the Astros engineering department with maintaining safety regulations, audio-visual technical needs and general ballpark upkeep.
Prior to joining the booth, Matheny served in multiple roles for the Astros engineering department, which included building maintenance, operating and maintaining the stadium sound system, scoreboards and television sets at Minute Maid Park and conducting safety meetings and accident investigations.
Before joining the Astros, Matheny was the light and sound system installation supervisor for L.D. Systems where he supervised the installation of light and sound systems at special events. He also spent time at Glazier Food Company as a transportation supervisor and safety coordinator. From 1985-1996, Lowell was a radio technician for the Houston Lighting and Power Company where he was responsible for maintaining and repairing radio equipment.
Matheny has also volunteered for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as a part of the buildings and ground department. For HLSR, he planned and designed buildings and supervised set-up and maintenance projects.
He resides in Liverpool, TX with his wife, Fern. They have four children: Meagan, JT, and Wyatt Powers and Kolbie Matheny.
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