Alex Del Barrio

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What I do for SportsRadio 610: I’m a jack-of-all-trades for 610. I report on the Houston area pro teams, anchor sports flashes, write for and host on the weekends and as a fill-in. Wherever they need me to be, I show up. It’s a pretty sweet gig.

Birthday: May 9th

Twitter: @ADBsportsguy

Hometown: Mission, TX (Home of Tom Landry and Tito Santana)

College(s): Boston University and University of Texas-Pan American

High School: Mission High School – I was the Student Body President. (Don’t act like you’re not impressed)

How long at SportsRadio 610: October 2013. I just got here, but I am hitting the ground running.

The coolest person at 610: I think I am gonna go with Robert Henslee, only because he makes sure I get on the schedule.

What I love about Houston: This is the city where I learned to love sports. Going to the Summit to see the Rockets advance to the Finals in the 90’s began my love for sports. The Astrodome is the site of so many fond sports memories as well from Astros playoff games to Wrestlemania X-7. I have family and friends here and I am glad to finally call it my home.

My favorite four letter word: Food

Favorite people to interview: I’ll name some of the coolest interviews I have had the chance to do. Bob Knight, Abby Wambach, Dwight Howard, Clyde Drexler, Mike Eruzione, Dwight Howard.

My experience: Well I probably have the most diverse work experience in professional sports. I started as a minor league baseball announcer in Edinburg, TX for the Edinburg Roadrunners winning a championship in 2004 (yes I got a ring). That experience led to a position as a sports talk show host in the Rio Grande Valley. I have been a play-by-play announcer for a variety of sports most recently with the Rockets D-League franchise the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. I have also worked play-by-play for the NBA D-League and NBA-TV. In addition I was a television sports anchor at XHRIO-TV (FOX) in McAllen, TX.

I have most recently served as the in-arena voice of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. I had the opportunity to visit over 20 countries and all over the United States and Canada during my world tours.

The teams I followed growing up: New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Stars, Houston Rockets, Houston Astros,

Signature phrases: Unbelievable, Bingo, (I’m sure there are others)

Favorite sport experiences:

  • Serving as the PA Announcer at Fenway Park on September 21, 2012 (Red Sox v. Orioles)
  • Camping out on Landsdowne Street for over 18 hours to buy tickets for Game 2 of the 2004 World Series at Fenway Park (Yes I got in)
  • Witnessing Game 5 of the 1994 Western Conference Finals at the Summit with the Rockets beating the Jazz and advancing to the NBA Finals.
  • Being at every Astros victory during their 2005 World Series run, including the 18 inning game between the Astros and Braves in the NLDS.
  • Announcing at amazing venues all over the world with the Globetrotters like Madison Square Garden, Staples Center, Wembley Arena (London) and the Allstate Arena.
  • Calling a last second three-pointer for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers victory in the 2010 NBA Development League Finals.
  • Owning a pair of championship rings.
  • Being at  Wrestlemania X-Seven in Houston and Wrestlemania XX at Madison Square Garden.

Sports I played growing up: Basketball and Madden football


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Texans News, Notes, and Quotes – September 16th

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – These are the notes and quotes you need to know from the Texans on Wednesday September 16th. New And Old Faces For Texans The Texans made a few changes to the roster on […]

SportsRadio 610–09/16/2015

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Texans Claim OT Oday Aboushi From Jets

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans claimed former NY Jets offensive tackle Oday Aboushi off waivers Wednesday to add depth to an injury depleted offensive line. In a subsequent move, the Texans traded WR […]

SportsRadio 610–09/16/2015

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Clowney Felt “Pretty Good” In His Return To Texans Defense

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney last played in an NFL game in late November against the Cincinnati Bengals after being sidelined with an injured knee that required micro fracture surgery. On Sunday, Clowney returned to […]

SportsRadio 610–09/13/2015

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Texans Running Game Halted With Foster Sidelined

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The one glaring hole in the Texans offensive attack entering Sunday’s season opener with the Kansas City Chiefs was the absence of a true starting running back with starter Arian Foster on […]


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Texans News, Notes, and Quotes September 10th

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – These are the notes and quotes you need to know from the Texans on Thursday September 10th Arian Foster Feels “Wonderful” As He Recovers From Groin Surgery  Read more about Foster’s recovery […]

SportsRadio 610–09/10/2015

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Arian Foster Feels “Wonderful” As He Rehabs From Groin

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Arian Foster will not play in the Texans season opener versus Kansas City on Sunday as he continues to recover from a groin tear suffered in early August during training camp. The […]


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Hoyer Wants To Follow Example Set For Him By Tom Brady

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – For the second straight season Brian Hoyer will be a starting quarterback in his team’s season opener. He will be under center  Sunday when the Texans host the Kansas City Chiefs at […]

SportsRadio 610–09/09/2015

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Original Astros Voice Gene Elston Passes Away

Credit: Houston Astros HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Gene Elston, the original play by play broadcaster for the Colt .45s/Houston Astros, has died at the age of 93. Elton broadcast 25 seasons for the Astros organization from 1962-86. He […]

SportsRadio 610–09/06/2015

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Texans QB Tom Savage To Miss “Significant Time”

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans third string quarterback Tom Savage will miss yet to be determined amount of time after suffering a shoulder injury in the team’s final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys on […]

SportsRadio 610–09/04/2015

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Tom Savage To Start For Texans Versus Cowboys

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Third string quarterback Tom Savage will start at quarterbacks for the Houston Texans on Thursday night when they travel to Arlington to face the Dallas Cowboys in the final game of […]