PRESS RELEASE-- The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a three-year contract extension with Hall of Fame broadcaster, Marty Brennaman.
The agreement names Brennaman as the Reds’ play-by-play announcer of the Reds on Radio Network through the 2016 season.
Phil Castellini, Reds Chief Operating Officer, said the organization is proud to have a Hall of Fame broadcaster as the foundation of their radio team.
“We are big believers in baseball on the radio,” he said. “Which is why we’ve built our Reds on Radio Network into one of the largest and most prolific in Major League Baseball.”
According to a press release, the Reds on Radio Network is one of the largest in professional sports, with 96 affiliates in nine states.
Brennaman, 71, has been broadcasting for 49 seasons and has been the voice of the Reds since joining the radio team in 1974. He shared the radio booth with Reds’ Hall of Fame pitcher, Joe Nuxhall, for 31 years.
He said he is fortunate and looking forward to broadcasting Reds baseball for three more seasons.
Brennaman received the Ford C. Frick Award in 2000 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Ny. The award is presented each year to a broadcaster “for major contributions to the game of baseball,” according to a press release. Brennaman has also been elected into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, the National Radio Hall of Fame and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
“Many thanks to the Castellini family,” Brennaman said. “To all the fans who make our network the best in baseball, I say, ‘this one belongs to the Reds.’”