Reds fans can rejoice because the voice of the Reds, Marty Brennaman, signed a three-year extension through 2016 today. Brennaman, who is 71-years-old, originally joined the Reds as the team’s radio play-by-play announcer in 1974.
This season is Brennaman’s 40th with the Reds and he spent 31 years alongside the late-Joe Nuxhall. Brennaman’s illustrious career has led to him being elected into the National Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Reds CEO Phil Castellini stated,
We are big believers in baseball on the radio, which is why we’ve built our Reds on Radio Network into one of the largest and most prolific in Major League Baseball. We are proud to have Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman as the foundation around whom we build the rest of our broadcast team.
Chalk signing Marty to an extension as a win for the Reds…so this one belongs to this Reds!