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Marty Brennaman signs contract extension through 2016

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Cincinnati Reds announced a three-year contract extension for hall of fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman.

He'll serve as the play-by-play voice of the Reds on Radio Network through the 2016 season.

"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," said Reds Chief Operating Officer Phil Castellini. "We are proud to have Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman as the foundation around whom we build the rest of our broadcast team."

Brennaman, 71, has been the voice of the Reds on 700 WLW Radio since 1974. He shared the radio booth with Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Joe Nuxhall for 31 years.

The Reds Radio On Network is one of the largest in professional sports, with 96 affiliates covering nine states and anchored by 50,000-watt flagship 700 WLW in Cincinnati.

"I am truly fortunate and look forward to broadcasting Reds baseball for three more seasons," said Brennaman. "I am even more fortunate to work for great people and with great people. Many thanks to the Castellini family, and to all the fans who make our network the best in baseball I say,  ‘This One Belongs to the Reds'."

Brennaman received the Ford C. Frick Award in July of 2000 during ceremonies at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. The award is presented each year by the Hall of Fame to a broadcaster "for major contributions to the game of baseball."

Brennaman has also been elected into the National Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, the National Radio Hall of Fame and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

He is currently in his 49th season as a broadcaster and 40th with the Reds.

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