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
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'."
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
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.