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Marty Brennaman Signs Contract Extension

Updated: Thursday, September 19 2013, 05:33 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- The Cincinnati Reds have signed Hall of Fame
broadcaster Marty Brennaman to a three-year contract extension through
the 2016 season to serve as the play-by-play voice of the Reds on Radio
Network.

"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 Phil Castellini, Reds
Chief Operating Officer. “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, since 1974 has been the lead
voice of the Reds on 700 WLW Radio. He joined the Reds radio team at the
start of the 1974 season and for 31 years shared the radio booth with
Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Joe Nuxhall.

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’.”

Currently
in his 49th season as a broadcaster and 40th with the Reds, Brennaman
received the Ford C. Frick Award on July 23, 2000, in ceremonies at the
National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The award is
presented each year by the Hall of Fame to a broadcaster “for major
contributions to the game of baseball.” Brennaman, Red Barber (WSAI,
1934-38) and Russ Hodges (WFBE, 1932) are the only Reds announcers ever
to receive the Hall of Fame’s prestigious broadcasting award.

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.

- Information provided by Cincinnati Reds

PHOTO:

CINCINNATI,
OH - SEPTEMBER 07: Cincinnati Reds radio announcer Marty Brennaman seen
during ceremonies honoring Joe Morgan before at Great American Ball
Park on September 7, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael
Hickey/Getty Images) Marty Brennaman Signs Contract Extension


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