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. The 71-year-old Brennaman has been the lead voice of the Reds radio team since 1974. He shared the booth for 31 years with Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Joe Nuxhall.
“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 is in his 49th season as a broadcaster and 40th with the Reds. He received the Ford C. Frick Award on July 23, 2000, joining Red Barber (WSAI, 1934-38) and Russ Hodges (WFBE, 1932) as the only Reds announcers ever to receive the Baseball 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.