December 2009

Bigger roles for Brennaman, Kelch

The Reds revealed that Thom Brennaman will take over George Grande’s former role as primary play-by-play on Fox Sports Ohio. Jim Kelch was hired to take over Brennaman’s former utility man role on TV/radio.

Thumbnail image for Brennaman Thom.JPGThis is good news for Reds fans, in my mind. Thom is about as good as it gets in broadcasting and in the limited time I’ve heard Jim Kelch, he’s been solid.

There will be a story soon on the Reds site…Thom B. will be cutting back on national TV duty to spend more time at home with his wife and two young kids.

“It’s been a whirlwind and I’ve been blessed to have three fulltime jobs for a long time with the NFL on Fox, MLB on Fox, the Reds and the Big Ten Network. Like any other Dad, I want to watch my kids’ games, swim lessons and recitals. This situation gives me the opportunity to be home more on weekends. It’s a blessing to have the chance to do this. It’s a great job with talented people I’ve known for a long time and it’s in my hometown.”


Here is the link to the press release

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