Reds announce changes in broadcast booth

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Reds Chief Operating Officer Phil Castellini announced changes for the Reds broadcast team.

Thom Brennaman has replaced George Grande as the team's primary play-by-play announcer on games televised by FOX Sports Ohio. Grande retired following last season after 17 years working on the club's TV broadcasts.

Longtime broadcaster Jim Kelch has also joined the club's broadcast teams for the 2010 season.

"Thom clearly is one of the most versatile announcers in sports today. We're happy he'll have a more significant role in our TV broadcasts this season," Castellini said. "In Jim's time with us the last couple of years, we thought he blended well with our radio and television teams. He's broadcast baseball for 26 years and spent the last 10 watching our minor leaguers come up through the system. Our fans will benefit from that experience."

For most of the broadcasts on the FOX Sports Ohio schedule, Brennaman will team with color analysts Chris Welsh or Jeff Brantley, but he also will work a handful of games on radio alongside his father, Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman.

Brantley will continue his work with both radio and FOX Sports Ohio broadcasts. Kelch primarily will work radio but also will fill in for selected televised games.

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