CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - FOX Sports Ohio has announced its broadcast team for the 2011 Reds season.
Thom Brennaman will return for his fifth season to serve as the main play-by-play voice for the majority of Reds telecasts.
Chris Welsh, in his 19th season at FSO, will be the lead color analyst. Jeff Brantley will also return to the booth throughout the season.
FSO is also welcoming former Reds first baseman Sean Casey to the team. Casey joined the MLB Network as a color commentator upon his retirement from baseball in 2009. Casey will call about 15 games this season.
Jim Kelch will take on an expanded play by play role. Before joining the Reds radio team in 2010, Kelch had been the play by play voice for Class AAA Louisville since 1989. He filled in on FSO during the 2008 and 2009 season.
Paul Keels will not be returning to the Reds broadcast booth due to his commitment to Ohio State athletics.
George Grande, who is retired, has volunteered to return for a select number of games.