When his microphone goes silent for the final time on Thursday, Sept. 26, one thing is certain: There will never be a broadcaster quite like Marty Brennaman.
Not in Cincinnati. Probably not anywhere.
The longevity – 46 years with the Reds, 55 years as a broadcaster – puts Brennaman in rare air. Consider: Brennaman’s successor would have to work till 2066 to equal his tenure.
And radio isn’t what it once was. When kids get transistor radios, the giveaway for Brennaman’s final broadcast, it will be the first time most have ever held one.