Former Cincinnati Reds announcer Thom Brennaman will be back at the mic in Greater Cincinnati soon. This time it will call high school events through Chatterbox Sports.
The subscription service made the announcement Tuesday night via Twitter. Chatterbox Sports broadcasts a lot of high school events and also offers podcasts. Recently, new University of Cincinnati basketball coach Wes Miller, UC women’s basketball coach Michele Clark-Heard and former UC quarterback Tony Pike were guests on these podc.
Brennaman appeared at the end of the ad.
“I am so thankful and excited,” Brennaman said. “I grew up here in Greater Cincinnati. I know what high school football, high school basketball and high school sports mean to this area. That’s what I was doing at Channel 5 when my career took off. started playing sports in high school. “
Brennaman ended the announcement with a subtle reference to his 2020 misfortune saying: “By the way, I think Castellanos just hit a home run on the left.”
Brennaman resigned from her play-by-play position on Fox Sports Ohio TV in September 2020, a month after being suspended for using a homophobic slur on a live mic before cutting a show’s opening. He apologized later in the game when he was told it had been broadcast.
He also wrote a letter which appeared in The Enquirer shortly thereafter.
Brennaman is a graduate of Anderson High School and Ohio University. He started his career at the WLWT and then started doing Reds games on television with Hall of Famer Johnny Bench as a partner. From there his baseball career took him to the Cubs and the WGN, and later to the Arizona Diamondbacks where he was their first announcer.
He returned to Cincinnati with his family in 2006 to do Reds games on television.
At Fox Sports, he played in Major League Baseball, NFL, and college football, including the famous Boise State Orange Bowl that rocked Oklahoma. He then worked on the Big Ten Network in football. In the meantime, he made a few seasons of college basketball, including the University of Cincinnati Final Four in 1992 with Bob Huggins.
Hall of Fame announcer Marty Brennaman’s son just watched his son play on a state championship lacrosse team with Mariemont.