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Today on KSR: Marty Brennaman’s Final Call


After forty-six years in the broadcast booth, today Marty Brennaman will call his final Cincinnati Reds’ baseball game. The voice of the Reds since the Big Red Machine will keep things business as usual when the Brewers end their three-game series in Cincinnati this afternoon at 12:35 p.m. ET. That doesn’t mean it won’t be easy.

“Thursday will be the hardest day of my life,” Brennaman said at a press conference earlier this week. “I’m certainly not going to prepare anything, and I’m not going to be specific about a litany of people that were important to me.”

Brennaman has received salutes from all over the baseball world. The one from his Cincinnati predecessor, Al Michaels, especially hits the sweet spot.

The Reds have a few postgame festivities prepared to send off their Hall of Fame broadcaster. Fans who want to be there for the game can still hear Brenneman’s last call. The first 20,000 fans at Great American Ballpark will receive a Reds transistor radio to listen to the legend’s final sign-off.

Meanwhile, there’s quite a lot happening 80 miles south in Lexington, Ky.


Big Blue Madness Campout Continues

It’s a little toasty outside of Memorial Coliseum, but the show must go on. Tonight they’ll broadcast Tent City Live on the UK Sports Network from 6-7 at and over the air at 630-WLAP.


Mark Stoops Speaks One More Time

On the opposite side of campus, the Kentucky football team will conduct a walk through at the Joe Craft Football Training Facility. Once it concludes, Mark Stoops will speak with the media one final time before the Cats depart for Columbia, South Carolina.

THREE New Podcasts

If you already enjoyed the fantastic new Free Money and KSR Football Podcasts, we have a few more podcasts that will please your ears. A new Sources Say Podcast breaks down the latest in Kentucky basketball recruiting after Devin Askew made some significant moves. This morning Aaron Torres has a conversation with Mark Stoops’ famous brother, future Hall of Famer Bob Stoops. You can also hear a fantastic preview of the Cats and the Cocks on 11 Personnel. If that’s not enough, there’s something new coming to the KSR network next week that I know you will enjoy.

Thursday Night Football Begins on Fox

After NFL Network took the program hostage, it returns to broadcast TV on Fox and online with Amazon Prime. The NFL is treating us to a matchup between a pair of good football teams. The best place to watch the action is at KSBar where you can eat half-priced wings and drink delicious Country Boy beers at a steep discount.

One Final Evening of Racing

If you’d prefer to pregame with some ponies, there’s one final opportunity to enjoy $1 beers at Churchill Downs before the thoroughbreds depart the race track for a month at Keeneland Racecourse. If you can’t make the races between 5-8:30, night racing will shut down the track for the month this Saturday night.

Shannon the Dude Radio

Matt Jones is out. Shannon the Dude is in and he’s bringing a bunch of his friends. Don’t miss the STD party beginning at 10 a.m. ET.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Today on KSR: Marty Brennaman’s Final Call

  1. Bluebloodtoo
    9:06 am September 26, 2019 Permalink

    STD party? I really hope you intended that to be a joke…

  2. GoCatz
    9:07 am September 26, 2019 Permalink

    Roundin’ 3rd and headin’ for home…Marty will go down as one of the very best.

    • Ridge Runner
      4:26 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

      Actually Joe Nuxall started that as the Reds were going off air. This is the ole left handler, rounding 3rd and heading to home. Marty used to be famous for saying.. “This one belongs to the Reds” after every win. He may have adopted Joes old saying as a tribute after he passed. Anyway…

    • Ridge Runner
      4:28 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

      I quit following the Reds after moving away coupled with Marge Schott screwing so much up. So… I admit not sure about the last 20 years or so.

  3. TBW3011
    9:28 am September 26, 2019 Permalink

    If anyone ever thinks something is impossible and wants to give up, just remember Michael Bennett gets paid to have a radio show.

  4. Ridge Runner
    4:22 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

    I’m 59 years old. At age 17 (1978) – I was driving shuttles to Greater Cincinnati Airport for those that left their vehicles parked nearby before I graduated high school. Can’t remember the name of Anyway, drove Marty and Don Gullett to catch plane. Marty was so cool and asked a lot about me as a young kid making a few bucks. Left an impression on me as someone who cared and was so nice. Just a memory that hit me when I saw this.