The Reds have added veteran broadcaster Jim Day to the Reds on Radio broadcast team. pic.twitter.com/JUSUZLJscf
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) December 20, 2017
The Reds announced a familiar name will be joining the radio broadcast team:
The Reds have added veteran broadcaster Jim Day to the Reds on Radio broadcast team.
In addition to continuing as part of the FOX Sports Ohio broadcast lineup, Day will cover Reds on Radio play-by-play duties during Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman’s off days, will join Brennaman in the booth when Jeff Brantley moves to the television broadcast and will contribute content for the pre- and post-game radio shows.
“The Reds broadcasters are the faces and voices of our franchise. We work very closely with FOX Sports Ohio in managing our broadcast talent, sharing announcers between radio and television,” said Reds President and Chief Operating Officer Phil Castellini. “Adding Jim Day as our fill-in for radio play-by-play brings familiarity and credibility to the booth, while simplifying the mix of talent for our fans.”
Brennaman said, “I have always enjoyed working with Jim, and I know our fans on radio will enjoy listening to him as well.”
The 2018 season will be Day’s 17th as a host of FOX Sports Ohio’s Emmy Award-winning pre-game show, Reds Live, and his 15th season behind the mic of the Reds Live post-game show. In each of the last 7 seasons, Day filled in as a TV play-by-play commentator during game broadcasts. He is a 29-year veteran of the sports broadcasting industry.
I don’t know how Day will do on radio, but I look forward to finding out. He has been surprisingly great on the occasions that he has filled in on the television broadcast. Those skills don’t necessarily translate to radio, but there’s no reason to believe that he won’t be competent.
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