When the Major League Baseball season finally starts, the Cincinnati Reds games, with limited exceptions for local sports broadcasts, will be heard locally on Fox Sports, FM 105.3 and 1330 AM all season long. It will be the first time the Reds have been heard on a Jackson County Broadcasting Station for many years.

Currently, Major League Baseball has delayed the start of the 2020 season due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) pandemic crisis.  The first broadcast was scheduled to be heard Thursday, March 26th as the Reds were scheduled to entertain the 2019 Central Divisional Champion St. Louis Cardinals. 

Throughout the off-season, the Reds have made many changes aimed at improving the team including the major addition of second baseman Mike Moustakas

The Reds also acquired highly touted outfielder Shogo Akiyama from Japan and are also looking for probable future hall of famer Joey Votto to have a rebound year. The Reds also have one of the best starting pitching rotations in baseball in Luis Castillo, Sonny Gray, Trevor Bauer.

Gray had an outstanding season last year and the former Cy-young winner was in the running to win his second one. The Nashville native was 11-8 last season with a 2.87 ERA.

The 2020 season will also signify a change in the broadcast booth as the Reds will have a new play-by-play announcer for the first time since 1974. The talented Tommy Thrall will be replacing MLB Hall of Fame announcer Marty Brenneman who retired last year.

However, the color man will be familiar to Reds fans as Jeff Brantley returns for his 12th season. The Mississippi native, known as the Cowboy, has become an extremely popular commentator. Although Marty and Jeff never gained the fame that he and his former partner Cincinnati native and icon Joe Nuxhall did, Marty and Jeff did become quite popular as a team.

Just as Nuxhall was, Brantley was also a Reds pitcher at one time. From time-to-time, former player Danny Graves will also be calling some action.

WYPC is part of the 69 station regional network and it will again, become the Home of the Reds in Jackson and Vinton County all season long.