Didn't see this posted, but its from Lance, per his 1350 profile:
REDS CLOSE TO NAMING THEIR MAN
It is my understanding that the Reds search for their next broadcaster is not only underway....but nearing completion. I believe the next Reds broadcaster can be heard this Saturday afternoon on Fox 19 as the Cubs face the Cards in St Louis...........Thom Brennaman. Don't be surprised if the announcement is made by the end of the season.........IF not sooner
If this is true, I'm thinking Cast already had this up his sleeve prior to letting Stevie know that he'd be let go.
Edit, just notice that this is on the other forum