Matt Lepay joins Milwaukee Brewers broadcast team on Fox Sports Wisconsin

The voice of the Badgers will fill in for Brian Anderson on Brewers' broadcasts when Anderson is calling games on national TV. Lepay's role with Wisconsin will remain unchanged.

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via UWBadgers.com

Wisconsin's on-field athletic product has never been better, and it only makes sense that the state of its broadcast presentation is held in similar regard. Sunday, that became even clearer when the Milwaukee Brewers and Fox Sports Wisconsin announced Matt Lepay, the voice of the Badgers, will be joining Brewers' broadcasts when Brian Anderson is away calling national broadcasts this season.

Lepay's role with UW will remain unchanged. He's been the voice of Wisconsin football since 1994 and is currently in his 26th season as the men's basketball play-by-play announcer. He joined WIBA Radio in Madison in 1994, and also previously served as the sports director at WTSO Radio.

Below is the full release from the Brewers:

MILWAUKEE, WI - The Milwaukee Brewers and FOX Sports Wisconsin today announced the addition of Matt Lepay to the television broadcast team.

Lepay will handle play-by-play for approximately 35 Brewers telecasts this season, filling in for Brian Anderson who will be handling national telecast work.

Lepay is a seven-time winner of the "Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year" Award, presented by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Since 1994, Lepay has been the voice of Wisconsin Badgers football, and he is currently in his 26thth season as the men's basketball play-by-play announcer.

"Matt is a great fit for this role, given his passion for sports in Wisconsin and his connection to fans throughout the state," said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. "We are thrilled to bring Matt on board, and look forward to his work on Brewers telecasts throughout the season."

Lepay joined WIBA Radio in Madison in 1994 after a stint as sports director at WTSO Radio (also in Madison).

"Matt is obviously a knowledgeable sports mind and a professional who has established a strong connection with fans across the state of Wisconsin," said Mike Dimond, Senior Vice President and General Manager for FOX Sports Wisconsin. "I think Brewers fans will really enjoy his approach to the game. We're excited to have him as part of our broadcast team."

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Lepay and his wife Linda reside in Cross Plains, Wis.

"I am honored and humbled to have this opportunity to be a part of the Brewers and Fox Sports Wisconsin broadcast team," Lepay said. "I very much admire the work of Brian, Bill, Craig and everyone associated with the telecasts, and I am eager to join them this season. The chance to call baseball is a lifelong dream, and I thank the Brewers and FOX Sports Wisconsin for helping me realize that dream."

Lepay will continue is his current role as the radio voice for Badgers football and basketball.

Craig Coshun will return for his 14th season of covering the Brewers, and will continue in his role as the lead pre- and post-game host for FOX Sports Wisconsin. He will also handle play-by-play for select Brewers telecasts of FOX Sports Wisconsin during Spring Training and the regular season.

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