Currently, Gustin is the “Voice of the Reno Bighorns”, the Reno franchise in the NBA D-League. And in 2008, GSP started the NIAA/GSP High School Game of the Week. They now have a partnership with Sinclair Broadcasting to air the weekly games on “Friday Night Rivals” on KAME My 21 TV.
Dan has received a Life Time Achievement Award for Advertising, an Emmy in radio production, Advertising Man of the Year, and numerous awards from the advertising/broadcast industry, and is a member of the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
In his 50 years of broadcasting there have been so many unforgettable times, but being able to travel and broadcast almost 3000 games in 40 states, including domes in New Orleans, Indianapolis, St. Louis, numerous NCAA football playoff games, including the 1AA National Championship, six NCAA Basketball Tournaments, as well as four NCAA Baseball playoffs has given Dan a lifetime of memories just by being in the right place at the right time.
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You Never Know When An Avocation Will Turn Into A Lifetime Occupation
For Dan Gustin and Gustin Sports, it all started unexpectedly back in 1966. Gustin had just taken an Account Executive job at CKOY radio, a 50,000-watt station in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. After the play-by-play announcer left for the CFL Network, the field announcer moved to the booth and Dan got the field announcer job. After three seasons Gustin left Ottawa and moved to Reno for another Account Executive job at KCBN.
During the ‘70’s KTVN Channel 2 was the leading TV station for local sports programming. One of which was Sports Cavalcade and Dan was an anchor of their broadcast team. The show featured weekly sports programming from the
University of Nevada, Reno football, and basketball games, high school track championships, even the Nevada State Tennis Championship finals.
In 1975 Jack Slowthhower, the Nevada Wolf Pack announcer, moved to Wyoming to take over the Cowboys play-by-play duties. When he left KOLO Radio, they hired Dan. That started a 33 year run as the “Voice of the Wolf Pack” on radio and television. For 25 of those years, Gustin Sports Productions (GSP) held the sales and broadcast rights for the University. Dan has had the privilege to call more than 400 football games, 1000 basketball games, and almost 1500 baseball games, all records at Nevada.