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KOH, Reno PD and Host Dan Mason Retires

After a career spanning 49 years, Dan Mason retires from the industry and his position at program director and afternoon host at Cumulus Media’s KOH, Reno. Mason has programmed KOH for the past 28 years, during which the station’s achieved two finalist nominations for the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Awards. He has also served as vice-chair of the Nevada Emergency Communication Committee that oversees the Emergency Alert System for the state of Nevada. Mason launched his career in 1974 at WLRC-FM in Whitehall, Michigan. Cumulus Reno VP and market manager Jennifer Odom says, “The day has come to announce my colleague, mentor, and friend Dan Mason’s retirement. His unwavering dedication to KOH for over 28 years, exceptional work ethic, and commitment to excellence have never faltered through any situation. News Talk 780 KOH is the powerhouse it is today because of Dan. Working with Dan has been one of the highlights of my career. We will miss Dan “Mad Dog” Mason immensely and wish him the very best in his retirement.” Mason comments, “It has been an honor to helm this extraordinary radio station for 28 years, but the time has come for someone else to take the mantle. My wife of 42 years is ready for that Alaskan cruise she’s had her eye on!”