Vegas Sports and Information Network has announced that former CBS Radio CEO Dan Mason is joining the company as an investor and Strategic Advisor.
The company, which programs a Sports Gambling channel for SiriusXM and syndicated gambling segments that recently debuted on Entercom’s “670 The Score” WSCR Chicago, launched in early 2017. VSiN was founded by Brian Musburger and its talent includes his uncle, legendary sportscaster Brent Musburger.
Mason also serves as a Senior Advisor of Broadcast Relations iHeartMedia and Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation of America.
VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network), the first media network dedicated to sports gambling information, today announced a partnership with former CBS Radio CEO Dan Mason, who will join VSiN as Strategic Advisor and Investor participating in all aspects of the company’s operations.
VSiN Founder and Chairman Brian Musburger said, “With decades of experience in the media industry, Dan brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. We are excited to leverage his expertise to drive continued growth at VSiN, capitalizing on the incredible opportunity presented by the burgeoning sports gambling industry. His overall enthusiasm for our product brings an energy level to the room that is contagious.”
Mason added, “Brian, [COO] Bill Adee and the VSiN team are really on to something unique here. Coming from the programming side of the business, you can sense when you have a hit on your hands and that is what we have here. I’m excited and eager to help the team shape the product going forward. I’m especially excited to introduce our betting information to terrestrial radio and shape how it can be staged to the sports radio audience.”
Mason was inducted into The National Radio Hall of Fame in 2015 upon his retirement from CBS Radio, where he was President and CEO for more than 15 years. He is also Chairman of The Broadcasters Foundation of America, a charity based in New York that serves the television and radio industries. In addition, Mason also serves as a Senior Advisor to iHeartMedia, Inc., America’s largest-reach media company.
VSiN broadcasts as many as 13 hours of live programming a day from a showcase studio in the middle of the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the equivalent of CNBC being on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. VSiN also is the originator of The Brent Musburger Action Update, a daily customized feature available to radio stations that focuses on betting lines on teams in each home market.