RALEIGH, NC – Gary Hahn, the radio voice of NC State football and men’s basketball for the past 34 years, announced today that he will retire at the end of the 2023-24 basketball season. Hahn joined the Wolfpack Sports Network prior to the 1990-91 athletic year.
During his tenure at NC State, Hahn has been behind the mic for more than 400 Wolfpack football games, over 1,000 men’s basketball games and many baseball contests.
As Hahn shared during today’s Wolfpack football post-game show, “I will be pushing 72 years old, so I’m in the fourth quarter of my life, and there are other important things I’d like to do—and need to do—with the time that the Lord has planned for me, and this decision will give me the opportunity to finish strong.”
Before coming to NC State, Hahn worked on statewide radio sports networks for the University of Louisville, Ohio State University, and the University of Alabama. He was part of the broadcast team when Louisville won the NCAA Basketball Championship in 1980 and also called the 1985 Rose Bowl for the Ohio State Radio Network.
From 1981-83 Hahn was a sports anchor/reporter for the NBC Radio Network in New York City.
A 1974 graduate of Butler University, Hahn began his broadcasting career in 1970 while still a college student and also worked at WLWI-TV in Indianapolis in 1974-75.
“Gary has been a big part of the fabric of NC State sports for three decades, and we thank him for the role he has played in connecting our passionate Wolfpack fans to the excitement and spirit of game days whether they are in Raleigh or around the country,” said Kyle Winchester, General Manager of Wolfpack Sports Properties, the local division of Learfield that manages the Wolfpack Sports Network. “We appreciate his tireless commitment to serving our NC State teams, coaches, fans, and the community.”
NC State and Learfield will honor Hahn at a home men’s basketball game later this season.
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