Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Famer D. Ray Gardner receives an NBA Pinnacle Award, the first ever given to a broadcaster, from Tony Bonnici, at the recent Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame Scholarship Gala.
Gardner is a legend in Nevada radio broadcasting. He bought the Elko Broadcasting Co., which his children now run, in 1974 with his late wife, Ginger, an inductee into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame herself.
Elko Broadcasting consists of an AM and an FM in Elko, Nev., KELK(AM) and KLKO(FM). Gardner has long been involved in local Elko businesses, community organizations and Nevada radio organizations. A motto attributed to him is, “I’d rather make a friend than a buck.”