On-Air Hosts

Moe Bell

Moe is in his 14th season as a color analyst for OTS Media Group. While attending Rock Hill High, Moe played Football, Basketball and Baseball. In 2011, he was inducted into the Student Athlete “Roll of Honor” given to a former Bearcat athlete for distinguished contributions to the community. Moe was the first four year male graduate of Winthrop University in 1973 and later earned his MBA. He has spent 40 years as a YMCA Director, referee, coach and supervisor of many YMCA sports leagues. Moe was director of Camp Cherokee for 12 years and has been CEO of the Upper Palmetto YMCA since 1991. A lifelong Rock Hill resident, Moe has been involved in the community for a number of years, including Come See Me Festival Chair in 1998.

 

Greg Brannon

Greg enters his 8th season as the voice of the Stallions on WRHI and Interstate 107. A 30-year broadcast veteran, Greg has spent the last 17 years producing television shows for the Carolina Panthers. An Emmy Award winning producer, Brannon is responsible for the production of the Carolina Panthers preseason TV game broadcasts along with two weekly 30-minute shows, the Panthers Huddle with Ron Rivera and Panthers Game Day. Greg also handles sideline reporting duties on the Panthers Radio Network and during the pre-season TV broadcasts. Brannon makes his home in Rock Hill and is an active member at his church, Westminster Presbyterian.

 

 

Robert Earl Carter

Robert Earl embarks on his 13th year broadcasting football for WRHI and Interstate 107. He has called games for all of the area’s top teams including the 2007 Clover state champion Blue Eagles. The former tight end at Chester High School attended Gardner-Webb University on a football scholarship, but his career was cut short due to a shoulder injury. Carter earned his associates degree in Business in 1994 from York Technical College. He previously broadcast play-by-play and color for the Chester Cyclones. Robert Earl works as a member of the OTS Media Group Advertising Sales Team.

 

Dr. Joseph Ellis

Joseph returns to the OTS Sports airwaves for a fifth season as color analyst for the Trojans. The Professor is a Winthrop graduate and earned his doctorate of Political Science from Temple Univ. in Philadelphia. Last year, Ellis was WBTV’s in-studio Political Analyst. Joseph is a native of Johnson City, Tenn., where he was a star catcher in high school. He is an avid student of sports journalism and broadcasting including experience for several seasons as a high school football reporter for multiple newspapers including The Herald, The Knoxville News and The Philadelphia Enquirer. Joseph has taught at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is a professor at Wingate University in Wingate, N.C. and Head Womens’ Tennis Coach at Piedmont High.

 

 

Gene Knight

2013 OTS Sportscasters Wall of Fame inductee, Gene Knight is entering his 31st year of broadcasting high school football. Gene is “the Dean” of local high school announcers. From 2000 to 2007 he served as Rock Hill’s color commentator and since then has been the play-by-play “Voice of the Bearcats.” During the 1980s and 90s, Knight did play-byplay for the Chester and York broadcast teams. The Winthrop graduate is a York native who excelled in football and baseball at York High. His broadcast accolades include TV color analyst for the Shrine Bowl for six years and recipient of the Carolinas’ Best Radio Broadcast Team Award with Steven Stone in 2006. Gene is employed in the Business Services Department of Comporium.

 

 

Chris Miller

4-Time South Carolina Statewide Sportscaster of the Year (2013,2012,2011,2010) Chris Miller is in his 17th year covering sports in York County. Miller hosts The Red Zone Radio Show on Wednesday nights. He also handles play by play duties for high school football, baseball, and basketball. Chris also serves as the radio play bay play voice for all Winthrop men’s basketball home games. You can hear him every morning on WRHI FM 94.3/AM 1340 and Interstate 107.1/107.3 with daily sports reports throughout the Charlie Derek Show (107) and Palmetto Mornings (WRHI). You can also find his sports blogs and stories on WRHI’s award winning website, WRHI.com. Along with the 4 Statewide Sportscaster of the Year awards, Miller has been honored with the 2013 Statewide Radio/Online Coverage event of the Year for the Northwestern State Championship, in 2012 he received the same honor for coverage of the South Pointe State Title game. In 2013 and 2011, readers of The Herald newspaper named Miller the “Best Sportscaster” in the Charlotte area.) He, along with Andrew Kiel, was awarded the statewide radio website of the Year for WRHI.com in 2013 for their work on the site. In September of 2013, Miller received his biggest award as he was selected to the prestigious “Top 30 under 40” group by Radio Ink Magazine. By being a part of this elite group, Miller was named one of the best 30 people, under the age of 40, in radio, nationwide. His bio and picture were part of the September 26 issue. When not on-air, Miller serves as the Director of Sales for OTS Media Group. Miller is a Rock Hill native and a Winthrop University graduate where he was named “Most Outstanding Senior in Broadcasting”.

 

Kevin Robbins

Kevin has been working with OTS Media for 10 years as color commentator covering Rock Hill, Northwestern, York, Lancaster and Clover High School football. Kevin was born and raised in Rock Hill, is a Class of 1991 graduate of Rock Hill High School, where he played football and baseball. Kevin also coached baseball at Rock Hill High School. He brings a great depth of knowledge and insight to his love for broadcasting, as well as adding some fun. Kevin is President and part owner of A&K Painting Company, Inc., a commercial and industrial painting contractor headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.

 

Chuck Roberts

Chuck begins his 2nd year as host of the popular “End Zone” scoreboard show, heard every Friday night on Interstate 107.1-FM at 10p. Chuck has previously been the play by play voice of the Lancaster Bruins in 2011, and before that handled many different duties with OTS during the 80’s and 90’s. From 1983-85, Roberts produced and hosted WRHI’s pre-game show, half-time and post-game shows, one of the first of its kind in the state. In 1986, Roberts moved to the broadcast booth providing play by play coverage for both Northwestern and Rock Hill high. His passion for high school football began in Charleston where he worked for WCSC-AM and WBJX-FM providing play by play coverage of Berkeley, Goose Creek and Summerville schools.

Brown Simpson

2013 marks Brown’s seventh year on the OTS Sports airwaves. He graduated from Rock Hill High and Winthrop University and worked with the Rock Hill Area YMCA from 1988- 2004 as Athletic Director. Simpson was also a Branch Director at the Chester County YMCA. Brown has been a game official with the South Carolina High School League, officiated softball for 21 years, and has been director of the Lancaster Softball District for 15 years. Since 2004, Brown has served as the Fort Mill Parks & Recreation Director.

 

 

Steven Stone

OTS Wall of Fame broadcaster Steven Stone returns to the OTS airwaves this fall as the halftime scoreboard host and will direct studio operations for Friday night games. Stone has handled play by play and color for high school football, basketball, and baseball at numerous stops around the country, including voice of the Rock Hill Bearcats from 2000-2007. The “Stoneman” has been honored as South Carolina Sportscaster of the Year four times (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007), and earned more than 20 state broadcasting awards throughout his career. He and Gene Knight were also named top broadcast team by the North/South Carolina News Directors Association in 2006. Stone also serves as Operations Manager for OTS Media.

 

Jimmy Wallace

Hall of Fame Coach Jimmy Wallace jumps into the broadcast booth this year after a storied coaching career. Coach Wallace won four state championships as a head coach at Lewisville and Northwestern High. In 39 years as a coach, he amassed a stunning 286-83 record for an incredible 71 percent winning percentage. Wallace has served as a Shrine Bowl coach in 1996 and as a North/South coach in 1984 and 1997. He was selected as SCAAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2005. Jimmy is a member of the York County Sports, Northwestern and South Carolina Coaching Halls of Fame.

 

Scott Wells

2012 OTS Sports Wall of Fame inductee, Scott Wells returns for his 22nd season on the OTS airwaves Wells was born and raised in Rock Hill and graduated from Northwestern High. Wells’ initial interest in broadcasting began with the Armed Forces Radio Network. In 2011, Wells became the first OTS broadcaster to do play-by-play for 200 football games. Scott has been the principle play by play voice for Fort Mill, Northwestern, Nation Ford and York through the years. From 2001-2003, Wells served as play by play voice of the Shrine Bowl Radio Network. Scott has been a successful York County businessman for several years and is an active community servant.