Wednesday, February 21 2024

Allan Miller has been an important part of broadcasting and community service in South Carolina for over 55 years, and was inducted into the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame in 2009. Miller currenly heads the administrative department of OTS Media; is part of the sales team; oversees the company’s extensive live sports and country music programs; and created many of the station’s hallmark promotions.

After college and military service, Miller launched his career as a disc-jockey and race promoter in Virginia and Darlington, SC, where he pioneered South Carolina’s first all-country FM Radio station. Each week, he still cracks open the microphone from 7 to 11pm for “Solid Gold Sunday Nights” on Interstate 107 and “the WRHI Radio Auction,” heard Friday mornings at 9 a.m. Miller continues to emcee charity events and enjoys doing fund-raising auctions for worthwhile organizations.

Miller and Manning Kimmel have been Managing Partners and co-owners of the OTS Media Group since 1984 and together were honored by the York County Regional Chamber in 2019 with the organization’s Lifetime Business Achievement Award. Together, they are recognized as national trailblazers in the way listeners receive local radio through the internet, HD and AM on FM translators. The twosome are also recognized as leaders in producing and marketing local radio programming. “We consider ourselves an advertising company first! And I know the key to any success we’ve had has been our ability to broadcast a strong local product that delivers great advertising opportunities and results in on-going support from area businesses,” Miller said. Under their leadership, WRHI has received South Carolina’s Radio Station-of-the Year Award, a record nine different years along with the National Association of Broadcaster’s Crystal Award, the organization’s highest award for Community Service.

While Miller has been a state and national leader for Radio, he has never forgotten that most successful stations have deep roots in their local communities and have a passion for public service. As an active member of the York County community, Miller has served on dozens of civic boards and foundations including the Chamber of Commerce in four different decades. He is a past president and/or chairman of the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, the Piedmont Medical Hospital, the Come-See-Me Board & Festival, Rock Hill’s ChristmasVille Board & Festival, the York County Culture and Heritage Commission.

During his long career, Miller has been honored with many industry and civic honors including recognition as one of Radio Ink magazine’s “America’s Best Broadcasters”Come-See-Me Festival’s Beyond the Call of Glen Award & their Community Service AwardRock Hill Chamber Business Person of the Year; York County CHC’s Keeper of the Culture; ChristmasVille’s Thumbs Up Award and the United Way’s York County Spirit Award. Miller currently serves on the Board of Directors for the SC Broadcasters Association, the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation, ChristmasVille, SC Broadcasters Education Foundation, Freedom Walkway Committee, Piedmont Medical Hospital and several other committees serving the welfare and quality of our community.

Allan and his wife Rovenia, have three grown children, a son-in-law and four grandchildren.