Allan Miller has been an integral part of broadcasting and community service in South Carolina for over 50 years, and in 2009 was recognized with induction into the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame. Miller 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 then Darlington, SC, where he pioneered South Carolina’s first all-country FM radio station. Each week, he still cracks open the microphone for “Solid Gold Sunday Nights” on Interstate 107 and “the WRHI General Store Radio Auction,” heard every Friday morning at 9 a.m. Miller continues to emcee charity events and especially enjoys doing fund-raising auctions for worthwhile organizations.
Miller and Manning Kimmel are Managing Partners and co-owners of the OTS Media Group and in 2019 are observing their 35th year together as successful business and community leaders. 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 the on-going support we receive from area businesses,” Miller said.
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 chairman of the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, the Come-See-Me Board and Festival, Rock Hill’s ChristmasVille Board and Festival, the York County Culture and Heritage Commission and the American Cancer Society.
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 Community Service Award, Rock Hill Chamber Business Person of the Year, York County CHC’s Keeper of the Culture, ChristmasVille’s Thumbs Up Award, the United Way’s York County Spirit Award, and in February of 2020, Miller, along with business partner Manning Kimmel, received the coveted Lifetime Business Achievement Award from the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Miller currently serves on the Board of Directors for the SC Broadcasters Association, the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation, ChristmasVille, SC Education Foundation, Wells Fargo, Piedmont Medical, CHC Board Foundation of the Carolinas and several other committees serving the welfare and quality of our community.
Allan and his wife Rovenia, have three grown children, a daughter-in-law, son-in-law and four grandchildren.