BILL GILMER: JIM MATTHEWS:
Bill Gilmer is an award winning radio journalist. Bill's career began in Defiance, Ohio, after graduating from Indiana University. Bill came to the Port Huron area in 1979, where he has worked for numerous Port Huron radio stations. Bill is also a former Port Huron City Councilmember, a former Blue Water Festival director and was a Vice-President of the Michigan Waterways Council of the Girl Scouts Of America. He is currently Chairman of the St. Clair County Local Emergency Planning Committee and is a member of the Citizen Corps Committee with the county. In addition to his news announcing duties he recently began watching over WHLS which has a "Good Times Great Hits" format. Bill says the tunes played there are right in the era of "his" music. He invites you to give an ear to the best sounds of the 70's and 80's.
Jim Matthews is Assistant News Director for the Blue Water News Network at WHLS/WHLX. He has worked with the RadioFirst Company for over 7-years, both part and full-time, in many different capacities. He began his career in radio as a Disc Jockey on WSAQ-FM and WHLS-AM in 2001. He made the move to the news department in 2005. He graduated with a BA in Radio and TV Communications and, also graduated from the Specs Howard School Of Broadcast Arts.
Sports Director Dennis Stuckey was born in Warren and has been working in radio since 1992 after graduating from the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. After stints in Caro and Saginaw, Stuckey first came to Port Huron in 1995 to work for WSAQ and WHLS. A year later he became the radio voice of the Port Huron Border Cats, a position he held for three seasons, before leaving Port Huron in the fall of 1999 to work for the Louisville Panthers of the American Hockey League. In 2000 Dennis moved to Lake Charles, LA to work in the Western Professional Hockey League for a season before returning to Port Huron to work for RadioFirst and broadcast Port Huron Beacons, then Icehawks games on WHLS. Stuckey returns to the broadcast booth this season to call the play-by-play for the Port Huron Fighting Falcons in the NAHL. Dennis has been involved in many community activities including 12 of the 13 "Community Roof Sits" to help raise funds for the St. Clair County Child Abuse and Neglect Council. In June of 2007 the 39 year old married his wife Katie, a native of Richmond, and bought a home in Port Huron.