Scott Stuccio, the newly-named “Voice of the Bears”, will be entering his fifth season in the American Hockey League for 2011-12.
Stuccio credits best friend and former Bears/current Washington Capitals radio voice John Walton for his success, as Walton featured Stuccio in a 2006-07 edition of Bear Trax magazine. Originally hired by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the summer of 2007 in the marketing department, Stuccio took over the play-by-play duties following the departure of the Penguins’ current broadcaster. He most recently served as Director of Communications, adding color commentary on game broadcasts throughout the 2010-11 season.
The highlight of Stuccio’s tenure at the microphone was calling the action of the 2008 Calder Cup Finals in just his first season.
Stuccio also had the privilege of being invited to broadcast the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic at GIANT Center over international radio alongside Grady Whittenburg, the voice of the Binghamton Senators, this past January. He also provided behind-the-scenes coverage of the 2011 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic on New Years’ Day.
Prior to his entering the AHL in 2007, Stuccio spent 12 ½ years at WYOU-TV in Scranton as chief meteorologist, and played recreational hockey throughout that time. He enjoys playing, studying, and breathing the sport of hockey, and also enjoys golf and racquetball. He is extremely thrilled about his move to central Pennsylvania, and is honored to look out over the throng of Bears faithful from GIANT Center’s press row and continue the excellence of broadcasting Bears hockey.
Randy Rock Johnson begins his first season as color commentator for Bears’ home games on the Hershey Bears Radio Network. He is currently the Afternoon Drive Personality on 92.1 WTPA, The Rock of Central PA. He has spent thirteen years at TPA over the course of three different runs at the station. Randy enjoyed his time as PA Announcer during Bears’ games at Giant Center from October 2003 to December 2006. From January 2007 to January 2009, he was the Nighttime Air Personality at 100.7 The Bay, a classic rock station in Baltimore, MD. One of his duties at The Bay was contributing a hockey blog to the station website while covering the Washington Capitals. He also spent the summer of 2009 doing top-of-the-hour sports updates on 106.7 The Fan WJFK-FM in Washington, DC.
Off-air, Randy enjoys spending time with his lovely girlfriend Melissa, Poppy the hockey-fan Cat, Dino the Weiner Dog, as well as rooting for his beloved hometown Buffalo Bills, the Baltimore Orioles, and Notre Dame Football. He also thinks KISS is the greatest rock band off all-time!!!
Jim Jones begins his third season in 2011-12 as a sideline reporter for the Bears Radio Network. Jones is certainly no stranger to Bears fans, as he has served the organization as in-arena host at Giant Center and at Hersheypark Arena. His duties on game nights have prepared him well for his new role on radio, as he has hundreds of player interviews under his belt at ice level. As both a pre-game show host and radio analyst, Jones has the unique distinction of having worked with the last three Bears broadcasters in Dan Kamal, Dave Mishkin and John Walton. In addition to his role in games, fans in Hershey have come to know him as the post game jersey auctioneer, an integral part of Hershey’s commitment to the community.
Having been within the Bears organization since 1994 in various capacities, Jones experienced perhaps the apex of his tenure with the organization in the spring of 2009. He served as sideline reporter not only for Hershey’s television coverage with Walton, Gregg Mace and Ed Coffey on ABC-27’s digital channel, but he also served as analyst for the American Hockey League’s coverage on TSN2 throughout Canada. In TSN’s coverage from Vancouver to St. John’s Newfoundland, he gave viewers north of the border the Hershey perspective of the best-of-seven series. Jones was also on the ice covering the postgame celebration from Winnipeg as the Bears claimed Calder Cup number 10 north of the border. He also anchored the Bears Radio Network’s on-ice post-game coverage at Giant Center in 2010 as Hershey won its 11th Calder Cup over the Texas Stars.
A proud 1980 graduate of Penn State University, Jones is the Director of Golf Operations at Fairview Golf Course in Lebanon, part of the Distinct Golf group. He resides in Lebanon with his wife Sue and their daughter Alex.
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