John Wilsbach is an esteemed radio and TV announcer who has been in the sports industry since 1991. He serves as voice of the Harrisburg Heat professional indoor soccer team and broadcasts Middletown Blue Raider football and basketball games.
He is well known in Central Pennsylvania for providing traffic reports multiple times a day, 52 weeks of the year. As an authority on traffic reports, he logs over 8000 hours in the sky over Central PA to deliver quick updates every time traffic jams or slows down.
Early Life and Education
Wilsbach was born and raised in Middletown, PA and attended Middletown High School and Lebanon Valley College where he earned a degree in radio/television communications.
He has been employed by Cumulus Radio since 1989, beginning as their back-up sports and news person before taking over WINK Eye in the Sky traffic duties in 1995. Throughout his time on air, he has logged over 8000 hours in Central PA’s skies and is widely recognized as an authority on local traffic issues.
He has been a radio and TV announcer for the Harrisburg Heat pro indoor soccer team, as well as one of the voices behind Middletown Blue Raiders football and basketball games. Additionally, he serves as general manager of WMSS 91.1 FM, a local radio station owned and operated by Middletown School District.
Wilsbach has been in the radio business for most of his life. He began at WINK 104 in 1989 as a backup sports and news reporter, eventually taking over traffic duties.
Today, he provides central Pennsylvania commuters with up-to-the-minute traffic conditions multiple times each workday for 52 weeks of the year. His concise yet informative updates can be heard on numerous radio stations throughout the region.
He has spent over 8000 hours monitoring traffic conditions over Central PA. To gather this data, he uses various techniques such as local county 911 websites, Pennsylvania’s 511 website and mobile applications like Waze for gathering info.
Wilsbach has also served as an announcer for the Harrisburg Heat pro indoor soccer team and Middletown Blue Raiders and Lebanon Valley College football and basketball programs.
Achievements and Honors
Wilsbach has achieved a great deal, including being the first ever owner, CEO and president of the Professional Arena Soccer League. He’s been actively involved with indoor football since its AISA Hershey Impact days.
He calls sports for various local radio stations and has been the longtime voice of the Harrisburg Heat professional indoor soccer team. Additionally, WINK Eye in the Sky traffic reporter.
His accomplishments include being awarded lifetime membership in the American Society for Military Science (ASM). He has earned numerous other notable distinctions and enjoys playing chess avidly. Additionally, he has a deep-seated appreciation for both The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson.
Wilsbach is an honorably retired member of the American military with more than three decades of service to his name. Currently, he serves as Commander of Pacific Air Forces.
He has held command of a fighter squadron, an operations group and two wings in addition to holding various staff assignments.
He loves to travel to Florida and the Caribbean to watch Beach Boys and Brian Wilson concerts in his free time.
He began his career at Cumulus Radio as a backup sports and news guy in 1989, before taking over WINK Eye in the Sky traffic duties in 1995.
Wilsbach has been in radio for more than 25 years, spending thousands of hours flying over Central Pennsylvania as WINK Eye in the Sky traffic reporter. His timely updates on traffic conditions can be heard daily during rush hours 52 weeks of the year.
He’s been the voice of Middletown High School sports since 1989 and currently serves as general manager of WMSS 91.1-FM, home radio station of the Heat pro indoor soccer team. When not working, he enjoys traveling to Florida and the Caribbean to catch as many Beach Boys/Brian Wilson concerts as possible. Married to Michelle since 1989, he has one pup named Tovi; in his free time he enjoys reading books to his pup!