The “Straight Shooter” returns! Tom Roten is the former host of the #1 rated local talk show in the Huntington, WV market. The Tom Roten Morning Show aired for more than two decades – urging listeners to consider different ideas than what they have always been taught.For 22 years, Roten discussed politics, current events, and controversial issues with hard-hitting opinion and featured local, state, and national guests. For its entirety, it was the #1 talk show in the Huntington, WV market. The most recent ratings period showed the station overall at #5 in the market, #1 for AM stations (highest ever ranking).Tom built a reputation of holding politicians and government accountable in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. His efforts have been recognized in numerous ways. Tom has been honored several times by the WV Broadcasters Association for excellence in broadcasting. The KY Baptist Convention recognized Tom with their annual Integrity Award for “accurate, fair and balanced coverage of faith issues” in 2018. The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels presented a plaque commissioning Tom Roten as a Kentucky Colonel in 2021.Tom is from Glenville, WV and graduated from Gilmer County High School. He attended Marshall University where he began working at the college radio station in 1986. He has worked at various commercial stations including WSGB in Sutton, WV and WVHU in Huntington, WV.Tom, his wife and four sons, live in Barboursville, WV where they are active in the community and serve in various ministries at their church, Bloomingdale Baptist.
The “Straight Shooter” returns! Tom Roten is the former host of the #1 rated local talk show in the Huntington, WV market. The Tom Roten Morning Show aired for more than two decades – urging listeners to consider different ideas than what they have always been taught.For 22 years, Roten discussed politics, current events, and controversial issues with hard-hitting opinion and featured local, state, and national guests. For its entirety, it was the #1 talk show in the Huntington, WV market. The most recent ratings period showed the station overall at #5 in the market, #1 for AM stations (highest ever ranking).Tom built a reputation of holding politicians and government accountable in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. His efforts have been recognized in numerous ways. Tom has been honored several times by the WV Broadcasters Association for excellence in broadcasting. The KY Baptist Convention recognized Tom with their annual Integrity Award for “accurate, fair and balanced coverage of faith issues” in 2018. The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels presented a plaque commissioning Tom Roten as a Kentucky Colonel in 2021.Tom is from Glenville, WV and graduated from Gilmer County High School. He attended Marshall University where he began working at the college radio station in 1986. He has worked at various commercial stations including WSGB in Sutton, WV and WVHU in Huntington, WV.Tom, his wife and four sons, live in Barboursville, WV where they are active in the community and serve in various ministries at their church, Bloomingdale Baptist. read more read less
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