After an impressive run spanning over two decades, the Tom Roten Morning Show ended this morning with no warning. Since its inception on June 4, 2001, Tom Roten has been the steadfast voice guiding listeners through the complexities of the news of the day, fostering engaging conversations on contentious issues and providing a conservative voice in a liberal-dominated news space.
The show had become a cherished source of conservative perspectives for the tri-state region, featuring prominent political leaders, best-selling authors, and notable newsmakers, including U.S. Presidential candidates, members of Congress, and even professional athletes. Regular guests like U.S. Representatives Thomas Massie, Evan Jenkins, and Bill Johnson contributed to the show’s intellectual depth, while Tom’s dedication to covering concerning conservative issues, underscored his commitment to community engagement.
The overarching goal of The Tom Roten Morning Show was always to stimulate thoughtful discussions and encourage listeners to explore ideas beyond the conventional wisdom they had grown up with. Hailing from Glenville, West Virginia, Tom Roten’s journey to Huntington, where he arrived in 1986 to attend Marshall University, was a testament to his dedication to the region. His multifaceted interests, from coaching youth sports to enjoying outdoor pursuits like fishing and hunting, reflected the genuine, down-to-earth spirit that endeared him to his audience. As the sun sets on this longstanding morning tradition, Tom Roten leaves behind a legacy of informed discourse and community connection that will be remembered fondly by his listeners for years to come.
It is unclear what the next steps may be for Roten. iHeart Media the owner of WVHU has been issuing layoffs for some time. In April of this year, Tracey Baumgard who served as Market President for 27 years departed the company. Also from sister station WTCR, Judy Eaton exited after 33 years with the station.