Roten show canceled after 22 years

Published 4:58 pm Friday, September 29, 2023

Host says no longer employed at iHeart

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A longtime Tri-State radio host announced on Wednesday that he was no longer employed by his station.

Tom Roten, a conservative political host for WVHU-AM in Huntington, posted on Facebook that he was off the air after hosting The Tom Roten Morning Show for 22 years and working at the building, owned by iHeartMedia, for 32 years.

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iHeartMedia, formerly Clear Channel Communications, is a New York-based corporation that owns a number of radio stations in the Tri-State area.

The company did not release a statement on why Roten was off the air and attempts by The Tribune to reach them were unsuccessful.

iHeart’s operations in the Tri-State have seen a number of layoffs in recent years.

Judy Eaton, who spent three decades on the company’s WTCR-FM country station, was laid off earlier this year.