Radio Station Information

610 WTVN

WTVN 610 AM

Columbus' News Radio

City of License:
Columbus, OH

Format:
News/Talk

Market:
Columbus, OH

Web site:
http://www.wtvn.com/

Live Stream:
http://www.iheart.com/live/1765

General Manager:
Brian Dytko

Owner:
iHeartMedia (formerly known as Clear Channel) (Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)

Address:
2323 W. Fifth Ave, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43204

Phone:
614-486-6101

WTVN is an AM radio station broadcasting at 610 KHz. The station is licensed to Columbus, OH and is part of that radio market. The station airs news/talk programming and goes by the name "610 WTVN" on the air with the slogan "Columbus' News Radio". WTVN is owned by iHeartMedia under the supervision of General Manager Brian Dytko.

Nearby Radio Stations

93.3 The Bus, WMNI AM 920, WHKC 91.5 FM, Radio U 88.7, WYTS 1230 AM, WRFD 880 AM, Classical 101 fm, Power 107.5, Central Ohios NPR Station 90.5, WBNS 1460 AM

Co-Owned Radio Stations in Columbus, OH

92.3 WCOL, WNCI 97.9, 93.3 The Bus, 105.7 The X, WYTS 1230 AM, 106.7 The Beat

Listener Comments and Reviews

Traveling through Columbus. Really want to get traffic updates on the radio as I go through. Why doesn't this station advertise if/when they broadcast traffic???? I am used to KQV, Pittsburgh, does/did traffic every 10 minutes. But their website does not give schedule. C'mon stations--people driving would appreciate going to a station website to find this kind of info. Instead of, dangerously, scanning while driving
By: Martha Grisson on April 15, 2012

Voting machines not working at Church of the Messiah in Westerville, OH.
By: Frank Johnson on November 8, 2016

During CNN news conference of police chief and others about OSU shooting, CNN on split screen showing scene of shooting with one young man in handcuffs and accompanying police. Who was that person?? Nobody in media asked that obvious question; can WTVN?
By: Paul Kamenar on November 28, 2016

When did my favorite news station, (610) change from conservative Fox News to the liberal ABC News... I will not be leaving my radio on all day like I usually do. I can't take the bashing of conservatives that ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and the rest of the mainstream media do. As soon as BECK, LIMBOUGH, and LEVIN, aren't on , my radio is going off. My husband and I have always supported the sponsors, too. This change to ABC NEWS, will affect that in the future.
By: Angela Williams on January 20, 2017

When did my favorite news station, (610) change from conservative Fox News to the liberal ABC News... I will not be leaving my radio on all day like I usually do. I can't take the bashing of conservatives that ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and the rest of the mainstream media do. As soon as BECK, LIMBOUGH, and LEVIN, aren't on , my radio is going off. My husband and I have always supported the sponsors, too. This change to ABC NEWS, will affect that in the future.
By: Angela Williams on January 21, 2017

I've been meaning to say this for awhile, ABC news sucks. 610 WTF! Not even an explanation. These f#!ktards at ABC hate anyone who not vote for a Democrat. I honestly question if I will continue listening. I use to leave my radio on all day just to give them the ratings. Not any more!
By: ABCnews really on August 23, 2017

I agree with Angela Williams. The news now is more of an editorial on Trump, and it is sickening. And I as will have to question whether I will be listening as often. The national shows are no problem, but morning drive and weekends are a major problem management refuses to recognize as a problem. Weekend info-mercial programming is humorous, and then, to make it worse, putting POS's like West Side Jeff, which is wrong, because now he is Northwest side Elitist Jeff. Listening to him and his leftist opinions, ( like what is being broadcast right now a little after 3pm 10-1-17) is too much to put up with. Get over it Jeffy,, Carley didn't make it thru the primary. Had enough of this irritating jackass, time to switch to WMNI.
By: Kem Hayes on October 1, 2017

Who ever filled in today for Corby must be super liberal he should just say he is a Democrat liberal He should keep it to himself. I turned him off and went to 103.5 FM
By: David Clark on October 9, 2017

I would like to add my name to the others who are deeply disappointed with the change to ABC news instead of FOX news. With all the conservative programming you run, why would you think that the same audience would want to hear liberal news coverage?
By: David Noel on December 14, 2017

Brian Dytko, I am a regular, long time listener to this station. I especially loved John Corby's show and miss him terribly. I am not a fan of Sterling. I find his presentation caustic and always turned the station off when he substituted for John. I trust you will use your do diligence in selecting the next host to replace John and not just put Sterling in because of his longevity in subbing for John. If that is the case, I will have to find another station for that time slot. Thank you for listening, Jennifer Truby
By: Jennifer Truby on January 29, 2018

To whom it may concern: I was sorry to hear about the passing of John Corby. I haven’t heard or read who will be replacing him. I do hope that Joe Bradly gets a shot. I always enjoyed Joe when he would fill in for John. I hope it is NOT sterling. He is not my idea of a radio host. When he is on My radio gets tuned somewhere else. WTVN has lots of talented hosts, sterling is not among them in my estimation. If he is, l’ll be listening somewhere else and I’ve been a WTVN guy for probably more than 50 years!
By: Ric on February 1, 2018

I always hated when Sterling filled in for Corby. Always turned the station. Now that he is on every day, I no longer listen during the afternoon. His whiny monotone voice and trying to sound "deep" would be better suited for NPR.
By: Bob on February 9, 2018

Yeah. Hated it when this station went from Fox to ABC, right before the primary election, right? Also miss John and Joe something fierce. Sterling is such a liberal, pretending to be objective. His logic/thinking process is quilt work, and painful and embarrassing to listen. Hope they fix it soon. I turn it off everyday when he comes on.
By: Dave on February 23, 2018

I am saddened by not having John Corby any longer and do miss him, but I am truly enjoying Sterling and Josh, I do hope that they keep them in this time slot, it makes the commute home so more enjoyable. Sterling, keep up the good work.
By: Jean on March 8, 2018

Turn Sterling off...he argues w callers is so liberal cant stand to listen. u all better find a better replacement u lost a pm listener ijn me. every time i try to tune in i get disgusted and switch to tunes.
By: blake on March 14, 2018

Please find a replacement for Sterling! He is not pleasant to listen to. His voice is too whiny and he just doesn't have what it takes to put on an interesting show. To be honest, I have never liked him and would immediately turn him off. I thought I would give him another chance, but same results. It will be difficult to find someone the caliber of Corby, but please try to do so. There has to be talent out there. Adios until you do find someone other than Sterling.
By: Debra on March 14, 2018

Is it sterling or schterling either way what a bone head,get this knuckle head off the radio.That voice,that whine oh that whine plllleeeeaaaassseeee give him a janitors job....
By: pm guy on March 15, 2018

I’m glad to see here that I’m not the only person to think Sterling is a poor excuse for a radio host. I hated when he filled in for Corby & Joe Bradly. During those “fill in stints” if Sterling was on I was else where, even preferring silence over his voice. Nobody can replace John C, of course because he was one of a kind. The banter between he and Joe was always entertaining, even bridging generations. On that note, I’ve been a Bradly fan for decades. Where is he? Missing him too! So if Sterling is here to stay, then I’m gone. It’s sad as I’ve been listening for over 40 years. Rick
By: Rick on March 16, 2018

I liked Sterling years ago when he was on in the evening. It is a shame that he was good enough to fill-in for Corby, but not good enough for the permanent position. Yes Sterling was blunt and controversial and I liked that about him. Please keep him on your radio station if he will work for you. No one is perfect and Sterling spoke his mind and tried to make sense of things, as he said. Sterling is a human and refreshing!
By: becky on April 16, 2018

Not a fan of the new afternoon guy - found him completely boring. Liked Sterling replacing Corby - why couldn't he have been permanent? Also, there is so much "repeat" information on the morning show with Joel Riley - I swear I hear the same spots with info several days in a row. Also, I miss the live banter as it seems most of the interviews, etc are pre-recorded. Sorry to say 610 is not the station it used to be. I think I will start "scanning" on my morning / afternoon drives....
By: Bill on April 17, 2018

Sterling was HYSTERICAL! I really liked him after John Corby passed away. I know it was just temporary, but he did a great job being thrown into the position and he was very interesting to listen to and he did a great job trying to stay neutral on controversial issues. He was so funny talking about every day issues and he wasn’t even trying to be. I tried to give the new guy a chance, but he is so boring and I can’t listen anymore. If Sterling comes back, then I will start listening again.
By: Dave D on April 19, 2018

please replace woody & co. I can no longer stand 610 radio, plus you shortened the length of afternoon show. Find a great fit for the Corbs & bring back his trademarks...cow bell, dueling banjos, garage sale, bass brothers....Woody is So Boring as a replacement. Thanks for listening.
By: caroline on May 4, 2018

There's an old saying if it ain't broke don't fix it it's starting to sound like 610 starting to reinvent the wheel I'll give it a few more weeks but if things keep changing you've lost another listener there's plenty of stations to go around we've already got one NPR in town don't need another
By: Jerry H on June 4, 2018

I miss Corbi but thought Sterling was genuine. Please bring him back!!! Woody is self absorbed and loves himself a bit too much. I can't listen anymore.
By: Susan on June 28, 2018

Add me to the list of people who are turning off WTVN because of Woody...find him so BORING! Radio goes to WHIO as soon as Rush is over. Would keep listening if they brought back Sterling.
By: Bill from Dayton on July 26, 2018

Has Woody resigned? If so bring back the fun and interesting Sterling- if he will do it. The way you treated Sterling over the years he may not want to return and that is a darned shame.
By: Rebecca B. on August 2, 2018

I do like Mark Glazer. Surely, you can find someone other than Woody and Company for the 3-7 pm time slot. The ABC news, is not something that I like. I hope you listen to the concerns of the people, as I also have always listened to 610 wtvn, but if it doesn't change, I will no longer listen. Thank you.
By: Susan Vogel on August 3, 2018

Do not care for Woody and Co. in the afternoon. He is only interested in his opinion, and listening to his own opinion. I loved sterling, but like one person posted, he was treated so badly I wouldn’t blame him if he didn’t want to come back! Just heard Blazer this afternoon. Much more energy and willing to let people actually voice their opinions! I would be willing to listen again if Blazer stays on the afternoon
By: Sandy Whitcraft on August 6, 2018

You people are crazy ... Woody & Company was a Great Replacement ( considering the situation ) . Every afternoon I turned the radio on & Sterling was on , I switched stations ... All Sterling was concerned about was listening to himself talk .. He always interrupted the callers @ was down right RUDE .. Please bring Woody back !
By: DEW on August 8, 2018

I really like Mark Glazer in the 3-7 pm time slot. I also like Josh. Please think about keeping him in that spot. I did not care at all, for Woody. I am a long time audio listener and I also do not like ABC news. Thank you.
By: Susan Vogel on August 10, 2018

Has 610 became liberal because during the Special election I had to constantly change the channel because of Danny OConnar’s ads against Balderson. I hope Woody is coming back. It was hard to lose Corby, but I liked Woody.
By: Mary German on August 13, 2018

What happened to Woody & Company? .... boy ole boy that didn't last long.... lol
By: Leonardo on August 14, 2018

Woody is officially gone ... Mark Blazor reported that his doctor has told him it is too much to do the morning and afternoon shows. He sounded like a genuinely good guy, but I think this change is for the best.
By: Bill from Dayton on August 15, 2018

Bring back Sterling! He was genuine, like Corby.
By: Kathie on August 16, 2018

Keep Mark Glazer on in the afternoon drive. Woody was so boring I could have fallen asleep while driving. Mark keeps it upbeat and interesting. I liked Sterling, but he was going back and forth between 610 WTVN in Columbus and 700 WLW in Cincinnati. I think he just works for 700 now. They're both iHeart stations.
By: Sam C on August 20, 2018

610 hit a home run putting Woody in the afternoon spot. If there could be a replacement for Corby he was it. Mark Blazer is just a generic talking head that is uninteresting to listen to. I am currently looking for another station to listen to in the afternoon. Move Woody from mornings to afternoons.
By: Mike S. on August 20, 2018

So sad about the passing of Corby. I listened every day. I appreciated how he'd provide for his callers. He graciously offered every caller time to speak. I was unable to listen to "SH-terling". He was confrontational with his callers and his yippity-skippity Porky Pig speech was unbearable. Yeesh. I could listen for about 10 minutes but then had to flip the station. Corby's tone and pace were perfect for me. Very calming on those long commutes home through traffic. SH-terling's yippity-skippity stuttering only served to intensify traffic causing my eyes to squint and my hands to clench the steering wheel! Until 610 replaces Corby with someone with similar grace and voice - I'm not tuning in.
By: John L on August 23, 2018

I am not a fan of Mark Glazer, he spends more time talking about himself and does not really seem interested in others opinions. I will not be listening to 610 in the afternoons- please bring back Sterling or Woody-
By: Sue on August 23, 2018

Mark Glazer has strong leaning to making references and jokes about sexiual activities. Josh is great but program is losing “family” programming.
By: Shirley F on August 24, 2018

Miss Corby so much! Sterling was horrible! Enjoyed Woody! Blazer is nothing special. Switching over to afternoon sports talk.
By: Brad Young on September 5, 2018

Came here looking for information concerning Woody was wondering what happened to him?> Now I know. I jumped back and forth between him and the Zone for sports on my long commute home, guess I will keep it on the Zone from now on, the new guy is annoying...
By: Dave on September 6, 2018

wtvn post 3p.m. is terrible. Thank goodness for I heart, I can switch to WOR and catch Hannity
By: tommy t on September 7, 2018

I was a loyal listener for over 45 year. Since Bob Connor retired things seem to have gone down hill. The selection of programs, ie Rush, Glen and Levin are caustic. I enjoyed John Corby and was so sorry that he died so soon. After John’s death I found very little interest in listening to 610. Sorry, you’ve lost a loyal listener. Cunningham is a pain in the rear.
By: Nancy Teck on September 17, 2018

Just wondering what has happened to the Business First segments on Joel Riley morning show? used to be on at 7;15ish am in morning, but no more, are they moved? are they gone? miss the business news it was great please bring back!
By: Lisa on September 20, 2018

We have all.known that Corby could not be replaced and now you have proven it.. Really miss him.
By: Joyce Smith on September 24, 2018

Sterling needs to come back - plain and simple! He did an awesome job filling in for Corby and he did it with dignity. Corby and Sterling were very much alike, adhoc and entertaining. I have no idea why the Program Director let Sterling go after proving himself, and instead signed up BORING Woody. As soon as that happened my dial left 610.
By: Cortan on September 25, 2018

Woody was horrible I miss Corby but Blazor is doing good
By: Grimm on September 26, 2018

Mark Blazer does a good job but it was poor planning to have Woody do double duty while throwing Sterling under the bus. I liked Sterling and think he got a raw deal. Had they kept him we wouldn't have a third transition
By: Mark D on October 18, 2018

I've been a life long listener since Spook Beckman was a DJ, and Don Kidwell was their top salesman. WTVN is the best.
By: R. Mason on October 19, 2018

Please, please do not bring Allison Weyant(?) on during the week. Her "announcer voice" with her unique intonation and inflection makes her sound like she is lecturing a second grade class. For years I've had to turn off 610 when she came on because it was so annoying (and almost insulting) - and I rarely turned it back on. If she starts showing up during the week I'll have to say goodbye to 610. Hopefully she is just filling in for someone who didn't show up.
By: Anonymous on October 25, 2018

Blazor is terrible, just terrible. Obviously does no show prep. Can’t speak intelligently about current news topics. Every other word is “whatever “, “whatever “. Blazor acts like a 15 year old with his sophomoric sense if humor, chock full of fart jokes and childish nonsense. I will be listening to podcasts on my way home from work.
By: Ted Bowers on November 5, 2018

The only person worth listening to on this channel is Joel Riley in the morning. For the most part he is upbeat, a common man and has a positive attitude about life unlike the immature Mark Blazier and his side kick. In my opinion, this channel can do better at 3:00 pm than these 2 trying to create hysteria out of nothing or long boring discussions that are completely pointless. I used to listen to 610 during my long commute in the am and pm. You have lost a listener during the afternoon commute due to these 2 unprofessional entertainers.
By: Michelle C. on November 6, 2018

I can't stand ABC News and their liberal bias. Too much leftist commentary in their so-called "news". Sometimes I turn the radio off at the half-hours and forget to turn it back on. Obviously replacing someone as beloved as John Corby was going to be a difficult task. You wisely set the bar low with Sterling, who was terrible. Woody was a slight improvement, but still not great. Mark Blazor has been another positive progression. Given 6 months or so, I feel he could develop into a fine afternoon host. I also enjoy Dimitrious Stanley.
By: Joseph on November 9, 2018

You have turned Saturday Morning Open Phone into a joke. This is SUPPOSED to be a program where the callers can talk about anything THEY want WITHOUT INTERRUPTION from the host. Today (Feb 2,2019) is the first time I heard the Host INTERRUPTING, that has occurred for the last several years. However, the host acted as a little dictator, trying to make the caller justify there point of view. Once upon a time, that WASN'T the hosts job. I realize the program is YOUR program, but I will never listen to your station ever again. You have obvious decided that is it allowable to the host of this show (and past or future hosts) to publicly embarrass any caller. This isn't a political issue thing, it occurs for calls on both sides. As far as I am concerned, this stations practices have now become an embarrassment to me.
By: David Caldwell on February 2, 2019

When are you going to replace Joe Jewitt on Saturday morning open phones? There is no doubt he's a liberal and has to nit pick anything a conservative caller says. He is better suited to a liberal station. You might have missed the comment by a caller when Joe was not there. The caller said the substitute hose was a breath of fresh air. I agree whole heartedly. Find a conservative host. We get enough liberal comment everywhere else.
By: Sherry Frazier on February 23, 2019

Just wanted to correct the afternoon co-hosts about Dewine's tax hike. They didn't think there were other increases that were automatic. Dewine stated," That is a 64 percent increase over the current 28-cent tax, which hasn’t been touched since 2005. He also wants the tax to continue to rise with inflation after 2020, which would add 8 cents by 2030 if inflation remains on its current pace.
By: Stan Jones on February 25, 2019

The previous comments demonstrate how much people enjoyed John Corby and considered him like an old friend you love to visit with. I hope John realized how much enjoyment he provided to people over the years. I think it unfair to expect anyone to follow John in that time slot or to judge them harshly because they aren’t John Corby. Personally, I like listening to Sterling, but I think he is best suited to the evening, when his quirky, rambling speech can more easily take its course than during an already-hectic daytime. And I particularly enjoy when he has a controversial guest who is not discussing some trivial topic. Sterling comes across as an intellectual, so he is easiest to listen to when he is discussing something of importance instead of something trivial. In the latter case, his talking can become a bit tedious. Overall, I like listening to his shows.
By: Bob Troxell on March 16, 2019

Well, Joe Jewitt has done it again. Put a caller on hold without telling him to "correct" what the caller was saying. I'm not interested in his snide comments. Saying that was 90 seconds he'll never get back after a caller hung up. What a sarcastic smart ass. If that's what you deem a good host, I will find another station to listen to. There are other things to do on Saturday morning. Maybe you could put another investment show on as if all day Sunday wasn't enough. Or maybe constant Columbus Men's Clinic ads. There must be an epidemic of ED in the Columbus area from all the ads they have on. Whew! There are some ladies somewhere breathing a sigh of relief when that affliction hits home!
By: Sherry Frazier on March 31, 2019

Just heard West Side Jeff give an excellent lesson and explanation of true capitalism and why it is so important and beneficial to is all. THANKS. I think we all need to understand and keep this firmly in mind during the upcoming propaganda blitz Thanks WSJ....Eric
By: Eric Watkins on April 7, 2019

Thank the Jow Jewitt babbling show is about over on Saturday mornings! What a Class A Jack Ass! His treatment of callers, when he bothered to let one speak, was appallling!
By: Ralph Humphrey on July 6, 2019

Hey Joel you failed to ask the prostitute buzzer guy who is going to pay for any treatment. How much will it cost. And will this program in effect cause warreants for arrests to be shelved in favor of treatment. Kind of a get out of jail buzzer.
By: Rob Peterson on October 28, 2019

I like the Mark Blazer show. However I am wondering how Demetrius Stanley can get away with saying "cracker" and "a white guy probably did it" when talking about who told that Chase Young got a loan from a family friend back in 2018. Then saying he was just joking.....ha ha ha. If mark Blazer had said the "N" word or that a black person probably did something bad, he would have been off the air forever in a matter of hours. Just saying.
By: Jean Miller on November 8, 2019

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