who and what is tom roten on am 800
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Radio guy

Mullens, WV

#22 Jan 5, 2014
Someone posted about Tom's adventures with local Churches. Since coming to Huntington he has gone through about 5 of them...leaving a slight trail of destruction behind when he left.

I'm familiar with the first Church he infiltrated...the one on Pea Ridge. The Pastor is still there and doing even better without Tom in the mix. The membership has almost doubled since Tom left...and the damage he left mostly repaired. I wouldn't say that he helped them, but in Tom's final days there he caused the Church to unite in ways they never thought possible.

Tom, if you are reading this (and I'm sure you are) then you know WVUH is all you have left unless you move to some 1000 watt daytime only AM station in the middle of god-forsaken who knows where. Do your children a favor (they are the innocent ones here) and straighten-up. You notice I didn't mention your Wife there - she should have had the sense to kick your as$ a long time ago and leave you for a common street bum. At least the street bum has the potential for a brighter future.
Amelia T Watson

Smithfield, VA

#23 Jan 5, 2014
I asked as I heard his show while passing through on my way to St. Louis recently. I immediately looked up WVHU, figuring it was a student run university station. I was stunned it was a Clear Channel station.

Not because of his bigoted, maniacal cheap shots and narrow minded views, but rather because of his poor delivery, shrieking, too obvious shilling for sponsors who apparently give him and his family freebies, and his overall tainting the frequency he inhabits.

Recorded music of any kind would have to get better ratings. I can't imagine many in Huntington are attracted to the swill he serves. And reading Newsmax on the air as if it were unbiased news. Paul Harvey he isn't.
Radio guy

United States

#24 Jan 7, 2014
Out of nowhere this morning Tom made reference to folks talking him down on the internet. HA-HA caught 'ya didn't we Tom?

As usual, the weak signal of WVHU barely made it to my home this early morning and got better after 8am. But 'ole Tom was in his usual ranting and moronic mode this morning. Then, during a rant about something, he popped of with "and I know people on the internet are talking about me..."

Yep, Tom we are talking about you. They could replace you with a recording of a chimpanzee playing the drums and get the same ratings they are now. What was the last Arbitron, 0.2 or something like that?

Good to know WVHU also has a news department...well, a couple of people that know how to read a few stories off the website of a television station or newspaper - and they are both worthless too.

Then there are the weather reports - when they actually record and play one. For heaven's sake, when you advertise that you are gonna do the weather don't just play another 3 commercials instead. Hell, drop the transition bit about local weather and play one more commercial instead, at least you won't look as stupid.

And let's not forget the traffic updates from Melanie Asbury. What a freakin waste of frequency and power. Hell, Les Nessman did better with his helicopter traffic reports on WKRP. For that matter, the fictitious radio station WKRP was better run and got better ratings than WVHU.

If it weren't for Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, you could buy WVHU for $100 and Clear Channel would owe you change.

So, Tom...the Voice of the Tri-State as you have called yourself. Grow a pair of balls and talk about the sh!tty management at WVHU just like Jay Leno has that of Comcast/NBC.

Oh wait, that's right...Judy took both of them the last time you got in trouble. Guess you don't have much left to protect yourself with. Maybe it's time to go back to Wirt County and clean toilets at the Go-Mart.
Ben Krogering

Hansford, WV

#25 Jan 25, 2014
Saw Tom in the store today and he was on a rant fire, all p!ssed off because he had to stand in a line. Actually had the balls to start bitching about how slow older customers are and people using WIC cards. He is a real a-hole.
Dollar bill

Huntington, WV

#26 Jan 25, 2014
What I find funny is all of you bitching is what keeps him on the air. The more controversy, the better the job. Clear channel loves it. Means all of you are listening. Thanks though for talking about not listening, morons.
Judy Allison

Chantilly, VA

#27 Jan 26, 2014
Uh huh. How's WTCR doing? Dawged?
lol

Bluefield, WV

#28 Jan 26, 2014
Dollar bill wrote:
What I find funny is all of you bitching is what keeps him on the air. The more controversy, the better the job. Clear channel loves it. Means all of you are listening. Thanks though for talking about not listening, morons.
I've personally listened before, once, but that doesn't mean I have listened since. He sounded like an angry little man who said things just to upset people - as you said, for controversy and hopefully more listeners. Thing is, he makes it obvious that he's just trying to bait listeners to engage him, but fails to understand no one cares. I listened until a commercial break, chuckled at how pathetic he was, and flipped the station. I'd forgotten about him until I saw this topic.

People are talking about him here, and perhaps he feels that means he is reaching people, but there are plenty of nobodies who no one cares about that are talked about on Topix. Tom Roten is just another one of them. The only logical explanation as to why he's still on the radio was offered up by "Radio Guy" when he said Tom is the only guy who will do it for the peanuts Clear Channel is paying. From the impression I got from the one time I listened, I'd bet he would do the show for free.
THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#29 Jan 26, 2014
Ole Tom must be doing his job of pissing the girlymen off though. Striking a nerve with the hammer of Thor.Dipshyt crybabies.WAH! WAH! I've never heard of this guy before but now i think i'll lend an ear.Thanks for the advertisement. LOL
Putterpusher

Henderson, KY

#30 May 26, 2017
Great Christian family man who speaks truth, informs the region on elections and governmental budgets.
Liberals beware, he will chalange your montras.
Putterpusher

Henderson, KY

#31 May 26, 2017
Huntington Native wrote:
Tom Rotten is nothing more than a Glenn Beck wannabe who can't do anything but give his own gracious and judge others who served in the service. I should know I called in once and well read my other post under "former listener" under wvhu
What a mistreated wussy. Grow a pair
Putterpusher

Henderson, KY

#32 May 26, 2017
Huntington Native wrote:
Native, I will agree with you, he is certainly a looser who can't come up with own his material. And this entire area has that "kiss of death" put upon it, that's why I can't wait to graduate college and get the hell out of here and never look back at this hellhole!
Lol From all the tax payers in Huntington, we can't wait till your liberal butt hit the road.
Putterpusher

Henderson, KY

#33 May 26, 2017
Radio guy wrote:
The only reason Tom remains on the air is his ratings are slightly higher than static. The show is 6am to 9am, during which WVHU runs at lower power and a limited directional signal. Yes, he is on WZZW (1600AM in Milton) but they run a whopping 10 watts during most of his show. I've seen truckers run more power than that on their CB rigs.

Tom isn't getting rich doing his show, and that is why he does all the other sports and sales jobs. He works cheap, and that is all Clear Channel will pay (hence they are called Cheap Channel in the industry). He'll never work at Kindred, Mike would kick his a$$ off the property if he saw him come off the sidewalk. Simply put, Clear Channel can't find anyone else to do what he does for the pennies he is accepting.

Do I like Tom, hell to the NO on that! I can't stand to listen to him let alone be around him. This whole Tri-State area isn't big enough to contain his inflated ego. He has gotten really close to the edge of being fired from on-the-air comments and stunts. At the rate Clear Channel is nationalizing their programming...he best watch his step. He may be teflon, but have you ever seen what a knife will do to the bottom of a teflon coated pan?

He isn't indestructible and, fortunately for us, he is too freakin stupid to realize it.

I know if Clear Channel, Inc in Cincinnati gets enough complaints about him...they will not tolerate him much longer. His protective shield doesn't extend far outside the building on 4th Avenue.
Well radio guy must be an unemployed piece of trash that is green with envy! Grow up little by before you are taken to task Nd your worthless idenity is revealed.
Putterpusher

Henderson, KY

#34 May 26, 2017
Amelia T Watson wrote:
As more and more good people are summarily dismissed from Clear Channel, and more and lore shows are regionalized, this yahoo in Huntington still remains. How does THAT happen?
It hurts my head.
Intelligent people like his informative show. I understand why you don't! Lol go toke on your opinion.
shooter

Huntington, WV

#35 Jan 17, 2018
Jeff wrote:
Why does Tom hates public schools so much but yet he make money broadcast there teams on radio?
How does Tom make money he doesn't own the radio station he don't control what goes on the air ?????
neil

Ashland, KY

#36 Jan 18, 2018
I once heard him talk about a hunting trip he took his son on. They saw a fawn and he said to his son "let's orphane that little dear". I ask anyone..........what kind of a mind does that take? I know lots of hunter's who wouldn't do that. What kind of behavior is that? What kind of a thing is that to say and teach your son? I would not want him in my church.
lonnie

Proctorville, OH

#37 Jan 19, 2018
neil wrote:
I once heard him talk about a hunting trip he took his son on. They saw a fawn and he said to his son "let's orphane that little dear". I ask anyone..........what kind of a mind does that take? I know lots of hunter's who wouldn't do that. What kind of behavior is that? What kind of a thing is that to say and teach your son? I would not want him in my church.
If it's brown it's down. Deer are for shooting. Hope Tom got papa deer.
Sticky

Huntington, WV

#38 Jan 19, 2018
3 hour radio show with no callers. Sometimes we listen to his show in our office to laugh when he get fired up and his voice gets higher
neil

Ashland, KY

#39 Jan 19, 2018
lonnie wrote:
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If it's brown it's down. Deer are for shooting. Hope Tom got papa deer.
your a very sick person.
patsy

Ashland, KY

#40 Jan 20, 2018
lonnie wrote:
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If it's brown it's down. Deer are for shooting. Hope Tom got papa deer.
my my, what a small penis can drive a man to do.

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