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About WTVM

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Station: WTVM
Affiliation: ABC
Location: Columbus, GA
Market: 126
Website: http://www.wtvm.com

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General Manager: Holly Steuart  

Marketing Director: Brian Correll

News Director: Shawn Reynolds

Assistant News Director: Deloris Washington

Digital Content Director: Jasmine Agyemang

Overview

WTVM-TV became the first television station on the air in Columbus, Georgia on October 6, 1953. Allen Woodall, Sr. owned WDAK Radio in Columbus. He went into partnership with Martin Theatres to start WDAK-TV on Channel 28.

Martin Theatres became the sole owners in 1956 and changed the station call letters to WTVM-TV, which stands for TeleVision Martin. They also changed the channel allocation to VHF Channel 9 to serve a larger portion of the West Georgia and East Alabama community.

WTVM-TV was located on 1st Avenue in Columbus where the current Carmike building is located. J.B. Fuqua bought the station and moved it to Wynnton Road in 1970.

WTVM-TV has had five owners since Fuqua. Western Broadcasting bought the station in 1980. SFN Publishing became the owner in 1984. A group of SFN managers formed Pegasus Broadcasting and purchased WTVM-TV in 1986. Aflac bought the station in 1989.

Aflac sold WTVM to Raycom Media, Inc. of Montgomery, Alabama, on April 15, 1997.

WTVM continues to be the News Leader in the Columbus television market.  With a staff of 40+ news professionals, we broadcast more than 4 hours of news each day on WTVM and well as providing news for WXTX, the area's FOX affiliate.

  • 5 am - 7 am
  • 12 pm - 12:30 pm
  • 5 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm - 6 pm
  • 6 pm - 6:30 pm
  • 7 pm - 7:30 pm (on WXTX)
  • 10 pm - 11 pm (on WXTX)
  • 11 pm - 11:35 pm
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    8 year old donates fish to Columbus Hospice in her grandmother's honor

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:43:12 GMT

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    Taya Combs and her daughter Taleah Smith decided to give back to Columbus Hospice where their grandmother spent her last day. ..

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  • Community mourns the loss of mother who died in car accident on Psalmond Rd.

    Community mourns the loss of mother who died in car accident on Psalmond Rd.

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:20:57 GMT
    The Muscogee County Coroner’s Office says 37-year-old Kristal Freiberg died after her car left the road, ran into a fence, and then crashed into a tree late Tuesday night.  (Source: WTVM)The Muscogee County Coroner’s Office says 37-year-old Kristal Freiberg died after her car left the road, ran into a fence, and then crashed into a tree late Tuesday night.  (Source: WTVM)
    The Muscogee County Coroner’s Office says 37-year-old Kristal Freiberg died after her car left the road, ran into a fence, and then crashed into a tree late Tuesday night.  (Source: WTVM)The Muscogee County Coroner’s Office says 37-year-old Kristal Freiberg died after her car left the road, ran into a fence, and then crashed into a tree late Tuesday night.  (Source: WTVM)

    “I’m in total disbelief. It’s like I’m in a nightmare,” says Randy Morris. 

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    “I’m in total disbelief. It’s like I’m in a nightmare,” says Randy Morris. 

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  • Work underway to restore Columbus Government Center after water main break

    Work underway to restore Columbus Government Center after water main break

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:13:08 GMT
    Earlier this week, thousands of gallons of water poured into the tower from a water main break. Beginning Monday, officials say floors one through eight will reopen for employees and the public. ( Source: City of Columbus)Earlier this week, thousands of gallons of water poured into the tower from a water main break. Beginning Monday, officials say floors one through eight will reopen for employees and the public. ( Source: City of Columbus)
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    Crews are hard at work inside the Columbus Government Center to get the building back in service after it was flooded.

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    Crews are hard at work inside the Columbus Government Center to get the building back in service after it was flooded.

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