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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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  • Family honors cold case victim 20 years after her death

    Family honors cold case victim 20 years after her death

    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:43 PM EST2018-01-21 20:43:56 GMT
    (Source: Family)(Source: Family)
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It's a murder case gone cold for 20 years. Columbus Police Department investigators said they're still working to find out who shot and killed 37-year-old Laura Mae Chaney in 1998.   Chaney's body was discovered early morning on Jan. 4 - her body, riddled with bullets outside an apartment in what was then called Peabody Apartments off Talbotton Road. The neighborhood has since been remodeled and named Ashley Station. CPD...More >>
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It's a murder case gone cold for 20 years. Columbus Police Department investigators said they're still working to find out who shot and killed 37-year-old Laura Mae Chaney in 1998.   Chaney's body was discovered early morning on Jan. 4 - her body, riddled with bullets outside an apartment in what was then called Peabody Apartments off Talbotton Road. The neighborhood has since been remodeled and named Ashley Station. CPD...More >>
  • Winners drawn in Heart Raffle at Mercedes-Benz fundraiser

    Winners drawn in Heart Raffle at Mercedes-Benz fundraiser

    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:10 PM EST2018-01-21 20:10:26 GMT
    (Source: Tony Sloan/WTVM)(Source: Tony Sloan/WTVM)
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It's a lucky day for two people in the Columbus area who won the 2018 Heart Raffle. It's the 15th year of the event and representatives of Mercedes Benz says that this year's raffle is its biggest yet. "To date, we've raised over six-hundred thousand for the Heart Association. It's the fifteenth year we've done this and the most successful year. We sold 2,515 tickets which is all that we have to offer," says Mercedes of Columbus GM Richard Joyner...More >>
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It's a lucky day for two people in the Columbus area who won the 2018 Heart Raffle. It's the 15th year of the event and representatives of Mercedes Benz says that this year's raffle is its biggest yet. "To date, we've raised over six-hundred thousand for the Heart Association. It's the fifteenth year we've done this and the most successful year. We sold 2,515 tickets which is all that we have to offer," says Mercedes of Columbus GM Richard Joyner...More >>
  • UPDATE: Missing Columbus 14-year-old located

    UPDATE: Missing Columbus 14-year-old located

    Sunday, January 21 2018 11:56 PM EST2018-01-22 04:56:33 GMT

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) The Special Victims Unit of the Columbus Police Department is issuing a critical missing persons alert for a 14-year-old.  Michael Burgett was last seen in the area of the 3700 block of 18th Ave. on Sunday. Burgett was wearing a black t-shirt with white writing, blue jean shorts and red high-top tennis shoes.  Police are now asking for the public's help in tracking this missing teen down. Anyone with information on Burgett's location is asked to contact...

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    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) The Special Victims Unit of the Columbus Police Department is issuing a critical missing persons alert for a 14-year-old.  Michael Burgett was last seen in the area of the 3700 block of 18th Ave. on Sunday. Burgett was wearing a black t-shirt with white writing, blue jean shorts and red high-top tennis shoes.  Police are now asking for the public's help in tracking this missing teen down. Anyone with information on Burgett's location is asked to contact...

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