610 WTVN's John Corby Passes at 61

Joel Riley's Tribute To John Corby


Columbus, Ohio - With deep shock and sadness we report that long time afternoon host John Corby on News Radio 610 WTVN died unexpectedly Saturday morning, January 20th, 2018. He was 61.

John was a staple of Columbus radio for over 30 years over two runs on 610 WTVN.

He started as WNCI’s News Director and morning show co-host and then was a personality on 610 WTVN from 1984-1994 before he left for KDKA in Pittsburgh.

He returned to 610 WTVN in 1997 in his current position as afternoon host.

“Corby”, as most people called him, was famous for his ‘regular guy’ approach, dry wit, and popular bits like The Big Bass Brothers and Billy Ray Vulgar.

iHeartMedia Columbus President Brian Dytko said, “We are beyond saddened with the sudden passing of John Corby.  John was a special talent and a one of a kind broadcaster. He touched the lives of so many WTVN listeners in Central Ohio. John was not only a great broadcaster, but a great friend to many of us. His familiar voice, charm, and companionship every afternoon will be missed.”

In addition to the thousands of loyal WTVN listeners, John leaves behind his wife, daughter, sister and his mother and father.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been determined. We kindly request the public respect the privacy of the Corby family.

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