News Talk 1290 KOIL


John Trout is an American radio and television broadcaster. He began his career at his high school radio station in Sharonville, Ohio (WJVS). By age 21 he was hosting a Top-40 morning radio show in Evansville, Indiana on WSTO-FM. His radio stops include Indianapolis, Virginia Beach, Pittsburgh, PA and Washington DC. John Trout has worked in a wide-range of duties within the radio industry including in an on air capacity in various formats, as an on air personality, also as a radio station sales manager and program director overseeing the on air talent and news. He’s a two time recipient of the Achievement in Radio award. John Trout was the host of “Crazy Crimes, Crazy Criminals”, a television pilot which aired in several markets across the country. 


John is a graduate of the Mississippi State University Broadcast Meteorology Program and has worked as a television meteorologist at WLFI-TV in Lafayette, Indiana and WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland where in addition to forecasting, he hosted the popular segment “Proud to Serve”, a nightly news feature utilizing the stations helicopter, “Chopper 16”, to highlight the unique charm and history of various communities within the stations coverage area. Having successfully soloed in a Cessna 152, Trout is a licensed private pilot. And, when not delivering news or weather reports to listeners tuned into Westwood One affiliate radio stations across the country, John Trout is heard around the world making contacts with people across the globe through another one of his hobbies, ham radio. The FCC designated John Trout with the unique call sign “WX1MAN” or, “#1 Weather Man.” 


John’s, “better half”, Michele, is an international jewelry designer. Her jewelry can be found at hundreds of local jewelry stores across the country and in the Caribbean. Together John and Michele hold several trademarks and a patent pending on several unique jewelry lines.