Joel Riley

Joel Riley

Joel “No Limits” Riley

  • Born: Mount Vernon, OH

  • Resides: Licking County

  • Spouse: Laura

  • Children: Justin

  • Hobbies: golf, coin collecting

  • Occupation: Morning Host, 610 WTVN

Joel is a hometown boy, born in Mt. Vernon and a 1982 graduate of MVHS. His dad and brother both raced at Pacemakers and he spent quite a few Saturday night's cheering them on. After graduating college, Joel has worked in radio, spending time at 93-7 WQIO as a dee jay and program director. Joel now hosts the morning show at 610 WTVN, a station he's worked at for almost 25 years.


Joel's wife, Laura, is a former employee of KCH, and their son Justin was born there in 2000.  Mom was an RN professional for over 40 years and she worked at Mercy Hospital and has volunteered at KCH. Dad worked in IT and early in his career ran the department at Mercy Hospital. The Riley's know a strong health care presence is important in any community.


When Joel is not working, he is an avid golfer, playing most often at Chapel Hill GC. Also a collector of pennies from a long time back (his grandfather started him at age 5), Joel is often seen at Allens Coin Shop in Westerville pouring over old copper coins. He also spends a fair amount of time following his son at track meets and is especially fond of the Specktracular held each spring.