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We believe music can bring people hope.

Some days, you might play The River for some nice background music. Some days, you'll play it so your kids don't hear anything inappropriate. But some days, you listen because life has knocked you down, and you need help getting back up. We're here for all of them. Our mission is to show people who Jesus really is, so they will grow closer to Him. We're beyond excited to meet you and desire to get you connected to things that can make your day a little brighter:


Uplifting and Encouraging® 104.9 the River gets to pour life-giving Christian music into the community, thanks to generous donations and local businesses. We're a licensed radio station in Columbus, OH, whose mission extends far beyond.


We realize that spreading the gospel shouldn't stop with music. You'll see The River out and about at community events and concerts, loving on people and connecting them to resources.

Real Talk

Life is CRAZY, right? We've developed content and DJ's you can relate to. You can laugh with the Morning Show or be inspired by a video on Facebook. Plus, it's content that's safe for even the littlest ears in your family.

There's more behind the curtain...

104.9 the River is owned and operated by River Radio Ministries -
a small company with a big vision.