104.9 the River

104.9 the River is a licensed radio station serving Columbus and all of Central Ohio. 104.9 the River is owned and operated by River Radio Ministries and is always striving to be Uplifting and Encouraging®.

The mission of 104.9 the River is to Encourage Connections and Share Jesus.

We are funded by our listener’s generous donations as well as selling advertising to local businesses. If you wish to make a donation, that would be greatly appreciated! You could drop a check in the mail, or, you may use a credit card with our secure server. (Checks should be made out to 104.9 the River). River Radio Ministries is recognized by the IRS as charitable under 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Therefore, all donations to the organization are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed under law. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs for employees contributions.

Thank you for your partnership!

River Radio Ministries

River Radio Ministries, Inc. is the parent organization for 104.9 the River. River Radio Ministries was founded in 1965 with a continuing mission to inspire others to connect and share the hope found in Jesus.  Then, together we can make a difference in our community.


River Radio Ministriesis a 501c3 non-profit organization, and is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.  If you would like information on becoming a member of River Radio Ministries, Inc., please contact President and CEO Dan Baughman during business hours at 614-289-5701 or at dbaughman@riverradio.com.

River Radio Ministries Board of Directors

  • Dan Baughman – President
  • Brian States – Chair
  • R.J. Valentine – Vice Chair
  • Gene Bailey – Secretary
  • Thelma Young – Treasurer
  • Roy Hall
  • Doug Vance
  • Rich Contrill
The River Promise

Please know that keeping 104.9 the River a kid safe place is very important to us.  We’re striving to be a different kind of radio station…one that works hard to be positive, uplifting and encouraging.  You won’t find songs with dirty lyrics or DJs having embarrassing conversations or joking inappropriately.  That’s our River Promise.

You can help us keep 104.9 the River a safe place for families.  Please use the e-mail below to let us know if you ever hear something that you feel violates the River Promise.


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