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  • It’s an amazing moment. Maybe you remember the day when you found hope. The real, life-changing hope that can only be found in Jesus. For individuals all across Central Ohio, hopelessness is an everyday reality. A single mom who lost her job. A child who’s living through an endless divorce. A father who watches his son battle an addiction. All of them aching …

  • With the thousands of affirming adjectives used in the English language we often overlook the simplistic, quiet power of the word, “good.” Artist and song writer, Pat Barrett seems to have captured the power that exists within the word as he declares: You’re a Good, Good Father, it’s who you are, and I’m loved by you, it’s who I am. All the sudden, …

  • Behind the encouraging music and God-filled stories you hear on The River, there’s a community of people who hand-in-hand are making it possible. I’m not talking about the DJ’s On Air; I’m not talking about the CEO. I’m speaking of our family of Difference Makers across Central Ohio and beyond who continue to share just how God has changed their lives by speaking …

  • Three years ago Anne was thinking about ending her life, but in a moment, everything changed: “I had a medical condition that removed all movement from my arm. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t dress myself. Any movement was excruciatingly painful. Medication didn’t help. Through the pain, and lack of sleep I found myself wondering if it was worth it. I never thought I’d …

  • At Christmas time God used music to begin a process that would transform Paula’s life: “I was listening to the radio at Christmas time and most of the music I was listening to I really didn’t care for. Then I tuned to 104.9 and all the music just felt right to me. It made me feel good. It made me really feel good …

  • Have you ever found yourself thanking in circles? “Thank you,” he said, “no, thank YOU!” she says back. This happens to me almost every time I talk to a River supporter. Many of those who support The River have been touched by it personally and give to say thanks. However, your gift means so much more than a simple thank you! God is …

  • An invitation.It seems simple and is often overlooked, but to 11-year-old Stacy and her dad, Donald, the small gesture of an invitation provided enough strength to transform a life.We first met Stacy and Donald during the River’s Spring Sharathon. Through our phone conversation we heard their amazing story.When Stacy learned her best friend, Shay, was getting baptized at her church she couldn’t wait …

  • Hundreds of people are streaming in for a worship concert with Francesca Battistelli. As the crowd gathers their seats one of the team at 104.9 the River was pulled aside by a mom attending. She explained that on her way to the concert she received word that her step-son Christopher was in an accident, in a coma, he is getting a life-flight to …

  • “Why do you ask for money and play commercials?” This is a great question. The short answer is, we’re more than just a radio station, we’re a ministry with incredible opportunities to serve the thousands of people who listen. The past few weeks we were witness to some amazing stories – like this one from Austin who had been asking all year to …

  • We’re excited for you to hear how Lindsey recently asked Jesus into her heart: The past couple years have been hard, but now looking back on them I realize that I was struggling and needed to find a purpose. My mom has always played 104.9 the River, and it sparked my interest into Jesus. With the help of a friend, and a cousin, …