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  • His Eye is on the Sparrow

    My in-laws own a farm in Michigan. One of my favorite things to do when visiting them is to sit on the porch of their farmhouse and listen. It …

  • I Googled “How to put God First”

    Get on my level. (GOML). Most of the time GOML is used as slang to put someone down for being inferior. To Gabriel it is the answer to the …

  • Be Ecoregaged!

    Little 6-year-old Ava just wanted us to know that The River is the most “encouraging” station that she knows! What Ava didn’t realize is that she is an encouragement …

  • Eric’s Story

    Eric was struggling to breathe. He had fallen off a ladder and thought that he may have broken some ribs. When he went to the hospital he found out it was much worse. But, God wasn't finished with him yet. Through faith, the support of his church and his favorite radio station to keep him grounded he is still here to share his story.

  • Let Your Light Shine

    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 …

  • Good Good Father

    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 …

  • It fills me up, every day.

    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 …

  • Through the pain, she overcame

    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 …

  • It can turn your darkness into light

    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 …

  • Thanking in Circles

    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 …

  • The Power of an Invitation

    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 …

  • God, please work a miracle

    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 …

  • Where Advertising Meets Ministry

    “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 …

  • The Love Keeps on Spreading

    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 …

  • A Common Misconception

    “I think you are too shallow/preachy.” (ironically we’ve heard both). What do you do when someone shares a strong opinion? You can choose to ignore it, be offended, or …

  • You are more than the choices that you’ve made.

    God caught Todd red-handed this morning: As I drove into work this morning, I passed a couple that was obviously homeless, pushing a grocery cart down the middle of …