There are many opportunities to volunteer. Give some of your time to answer phones during Sharathon or volunteer at a River event. Another way to volunteer could be through LoveColumbus. Join in by getting involved and serving alongside these amazing organizations and #LoveCbus in a deeper way.

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Click the button below to be redirected to our Sharathon Sign Up form.

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Thank you for your support of 104.9 the River. Please use the form below to submit your questions or updates so we can serve you.


When you choose as an individual, church or business to support 104.9 the River with a gift of $500 or greater toward the matching fund, your gift will be used to encourage others to support God’s work. Not only will you be playing a part in changing lives, you will be encouraging others to do the same.
In recognition of your generosity, with your permission, we will recognize your name, business, or church on the radio during the on-air fundraiser,  and on our website in the section below.
Click the button to contribute a gift toward the matching fund, and once your gift is submitted, we will be in contact with you to further discuss your matching gift and how it will be used. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-609-1049 or by email at give@riverradio.com if you have any questions or would like to discuss anything before, or after your contribution. If you are interested in providing an in-kind gift, or would be interested in a payment plan for your gift please contact us.



104.9 the River relies on you for the ministry of this radio station to happen. That’s why we say, you are 104.9 the River. This ministry is blessed by a number of businesses and churches who have also stepped in to say, “I am 104.9 the River” as well. Click the link below to see a list of businesses and churches who have donated to 104.9 the River.



God has called the River to a mission of encouraging connections and sharing the love of Jesus. The mission is accomplished through the generous support of businesses and listeners like you. When you give you invest in the growth and outreach of three main ministry areas:


You are reaching more people than ever before!

  • In 2004 – 33,000 listeners on radio
  • Today
    • 200,000+ listeners on radio.
    • 25,000 listeners online.
    • 15,000 free mobile app users.

Your support reaches far beyond your regular circle of influence with someone from almost every walk of life tuning in. Your investment provides uplifting and encouraging music and on-air personalities and the sharing of the message of Jesus. For 30% of our audience who don’t have a church home, and 40% who only attend occasionally, the River may be the only place they will receive that encouragement. For the other 30% who have a church home, 104.9 the River is a great way to remind and strengthen them.


Connections lead to great conversations about life and hope. In 2014:

  • 75,000+ people connected on social media.
  • 145,000+ people had direct face-to-face engagement with someone on our team.

Your investment connects with local schools, non-profit organizations, and local communities to help provide resources, both professional and financial when possible. From workshops and seminars, to funding, volunteers, or materials for community projects, your gift is improving your community behind-the-scenes and without fanfare.

Your investment also brings hope to listeners through faith-based concerts, movies, and events.


Care and prayer is a vital part of this ministry. In 2014:

  • 1,800+ prayer requests were posted on our Prayer Page
  • 19,000 prayers on their behalf

In addition River supporters have provided hundreds of backpacks to children, thousands of dollars of diapers and baby items, thousands of meals to the hurting and homeless, and inspired thousands of kids during Vacation Bible School tours and Upward Sports League visits.

Exciting new initiatives are coming this year, including a “pay it forward” citywide movement and a Featured Ministry of the Month. Keep listening and watching your e-mail or mailbox for more!


The River Prayer Team is made up of people just like you committed to lifting up the prayer requests of others in need. Thousands of people share their prayer request with 104.9 the River and it is our privilege to pray for them. To receive a weekly reminder of the prayer needs of The River family, please sign up!