River Radio Ministries Acquires WFCO

Refreshing 90.9 The River WFCO LancasterRiver Radio Ministries has announced it will acquire Lancaster Educational Broadcasting Foundation’s Christian AC “Refreshing 90.9” WFCO Lancaster OH.

River Radio Ministries, which operates multiple Christian stations in Central Ohio including “104.9 The River” WCVO Columbus, has flipped WFCO to a simulcast of “89.3 The River” WZNP Newark/WZCP Chillicothe via LMA. The trimulcast serves areas east of Columbus.

River Radio Ministries, parent company of Contemporary Christian 104.9 the River (WCVO/Columbus, OH) is excited to announce the addition of “The New 90.9 the River” (WFCO/Lancaster, OH).

River Radio Ministries agrees to terms to purchase Religious Refreshing 90.9 (WFCO/ Lancaster, OH) from Lancaster Educational Broadcasting Foundation. The deal is seeking FCC approval, but both parties have agreed upon a short Local Marketing Agreement effective November 1, 2019, at such time WFCO-FM will be rebranded under RRM’s “The River” Contemporary Christian format as “The New 90.9 the River”.

“We’re excited about this new chapter with WFCO. We appreciate the legacy of this station and what it has meant to Fairfield County. We look forward to carrying the torch forward and continuing to bring hope and encouragement through the music we play and the relationships we build in this great community. Welcome to our family at The River!”
– President/CEO Dan Baughman

River Radio Ministries (RRM) is the parent company of Contemporary Christian 104.9 the River (WCVO/Columbus, OH), 89.3 the River (WZNP/Newark, OH & WZCP/Chillicothe, OH), Columbus’ Hits & Positive Hip-Hop TheVibeHD (WCVO HD2), Columbus’ Positive Alternative oRockHD (WCVO HD3), and LoveCbus.com. Founded in 1965, RRM’s mission is built around connecting people to Jesus and making a difference in the community.

RRM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

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