Happy Halloween!
Join us for Safe Trick or Treat! Wednesday Oct 31st!

Nominate your favorite teacher for the Teacher of the Week!

Enter your favorite Teacher for 97.9 the River's Teacher of the week!

You remember the teacher that put in the extra time to make sure you passed the class, the teacher that helped you realize your potential, the teacher that made everything just click, 979 The River wants to spotlight the talented and dedicated teachers in the Tri state area that go the extra mile with the Teacher of the Week award presented by Ashland Community and Technical College. Tell us about the teacher that made a difference in your life or your kid's life. We select a teacher every week to be honored with prizes, a certificate and a big thank you. 979 River loves teachers, tell us about the ones who you think deserve the Teacher of the Week Award with the New 979 the River.

Register your teacher by clicking here!

Little Victories Halloween Costume Contest!

Enter your favorite HOWLER in the Little Victories Halloween Costume Contest

It is time for your dog or cat to get their Howl-o-ween groove on. What is your pet's best trick or treat look, a princess, cowboy, hot dog? Help raise funds for Little Victories Animal Rescue by registering your favorite feline or canine in the Pet Costume Contest. Just upload a photo of your pet in their best costume. Registration is NOW Extended till the 21st and it is now FREE!. On October 22nd, voting will begin, winner will be announce October 29th. You could win gift certificates to area restaurants. Let's see your pet's inner fireman, super hero, pumpkin, or witch with the Little Victories pet costume contest with the new 979 the River.

Little Victories Till Death Do Us Part Costume Ball!

Little Victories Animal Rescue requests the honor of your presence at the "Till Death Do Us Part" costume ball. The hair raising event will be held at Black Sheep Harley Davidson, 408 4th Street, Huntington, on October 27th at 7pm. If you would like to find out more information on corporate sponsorships or tickets, call Stephaine at 304-412-11-77. Tickets include food and drinks and spook-tacular time. Purchase yours for $100 per person or $150 per couple. While costumes are not mandatory, they are heavily encouraged. Pledge your love at the Till Death Do Us Part Costume Ball with Little Victories and the new 97.9 the River.

Win a Lunch on the River!

Win a lunch on the River!

Win Lunch on the River courtesy of the Marshall and Kentucky Hall of Fame Cafes. We want to see you listening to 979 the River on the job. Send us a picture of yourself listening to 979 the River at work, text it to 304-529-0979 or email it to studio @979theriver.com, the picture could win you lunch with the Marshall or Kentucky Hall of Fame Cafes. Lunch prizes will be given away daily, check our website for more details, 979theriver.com.

97.9 The River - Business of the Week

97.9 The River Business of the Week!

This week's business of the week is White Highland Insurance!

Here is Cecilia's interview with them!


Here are our past weeks' interviews.

05/06/2018 - Merle Norman

04/29/2018 - Kid's Sale

04/22/2018 - Classic Jewlery and Loans

04/15/2018 - Custom Pools and Spas

04/09/2018 - Tri-State Stem M

Rewind Your Weekends with 97.9 The River

Saturday mornings it's Nina Blackwood and Absolutely 80's, 3 big hours with MTV's Nina Blackwood and everything 80's, 7 am to 10 am.

Sunday evenings, Nina Blackwood is back with New Wave Nation, 3 hours from new wave and alternative music from the 80's, 7 pm to 10pm.

Sunday evenings, it's Kid Kelly and Backtrax USA, two big hours of 80's to wrap up the weekend, 10 pm to midnight.

Also on Sunday mornings, it's Sonrise, enjoy 2 hours of great worship music and positive Christian information for your life. 7 am to 9 am