River Radio Ministries, the parent company of WCVO/Columbus (104.9 The River), WZNP/Newark (89.3 The River), WFCO/Lancaster (90.9 The River), and WZCP/Chillicothe (89.3 The River) announces that after 20 years of faithful service, President and CEO Dan Baughman will be handing the baton off to Bill Montgomery.
This announcement comes after what has been a multi-year process for The River’s board of directors. Effective immediately, Bill will assume the role of Vice President of River Radio Ministries. In July 2022, Bill will transition to the acting President/CEO and in January 2023, he becomes the President/CEO.
Current President Dan Baughman tells HisAir, “It is amazing what God has accomplished through this ministry and the team. I am thankful I have been able to play a part in this transformation as a community and industry leader. We are here to help other broadcasters strive for excellence to reach people where ever they are and to provide Hope.”
Bill Montgomery says, “River Radio Ministries is blessed to have a legacy of tremendous leadership, which paves the way for a bright future. Our current dedicated team continues to find ways to serve and provide hope to our community. We want to bring people together around the message of Jesus Christ, with our music and our local churches and ministries. I’m excited for this leadership opportunity in an uncertain world to continue pointing people to an unchanging God.”
Bill started in radio at Cedarville University as a student when he worked for the student radio station and also for the CDR Radio Network. In December of 1993, Bill joined WRFD/Columbus (Salem Communications) as a marketing consultant and became the sales manager at Salem Columbus in September 1997. Bill then joined Salem Radio Seattle in October of 2002 as their Director of Sales, where he worked until July 2005. River Radio Ministries brought Bill back to Columbus in September of 2008, where he has remained as the Chief Sales Officer. We are both thankful for the legacy Dan leaves, and for the new era that Bill ushers in. We trust that God will continue to go before us and be with us as we strive to be a beacon of hope and encouragement in the communities we serve.
Pictured: RRM Board Chair Roy Hall, Bill Montgomery, Dan Baughman