As Boston’s only homegrown, independent radio station since 1994, the River loves to play local music, deep tracks and new music. Every hour, the River plays tracks rarely heard on radio, as well as many new songs heard only on the River.

With no corporate overseer telling us what to play, we’re free to take chances, to play the songs we think our listeners will enjoy, and yes, to take requests! The River DJs love to discover new music and share those discoveries on the air with River listeners.

We also love to support local talent. Many local artists often receive their first airplay on the River, some of whom go on to great fame and become national acts, such as The Pixies, Guster, Susan Tedeschi, and Matt Nathanson.

In this section, we invite you to meet the River’s on-air hosts, learn about the station and our programs, and discover great new music!