The River broadcasts throughout the border region of Albury and Wodonga, extends North to Walla Walla and Holbrook, east to Corryong, south to Omeo, Falls Creek and Beechworth, and west to Corowa. The towns Albury and Wodonga, whilst 7 km apart and on opposite sides of the Murray River, form a large urban area that borders NSW and Victoria. On the main transport corridor between Sydney and Melbourne, the towns are a strategic hub for business, commerce, transport, health and education, which places it centrally to 75% of the Australian population.
The River launched on 31st July 1998, and was one of the first RG Capital Radio stations built from the ground up. The first song ever played was 'Many Rivers to Cross' by Toni Charles.
The station initially broadcast from 6am-6pm, and covers the same broadcast region as we do today. A few noteworthy events have happened in the past few years – In 1999, the River ran a promotion called 'Million dollars worth of work' where in conjunction with Drake employment, they found one million dollars worth of jobs for residents of the Border.
In 2003, the River ran the 'Water for Summer' campaign which distributed over 2 million litres of water to 360 drought affected farmers. In recent times, The River has supported many community charities including Freefall for Yes 2006, White Balloon Day, Young Achievers in the Performing Arts and Applause Festival.
The River is an adult station featuring a music mix from the 70's to today, providing the region with news, weather, road conditions, rural information, and sporting coverage. The number 1 station for the over 40 market.
The River combines music favourites including The Corrs, John Mellencamp and Fleetwood Mac with a strong commitment to border community events.
105.7 The River, the border's best mix of music and community.