River Rat Country Program Line Up
Updated: 3 days ago
River Rat Country is proud to bring some legendary talent back to Northwest Ohio broadcasting. Here's our line up of DJs.
Turn on River Rat Country every weekday for farm market reports from the Ohio Ag Net. Updates run at 10 minutes after the hour, every hour from 5 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
London Mitchell has been a staple in Northwest Ohio broadcasting for decades and now he can be heard on River Rat Country! Generations of listeners have woken up to London's fair and accurate newscasts and the tradition continues! London starts River Rat Country mornings off at 5am with top and bottom of the hour news, then reunites with Cliff Smithers at 10am to continue delivering the news through the morning. London also hosts a podcast called "Staying in Contact," which can be heard Friday mornings at 9am on River Rat Country, you can download it through your favorite podcast service, or listen at LondonMitchell.news.
John Van Camp has been on the radio since he was riding his tricycle. A morning radio veteran for many years, former TV host, podcaster and online radio pioneer, JVC still enjoys getting up at the butt-crack of dawn to entertain folks.
John is a rabid — er avid — Disney fan. A former cast member and Disney Parks aficionado, you can find him most weekends (pre-COVID) at the Happiest Place on Earth eating churros, riding Indiana Jones and putting in 9 mile (WOW) days hoofing it between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
Morgan was once the “Producer” of John’s morning radio show, John let her put her two cents worth into the show, and it kinda took off from there. In her day job, Mo is also a Nurse, which is good because the show has an expert on staff to administer band-aids and sage hand-washing advice. You can also hear Morgan on a few online radio stations from time to time, doing what she loves best, spinning tunes and dishing on Keith Urban.
She’s a crazy cat lady, and would have several if that were allowed by her landlord.
Cliff Smithers is our resident professor of country music and brings his booming voice to Northwest Ohio listeners during the workday. Cliff has been all over the radio dial in Northwest Ohio from hosting nights, to afternoons, and hosting the number one morning show in Toledo. When it comes to music, Cliff LOVES his classic country and cranks it up for Northwest Ohio every weekday!
Josh David spent 15 years in radio before leaving in 2016 to move back home. A Springfield High School graduate, Josh moved to what he calls his second home in Grand Rapids, Ohio. After working on a new career, Josh started missing radio but had no interest in going to work for the corporate suits who he says destroyed the radio industry. With "if you want it done right you gotta do it yourself" mantra, Josh launched Towpath Radio and then River Rat Country a year later. Both stations are operated out of his barn in Grand Rapids, Ohio with technology that allows all the DJs to do their shows from their private studios. A short time after launching River Rat Country both London and Cliff became available and teamed up with Josh to bring River Rat Country to the next level. Josh helps wrap up the workday every weekday from 2p until 4p with NASCAR news and a ton of classic country and bluegrass! Occasionally you can hear his staffy, Swanson, snoring as Josh does his show.
Terry Dean will help that jam on 475/23 go a bit quicker with his fun news stories and some of the best country music ever recorded. Want to listen on your ride home? Just download the River Rat Country app and hooks us up to your Bluetooth dashboard, we're also available via the Online Radio Box app.
Stan Campbell was an afternoon Drive Guy at WSIX in Nashville and Morning Host and PD at America's biggest Country station, KLAC in Los Angeles, among other stations in the US and Canada. Stan's connection to country music is deep, as a country radio personality and a Nashville record producer until he was run out of Music City by a jealous husband with a rifle rack. One of the more notable artists that Stan produced was a young Eilleen (Shania) Twain. She doesn't mention him in her book. Stan mentions her in his book, "The Ugly One in the Middle" It's in the bargain bin. Check out Trucker Radio loaded with a ton of pure country music, trucking industry news, and stories no driver can make up. Stan can be heard with his co-hosts Tim and Alicia.
The Saturday Night River Rat Special rolls into town every Saturday Night at 5pm! It's a full night of nothing but classic country!
Ed Brady joins River Rat Country every Sunday morning. Ed has hand picked some of the best country gospel songs and presents scripture that help you feel refreshed.