(Columbus, OH) The River (WCVO) announces the departure of long-standing morning show host and Community Outreach Coordinator, Mary O’Brien. Mary has served Columbus and surrounding communities faithfully for 15 years in multiple roles including on-air, production, promotions and more. While announcing the move this morning on Mornings with Mary & Josh, Mary said, “as we know in life, seasons change, you sometimes wonder, ‘God, what are you doing and why and how,’ but I’ve had such an incredible and beautiful journey. I’ve accomplished everything I ever wanted to, and I‘m still pinching myself. This is a good change, but it’s painful now because the River is my crazy little family! To our listeners, it’s not a goodbye, it’s just, ‘I’ll see ya soon.’”
President and CEO, Dan Baughman says, “It has been a privilege to have worked with Mary for so many years. We have served together helping our community not only on air but through our community outreach touching lives in so many capacities. Mary is part of the River family and she is trusting God in this new chapter. I will miss her.”
Program Director and morning show co-host, Josh Hooper, says, “In God’s graciousness, Mary and I were paired up 11 years ago, and we have made countless friends and memories along the way. Mary always jokes that she was the sister I never wanted, while I’ll just say, God knew Mary was the sister I always needed. I will miss her and the magic we’ve been able to create over these years.”
Mary’s final day is November 24th, so today’s announcement will give the River’s listeners plenty of time to say goodbye.