Radio Tierra hires Station Manager

Paty Baum
Paty Baum

Hood River, OR. Oct. 18, 2014. Radio Tierra Board hired Patricia Baum as its first Station Manager. Paty is an educator with 15 years experience teaching and volunteering in Mexican schools. She co-founded two public libraries and three community-based sea turtle conservation groups. Paty earned a Masters in Environmental Education from University of Guadalajara, Mexico, as well as a BA in film from San Francisco State University.

She is a creative and animated teacher, writer, filmmaker, musician and artist with a strong interest in environmental education. Paty’s excited about working with young people and adults to produce regionally specific radio documentaries about all aspects of life, history, culture and the environment, in the Columbia Gorge.

She returned to Oregon this fall after living in Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico for 20 years.  A grant from Meyer Memorial Trust made possible hiring a Station Manger.

Radio Tierra Receives $29,593 Grant

Hood River, OR July 12, 2014– Radio Tierra, KZAS, was awarded a $29,593 grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust this month. The funds will be used to gather community input and develop a five year plan on how best to serve the Columbia Gorge in programming and technology.

The grant will allow the station to proceed with installing an antenna in the Parkdale area to provide service to the upper valley. Since its beginning 14 years ago, the station has run by volunteers. The grant will allow the station to now hire a station director.

Meyer Memorial Trust is a private foundation (not connected to Fred Meyer, Inc.)

More wows from the crowd

Radio Tierra in July 4th parade

Radio Tierra entered the Hood River 4th of July Parade for the first time and won 3rd Place Award!

The crowd greeted it with applause and cheers. Diana led our entry carrying the American flag. The stars of the show were the young dancers in their colorful costumes. Paper flowers made by Radio Tierra volunteers decorated the float. The flowers were given to the parade audience.

Fairy Falls

Hold on to your seats Columbia Gorge!!! Adding to our already happening line up of amazing shows.  We have Laurie Cohen joining our Radio Tierra family with her show Psicodelico con DJ Fairy Falls.

Tune in every Friday from 5-6 pm to hear all your psychedelic favorites from the 1960’s in both English and Spanish.


Conectados con Leti Valle

Radio Tierra would like to welcome back one of our great DJ’s and behind the scenes ladies.  Leticia Valle, with her new show Conectados con Leti Valle.  She will be broadcasting music, with local and world current events.  She will also be sharing some healthy recipes and some fun exercises.   Tune in every Tuesday from 10:00 am-noon for all the current happening in our community.

Mind, body, and Soul

Adding to the line up of exciting new shows.  We want to welcome Anna and Sarah to our Radio Tierra family!

The ladies will be starting you off every Sunday morning 9-10 with their new show SANA.

They will be kicking off their show on June 22nd.  So tune in and get your Sunday started off with food for the mind, body and soul!


New programs on Radio Tierra

Exciting new programs are popping up on Radio Tierra brought to the air by an amazing group of DJs.

  • Rory and Jasper Krehbiel play broadways tunes Tuesday 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Humberto Calderon, music and more, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7-9:30 a.m.
  • Alejandro Aguilera, talks about different regions of Mexico, Friday 7-8 p.m.
  • Alejandro Aguilera, play by play of local soccer games, Monday 7 p.m.
  • Ben Bonham, jams with local musicians, the second Sunday 6-7 p.m.
  • Carmen Niemela, Mi Ranchito, second Sunday and Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.
  • Amy Goodman, Democracy Now, daily at noon

Radio Tierra receives Oregon Community Foundation grant !

Radio Tierra, KZAS, a local Hood River community radio station, was awarded an $18,400 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation. Anne Key, a Radio Tierra DJ and fundraiser, said the grant will be used to update broadcasting equipment that the station needs to increase broadcast quality.  The grant will be used to purchase servers, computers, microphones, and other broadcasting equipment. Continue reading