Independence Eve at Bingen Theatre

Independence Eve at the Bingen Theater July 3, 7-9pm
210 Oak Street
Bingen, WA

Radio Tierra and Columbia Center for the Arts are proud to present the live radio broadcast of Independence Eve at the Bingen Theater, July 3, 7-9pm featuring the music of the “Columbiaires” of It’s a Wonderful Life fame, singer/songwriter Alonza Garbanzo,
Mariachi Los Temerosos De Juan Antonio,” the poetry of William Stafford, Tongue Twisters with Kirby Neuman Rae and much, much more!

Come celebrate America and our rich cultural diversity with the best-remembered songs from throughout decades. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from D’lish D’livered. During the evening there will be a special collection of donations for the WGAP Food Bank, Nepal Relief, and Oregon Trail Transitional Living. Tickets $15 adults, $10 children under 12 at Waucoma Bookstore and Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, the White Salmon Baking Company in White Salmon, online at—and at the Bingen Theater door on the day of the event.

Independence Eve is made possible thanks to the support of Skyline Hospital, North Shore Clinic, Ruby Mason – Real Estate Agent, Mikey’s Mufflers and More, Mike Cole – State Farm Agent, The New York Times, Jeff Sacre of Director’s Mortgage, Kathy Williams, Barbara and Gary Young, and The Bingen Theater

Radio Tierra’s Second Pledge Drive March 12-14

At Radio Tierra we know our listeners are special. You listen to us and sometimes call in; so we know you appreciate the work that we do. We are all in this together. Each of us must do our part, because that’s what makes our community strong. Your donations sustain us in the work that we do. Please join us in our efforts and make a pledge to show your support for Radio Tierra. You can call in to our station at 541-387-3772 on March 12 through March 14 to make a pledge or you can also make a donation online at our webpage, We’d like to invite everyone to stop by the Next Door on Tucker Road during the pledge from 7am – 9pm to make your pledge or see the station and meet the people behind the scenes at your community radio station. Thank you for your support.

Leti Valle new Operations Manager

Leticia (Leti) Valle began work last week as Radio Tierra’s first ever Operations Manager. The station is in a growth spurt. Many new programs have been added to the schedule. One of Leti’s jobs will be coordinating the current programs and recruiting and training hosts for additional shows.

An important part of the new job is finding underwriters–businesses and organizations–to support new and existing shows. A necessary part is getting community feed-back on the programs through surveys. “I’ll also be reaching out to Parkdale partners to help complete installation of the Parkdale antenna/transmitter,” Leti says. She and Station Manager Paty Baum will be developing a long range plan for Radio Tierra.

Leti has her own radio show, Conectados con Leti Valle (Connected with Leti Valle) Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The show includes: music, shout-outs and dedications, health and wellness topics/tips, community events and resources as well as interviews with Gorge agencies and political figures.

“I also play one or two 20 minute episodes of Porfirio Cadena – El Ojo de Vidrio (Porfirio Cadena – the Man with the Glass Eye),” she says. “This radio drama is a promoter of countryman/farm worker culture, rural culture from the 1950’s and 1960’s. It is a very traditional Norteño (northern Mexico culture) because it stars cowboy characters, traditions and customs.”

Prior to joining Radio Tierra’s staff, Leti was a member of the Board of Directors.

Thank You!!

Board President Gale Arnold, DJ Humberto Calderon give a big thank you to Luis F. Serrano for his donation.

Board President Gale Arnold, DJ Humberto Calderon give a big thank you to Luis F. Serrano for his donation.

The response we received from our community during our first, three-day pledge drive was incredible. To date with pledges still coming in the drive has raised $3,547.

Support came in many forms besides money–visits to the station, chats with people about Radio Tierra, all added up to show that the community is on board. Continue reading