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.
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.)
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.
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.
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 →