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Slice of Yakima -- YVCC Trustee Garcia Honored (click here)
(YHR) Ricardo Garcia, a member of the Yakima Valley Community College Board of Trustees, has received the 2001 Outstanding Advocate for Equity Award from his fellow trustees statewide. Garcia, a resident of Wapato and college trustee for more than seven years, ...
Valley Operations Get Marketing Help from Diverse Groups (click here)
(Sandy Summers/YHR) Gabriel Martinez, left, station manager for Granger's Radio KDNA-FM, will benefit from marketing advice from students like Eliza...
Students from Heritage College in Toppenish and the Business and Economic Development Program of the Business School of the University of Washington collaborated to develop fund raising and development programs for Radio Cadena (06/04/01). Read more in the University of Washington Weekly, on the UW Business School website, or in the Seattle Post Intelligencer. The UW and Heritage College student consulting pilot project is underwritten by Washington Mutual Bank.
Play Gives Farm Workers a Safe Act to Follow (click here)
(Gordon King/YHR) Farm workers for the John I. Haas company stood and sat in the shade Tuesday afternoon as they watched the play that showed them ...

Latina Women's Conference - Women Farmworkers, Know Your Rights

In the midst of cherry season, on July 1, 2000 165 Latinas took time to attend a conference devoted to career opportunities and labor rights. Radio KDNA was a cosponsor and participant. A complete transcript of the presentation by Iraesma T Garza, Director of the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau, is avilable by clicking here. More photos, click here

KDNA Radio's Estella Del Villar Breaks Gender Barriers (click here)
(Susan Marionneaux, Voices Correspondent /YHR)
Ever heard the saying from the anonymous philosopher: "Life is what happens while you're making other plans"? When you ask Estella Del Villar, KDNA production manager and radio announcer, what happened t..
Hooked on Life (click here)
(Sandy Summers/YHR) Juan Orozco has come a long way since his days as a homeless drug addict eight years ago. Today, Orozco is a city council memb...
Determined to Succeed (click here)
(Roy Musitelli/YHR) Gloria Mendoza has drawn off her farm-working background to start a business that provides training to people wishing to ente...
Cesar Chavez's Influence Lives On (click here)
(Colleen Pohlig/YHR) Tomas Villanueva met Cesar Chavez, the late farm workers' rights leader, 34 years ago. His life changed forever. Consequently, so did many others' in the Yakima Valley. Chavez, the United Farmworkers of Americ...
Providence Honors Radio Station KDNA (click here)
(Julie Peterson/YHR) For its part in helping the Spanish-speaking community, radio station KDNA was honored with Providence Health System's Community Health Award. The award was presented to the radio station director at a luncheon in ...
Radio Cadena Adapts to Spanish Community's Changing Needs (click here)
(Mike Barenti/YHR) The accolades that accompanied December's 20th anniversary celebration of Radio KDNA, the nation's first all Spanish-language public radio station, have faded into background static. Now the station's execu...
Entre Amigas (click here)
(Sandy Summers/YHR) Guests Catalina Gomez, left, and Naomi Wentzel, center, talk with "Entre Amigas" host Ninfa R. Gutierrez. The show is broadcas...
Pastors Bring Message to Air Waves (click here)
(Pat Van Antwerpen, Voices Correspondent/YHR) Three Lower Yakima Valley pastors -- two Hispanics and an Anglo -- have launched a Spanish-language talk show, "Todo de Todo" (All of All), in an effort to cross denominational lines and help local Latinos...
KDNA Volunteer Now Station Manager (click here)
(Pat Van Antwerpen, Voices Correspondent/YHR) While much of his audience is still clinging to a last few precious moments of sleep, Antonio Balderas, station manager of Radio Cadena (KDNA), is setting up his day. Listening with one ear on the weathe...
Radio Cadena is Community Link for Spanish Broadcasts (click here)
(Roy Musitelli/YHR)
In the early days, says Executive Director Ricardo Garcia, KDNA made waves on the airwaves through its advocacy of farm-worker ...
A Rising Tide: La Raza in the New Millennium (click here)
William E. Kennard, former Chairman Federal Communications Commission, speaking before the National Council of La Raza, in Houston.
Mount Saint Helens eruption - Cle Elum, WashingtonSix months after going on the air, KDNA's first big news story was in May 1980, when Mount Saint Helens erupted (05/18/1980). KDNA was how Spanish speakers learned what was going on and how to protect themselves from the ash. This picture shows the ashstorm about 80 miles to the North, two hours into the eruption.
Tardeadas were regular events held in KDNA's Plaza Agustin Lara, until severe winter snows brought down the kiosko. The tardeadas included performances by local and visiting musicians, dance, food, and an opportunity for listeners to meet.
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