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KQUA 99.7 "The River", Wilderness


Published December 8th, 2022 in KQUA 99.7 "The River", Wilderness

The Wilderness Committee is in the early stages of developing a new radio show for KQUA, Umpqua Watersheds’ radio station, and we need your help.

Besides news about wilderness and conservation efforts in our communities, a core feature of each program will be what we’re calling “Tales from the Trail.”

Have you ever had an adventure? Ever gotten lost in the woods, encountered a bear, been bumped from a white-water raft, or been caught in a sudden downpour? Or any other event that seemed frightening at the time, but you survived to tell the tale.

Have you ever been in the woods with friends or family when something humorous occurred?

Have you ever had an “aha” or awe-inspiring moment when the beauty or majesty of the natural world took your breath away or changed the way that you experience or perceive nature?

If you have ever experienced any of these moments, or something similar, we’d like you to share them with us and our radio audience. And we want you to tell it in your own voice. You can either write it down or just send us a short synopsis and we’ll help you build a compelling narrative of between 10 and 15 minutes in length.

When it comes time to record your story, we’ll contact you by phone and record it over the phone from the comfort of your own home.

I know that you care about Oregon’s forests, streams, and the creatures who depend on them for their existence or you wouldn’t be reading this newsletter. So please share your stories and help us reach out and inspire others to join us in protecting and preserving the natural world.

Send your story or ideas to or call me at 208.365.1789.



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