We need your help to solve transportation issues for a vehicle challenged family here in the Gorge!

Gills Point S Tire & Auto, Ray Schultens Motors, Columbia Veterinary Hospital, Washington Gorge Action Program and Bicoastal Media offer up …Wheels Of Hope.

It feels good to make a difference in a family's life.  Wheels Of Hope does it in a big way.

The family selected for this year's 6th Annual Wheels Of Hope will receive the vehicle and  also get to Pay It Forward by donating $1,000 courtesy of Michelob Ultra and Walmart of the Gorge.

Wheels Of Hope also supported by:

  • Infinite Graphix
  • The Dalles Fruit Co.
  • Gorge Granite Works
  • Jones Trucking and Implement
  • Mid Columbia Mobile Propane
  • Casa El Mirador
  • Downey Sleep Center
  • One Community Health
  • Google
  • Hood River Cherry Company
  • Maupin Stoves & Spas
  • NW Natural
  • Crestline Construction
  • Holly Gove EXP Realty
  • A Kidz Dental
  • Holiday Inn Express The Dalles
  • Bustos & Hernandez Construction


The radio stations of Bicoastal Media, Gills Point S Tire and Auto, Ray Schultens Motors, Washington Gorge Action Program and Columbia Veterinary Hospital are teaming up for the sixth year to help a Columbia Gorge family in need.

"Wheels of Hope" will provide a struggling family lacking transportation options a 2014 Ford Focus to help them meet their daily travel needs.

Nominations of deserving families can be made at Gorgeradio.com and on-site at special Wheels of Hope vehicle stops from now through late October. A panel of judges made up of representatives from Bicoastal Media, sponsors and representatives of Human Service agencies involved in helping families will select the family to receive the vehicle, which will be awarded on or around Nov. 1.

In addition, Michelob Ultra and Walmart of Hood River will "Pay It Forward" by donating $1,000 to local non-profit organizations or runner up entries.

Wheels of Hope is also supported by Maupin's Stoves and Spas, The Dalles Fruit Company, A Kidz Dental Zone, Crestline Construction, NW Natural, Gorge Granite Works, One Community Health, Jones Trucking and Implement, Mid-Columbia Mobile Propane, Casa El Mirador, Downey Sleep Center, Google, Hood River Cherry Company, Holly Gove EXP Realty, The Dalles Holiday Inn Express, Bustos & Hernandez Construction, and Infinite Graphix.

More information and nomination forms available at Gorgeradio.com.

Bicoastal Media owns and operates KACI 93.5 FM, Newsradio 1300 AM/103.9 FM, KCGB 105.5/96.9 FM, KIHR AM 1340/98.3 FM, and KMSW 92.7/102.9 FM.



BICOASTAL MEDIA is running a campaign called Wheels of Hope.  Nominations must be received at the Bicoastal Media offices before 5pm on October 23, 2020.  Nominations will be accepted starting 8/10/20.  Award of the Wheels of Hope vehicle will be announced on or about November 31, 2020.

The selected nominee will receive a 2014 Ford Focus. Vehicle is "as is" with no warranty.  Selectee will be responsible for maintenance, taxes, licensing, and applicable fees.

The selected nominee will receive $1000 to be awarded to runner ups or donated back to local charities selected from a list of service organizations pre-determined by Bicoastal Media as per the "Pay it Forward" aspect of this campaign.

Nominations will be pre screened by staff at Bicoastal Media with the finalists judged by the committee.  The committee will carefully consider all final applications for need and to meet the minimum requirements

Nominees must be 18 years or older, have a valid driver's license, proof of citizenship, and evidence that insurance will be secured.

No Purchase is necessary.

Nominations may be submitted on www.gorgeradio.com or at special vehicle stops throughout the campaign period.  The dates/times will be announced on KACI AM-KACI FM-KCGB-KIHR-KMSW as well as on www.gorgeradio.com

The selectee also gives permission for the appointed Wheels of Hope committee to verify all of the information that was supplied.

Employees of Bicoastal Media, Sponsors of this campaign and their families or households are ineligible to win.

All campaign nominations are the property of Bicoastal Media.

All contestants acknowledge, as a condition of entry, that Bicoastal Media has the right to publicize and/or broadcast his/her name, character, likeness or voice.

In the event a winner chooses not to accept the prize or is disqualified, they will forfeit any and all claims to the vehicle, which can then be awarded to another nomination at the discretion of Bicoastal Media.  All prizes will be given away by Bicoastal Media; odds of winning depend on the number of qualified entries.

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    2400 West 6th Street
    The Dalles, OR 97058

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