Guadalupe “Lupita” Cordova, who died last week, was known as a radio “reina.”

Cordova, 80, had no crown, no throne and no castle, but she was a “queen.”

Though she often went home to a house with no running water or electricity, she and her husband formed a kingdom via the region’s first Spanish-language radio program. Though the program is long gone, and both Cordova and her husband have passed, their influence remains.

“Back then, there was a lot of dissension between the communities here. It not only gave the Hispanic people a voice, but it also brought together us three cultures,” Mario Cordova, the radio couple’s oldest son, said about the program’s beginning in 1961.

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