KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA

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KAWC, Colorado River Public Media, operates two radio stations licensed to Arizona Western College in Yuma. With studios and transmitters located on the AWC main campus in Yuma, KAWC AM-1320, now KOFA, began broadcasting on July 11, 1970. KAWC FM-88.9 was added in 1992. KAWC also broadcasts on the internet at kawc.org. KOFA AM also broadcasts on the Arizona Community Radio Network in Flagstaff, Prescott, Williams and Kingman, and online at borderradioaz.org.

KAWC FM added KAWP FM in Parker, Arizona, in 2014 at 88.9 FM. KAWC provides "Trusted News for Yuma and La Paz Counties" and includes classical music and jazz.  

“Border Radio – KOFA” AM has a translator at 94.7 FM in Yuma, and brings together blues, folk, rock, oldies, and local artists, with community news, information about organizations and perspectives from people living on the US-Mexico Border.

Both stations are a service of Colorado River Public Media and Arizona Western College. 



Series

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4 Pieces

A visit back to two of the most influential decades in music history

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4 Pieces

Jazz Straightahead is a weekly two-hour radio program featuring the historic and present-day diversity of jazz, hosted by "Doc Jazz" (aka Cary Meister). A core weekly component of Jazz Straightahead is straight ahead jazz, but the program is about much more than that. Each program in the series intentionally selects from a worldwide diversity of genres, styles, grooves, instruments, and instrumentations. If you want to explore from the center to the boundaries of what jazz is, Jazz Straightahead is the place to be. No preconceptions or experience needed. Just enjoy the music while growing in your jazz experience.

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86 Pieces

Music Mix from the Desert Southwest


Latest Pieces

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ManPurse and Mike Breen New Releases. It is refreshing to have new fall CD releases from Arizona artists, perhaps the first within our region sent ...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Music from the 60s and 70s be sure to listen to these great hits.

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Oct 28, 2020
  • Length: 56:10
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Oct 26, 2020
  • Length: 55:52
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Jazz Straightahead program hosted by Doc Jazz, airing on Colorado River Public Media's KAWC & KAWP on 2020-10-24.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Desert Doug Guitar Jazz no. 10. Our go-to man for guitar in the desert southwest turns in his 10th show in this series, Vintage sounds from the und...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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A celebration of the music of the 1960's and 1970' hosted by Chuck Wullenjohn.

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 54:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Jazz Straightahead with Doc Jazz is a weekly radio program from KAWC-FM, Colorado River Public Media

  • Added: Oct 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
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A celebration of the music of the 1960's & 1970's hosted by Chuck Wullenjohn.

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 57:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Arizona Musicians letter C, cont'd. Just when ya think we’re done with the letter C, we’re not. Thanks to Phoenix pianist Beth Lederman (who appear...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Jazz Straightahead with KAWC's "Doc Jazz" Cary Meister

  • Added: Oct 10, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00