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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69 Pieces

Music Mix from the Desert Southwest


Latest Pieces

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Inventory & organizing of AZ CDs hosted by Hacksaw Tom. Over the years the Musician's Union has been filing CD recordings of its members and friend...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Gaynel Hodge passed in May 2020. He was born in LA with many years residence in Phoenix. He was a singer, songwriter, pianist and arranger for abou...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2020
  • Length: 57:59
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Johnny D and Bacpac's Arizona Sound series 6 of 6. Johnny touches on his activities from 1980 to today, mentioning radio stations K-15, KUKQ, KEYX,...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Johnny D and Bacpac's Phoenix Sound 5 of 6. What has led up to this segment evolved from “Arizona Sound series,” “The Phoenix Panorama,” “The Arizo...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Johnny D and Bacpac's Arizona Sound 4 of 6, 1950s to now. What has led up to this segment evolved from “Arizona Sound series,” “The Phoenix Panoram...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:01
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Johnny D and Bacpac's Phoenix Sound continued...More Arizona soul, jazz, rock, rockabilly and roots artists this 3rd of 6 in a series with “The Pho...

  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:01
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Johnny D and Bacpac's Phoenix Sound 2 of 6. We are proud to focus on what started as “The Phoenix Sound, the twang of 1950’s rock & roll guitar,” d...

  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Culture shock from Arizona jazz hosted by Hacksaw Tom, to Arizona Rockabilly hosted by Bacpac. For the first half hour hear mainly pianists, from t...

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 57:59
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First half welcomes guest veteran Phoenix radio broadcaster Dennis McBroom who talks about KCAC with Marty Marty Manning and Toad Hall, KRUX, KUPD,...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Hosted by Hacksaw Tom. Although we start with a modern piece by John Williams, the classical talk quickly turns baroque with guests violinist Cindy...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:00