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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5 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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Armand Boatman ended up being the desert southwest’s jazz piano gift from the pacific northwest. An educator and active musician from Richland Wash...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Variety in this episode of our Arizona music collection under the partial listings of letters B and C: Vintage pop, rockabilly, bluesy country, blu...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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From the letter B: Sheri Baker and Brea Burns, each of whom first appeared on this program in 2016. Two completely different women in Arizona music...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Letters A and B: Adair to Burke. This episode contains the variety that Arizona music can provide: Pop, new age, eclectic, blues, Latin-tinged, wes...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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We are dealing with Arizona musicians filed under A and B, Rex Allen Sr. and Jr. for starters. Which brings us to one of the most important horn pl...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2020
  • Length: 57:59
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Arizona Artists Al thru Bo. Now that our collection of Arizona artists’ recordings are organized alphabetically, our job next is to play them…in or...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2020
  • Length: 57:58
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Local musicians letters A and a wee bit of B: Now that our library of Arizona Musician’s albums, CDs, tapes and digital files are organized, we are...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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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