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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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
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Social distancing picks part two hosted by Jerry Donato. Music for self-isolation picks for this episode come from Joey DeFrancesco, a some-time Ar...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Spill the Beans hosted by Hacksaw Tom. In 1972 we saw The Beans open for Jeff Beck at Celebrity Theater, so there’s a personal memory of this band ...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Social Distancing CD picks by Jerry Donato. From Studio B, condensed into one hour from three hours of his overnight radio shift, here are selectio...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2020
  • Length: 57:59