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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Samba Mellow Samba hosted by Hacksaw Tom. A sprightly samba starts with Pete Christlieb and Linda Small, local vocalist Sherry Roberson gets mellow...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Lady Musician Profiles hosted by Hacksaw Tom. Two lady musicians are briefly profiled within this broadcast, Holly Hofmann is the premiere flutist ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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From a live remote, Desert Doug hosts “The Big Now” Guitar-Oriented Jazz No. 3 featuring players Howard Roberts, Johnny Smith, Hank Garland, Phil U...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Blue Note Records applied to Arizona, hosted by Hacksaw Tom. Inspired by “Beyond the Notes,” a film about the Blue Note record label, recently we c...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Hosted by Desert Doug, “The Big Now” Guitar-Oriented Jazz No. 2 features music by Grant Green, Joe Pass, Tim May, Pete Jolly with Howard Roberts, C...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Hosted by Hacksaw Tom. It is appropriate that we start the program with vinyl from a recent acquisition into our collection, focusing on west coast...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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“Desert Doug” debut’s “The Big Now,” Guitar-Oriented Jazz, a new series of Radio 586. Not all the greats appear out of the gate, but we do hear Wes...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Intermission between live sets at the Union Hall, hosted by Hacksaw Tom. The best musicians on record from Arizona pop up on all sorts of selection...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Live concert hosted by Hacksaw Tom. Alice Tatum has been admittedly singing for decades, many of those years on the Phoenix music scene at clubs li...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:02
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Blues and Big Band hosted by Hacksaw Tom. Guitarist Tommy Grills stays over from last week's show as guest DJ to play music by the well-known in bl...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:00