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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32 Pieces

Music Mix from the Desert Southwest


Latest Pieces

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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
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Tommy Grills CD release, interviewed by Hacksaw Tom. Blues guitarist/vocalist from the Phoenix Valley since the 1990s, originally from Rochester NY...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Summers' End hosted by Hacksaw Tom. We hear two segments from separate live broadcasts as summer comes to a close, one from intermission of our Fir...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
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Summer re-runs Hosted by Hacksaw Tom. The dog days of summer cry for the old re-runs we remember. We start in Manhattan with Peter & Will Anderson,...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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More Jimmy Nistico and Jazz Express, Hacksaw Tom hosts. Continuing our monthly live concert, we hear the long-time horn man leading a quintet along...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:00