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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64 Pieces

Music Mix from the Desert Southwest


Latest Pieces

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Hacksaw Tom welcomes back guest John Mueller, pianist and music collector. The topic this episode is fusion jazz, with recorded examples from Tom M...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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2020 brings a clear vision of Arizona musicians centering around a recent live performance by the Shea Marshall-Andrew Gross Organ Combo hosted by ...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2020
  • Length: 57:59
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Mostly locals hosted by Hacksaw Tom. Aside from well-known piano giants Horace Silver and Bill Evans (both of whom came thru the desert southwest) ...

  • Added: Dec 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Desert Doug’s The Big Now Guitar Oriented Christmas Jazz with soulful holiday sounds from guitarists Thom Rotella, Wes Montgomery, Tony Mottola, Jo...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Shea Marshall’s Holiday Tamale Combo hosted by Hacksaw Tom and Jerry Donato. Aside from brief appearances from Bill Evans and JJ Johnson, this epis...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 57:59
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Desert Doug’s The Big Now Guitar Oriented Jazz No. 5: Tal Farlow, a legend among jazz guitar fanatics, begins with a mid-‘50s private tape then hos...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 57:59
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It is our usual mix of local Arizona artists with the globe, drummer Luis Santos represents Brazil and New York; Young Sounds the desert southwest,...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
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Another installment of Desert Doug’s “The Big Now,” Guitar-Oriented Jazz No. 4. Jim Hall plays two from both sides of his career, under-rated Rober...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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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