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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4 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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82 Pieces

Music Mix from the Desert Southwest


Latest Pieces

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Letter C, Cont’d. We are going thru the Arizona music alphabet, AZ A to Z, from a collection built by musicians & donors over the years. We are dee...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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The Bridge is a daily music program that brings together blues, folk, rock and more from around the world and across the decades.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
  • Length: 04:30:02
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Jazz Straightahead returns with the first week of autumn

  • Added: Sep 26, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Another "Too Darn Hot!" high temperature version of Jazz Straightahead

  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
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A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC FROM THE 60'S AND 70'S.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 53:54
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Our go-to for jazz guitar in Arizona is Desert Doug who for his ninth installment presents more of the of the prime, if under-rated: Joe Diorio, Fr...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2020
  • Length: 57:59
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An exploration of Jazz and other music guided by Doc Jazz.

  • Added: Sep 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
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A special Labor Day weekend addition of the "Too Darn Hot" summer series.

  • Added: Sep 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
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A celebration of the music of the 1960's and 1970' hosted by Chuck Wullenjohn.

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Sep 19, 2020
  • Length: 55:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Allan Chase is a jazz alto saxophonist who grew up in 1970s Phoenix, and moved to the east coast not long after. He continues to live, perform and ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:00