KAWC, Colorado River Public Media, is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a non-commercial, educational radio station. KAWC's licensee is the Arizona Western College District Governing Board. Within AWC, KAWC is part of the Office of the President.
With studios and transmitters located on the main campus of Arizona Western College in Yuma, KAWC AM-1320 began broadcasting on July 11, 1970. KAWC FM-88.9 was added in 1992. In early 2006, KAWC began simulcasts of the FM service over the Internet at kawc.org. In the summer of 2008, simulcasts of KAWC AM began.
Beginning in November 2009, KAWC began its partnership with the KJZA Radio Network through a Leased Management Agreement (LMA) to rebroadcast the KAWC AM program stream in Williams, Flagstaff, Kingman and Prescott, Arizona on weekdays.
Currently, KAWC has authorization to build three new transmitters in Parker, Quartzsite and Wellton, Arizona. We anticipate that Parker will be on the air in late 2012 or early 2013 and the other two sites will be on the air in 2013 or 2014.
KAWC is dedicated to educating, informing, and entertaining our listeners through high-quality radio and internet broadcasts. We serve the diverse needs of our audience with music, news, public affairs, and fine arts programming.
KAWC is qualified to receive support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through a Community Service Grant. As a condition of that grant, KAWC prepares an annual audit.