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CPB and FCC Compliance

KAWC/KAWP/KOFA, collectively Colorado River Public Media, is qualified to receive support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) through a Community Service Grant (CSG). This station is required to certify annually to the CPB our compliance with the Communication Act of 1932. This page provides information to the public about that compliance.

Colorado River Public Media
PO Box 929
2020 S Avenue 8E
Yuma, Arizona 85366

Licensee: Arizona Western College

Community Advisory Board and Open Meeting Requirements
Colorado River Public Media is exempt from Community Advisory Board requirements.

The licenses for KAWC-Yuma, KAWP-Parker, and KOFA-Yuma are held by the Arizona Western College. The AWC Governing Board is an elected body; its current members are:

District 1: Richard Lamb
District 2: Kenneth MacFarland
District 3: Dennis Booth (Board President) 
District 4: Olivia Zepeda
District 5: Maria Chayova

A list of Arizona Western College Governing Board biographies, meeting agenda, minutes, and open meeting requirements are available here.

Station Executive Staff 
Dave Riek, General Manager

Lou Gum, News and Operations Manager

Alice Ferris, Development Director

Financial Reports 
Colorado River Public Media prepares an annual audit, which you can view here: Current Audit

Colorado River Public Media also prepares an annual financial report for the CPB, which you can view here: Current CPB AFR

Financial reports may also be viewed by appointment at the Colorado River Public Media offices on the Arizona Western College Yuma Main Campus.
Station Activity Summary
Under the terms of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Community Service Grant, Colorado River Public Media is required to complete an annual Station Activity Summary (SAS). Part of the SAS is a listing of ways KAWC/KOFA Border Radio serves the community. You can access the latest Local Community Service Report here.

Community Representation Statement/Equal Employment Opportunity
As a department of Arizona Western College, Colorado River Public Media supports and complies with the College's commitment to and goals in diversity. Arizona Western College ensures equal opportunity in employment and educational services regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability, consistent with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and the provision of educational services. The President of the College or designee shall establish procedures to carry out this policy.

Colorado River Public Media works with a mix of interns, volunteers, and community partners to ensure that the programming on our stations reflects the diverse audience in the communities we serve.

Our latest Equal Employment Opportunity Report to the FCC is linked here.

FCC Public File
KAWC maintains its FCC public file online. The station's public files are available here:

KAWC-FM 88.9:

KAWP-FM 88.9:

KOFA-AM 1320:

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