Dave Riek

General Manager and Host, The Bridge and Morning Edition

Dave Riek has been General Manager at KAWC since January, 2006. He began his work in Yuma as a partnership with NPR member-station, KNAU, at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. After more than a year splitting his time between the two stations, Dave made the move to Yuma in the summer of 2007. Dave has worked as a reporter, news director, producer, recording engineer and operations manager. At KNAU he led the transition from amateur to professional air staff. Dave also worked on a series of projects to develop a network of repeater stations to bring public radio to communities across northern and central Arizona. He has also worked as a consultant helping develop several public radio stations across the southwest. A native of Arizona, Dave spent his childhood in the Phoenix area. After more than 20 years in Flagstaff, Dave, his wife and three young children are enjoying the change to Yuma's desert lifestyle. Dave can be contacted at dave.riek@kawc.org.

The Yuma Arts Center is bringing live music back to Yuma with a two-day festival at the Historic Yuma Theatre this weekend.

Christina Sibley

The AWC community was sad to hear of the recent death of professor of English, Doctor Ed Davis.   The retired professor impacted the lives of countless students, faculty and staff during his 14 years on the Yuma campus.   Ed was a KAWC listener and supporter, and was a fan of our eclectic music program "The Bridge" on AM 13-20. As a remembrance of Ed Davis we have created this special "The Bridge Tribute"

Maya Springhawk Robnett

Vanessa Silberman and Carissa Johnson are young rock n' rollers who are wrapping up "The Cardinal and Crow Tour" with a performance tonight (October 9, 2017) at  The Maverick Bar in Yuma. They stopped by the KAWC Studio to talk with "The Bridge" host, Dave Riek, and play a couple of songs.


Arizona's monsoon weather season officially began on June 15th, but this week is the first time enough moisture has moved into the state to potentially trigger afternoon and evening thunderstorms and rain in southern Arizona.

While monsoon storms can be inconvenient and dangerous, for the state's largest utility, the storm season presents a major challenge due to outages triggered by storm damage.