Kim Johnson

News Producer/Reporter

Kim Johnson says coming to work for KAWC is like coming home. Kim has been doing Yuma news on radio since 1981. Kim and his wife Joan moved to Yuma two months after getting married in 1981. Yuma has been good to the Johnsons as they are blessed with three great kids -- Kory, Nicole, and Jacqueline (but she likes to be called Jackie!).

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Multi-School Lockdown in Yuma

Feb 26, 2013
Michelle Faust / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

In this special report, Arizona Edition looks into the February 5th multi-school lockdown in Yuma, triggered by a report of an armed student.  KAWC’s Michelle Faust speaks with some of the concerned parents and school faculty recounts the events to KAWC's Lou Gum.

Jared Dort / Arizona Western College Campus Photography

After President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union Address to the Congress and the nation in Washington, D.C., KAWC's Kim Johnson spoke to new Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who gave his response to some of the major points made in the speech.

Congressman Paul Gosar and "Yuma Bev" Ribaudo

Feb 12, 2013
Michelle Faust / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

On Arizona Edition, KAWC's Kim Johnson speaks with Southwest Arizona's newest congressional representative, District 4 Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, about sequestration, gun control, and immigration reform.

In this segment of Arizona Edition, KAWC's Michelle Faust shares the story of Beverly Ribaudo, or "Yuma Bev", a Yuma woman trying to bring attention to  Parkinson's disease through music, writing, and humor.

The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Debate

Feb 4, 2013

Arizona Edition takes a look at the bipartisan plan by an assembly of U.S. Senators, including Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, to renew the debate on immigration reform.  KAWC’s Lou Gum speaks with Senator Jeff Flake as well as Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva about Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Michelle Faust

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Arizona Edition takes a look at Arizona’s African American history with long-time Yuma NAACP member John "Bud" Johnson and Arizona’s first African-American County Supervisor, Ray Moore.

In this segment, Arizona Edition looks into YouthBuild Peptech, a group of young people striving to overcome challenges, improve their educations, and give back to their community.