Lou Gum

News and Operations Director and Host, All Things Considered

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.

Ways to Connect

Yuma Regional Medical Center

Yuma Regional Medical Center is working with the Mayo Clinic on a research study to explore how effective the use of blood plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 is in helping other patients recover from the virus. 

In this week's Arizona Edition KAWC's Lou Gum speaks with Abhinav Chandra an M.D. and Medical Director of Institutional Research and Cancer Center. 

Diane Hillegass , Fan-Quest

Arizona Edition 


Small businesses throughout Yuma County continue to adapt to the evolving coronavirus pandemic and Fan-Quest Games, Yuma's only gaming shop that features comic books, has managed to power through the crisis. 


Yuma Regional Medical Center

In light of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's decision to lift the ban on elected surgeries starting in May, Yuma Regional Medical Center will follow suit on May 4, returning hundreds of workers to the hospital in a safe and secure manner, according to Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robert Trenschel. 

Arizona Edition

April 17, 2020 Part II 


KAWC's Lou Gum speaks to Executive Director Sherri Collins for the Arizona Commisssion for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing surrounding the recent developments with the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Facebook: Kyrsten Sinema

Arizona Edition,  Show number 61

April 17, 2020