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.

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The tentative budget for Yuma County next year is more than 50 percent higher than last year's. What does it include? And where did the money come from? On this episode of Arizona Edition Yuma County Administrator Susan Thorpe speaks with KAWC’s Lou Gum on this year's budget.  

Yuma International Airport

The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) says over 1.4 million people passed through airport security Thursday. That's up from a little over 230,000 people on the same day last year. Airports across the country are seeing improving passenger numbers, but people flying is not the only measure of an Airport's health in a community. 

On this episode of Arizona Edition, Gladys Brown the Director of the Yuma International Airport speaks with KAWC's Lou Gum on why Yuma International is receiving statewide recognition following a global pandemic.

Behind the Yuma Multiversity is a push to expand access to higher education in Yuma County by a coalition of local individuals and businesses.

Yuma Mayor Travels to D.C.

May 12, 2021

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls is in Washington, D.C. this week.