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City Yuma, Arizona
Broadcast area Yuma
Branding Colorado River Public Media
Slogan Public Radio For Yuma
Frequency 1320 kHz
Format Public Radio, Full service
Power 730 watts day
106 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 2758
Transmitter coordinates 32°41′22″N 114°30′0″W / 32.68944°N 114.50000°W / 32.68944; -114.50000
Affiliations National Public Radio, Public Radio International, BBC World Service
Owner Arizona Western College
Sister stations KAWC-FM
Webcast Listen Live music
Website www.kawc.org

KAWC (1320 AM) is a Public Radio station airing a wide variety of music programs, along with a few news and talk programs. Licensed to Yuma, Arizona, United States, the station serves the Yuma area. The station is currently owned by Arizona Western College and features programming from National Public Radio and Public Radio International.[1]


1320 AM began life as the original KBLU, signing on September 6, 1959. When Eller Telecasting and Combined Communications merged in 1969, the newly formed group had to divest one of KBLU or KYUM at 560, choosing to keep the latter and donate the former to Arizona Western College. On January 1, 1970, the donation took effect, and 1320 AM signed off with the callsign changing to KAWC.

Arizona Western College immediately relocated the transmitter to its campus and instituted a public radio format, which signed on for the first time on July 11, 1970.

In 2009, the K-Jazz Radio Network with its transmitters in northwestern and northern Arizona entered into agreement with Colorado River Public Media, by which those transmitters simulcast 1320 AM on weekdays.


  1. ^ "KAWC Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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