Dave Riek

General Manager and Host, The Bridge

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.

Obituary
9:21 am
Tue February 25, 2014

John Gaboury (1931-2014)

John Gaboury leading a tour of KAWC in 2004
Credit Dalia Garay, AWC Photo Archive

We at KAWC mourn the loss of John Gaboury, a longtime member of the KAWC family. We thank him for his years of entertainment, leadership, expertise, and storytelling.

On Sunday, March 2, there will be a special tribute version of "Gaboury's Private Stock," including highlights and personal reflections. To add your comments about John, please visit our Facebook page or email us at comments@kawc.org.

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Best of the Village Jazz Series

Full house at the Yuma Jazz Series
Credit Jim Anderson Photography

Concerts recorded live by KAWC's Doc Jazz at the Village Jazz Series. Each week we'll highlight a great performance from a previous concert.

AWC
7:00 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Arizona Western College's History and Future, President Glenn Mayle, and AWC's Art Students

On Western Voice Radio, KAWC's Lou Gum investigates the “Yuma Economic Development” bill that could replace Yuma's community college with a Yuma University.   Also, Western Voice Radio host Dave Riek sits down with Arizona Western College President, Doctor Glenn Mayle to hear his goals for the new year...


Western Voice Radio looks into the planning process for AWC’s 50th anniversary celebrations and KAWC's Maya Springhawk Robnett talks to art students at AWC about their prospects for the future…

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The Bridge

Colorado River Public Media's The Bridge is our effort to celebrate the diverse cultural influences that make up the Yuma community. Whether it's blues, bluegrass, roots, world, or other musical genres, you might hear it here!