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.