Kim Johnson


Kim Johnson says coming to work for KAWC is like coming home. Kim has been doing Yuma news on radio since 1981. Kim and his wife Joan moved to Yuma two months after getting married in 1981. Yuma has been good to the Johnsons as they are blessed with three great kids -- Kory, Nicole, and Jacqueline (but she likes to be called Jackie!).

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The Yuma Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol has a new Chief Patrol Agent.  KAWC's Kim Johnson sits down with Anthony Porvaznik...

Dr. Joseph Cardenas, a Yuma cardiologist has used a drug coated balloon to fight peripheral artery disease.  The procedure was performed for the first time in the country right here in Yuma on January 31st.  KAWC’s Kim Johnson talks to Dr. Cardenas about the medical breakthrough and why Yuma is set up so well to provide groundbreaking medical services.

Arizona Edition - John Courtis (pronounced Curtis) is now flying solo as the new Executive Director of the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce. 

For the past few days he has been working with long time Chamber head Ken Rosevear.  Rosevear retired as of September 29th.  KAWC’s Kim Johnson spoke to the new Chamber Director to find out more about him and his goals for his new position…

Arizona Edition – In the kick-off of a new regular series on Arizona Towns and Interesting Places, KAWC’s Kim Johnson travels the region to help paint a better picture of the state.  In the first installment of the series, he takes a look at the community of–YPG? (Originally aired 08/14/14).

This piece was featured in the August 18th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

Arizona Edition – Five Fortune 500 companies call Yuma home, employing a thousand-plus workers.  Logistics, Agribusiness, Manufacturing and Renewable Energy of are some of the growth areas in industry here.  When a new company or business looks to expand or relocate to the Yuma area, a region by the way that is touted for its proximity to four states and two countries, they can get some help from the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation.