Kim Johnson

Host, All Things Considered, and News Producer

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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Arts and Culture
3:22 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Arizona Towns and Interesting Places: The Community of YPG

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.

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Business
3:15 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

GYEDC's Julie Engel and Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls on Business in Yuma

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.      

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City Council
1:00 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Yuma City Council Meeting Preview

Yuma City Hall
City of Yuma

Arizona Edition - In this preview of the Yuma City Council meeting Wednesday evening, KAWC's Kim Johnson looks into what the Council will be focusing on...(originally aired 08/06/14).

This piece was featured in the August 6th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

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Agriculture
1:00 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Yuma's Summer Onion Crops and an Interview with Dr. Kurt Nolte

Arizona Edition - Growing onion seeds is a year-long process but it is one of the few local crops harvested in the hot summer months of June and July, and the months between planting and harvest can be treacherous for growers.  Turns out, for the most part onion seeds do very well in Yuma’s summer heat.  Dr.

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Military
6:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Yuma Proving Ground New Commander

Arizona Edition - The U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground has a new commander.  The mantle of command was passed last week from Col. Reed Young to Col. Randy Murray in ceremonies that trace back to the American Revolution.  KAWC’s Kim Johnson was there and files this report…(originally aired 06/25/14).

This piece was featured in the June 25th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

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