Kim Johnson

Reporter

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!).

Pages

Health Care
1:23 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

First in the Nation Heart Procedure Performed in Yuma

Credit achs.org

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.

Read more
Business
1:10 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

New Leader at Yuma County Chamber of Commerce

yumachamber.org
Credit yumachamber.org

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…

Read more
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.

Read more
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.      

Read more
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.

Read more

Pages