Lou Gum

News and Operations Director and Host, Arizona Edition

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.

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Work Stories
11:55 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Work Story: Jeff McCloud on the Family Business

Arizona Edition - On this installment of Work Stories, 32-year-old Jeff McCloud talks about joining the family business and what it really means to fix someone's car...(originally aired 04/16/14).

This piece was featured in the April 16th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

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Elections
3:27 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

LD13 House Candidate Forum

KAWC partnered with KECY/ABC 5 for a candidate forum on the campus of Arizona Western College.  The three republican candidates for the Arizona House—incumbent Representatives Darin Mitchell and Steven Montenegro and their primary opponent, Diane Landis­­—took questions from KAWC News Director Lou Gum and KECY anchor Anna Chaulk on a variety of topics and then addressed the concerns of an audience of potential voters.  Below is a re-cap and the full forum in two parts...

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Arizona 2014
6:00 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Mark Brnovich, Candidate for Arizona Attorney General

Arizona Edition - Republican Mark Brnovich is running for Arizona’s top legal office, Attorney General, against a popular incumbent, Tom Horne.  Brnovich grew up in the Phoenix area.  He got his law degree in California and worked for several years at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.  He has also worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and most recently was the Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, a job that he tells KAWC’s Lou Gum connected him with much of the state…(originally aired 04/09/14).

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Arizona 2014
6:00 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Terry Goddard: Candidate for Arizona Secretary of State

Arizona Edition - Arizona Democrat Terry Goddard has a long history in Arizona politics.  He served as the Mayor of Phoenix in the 1980s, was a federal housing official in the 1990s and was the Arizona Attorney General from 2003 until 2011.  Goddard has also run and lost three campaigns to be Governor.  Goddard’s father, Sam Goddard, was Arizona Governor in the 1960s.

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Arizona 2014
6:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

AZ State Senator Al Melvin Runs for Governor

Arizona Edition - July 28th is the last day to register to vote in primary elections taking place August 26th.  This year, republicans have a lot of choices in the primary.  In most races they outnumber Democrats 2 and even 3 to one. For the state’s highest office there are nine candidates listed on the Arizona Secretary of State’s site for the Republican nomination.

Last week we heard from former Go-Daddy executive Christine Jones.  This week, KAWC’s Lou Gum sits down with state Senator Al Melvin…(originally aired 04/02/14).

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