Lou Gum

News and Operations Director and Host, Arizona Edition and All Things Considered

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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Arizona Edition - The Arizona Community Foundation among sponsors of first-ever New Arizona Prize...

The American southwest has been plagued with drought for over a decade, but the region continues to attract new business, industry and residents, placing an ever-increasing burden on Arizona’s most precious resource – water.

Arizona Edition - The Nameless Schoolteacher's Diary - A look back on Yuma history...

Saturday night in Yuma three of the dominant ideologies on the American political landscape will clash in a unique debate on the stage of the Gila Ridge High School performing Arts Center. 

With our own KAWC GM, Dave Riek serving as moderator, Dinesh D’Souza, representing the republican point of view, Andrei Cherny representing democrats and Jacob Hornberger representing the libertarian view will take questions in a structured two hour event created and sponsored by Yuma’s The Freedom Library.

Your Pets are Good for You

Sep 24, 2014

Your pet may be good for your mental and physical health...

According to the U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics sourcebook there are over 70 million pet dogs in the United States and over 74 million pet cats.  Add in fish, iguana, ferrets and a variety of other pet-like animals and clearly tens of millions of Americans own pets.

Latinos react to President Barack Obama's decision not to use executive power to tackle immigration reform...