Arizona Edition

Monday through Thursday at 12pm on 88.9 FM, 1320 AM and the KJZA Radio Network

News Director, Lou Gum

Hosted by Lou Gum, Arizona Edition, KAWC's news program, is our focus on the issues facing Arizona. Through interviews with local newsmakers and other information from the field, KAWC journalists keep you informed on issues in the region.


AZED- Dozens of communities in the western United States stretching from Mexico to Canada, including Yuma County are participating in a cutting edge research project that aims to measure certain objects located in the outskirts of our planet’s solar system.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports on why Yuma is such a great location for stargazing.  In fact, the National Science Foundation has identified Yuma, Parker And Kingman as perfect locations for stargazers to help them identify objects in the outer solar system.

Understanding tequila's history and culture

Apr 29, 2015

AZED-Cinco de Mayo celebrations are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S.

The celebrations commemorate the day in 1862 when the Mexican army fought and defeated the French army in the state of Puebla.

Today, celebrations across Mexico and the United States are encouraged by Mexican beer and tequila advertisements.  And when people think of a Mexican drink – tequila is often the first in their minds

Stephanie Sanchez

AZED-In 2009, the discovery of the Asian Citrus Psyllid in Yuma County led to a quarantine of residential and commercial citrus growers.

The Asian Citrus Psyllid, is a small insect that can carry a devastating disease to the state’s $37.2 million citrus industry.

The quarantine which was ordered in Yuma, La Paz and Santa Cruz counties has now been stretched to a small portion of Maricopa County.

Yuma Proving Ground tests M777 Howitzer

Apr 15, 2015
Stephanie Sanchez

AZED-The Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the world.

YPG, located 25 miles northeast of Yuma conducts a wide variety of military tests from long range artillery, armored vehicles to unmanned aerial systems.

With a sunny climate, vast terrain and range facilities, it is an ideal environment for testing and training conditions year round.

The test facility is larger than the state of Rhode Island and is one of the Army’s busiest testing centers.

Fan-Quest celebrates 25 years of comic book and game fun

Apr 15, 2015
Stephanie Sanchez

AZED-This week fans of role-playing and war games are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Yuma's only independently owned and run comic book and game store. 

Fan-Quest has been the hotspot for people of all ages who prefer the unplugged version of gaming.

In an era in which video games are more popular, we take a look at the low-key gamers who gather in the evenings for games like Dungeons and Dragons or Pokemon Trading Game Card Matches.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez has more....