Border Radio is a part of Colorado River Public Media
Border Radio is a return to our roots: a “college radio” station that gives Arizona Western College students and other community members a chance to host music programs. Check us out at 94.7 FM and 1320 AM in Yuma, on this website, and on the KAWC/KOFA App.
KOFA began broadcasting on July 11, 1970 as KAWC-AM 1320. In 2018, when we brought the FM translator online for AM 1320, the call letters were changed to KOFA, and the station was rebranded as Border Radio.
Originally, Kofa was the King of Arizona gold mine, discovered in 1896. They stamped their property with “K of A,” or "Kofa." That's why the region has several things with the Kofa moniker, like the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Kofa High School, and us. And while we’re not a mine, we do think we have a gold mine of music to share with you every day!
Border Radio and our sister station, KAWC-FM, broadcast from the Robert E. Hardy Radio Studio Complex on the Arizona Western College campus in Yuma. The studios are dedicated in honor of "Uncle Bob" Hardy, KAWC's first general manager from 1970-1992. Uncle Bob passed away on January 5, 2016, and News Director Lou Gum produced this remembrance.
KOFA 1320 AM and 94.7 FM are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a non-commercial, educational radio station. KOFA's licensee is the Arizona Western College District Governing Board.