Arizona Western College provides telecourses and other programs on a total of three cable television channels serving Yuma and La Paz counties. In Yuma, AWC TV, channel 74, features a mix of educational programming, student-produced content, live Matador Sports Network broadcasts and more. edTV, channel 75, features live and pre-taped telecourses allowing students to take courses from home by viewing lectures shown at multiple times during the week, then submitting assignments online via Blackboard. In Parker, AWC TV channel 7 features programming selected from both of the Yuma channels, along with informational shows produced in the AWC TV Parker studio.
AWC's television channels are a joint project with NAU-Yuma, the City of Yuma, the Yuma Educational Consortium, Time-Warner Cable in Yuma and Suddenlink Cable in Parker. AWC's TV studio is a state-of-the-art, digital facility which trains students who are seeking a job in television, video production companies, and media-related fields. The program provides practical experience in the use of professional equipment in a digital television studio and editing training using industry leading hardware and software..
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AWC TV YUMA Programming highlights
For seven years, AWC Television Production and Media Arts students have produced their own live, weekly, half hour show on AWC TV. For the first seven seasons, it was known as 'AWC Spotlight', and received a Rocky Mountain Emmy Nomination in 2007.
In Spring 2010, the producers (aka students) decided to rename it The Dirty Thirty. (Visit the Dirty Thirty Facebook page here for info on the show, and clips from past episodes) In Spring 2011, the name was changed back to "Spotlight" again. (Visit the Spotlight Facebook page for info and clips) The students are in charge; the staff of TV Services acts merely as guidance and tech support for their shows. The students plan the shows, host the shows, and serve as the technical crew for the shows, from running camera and audio right up to directing the show.
Track 74 on AWC TV features local musicians from the Yuma area. For information on when it airs, and to watch some of the exclusive live in-studio performances, visit the Track 74 Facebook page.
During the athletic seasons, get the latest on all the Matador sports teams on the Matador Mania Show. Featuring recaps of recent games, previews of upcoming events, and interviews with Matador coaches and student athletes. New episodes Tuesdays at 7pm.
As part of the Matador Sports Network, AWC TV broadcasts all home football games live from Veterans Memorial Stadium, and most home men's and women's conference basketball games live from The House on the AWC campus, both on AWC TV and via UStream, either in the embedded player below, or via the UStream app on all major mobile devices. Games will replay on AWC TV Tuesdays after Matador Mania at 7:30 and other times throughout the week.
AWC TV also televises select AWC soccer and volleyball games.
For complete Athletic schedules and AWC TV broadcast schedules, check the Athletics section.