October 19, 2022 / Modified oct 26, 2022 9:17 a.m.

Arizona Public Media Launches News Bureau in Sierra Vista

AZPM's Cochise County News Bureau will provide focused reporting on regional issues.

Jack Gibson, AZPM CEO and Gary Packard, Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology count down as Summer Hom, AZPM Cochise County Reporter cuts the ribbon to the AZPM Cochise County News Bureau.
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Arizona Public Media has launched an official Cochise County news bureau headquartered at the University of Arizona College of Applied Science & Technology on the University's Sierra Vista campus.

SV 3 radio booth The AZPM Cochise County News Bureau broadcast booth.
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AZPM's Cochise County News Bureau will provide focused reporting on regional issues. Cochise County Reporter Summer Hom will report exclusively from the new bureau. Hom, a current University of Arizona student majoring in Government and Public Service, was most recently a reporter with the Sierra Vista Herald/Review where she covered education, arts, politics, courts, and other general assignments. In addition to focused regional stories, listeners in southeastern Arizona will continue to receive trusted local and national NPR programming from the AZPM studios in Tucson on KUAS 88.9 FM.

SV event 2 AZPM Cochise County Reporter Summer Hom greets guests at the dedication of the new AZPM Coshise County News Bureau at the UA College of Applied Science and Technology in Sierra Vista.
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In 2018, in partnership with Cochise County, AZPM erected a radio transmission tower capable of supporting a full-power FM antenna that strengthened NPR radio service to audiences in Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Benson, Huachuca City, and Douglas.

SV event main L to R: Jack Gibson, AZPM Chief Executive Officer; Gary Packard, Jr., Ph.D. Dean, College of Applied Science and Technology; Summer Hom, AZPM Cochise County Reporter; Christopher Conover, AZPM News Director at the dedication of the AZPM Cochise County News Bureau at the UA College of Applied Science and Technology in Sierra Vista.
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