Arizona Public Media's Bill Buckmaster has announced that he's stepping down at the beginning of next year.
Here's an e-mail he sent this morning:
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
For the past 23 years I have had the honor and privilege to present "Arizona Illustrated" to the residents of Southern Arizona. I am proud of this University of Arizona-based public service which has given a voice and forum to thousands of our citizens.
Now, it is time to open another chapter in my communications career and life of public service that has spanned more than four decades.
My separation from Arizona Public Media is January 1, 2011.
Although I will no longer be working at the University of Arizona, in my heart I will always be a Wildcat!
I wish continued success to all my friends and colleagues at the University of Arizona and Arizona Public Media.
With all good wishes,