Button punchers have fewer and fewer options when it comes to local news, so stations that make an effort to do more than just carry network newscasts are favorably received. If you are public radio in Tucson and can offer the entire National Public Radio network news team-along with a local information crew-you win again this year. With heavy focus on morning rush hour commuters, the mid-day lunch bunch and the ride-home crowd, veteran presenters Robert Rappaport, Bill Mortimer and Nelson Warnell concentrate their coverage on feature vignettes as well as breaking news.
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