Best Radio Talk Show (Host)

Amy Goodman

We remember Amy when she was filing reports for Pacifica News back in their scratchy, phone-feed days. Now, she interviews the big wigs with unflappable grace. Bill Clinton, in one of his last interviews as president, called her questions belligerent (a true radio driveway moment). When Pacifica, in an uncharacteristic corporate flash, kicked out Democracy Now! from its NYC studios, Amy moved the show, dubbed the "War and Peace Report," to an old firehouse/indie media center. Whenever we want the real scoop, we turn to her calm voice, her astute connection of disparate facts, her drive to unearth the truth. We love it when she asks blunt questions, and conservative corporate dudes stutter. The analogy fits: Amy Goodman is to Michael Moore as Democracy Now! is to Fahrenheit 9/11.

Runners up:

2. Frank, World-Famous Frank Show, KFMA 92.1 FM

3. John C. Scott, KTKT 990 AM