Ushering in a fifth consecutive year of pop-radio dominance with this win, KRQ continues to deliver new music to the Old Pueblo. Filtered through the fast-talking, joke-cracking on-air personalities of always-popular hosts Johnjay and Rich, Chris P., Seth O'Brien and the rest of the voices, the Top 40 songs of our day reach delighted Tucson ears 'round the clock. The tried-and-true contemporary-hit radio format guarantees that listeners will be slaves to nothing but American consumers' aggregate taste. Without KRQ, musical Tucson would be wandering with no cultural compass to rebel against.
2. KWMT FM 92.9 (The Mountain), www.929themountain.com
3. KXCI FM 91.3, www.kxci.org