Best Of Tucson®

Best Radio Station for News

KUAZ 1550 AM/89.1 FM

When KUAZ morphed from mostly jazz to its current daytime line-up of first-class news feature programs earlier this year, news junkies around Southern Arizona rejoiced. The station has always aired Morning Edition and All Things Considered, but with the addition of The World (co-produced by the BBC), Here and Now and Talk of the Nation, the UA-run public radio station put other purveyors of news/talk to shame. And what's refreshing is they're airing news programs more engrossing than the usual news/talk fodder of bad war news and recession whining. Jazz junkies can still get their fix in the evening and on weekend afternoons, and news night owls can hear world news without squirming from U.S. bias by listening to BBC Overnight from midnight to 6 a.m.

Runners up:

2. KNST 790 AM

3. KXCI 91.3 FM