Best Of Tucson®

Best Radio Station for News

KUAZ FM 89.1/AM 1550

Given how broadcast journalism has gone the way of James L. Brooks' brilliant movie Broadcast News, there's no good reason to think any reporting of substance could be found on the radio. However, KUAZ (aka Arizona Public Media) delivers not only as a National Public Radio affiliate, but as a local outlet as well. Although NPR occasionally gets demeaned as a part of the "mainstream media," it's a quality brand that consistently delivers on many fronts. It's on the local side, however, where talented and hardworking reporters like Andrea Kelly, Fernanda Echavarri and Mark McLemore have been doing stellar work on stories involving the border, Pima Community College and local educators.

Runners up:

2. KQTH FM 104.1, aka "The Truth"

3. KXCI FM 91.3