Best Of Tucson®

Staff Pick: Best Radio Talk Show Host

Bill Buckmaster

Noon to 1 p.m.

KVOI, 1030 AM

After building an audience over decades as the anchor of AZPM's Arizona Illustrated, local legend Bill Buckmaster wasn't ready to retire. So he found a new home doing independent radio Monday through Friday. Buckmaster, who has to be the most knowledgeable, fair and balanced host in town, continues to host a wide range of newsmakers, authors, artists, journalists, economists and other guests who have something interesting to say. Buckmaster demonstrates with every show how much this town needs a radio host who understands the context of what this town is all about.