Best Jazz Radio Station
As an NPR affiliate, KJZZ isn’t all talk. The favorite among jazz enthusiasts also pumps a wide repertoire of acoustic jazz and blues through Phoenix’s airwaves.
Best Local Radio Talk Show or DJ: Afternoon Drive
Big Shoe Stu Evans, 108 KMLE
After rejoining KMLE Country in 2010, Big Shoe Stu Evans is the reason country fans don’t touch the dial during drive time. www.kmle108.radio.com.
Best Local Radio DJ: Daytime
Sugabear, 101.5 KZON
Even though he recently left Phoenix for a new gig in Sacramento, our voters (who are still broken-hearted) loved Sugabear’s on-air personality, style and antics.
Best Radio Station and Best Today’s Hits Radio Station
Scooping up two nods for Best Radio Station and Best Today’s Hits Station, Mix 96.9’s slogan says it all—playing the best from “the 80’s, 90’s and today.” www.mix969.com.
Best Talk Radio Station
When getting from A to B, Valley voters tune into 92.3 KTAR for all their news and talk radio fixations. www.ktar.com.
Best Rock Radio Station
Tagged as Arizona’s Real Rock Station, 98 KUPD delivers a clean stream of rock tunes throughout the day. From Mötley Crüe to Megadeth, voters love the station for keeping their heads banging. www.98kupd.com.
Favorite Local Making a National Splash
Rhythm and Wine Bistro on VH1’s “Life As I Know It”
Local resident Bret Michaels drew attention to the Valley on his “Cribs” appearance. Recently, the rock star’s fiancée, Kristi Gibson, drew attention to local hot spot, Rhythm and Wine Bistro. In a 2010 episode of VH1’s “Life As I Know It,” Gibson dined at the bistro with a friend, solidifying the Scottsdale restaurant’s place among the stars. 480.478.6999, www.rhythmandwine.com.
Favorite Local Blog or Web Site
One visit to EricEatsOut.com and the site becomes a bookmarked favorite. Eric takes his loyal foodie following through culinary reviews of the hottest tables in town. www.ericeatsout.com.