Best In Media: 2019

Hot off the press we bring you the list of Arizona’s best news outlets, favorite tv and radio personalities, and top music stations. Here are readers top picks for media in the Valley.

These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2019 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2019 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents.

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their Best Of status, a celebratory bash will be held in May 2019. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2019 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here (email by February 15, 2019 to confirm your placement).


Best Country Radio Station: 102.5 KNIX

Best Afternoon Drive Radio Talk Show or DJ: James Rivas Jr., 101.1 The Beat

Best Evening Radio Talk Show or DJ: Natasha Castles, 101.5

Best Midday Radio Talk Show or DJ: Lady Stephanie, 101.1

Best Morning Drive Local Radio Talk Show or DJ: Johnjay & Rich, 104.7 KISS

Best Radio Station: 93.9 KWSS

Best Rock Radio Station: 97.9 KUPD

Best Talk News Radio Station: 550 KFYI

Best Today’s Hits Radio Station: 104.7 KISS

Best Variety Station: 99.9 KEZ

Favorite Local Website:

Best News Website:

Best News Station: ABC 15

Best Traffic Personality: Heidi Goitia, CBS 5

Best Weekend Anchor: Danielle Lerner, ABC15

Favorite Afternoon or Evening Show: ABC 15 News at 5, ABC 15

Favorite Anchor Team: Scott Pasmore, April Warnecke, Javier Soto and Gina Maravilla, 3TV

Favorite Local Daytime Show: Sonoran Living, ABC 15

Favorite Local Morning Show: Good Morning! Arizona, 3 TV

Favorite Meteorologist or Weather Personality: Kristy Siefkin, FOX 10

Favorite Nightly Newscast: ABC 15 News at 10, ABC 15

Favorite Sportscaster: Joe Pequeno, CBS 5

Favorite Female Afternoon or Evening News TV Personality: Stephanie Hockridge, ABC 15

Favorite Male Afternoon or Evening News TV Personality: Craig Fouhy, ABC 15

Favorite Female Morning or Daytime TV Personality: Kaley O’Kelley – ABC 15

Favorite Male Morning or Daytime TV Personality: Javier Soto, 3 TV Reporter

Most Fashionable News Anchor: Kaley O’Kelley – ABC 15

News Anchor of the Year: Steve Irvin, ABC 15

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