It’s no secret that I am a huge country music fan, and growing up in Tucson, the only radio station I listened to was KiiM-FM 99.5. When watching the Country Music Association Awards in November, I was so excited to see that there was a radio personality winner from Tucson!
Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from CMA Award Winner Buzz Jackson.
So, Buzz, time to share!
What do you want to tell the blogosphere about yourself today?
I love Tucson. My wife and I moved here more than 13 years ago to join KiiM-FM 99.5, and Tucson has been very good to us. Our daughter was born here, the station has continued its incredible success and contributions to the community, and I have met many great people. This is a great mid-sized town with a lot to offer the people who live here and visit here.
I love radio! I’m bullish about the future of the medium. Despite challenges from the internet, iPods, and satellite, broadcast radio still reaches nearly 100% of all adults in an average week. We are everywhere – in cars, stores, homes and offices. We do things in the community that no other medium can. We have the opportunity to make a difference every day in the lives of the people who listen.
This year I was fortunate to win the Country Music Association’s award for Broadcast Personality of the Year. This is the highest award anyone in country radio can win – and to win it, you have to demonstrate ratings success and community involvement, among other things. Then a select panel of radio and music industry professionals narrow down the applications to the top five, and then to the winner. To win this award means a lot to me. And I could not have done it without the support of our listeners in southern Arizona. So this award belongs to the community as much as it does to me.