Radio host and longtime Tucson television personality Bill Buckmaster will be inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in August.
Buckmaster, who hosts a daily radio program on KVOI-AM radio in Tucson, was a radio journalist in Nevada in the 1970s. He also hosted “Arizona Illustrated” on KUAT-TV for more than two decades in Tucson, and was inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2015 by the Arizona Broadcasters Association. Buckmaster estimates he has interviewed more than 5,000 people.
He has also worked for the Associated Press and was a news director in three states along with being an anchor in San Jose-San Francisco and at KUAT-TV, PBS-Tucson.
Buckmaster's television show was popular with Green Valley audiences, and they stay plugged into current events through his radio program Monday through Friday at noon. In 2015, The Tucson Weekly named him Tucson’s Best Radio Talk Show Host.
He will inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Las Vegas on Aug. 20.