American Advertising Federation Tucson (AAF Tucson) has announced the selection of Bill Buckmaster as recipient of its 2011 Golden Mic Award. For the past 23 years, Buckmaster has been managing editor and anchor for “Arizona Illustrated” on KUAT-TV PBS 6. On January 3, he launches his new broadcast venture “Buckmaster”, a live, daily radio talk show at 9am on KJLL Radio. The award will be officially presented at AAF Tucson’s 30th Annual ADDY® Awards gala event on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at The Fox Tucson Theatre.
The Golden Mic award was established to recognize local media personalities who have given selflessly of their time to help raise awareness and contributions for area charities. The American Advertising Federation Tucson Board of Directors annually accepts nominations for this award. Previous recipients of the award include Alan Michaels, Bobby Rich, Colleen Bagnall & Patty Weiss, Johnjay VanEs & Rich Berra, Guy Atchley, Brian Jeffries, Chuck George and Ed Alexander.
AAF Tucson and Ad2 Tucson are comprised of more than 400 local advertising and media professionals.