KIIM FM’s Buzz Jackson Adds Hall of Fame Induction at Country Music Awards | Music


Buzz Jackson, Program Director and DJ at KIIM FM 99.5, has been nominated for the Country Radio Hall of Fame. He is only the second country music broadcaster from Tucson to achieve this honor. It is on the air from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

Mamta Popat, Star of Arizona Daily

In October, Tucson Country Music DJ / Program Director Buzz jackson will have another material to add to his pair of Academy of Country Music Awards and Country Music Association awards.

Jackson was informed last week that he will be inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame – only Tucson’s second country radio personality to be inducted.

” It’s really cool. I hadn’t expected this in a million years, ”he said last week, days after hearing the news.

The only other Tucsonan in the Hall of Fame is Jim Slone, who once owned KIIM 99.5FM, where Jackson has worked since moving to Tucson from Florida 20 years ago.

Jackson was appointed to the Hall three years ago and has submitted all the documents required for the appointment. But since he hadn’t heard anything back, he assumed that would never happen.

“Apparently they’re saving all of this for the future,” he said.

“All I’ve ever wanted to do since I was 5 was be on the radio, and getting into (the Hall of Fame) on the airwaves side is perfect,” said the Long Island native, New York. who was introduced to country music after losing his job in Florida’s Top 40 radio when the station changed formats.


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