Hang on to your pants, Miami, because the biggest competition of the summer lands next week. No, not the 2016 Olympics. We're talking about New Times' annual Best of Miami issue. Our staff has chosen more than 400 winners, from the finest restaurants to the most notable new bars and clubs around the Magic City. We'll also reveal the winners of our Readers' Poll, where thousands of votes were cast for Miami's favorite spots.
The issue will hit the web this Tuesday. To whet your appetite for the main event, we're previewing some of our picks today. Here's our 2016 selection for Miami's best FM radio personality.
Best AM Radio Personality: Jon "Stugotz" Weiner
Jon "Stugotz" Weiner of The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz is an Everyman's man. He is red-faced, white-knuckled, emotional, unapologetically cocky, cliché-driven, and transparently childish. As his cohost Dan Le Batard routinely says, sports is akin to the toy department, so why can't we act like kids? Stugotz gets us. He is us. He represents us, even the bad parts of us. He goes to work hung-over. He barely listens to what anyone says. He complains. He brags. He's a seesaw of emotions bound to be scooped up by a tornado and thrown to the other side of an argument without a moment's notice. Stugotz is the who we would be on sports radio if we had the talent to be on sports radio. Not all superheroes wear capes. Some are sports radio hosts wearing unlaundered shirts. Stugotz is the sports radio man South Florida deserves.
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Best of Miami 2016: A full list of the 2016 winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 14, and the complete issue will be available on newsstands Thursday, June 16. Celebrate with us at the Best of Miami Launch Party at the Rusty Pelican on Thursday, June 16. Tickets cost $45. Visit microapp.miaminewtimes.com/bestofparty/2016.