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Henderson County's
First Choice for Music

WTZQ Reaches Your Audience
WTZQ Radio targets the forty-five plus demographic of the Western North Carolina population with a format of million-selling hits from the past five decades.

A Proven Blend of Music
Our music intensive format is a well-researched blend that no other radio station in our listening area provides. Listener response has shown that the WTZQ format is a proven winner.

Serving Henderson County
To serve the residents of Henderson County, WTZQ has built a reputation of being a locally-based, community-involved radio station. Our unique music mix is augmented with regional news, local news, weather and Henderson County current events.

Why Target the Forty-Five Plus Demographic?

  • They own 77% of all financial assets in America
  • They purchase 43% of all new domestic cars and 48% of all luxury cars
  • They spend more money on travel and recreation than any other group
  • They spend more on health and personal care items than any other group and purchase more over-the-counter medicines
  • They purchase 30% of all spa memberships
  • They spend more per-capita in the grocery store than any other age group
  • They eat out an average of three times per week
  • They gamble more than any other age group
  • They spend more on quality children's clothing for their grandchildren than the parents do
  • They show a higher concern for quality over cost
  • They are 20% who control 80% of all deposits in financial institutions
  • They control more than half the country's discretionary income
  • They are the lion's share of today's trust and retirement plan market

If you would like to put your advertising to work on Henderson County's timeless classics radio station, contact us today.

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WTZQ-AM 1600
P.O. Box 462
Hendersonville, NC 28793-0462

Phone: 828 692-1600
Fax: 828 697-1416
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WTZQ does not discriminate in programming or advertising sales based on race or ethnicity

Directions

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Driving East on I-26

  • Take Exit 53 and turn right on Upward Road.
  • Go 0.4 miles and turn right on South Allen Rd
  • Go 0.8 miles and turn left on New Hope Rd.
  • The road bears right and then back left and joins Airport Rd.
  • When Airport Rd bends right, continue straight on New Hope Rd.
  • Go 0.3 miles and turn right on Duncan Rd.
  • Duncan Rd. bends to the left
  • WTZQ is the house on the hill to the left.

Driving West on I-26

  • Take Exit 53 and turn left on Upward Road.
  • Go 0.5 miles and turn right on South Allen Rd
  • Go 0.8 miles and turn left on New Hope Rd.
  • The road bears right and then back left and joins Airport Rd.
  • When Airport Rd bends right, continue straight on New Hope Rd.
  • Go 0.3 miles and turn right on Duncan Rd.
  • Duncan Rd. bends to the left
  • WTZQ is the house on the hill to the left.

From South Hendersonville

  • Take Spartanburg Highway (US-176) south to Airport Rd.
  • Take Airport Rd. northeast 1.2 miles
  • Turn left on New Hope Rd.
  • Go 0.3 miles and turn right on Duncan Rd.
  • Duncan Rd. bends to the left.
  • WTZQ is the house on the hill to the left.

From Four Seasons Blvd.

  • Take Dana Rd. east 0.2 miles.
  • Turn right on Tracy Grove Road and follow approximately 1 mile.
  • Turn right on Duncan Rd.
  • Duncan Rd bends to the left.
  • Look for WTZQ on the hill to the right.

History

AM 1600 History

  • 1964 - WHVL signs on.
  • 1977 - WHVL moves to a Top 40 format.
  • 1986 - WHVL is sold to Butler Broadcasting. Mystle and Jim Butler.
  • 1987 - WHVL changes to WTZQ and begins "Solid Gold" format.
  • 1987 - Lake Lure is the scene for Swingfest '87. A large scale oldies music festival held on the lake. Guest artists included the Del Vikings, Rufus and Carla Thomas and a variety of shag and beach groups.
  • 1988 - By mid summer WTZQ changes to "Simply Beautiful" format.
  • 1990 - WTZQ sold by Butler Broadcasting to Ralph Conner.
  • 1993 - WTZQ is sold to United Broadcasting Enterprises, Inc.
  • 1997 - March 10th station transferred from Glenn W. Wilcox, Sr. to J. Ardell Sink.
  • 2002 - WTZQ purchased by Houston Broadcasting.
  • 2008 - WTZQ purchased by Mark Media (J. Ardell Sink)
  • 2014-  WTZQ increases in power to 5000 Watts

List of Former Personalities at WTZQ

  • Don Adams (1986-1988)
  • Andy Brittain (1986-1987)
  • Brother Bill (1979-1981, 1983)
  • Mitt Butler (1986-1989)
  • Tom Cassidy (1986)
  • Chuck Finley (1979)
  • Jason Forbis (1987-1988)
  • Gaby (1985-1986)
  • GT (1981-1985, 2002-2006)
  • Dave Hogan (1993-2000)
  • Clarke Hutchinson (1987)
  • Kenny B (1984-1985)
  • Sarah Kurkowski (1986-1987)
  • Al B. Lake (1982-1991)
  • David Lawrence (1986-1987)
  • Dave Lyons (1980)
  • Drew McLain (1985-1988)
  • Mountain Man (1984)
  • TC McCall (1986)
  • Kevin McKee (1983-1984)
  • Tom Moog (1989)
  • Thorg Morton & Goober (1982-1985)
  • Robin Muchler (1982-1985)
  • Doug O'Brien/Chris Kelly (1982-1983, 1987)*
  • Tracy Peltier (1985)
  • Kevin Scott (1981-1984)
  • Chris Smart (1986-1987)
  • Mark Sterling (1978-1980)
  • Paul Stevens (1988)
  • Randy Houston (2002-2008)
  • George Henry  (2007-Present)

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