Local Focus









WTZQ’s flagship Q-munity feature where we speak to the non-profit, civic, government, and volunteer leaders about the issues and topics that effect life in Western North Carolina.

Tune in to Local Focus every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:05am on Q- 95.3 FM, AM1600, or online here at www.wtzq.com.


Local Focus Interviews

1-23-20 TOPS Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

Lynne Meluch and Roxanna Queen from TOPS were our guests on Local Focus Thursday to tell us about Taking Off Pounds Sensibly and their recent anniversary.

1-17-20 Big Brothers-Big Sisters Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Joe Sherman was our guest on the Q today to share info about this week’s spaghetti Fundraiser at Three Chopt to support BBBS.

1-16-20 Food for Thought – Dine Out for Education Week

Summer Stipe with Henderson County Education Foundation shares info on how and where you can “dine out” next week to support HCEF.

1-14-20 Chimney Rock State Park

Nick Stauber tells us of upcoming events at Chimney Rock.

1-9-20 FISH program

FISH volunteers Myrle Jean Hughes and Bill Seibert tell us about the program that provides medical transportation and the need for volunteers.

1-7-20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast

Ronnie pepper was out guest on Local Focus this morning to remind us about the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast coming up Monday. Jan 20 and Blue Ridge Community College.

Local Focus 11/26/19

Today we had Roger Christensen & Micheal Lancaster from Carolina Concert Choir to talk about their upcoming concert Christmas in the Southwest, Friday December 6th & Saturday December 7th at Grace Lutheran Church. Get tickets now at

10-22-19 Rural Strong: North Carolina

Sharon Harvey from the U.S. Small Business Administration joined us to discuss a half-day of discussion and resources intended to take your community or small business forward at Blue Ridge Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 29th. Registration

10-17-19 Climate Talk to Citizen Action

Gray Jernigan and Joe Elliot were our guests to discuss this upcoming presentation.

10-15-19 Hendersonville Putt-Putt for Blue Ridge Humane Society

Laura Rice from Blue Ridge Humane Society told us all about the first Hendersonville Putt-Putt Open.

10-10-19 Bids & Blues benefiting Thrive

Thrive Executive Director Kristen Martin, Development Director Tracey Gruver, and board member Bryan b2 Byrd told us about Bids & Blues and the work of Thrive in our Q-munity.

10-8-19 Non-Gala GALA! for The Storehouse

Shelly Maupin of The Storehouse Food & Hygiene Pantry and Kathy Knight of Cascades Resort, and Storehouse Board Member, told us all about The Non-Gala GALA! coming up at Cascades Mountain Resort.