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


6-1-23 Lake Lure Music Festival

Festival Producer and Artistic Director Chris Dolman talks about this years festival featuring Appalachian Road Show. CLICK HERE for info and tickets


5-25-23 Arts Council of Henderson County

Executive Director, Eric Kerchner talks about the huge increase in exciting Arts Council public events coming over the next few months. CLICK HERE for more info


4-25-23 Tryon Fine Arts Center

Executive Director, Marianne Carruth talks about many exciting upcoming events at TFAC. CLICK HERE for info


4-20-23 Guiding Reins

Founder and Executive Director, Diane Prewitt and Veteran, Conan Felix tell us about how Guiding Reins is helping veterans through equine therapy.  Support Guiding Reins by taking part in their upcoming Derby Day. CLICK HERE for more


4-18-23 Police Department Multi Year Strategic Plan

Police Chief Blair Myhand talks about the new Multi Year Plan and the Association of Chiefs of Police Trust Building Campaign


3-16-23 Polk County Film Initiative – Tryon International Film Festival

Debra Torrence and Ashley Crane talk about PCFI and TRIFF.  Listen as they educate about the festival and talk about upcoming fundraisers to help support.


Local Focus European Market

Today on Local Focus Dave & Diane talk with Natalia from the European Market and the IMOCE. We discussed the goodies found in her store as well as their mission to help Ukrainians here in our Q-munity,


Local Focus Maureen Four Seasons The Care You Trust

On our second Local Focus interview of the morning we sat down with Maureen from Four Seasons, The Care You Trust, to talk about all the services they offer, and the different ways they can help.


Local Focus Mike from Salty Landing and Surf n Brew

This morning we sat down with Mike from Surf N Brew Oyster Bar – Fletcher, NC & The Salty Landing to talk about the different ways he and his restaurants give back to our Q-munity!


Local Focus St Luke’s 10/19/22

This morning Dave & Diane spoke with Dr. Savannah Hightower with St Luke’s Hospital • Columbus, NC about breast cancer awareness, things to look out for, how to seek help and get checked out for peace of

9-1-22 Boxer Butts and Other Mutts

Volunteer Coordinator, Rose, talks about what makes BBOM different from other rescues and talks about upcoming fundraiser at Mills River Brewery. CLICK HERE to learn more


Blue Ridge Honor Flight

Board member and Gold Star Mother, Anne Adkins talks about Blue Ridge Honor Flight now taking Gold Star Family members to Washington beginning with the next flight coming up in October.  Go to the website below for