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

-2-23 HC Education Foundation Scholarships

HCED Executive Director Peggy Marshall encourages high school students to apply for numerous scholarships available through the Foundation.

1-31-23 St Gerard House Mardi Gras Party ’23

Callie Davis and Terrye Jacobs urge the public to attend the upcoming Mardi Gras party to support the efforts of St Gerard House.  All  proceeds to help those families who cannot afford the services for kids with

1-17-23 Hendersonville Rescue Mission

Rev Anthony McMinn talks about homelessness in Henderson County and the Rescue Mission and it’s goals and programs.

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,

1-10-23 The Literacy Connection

Executive Director Katrina McGuire talks about the recent name and logo change, invites the community to their ribbon cutting and reminds us of the importance of their volunteers/tutors.

Community Foundation – Governor’s Volunteer Services Award


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

8-2-22 HCPS Superintendent, Mark Garrett

“Getting to know you” session with our new School Superintendent