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


Big Brothers Bis Sisters – Bowl for Kids Sake

Board of Directors member and “Big”‘ Joey Popp and BBBS Program Director with BBBS of Transylvania County, Debbie Thompson ask the community to put on your bowling shoes and Bowl for Kids Sake on March 2 at


2-15-24 Trauma Intervention Program of WNC

Program Director, Christi Hayes talks about TIP of WNC and asks folks in the community to attend upcoming training classes for volunteers.


2-8-24 Blue Ridge Humane Society

BRHS’s Andrew James talks about the upcoming low cost vaccination clinic on Feb 17th and reminds us of the upcoming annual fundraiser Paws for a Purpose in April. CLICK HERE for website


Literacy Connection – Wine & Words Fundraiser


Pardee Foundation – Vital Signs Feb ’24


2-6-24 Hand’s On Children’s Museum

Director and CEO, Joseph Knight informs about how the museum has grown and invites the community to an upcoming informative and educational event – The Wine & Chocolate Soiree!   CLICK HERE for website and info


1-30-24 Smart Start Spelling Bee

Summer Stipe and Erica Woodall invite the community to partake in the upcoming adult spelling bee.  All proceeds to benefit Smart Start


1-4-24 Henderson County Education Foundation

Executive Director, Peggy Marshall talks about Food For Thought, Dine Out For Education happening January 12-28.


12-12-23 Hunter Hometown Foundation

Kate Redmond talks about how the Hunter Hometown Foundation has made such a difference for area non-profits over the last three years. CLICK HERE for more info


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!