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, 1600 WTZQ, or online here at www.wtzq.com.


Local Focus Interviews

4-18-19 Rock N Roll Truth Music Festival

Mike Ellis with The Artisan of Flat Rock and Laura Rice with Blue Ridge Humane Society talk about the upcoming RocknRoll Truth Music Fest.  All proceeds to benefit BRHS.

4-16-19 WCU Aerospace and Automotive Summit

Dr Jeffery Ray from Western Carolina University and Terry Houck, Jr tell us about the upcoming Aerospace and Automotive Summit to be held at WCU.

4-11-19 The Free Clinics Salon

Judy Long with The Free Clinics tells about the 13th annual Salon to support The Free Clinics.

4-9-19 Kiwanis Bunny Hop

Erika McGilley with Kiwanis Club talks about the upcoming 5th annual Kiwanis Bunny Hop.  All proceeds will go to support the Kiwanis Shoes & Socks program.

4-4-19 Education Celebration

Summer Stipe of The Henderson County Education Foundation and Graham Fields of Advent Health shared how the Q-munity can participate in The Education Celebration 2019 at Jeter Mountain Farm.

3-28-18- Walk of Fame Inductees

Ronnie Pepper reveals this year’s Walk of Fame inductees.

3-26-19 Henderson County Recycling Events

Christine Brown, Environmental Programs Coordinator for Henderson County, told us about the upcoming recycling events  and Composting Workshops.  

3-21-19 Seeds of Hope & WNC Dementia Friendly

Karen Wolfrom with Hollistic Elder Services speaks about Seeds Of Hope chronic support group and WNC Dementia Friendly.

Local Focus 2/28/19 Sara Martin From 10,000 Villages

1-31-19 The Dugout Superbowl Party for Blue Ridge Humane Society

Laura Rice from Blue Ridge Humane Society and Mike and Sam from the Dugout talk about the Dugout Superbowl party to benefit BRHS.

12-4-18 – City Manager John Connet – Fiber Optics

City Manager John Connet talks about the potential of high speed internet via fiber optics coming to our area.

11-8-18 “Draw the Line” Tattoo Club fundraiser for The Storehouse

Ryan Pratt with Draw The Line Tattoo Club and Shelley Maupin with The Storehouse talk about an upcoming fundraiser.