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

8-22-19 Hunger Coalition

Pat Fisher and Michael McDuffey tell of the Hunger Coalition and the upcoming Hunger Walk.

8-20-19 St Luke’s Hospital

St. Luke’s CEO Michelle Fortune

8-15-19 Back To School Fest

Laresa Griffin, Michael Absher, Debbie Roundtree and Jay Egolf tell us about this weekends Back To School Fest at Jackson Park.

8-8-19 H. County Tailgate Market 15th Annual Tomato Festival

Free tomato sandwiches? Joey Popp and Karen Blaedow tell us about Henderson County Tailgate Market’s 15th Annual Tomato Festival.

8-6-19 Ladies Aid Society of Flat Rock Wine Tasting

Debbie Staton and Anne Coletta share information on the Ladies Aid Society and tell of the upcoming Wine Tasting and silent auction.

7-30-19 Shriners Celebration for Children

Chris and Stephanie Scruggs of The We Sell WNC Team at Keller Williams Mountain Partners joined Bryan ‘b2’ Byrd in the studio to discuss the Shriners Celebration for Children, presented by Norm’s Minute Mart, on Saturday, August

7-11-19 Strut Your Mutt

Blue Ridge Humane Society Executive Director, Angela Prodrick, and Hunter Subaru’s own Randy Hunter joined us to discuss Strut Your Mutt on Saturday, July 27th, and a way that you can win a registration for the pet

5-21-19 Mills River Farm Market

Joe and Linda Britton tell us about how they have incorporated the SNAP/EBT program as well and debit and credit cards at the Mills River Farm Market.

4-30-19 Jake Johnson announces his run for House Seat District 113

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.

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.