Issues and Programs Report, July-September, 2013, 3rd Quarter.
Report compiled by Bill McClement
Public Affairs Program: Asheville Area Focus,
airs on Sunday mornings at 5:00 a.m. Program Length: 20 minutes
7/7/2013——Jerry Vehaun, Buncombe County Emergency Services Director discusses
Outdoor safety tips, how to summon help, how to do basic first aid when
Hiking, fishing, camping, etc.
7/14/2013—–Ben Teague, Executive Director, Economic Development Coalition,
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Paul Szurek, CFO Biltmore
Farms and Chairman of the Economic Development Coalition. Discussion
Of the G.E. Aviation high-tech manufacturing project for the Asheville
Area, plus efforts to recruit new businesses and industries for the region.
7/21/2013—–Alice Elio, Buncombe County Department of Health. Immunization
Requirements for the 2013-2014 School year. Updates on illnesses such
As Chicken Pox, Measles, Polio, Whooping cough, Tetanus. Mosquito
And tick bite treatments and sunscreen recommendations for summer
7/28/2013—Jim McMahan, NC Dept. of Commerce, Division of Workforce. Rate for
Unemployment in Buncombe, Henderson Counties, Asheville Metropolitan
Area and the State. Jobs Outlook and Sectors expected to see improvement
In the coming months. Reduction in unemployment benefits from 2012
8/4/2013—-Doctor Tony Baldwin, Superintendant, Buncombe County Schools. Summer
Construction Projects for County Schools, including addition to the
Math and Engineering School at the Central Office. Enrollment Trends,
Numbers of students, Budget reductions vs. needs.
8/11/2013—–Joe Hough, Buncombe County Schools Transportation. Upcoming School
Year update. Bus Stop and route changes, numbers of Students
Transported, Traffic Safety reminders.
8/18/2013—-Van Duncan, Buncombe County Sheriff on new School Resource
Officers for county schools, crime statistics, prevention programs.
8/25/2013—-Celeste Collins, On Track Financial Education and Counseling. Two
Programs for Home Ownership, one which covers mortgage payments for
Qualified participants who are unemployed and retraining for other jobs.
The other program is a first time buyers program for working class people.
Public Service Announcements: WISE-AM, WYSE-AM allows Organizations to submit Public Service Announcements to the radio station through the AshevilleResults.com website. Announcements are reviewed, then posted online.
The Following is a list of Promotions in the 3rd Quarter of 2013. Several of these feature involvement by several Asheville Radio Group Stations:
1. ADA Downtown After Five – July 15th thru July 19th – was promoted on all stations with recorded promos, e-blast, homepage website feature, donating portion of event sponsorship proceeds to the ADA for approximately $3500 for the season.
2. ADA Downtown After Five – August 12th thru August 16th – was promoted on all stations with recorded promos, e-blast, homepage website feature, donating portion of event sponsorship proceeds to the ADA for approximately $3500 for the season.
3. ADA Downtown After Five – September 13th thru September 19th – was promoted on all stations with recorded promos, e-blast, homepage website feature, donating portion of event sponsorship proceeds to the ADA for approximately $3500 for the season.
Non-Paid Commercial Schedules for Organizations in the area. The following is a list of Events/Causes/Organizations receiving free air time.
Station Promos/PSA – Baconfest Promos – WTMT/WISE –63 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a to midnight – 7/12-7/26
Station Promos/PSA – Mobile Marketing Workshop – All stations – 20 spots/wk – :60’s – 6a to 7p – 9/4-9/8
Station Promos/PSA – Sales Recruitment – WISE/WTMT – 28 spots/wk – :60’s – 6a-7p – 9/16-10/13
Stations Promos/PSA – Dog Day 2013 Promos – WISE/WOXL-HD2/WTMT – 42 spots/wk – :60’s – 6a-mid – 9/5-9/22
Station Promos/PSA – Spooky AVL Recruit – All Stations – 28 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a-mid – 9/16-9/30
Station Promos/PSA – Spooky AVL Promos – All Stations – 17 spots/wk – :15’s – 6a-mid – 9/17-10-26
Station Promos/PSA – ESPN Promos – WISE – 504 spots/wk – :60’s – 12a to mid – 9/24-12/31/14
United Way of Asheville – School Supply Drive – All Stations – 35 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a to mid – 7/1-7/26
United Way of Asheville – Annual Campaign w/ Paramount Kia – All Stations – 28 spots/wk – :60’s – 6a to mid – 9/1-12/31