Issues & Programs Report

Issues and Programs Report, January-March, 2016, 1st Quarter.


WOXL-FM-HD2 on 98.1 FM

Report compiled by Bill McClement


Public Affairs Program: Asheville Area Focus,

airs on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m.  Program Length: 20 minutes


1/3/2016——- Ben Van Camp.  Executive Director of the Asheville Buncombe

Regional Sports Commission.  Plans for the 2016 Southern Conference

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament in Asheville.  Issue

Addressed: Tourism, Economic Development.


1/10/2016——Anna Lee Zanetti, Friends of the Smokies.  Fundraising on Giving

Tuesday raised 27-thousand dollars for project of the organization.

Tourism Numbers, popular camping areas, upcoming projects in the

Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Issue Addressed: Tourism.


1/17/2016——- Ben Teague, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic

Development Commission.   New 2020 Vision Program designed to

Target high paying tech jobs to the region.   Issue addressed:

Economic Development.


1/24/2016——Amanda Edwards, American Red Cross Chapter in Asheville.  A

Shortage of blood supplies has the agency hoping donors will be

Take time to help build up the inventory.   Different types of blood

Donations, how each pint is used, etc.  Issue addressed: Health and

Human Services.


1/31/2016——-Celeste Collins, On-Track Financial Education and Counseling

Service.  Dealing with credit card debt, budgeting of expenses,

Avoiding foreclosure and other helpful tips for consumers.

Issue addressed: Consumer Awareness.


2/7/2016——–Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan.  Body Cameras worn by

Deputies.  Forum at UNC-Asheville Scheduled for February 8th to

Inform and educate people about their use, privacy concerns and

Other factors.  Issue addressed: Public Safety.



2/14/2016——-Treena Parker, Buncombe County Supervisor of Elections.  The

Upcoming primary ballot in NC.  The bond referendum for projects

At NC Universities and Community Colleges.   Changes in the

The election process, polling places, etc.  Issue addressed: Voting.


2/21/2016——-Dr. Dennis King, President of AB-Tech.  Plans for improvements

At the local Community College from a planned statewide bond

Referendum going before voters in March.   Issue Addressed:



2/28/2016——–Commissioner John Iamarino of the Southern Conference.  The

Upcoming Basketball and Wrestling Tournaments in Asheville in

Early March, Economic Impact on the area.  Issue Addressed:

Tourism, Economic Development.


3/6/2016———-Chancellor David Belcher, Western Carolina University.  Plans for

Improvements at the campus in Cullowhee, NC from proceeds from

A statewide bond referendum.  Issue addressed: Education.


3/13/2016——-Chancellor Mary K. Grant, UNC-Asheville, Plans for Improvements

At the campus in Asheville, NC from proceeds from a statewide bond

Referendum scheduled for Tuesday.  Issue addressed: Education.


3/20/2016——-Marilyn McDonald  and Kathi Petersen from the Collider, an

Organization which studies ideas and finds solutions for

Climate Change issues.  Issue addressed: Environmental sollutions.


3/27/2016——-Jerry Vehaun, Emergency Services Director for Buncombe County.

A new alert system for county residents to receive notifications from

Dispatchers and other emergency agencies through text messages to

Wireless phones or land lines.   Examples will include severe weather,

Fires, crimes and other information.  Issue addressed: Public Safety.



Public Service Announcements: WOXL-FM HD-2  places Community Events and Public

Service Announcements on its website.  Participants log onto and submit their announcements for review.  Information is reviewed and posted to

Radio station website under Community listing.  1st Quarter PSA’s.


Operation Freedom Dream

Our mission is to help homeless veterans get off of the streets and into a home. We are currently working on building a community for veterans in Hendersonville NC that will provide housing, job training, and a feeling of belonging to our veterans. We will also be able to assists with addictions and provide counseling through other non-profits

Thursday February 18th , Texas Roadhouse is holding a fundraiser for Operation Freedom Dream. 10% your total food purchase will be donated to OFD. All you have to do is mention that you are there to support Operation Freedom Dream




Asheville Harry Potter Alliance

The Asheville Harry Potter Alliance is a chapter of an international nonprofit organization that turns fans into heroes.

Benefit concert at Sol Bar, benefiting Our VOICE. Featuring Snidget, Gred & Forge, and Hawthorn & Holly!



Asheville on Bikes

AoB cultivates the culture of urban and commuter riding through advocacy and celebration

Bike of the Irish is a community social ride that welcomes the return of spring. It’s an 8 mile ride that culminates at Kolo Bike Park for a celebration w/ Oskar Blues Brewing. 100% of all beer sales support Asheville on Bikes.



Charlie’s Angels and Avery Creek Pet Hospital

Charlie’s Angels Rescue is having a spring adoption event. It will be held at Avery Creek Pet Hospital in Arden, March 26 from 10am to 1 pm

If you are thinking of adopting, fostering, volunteering or sponsoring a Safe Haven Kennel join us on March 26th at Avery Creek Pet Hospital. Come out and meet some of our adorable adoptable dogs.



Music for the sole 5 k run.

The A.C. Reynolds High School Band is having its Second Music for the Sole 5K Trail Run on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 9 a.m.  This exciting event will bring together music lovers and trail running enthusiasts as it benefits the school’s marching band.  The first 250 participants who register for the race will receive an event t-shirt.  Runners may pick up packets at the school, 1 Rocket Drive, Asheville, on Friday, June 3rd from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm outside the band room.  Packets may also be picked up before the race, starting at 8 am Saturday morning.  To register go to



The Learning Community School

The Learning Community School provides an outstanding education for Kindergarten through eighth grade students. The unique needs of each child are met through experiential learning, visual and performing arts, outdoor education, service, and challenging academics paired with an emphasis on social and emotional intelligences. We create community with multi-age classrooms, a team-building curriculum that is integrated throughout each school day, all-school activities, and parent involvement.

Students at The Learning Community School (K-8) present Oliver! Friday, April 22th at 6pm, Saturday, April 23th at 4pm, and Sunday, April 24th at 2pm at Owen High Schools Auditorium. Tickets $13 for general admission and $7 for children 5 and under.

4/23 – 4/25


WNC Sierra Club — Wenoca Chapter

To explore, enjoy and protect the planet. To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives.

Learn how to reduce your energy usage so that Duke doesn’t have to build a bigger power plant. Duke Energy’s Jason Walls and Amy Musser, energy efficiency expert, explain how increasing energy efficiency can delay Duke’s construction of another plant




RiverLink is a regional non-profit spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries as a destination for everyone to live, learn, work and play.

RiverLink’s Earth Day Kids’ Festival will host many of the environmental organizations of WNC to educate kids about the planet. This event will feature live animals, games and crafts, giant puppet performers, a bounce castle, local food, and more.



Weaverville Art Safari

Weaverville Art Safari’s mission is to support local artists and attract visitors to the vibrant art community on the northern outskirts of Asheville, NC On May 7-8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Weaverville Art Safari hosts a free self-guided tour of regional artists’ studios. More than 50 acclaimed artists showcase their newest collections. A downloadable brochure is available at

5/7 -5/8

Other Programming of Community importance during the 1st Quarter, 2016


The Following is a list of Promotions in the 1st Quarter of 2016. for WOXL-FM HD-2.   Several of these feature involvement by several Asheville Radio Group Stations:



  • LGBT WEDDING FESTIVAL 03/24-03/31 Promoted event with Blue Ridge Pride through on-air and online and social media announcements.
  • RACE TO THE TAPS – MARATHON EDITION 02/15 – 3/31 Planned and promoted four-race running series that promotes local business, community fitness, and financially supports local nonprofits, including the Asheville Humane Society, Mills River Partnership, and Mountain True. Supported on-air, online, social media, and station e-blasts.
  • WINTER WARMER BEER FESTIVAL  01/02/16-02/06/16 Promoted and attended event to benefit Mountain Tru, and its environmental efforts.
  • LEAF FESTIVAL 03/10-03/16Participated in festival lineup announcement and on-air discount ticket giveaways to further mission of the festival in spreading art and culture from around the world.

Non-Paid Commercial Schedules for Organizations in the area.  The following is a list of Events/Causes/Organizations receiving free air time during 1st Qtr. 2016.

Eblen Charities – Leadercast 2016 – ALL STATIONS – 16 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a-mid – 3/28/16-5/4/16

Leadership Asheville – Energy Forum – WISE/WOXL-HD2/WOXL – 36 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a-6p – 1/2916-2/3/16

Mission Health – Heart Month PSA – ALL STATIONS – 21 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a-mid – 2/10/16 – 2/28/16

Station Promos – UNCA Athletics – WISE-AM – 14 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a-6p – 3/10/16 – 3/11/16

Station Promos – LEAF Promos – WOXL-HD2/WTMT-HD2 – 24 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a-mid – 3/11/16-3/16/16



Station Tour:

On Tuesday March 1st we had some high school students from Asheville Christian Academy come and ask questions about marketing as it pertains to the radio industry. Neil Sharpe and Nikki Mitchell answered questions and presented a brief talk on how we use marketing at the radio station to help our clients and help our own in-house brands. The students were here at the station from 8:45am to 10am.  On-Air Personality Aaron LaFalce gave them a tour of the studios and introduced them to some of the on-air personalities. The purpose of their visit was to gain information while planning future careers that will require a basic understanding of marketing.



Issues and Programs Report, October-December, 2015, 4th Quarter.


WOXL-FM-HD-2 on 98.1 FM

Report compiled by Bill McClement


Public Affairs Program: Asheville Area Focus,

airs on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. Program Length: 20 minutes


10/4/2015——Ken Putnam, City of Asheville Transportation Services. Downtown

Parking update, meter use, parking garages, pay-by-phone use. Issue addressed:

Downtown Development.


10/11/2015—–Jerry Vehaun, Buncombe County Emergency Services Director

Speaks about the history of fire districts in Buncombe County,

Streamlining the number of districts to 20, Explanation of funds

Used for fire fighting services. Issue addressed: Public Safety.


10/18/2015—–Beth Russo, Homeward Bound Organization. Dealing with

Efforts to find permanent housing for the homeless population

In the city of Asheville and Buncombe and Henderson Counties.

Statistics showing a homeless population of more than 500, plus

A high percentage of homeless veterans. A forum scheduled for

November will offer suggestions for dealing with efforts to get

More homeless vets into permanent housing. Issue addressed:




10/25/2015—–Domestic Violence Awareness from someone who lived it. Christi

Golden-Clark has written a book about her experiences in the hope of

Helping other women who are involved in abusive relationships.

Issue addressed: Domestic Violence.


11/1/2015—–The Reverend Scott Rogers of Asheville Buncombe Community

Christian Ministry. A new project geared toward housing for

Homeless veterans in our community.   The project will create a

A place for housing units to help those veterans. Issue addressed:





11/8/2015—-The Reverend Michael Woods, Western Carolina Rescue Ministries.

Thanksgiving fund drive, shelter, meal and addiction recovery programs

Update. Issue addressed: Hunger, Housing.


11/15/2015—-Repeat of the November 8, 2015 Program.


11/22/2015—–Stephanie Brown, Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

3.9 million dollars in funds allocated for tourism improvement

Capital projects at the East Asheville Soccer Complex, the WNC

Nature Center, and the River Arts District Greenway, plus a

Studio for glass-blowing art work. Tourism Hotel occupancy

Numbers, new hotel projects. Issue addressed: Tourism Development.


11/29/2015—-Tammy Jones, Dex Mitchell, Christmas is for kids. Update on

A program to collect Christmas gifts for children in foster care, orphanages

And other care programs. Issue addressed: Children in need.


12/6/2015——John Wingerter, Council on Aging of Buncombe County. Update

From navigator agency working to help people sign up for year

Year #3 of the Federal Affordable Care Act Health Care Coverage.

Individual help is available by appointments. Issue addressed: Health

And Wellness.


12/13/2015—-Greg Borom, Director of Advocacy, Children First/Communities in

Schools of Buncombe County. Update on the Emma Family Resource

Center, After School programs, state child care subsidy program. Issue

Addressed: Education.



12/20/2015—–Kelley Klope, Asheville Fire Department Public Information Officer.

Holiday fire dangers, Christmas decorations, heating systems, other

Tips for winter fire safety. Issue addressed: Public Safety.



12/27/2015—–Jerry Vehaun, Director of Emergency Services for Buncombe County.

Plans discussed about a major training exercise planned for the late winter

Or early spring involving fire, rescue, police, homeland security and other

Agencies. Issue addressed: Public Safety.




Public Service Announcements: WOXL-FM HD-2 on 98.1 FM places Community Events and Public Service Announcements on its website. Participants log onto and submit their announcements for review. Information is reviewed and posted to Radio station website under Community listing. 4th Quarter PSA’s.



Massage Envy Cares For Those Who Care  Do you know men and women of service who should be rewarded with relaxation and stress relief? Nominate a special person today, and they could be chosen to win a FREE 1-Year Membership at Massage Envy Spa (including gratuity)!

  • An active or former member of the military or National Guard
    • A special military spouse
    • A volunteer with a charitable organization helping the military

Tell us why they deserve to be recognized — Submit a story about your nominee by October 31, 2015.

The Annual First United Methodist Church Night of Light 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk  The Annual First United Methodist Church Night of Light 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk in downtown Morganton, NC is set for Saturday December 5, 2015.


Franklin School of Innovation Benefit Concert The Franklin School of Innovation is an Expeditionary Learning Buncombe County Charter School. The night’s concert will benefit the FSI Arts program December 15


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Join Mix 96.5 at the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk!


Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity  Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. If you’re a low-income homeowner in Buncombe County in need of affordable home repair services, contact Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. Services include interior & exterior repairs, modification for accessibility, painting, & more


FREE Gluten Free Event!  Fletcher Valley Market and Bakery is holding a FREE Gluten Free Event at the Lelia Patterson Wellness Center in Fletcher on Sunday October 11th from 1 to 5pm!


Mulls Grove Baptist Church The Burkemonster 5 Mile Run Charity Event in Morganton, NC. Proceeds go to the Gingerbread house for abused children and the Burke Pregnancy Care Center


34th Annual Parade of Homes A free self guided tour of homes in and around the Asheville Area. We invite you to join us on 34th Annual Parade of Homes!  Plan to visit a variety of beautiful and inspiring homes through a free self guided tour over two dynamic weekends taking place October 10-11 and 17-18, 2015


2015 Let’s Explore Africa (LEA) Quiz Tournament  Students across the State of North Carolina in 4th through 12th grade will be competing. This segment is for residents in the Appalachian Region. Admission to the event is FREE.




Ridgeline Church We are providing a fun safe place for families to hangout this Halloween season. So join us for a FREE party on October 30th at Estes Elementary from 6-8PM. There well be LOTS of candy, inflatable games, custom contest and more!


The Progressive Education Program of Buncombe County Schools The Progressive Education Program presents internationally renowned puppeteer Hobey Ford and his “Golden Rod Puppets” November 6th at The Robert Greene Theatre at 7pm to raise funds essential to augment their yearly budget.


Fairview Craft and Gift Fair, along with a Friends of the Library Book Sale 11/14/2015


Pastimes Comic Book & Gaming Store Celebrates 35 Years in Asheville! 35% of ALL profits that day will be donated to Eblen Charities for all the hard work they do for the community November 28th


Loving Food Resources (LFR) Loving Food Resources hosts its annual Holiday Cookie Party on Friday, December 18th, at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on Chiles Avenue from 6 to 8 PM. Bring 4 dozen or more homemade cookies to help fill 200 cake boxes with cookies.



Other Programming of Community importance during the 4th Quarter, 2015


On-Air Interviews:

WOXL- HD2- 11-19-15- Thursday- 1000AM- 15 minutes-Blanket Drive-Roger, Carol

WOXL- HD2-12-11-15-Friday-5:00PM-15 minutes-Franklin School of Innovation-Cary Cooper

WOXL-HD2-  11-23-15 TO 12-3-15 On-Going Promotion, live liners, recorded promos for Make a Wish



The Following is a list of Promotions in the 4th Quarter of 2015. for WOXL-FM HD-2 on 98.1 FM.   Several of these feature involvement by several Asheville Radio Group Stations:



  • TOASTY BLANKET DRIVE 11/07 – 11/19: Promoted and supported blanket and warm weather clothing drive benefitting Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministries. Engaged listeners on-air, online, through station e-blasts and social media.       On-location broadcast at November 19 event.
  • WARREN HAYNES CHRISTMAS JAM 11/10 – 12/12: Supported annual event that benefits Habitat for Humanity. Promoted on-air, online, Studio AVL interview with Warren Haynes, social media, and e-blast.
  • MAKE A WISH BENEFIT CONCERT 11/14 – 12/05: Supported 14th annual event raising money for Make A Wish foundation. Promoted on-air, online, and through station e-blasts. Brian Blades emceed the event at the Orange Peel.
  • EBLEN TURKEY DISTRIBUTION 11/10 – 11/25: Promoted program and helped organization donations to feed families in need at Thanksgiving. Heather helped distribute food at Eblen event November 25. Supported on-air, online, and through social media.
  • RACE TO THE TAPS – SIERRA NEVADA 10/4 – 10/31: Planned, promoted and executed 4-mile running race, with a portion of the proceeds going to the non-profit Mills River Partnership, which works to protect and preserve the area’s water supply. Supported on-air, online, social media, and station e-blasts.
  • RACE TO THE TAPS – OSKAR BLUES 11/1 – 11/14: The final event in our series of running races, a portion of the proceeds from this event went to non-profit partner Mountain True and its environmental protection work. Supported on-air, online, social media, and station e-blasts.




Non-Paid Commercial Schedules for Organizations in the area. The following is a list of Events/Causes/Organizations receiving free air time during 4th Qtr. 2015 on WOXL-FM-HD-2 ON 98.1 FM.


Eblen Charities – Giving Thanks 2015 – ALL STATIONS – 56 spots/wk – :30’s – 12a to mid – 11/4/15-11/24/15

Eblen Charities – Heating Assistance 2015 – ALL STATIONS – 42 spots/wk – :30’s – 12a to mid – 12/7/15-3/15/16

Hope Chest for Women – Here’s to Hope – WOXL/WOXL-HD2/WTMT-HD2 – 47 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a-mid – 11/7/15-11/13/15

Pisgah Legal Services – Health Enrollment 2016 – ALL STATIONS – 28 spots/wk – :15’s – 12a to mid – 12/10/15-1/31/16

Station Promos – Jungle Bell 5k – WOXL/WTMT-HD2/WISE – 50 spots/wk – :15’s – 12a-mid – 11/28/15-12/4/15

Station Promos – WNC Lights Promo – ALL STATIONS – 28 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a-mid – 12/4/15-12/30/15






Issues and Programs Report, January-March, 2014, 1st Quarter.

WOXL-FM-HD-2 on 98.1 FM

Report compiled by Bill McClement

Public Affairs Program: Asheville Area Focus,
airs on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. Program Length: 20 minutes

1/5/2014———GE Aviation Training through AB-Tech. Kevin Kimrey of AB-Tech
Discusses the Community College’s role in training workers for the
Arrival of High-Tech Production for GE Aviation in Asheville and
Buncombe County. Issue addressed: Jobs, Economy

1/12/2014——-Dr. Tony Baldwin, Buncombe County Schools’ Superintendant. Policy
Decisions and notification on winter weather cancellations, delays and
Schedules. New notification policy for automated calls and text
Messages making it easier to get the word out faster. Issue addressed:

1/19/2014——–Celeste Collins, ON-TRACK Financial Education and Counseling
Service On Managing credit card debt, other credit issues for
Consumers. Issue addressed: Consumer protection.

1/26/2014——–Jerry Vehaun, Buncombe County Emergency Services Director
Discusses 2013 calls for service for ambulance, police and fire
Calls, the recent gas explosion and fire in Enka, and cold weather
Tips for keeping warm, avoiding exposure and hypothermia.
Issue addressed: Health/Safety

2/2/2014———Charlie Flynn-McIver and Scott Treadway of NC Stage. A local theatre
Group is promoting its performances, subscription sign-ups, and
Contribution to the arts in Asheville. Issue Addressed: The Arts.

2/9/2014——– No Show scheduled

2/16/2014—– Sue Ellen Morrison, Buncombe County Department of Health and
Human Services. Flu deaths on the rise in North Carolina. Efforts
To reduce cases, benefits of flu shots. Issue addressed: Health

2/23/2014—–Ben Van Camp, Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission. An
Update on Sporting events lined up for the region, including basketball,
Cycling, and other events. Sports Tourism statistics. Accomplishments
For 2014, projections for 2015. Issue Addressed: Tourism

3/2/2014——Geoff Cabe, the Southern Conference. Preparation for the upcoming
2014 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament in Asheville. Events
Related to the tournament, local involvement, economic development and
Tourism statistics for the area. Issue addressed: Economic Development.

3/9/2014——John Iamarrino, Commissioner, The Southern Conference. Update on
New member schools, departure of some long-time members, status of
The Conference’s yearly basketball tournament in Asheville, expectations
And outlook. Issue addressed: Education/Athletics

3/16/2014—-Joe Bachar, Western North Carolina Aids Project. Dine out for Life
Fundraiser, update on AIDS services, medication, counseling, statistics,
Research, etc. Michelle Stinson, WNCAP Advocate tells her story of
Services she received from the organization. Anjelica Wind of Our Voice
Agency discusses statistics linking HIV/AIDS with issues of violence
Against women. Issue addressed: HIV and Aids Awareness.

3/23/2014—–John Wingerter of Council on Aging of Buncombe County and
Jaclyn Kiger of Pisgah Legal Services on a Navigator Program to
Help people sign up for Health Insurance Coverage as part of the
National Affordable Care Act. Update prior to March 31st deadline.
Issue Addressed: Health Care/Affordable Care Act.

3/30/2014—-Mike Plemmons, Council of Independent Business Owners, I-26 Connector
Project Position, dealing with city, county and state government. Building
And development projects, issues of concern for the Organization, including
Regulations and policies. Issue addressed: Small Business

Public Service Announcements: WOXL-FM HD-2 on 98.1 FM places Community Events and Public Service Announcements on its website. Participants log onto and submit their announcements for review. Information is reviewed and posted to Radio station website under Community listing.

Agencies listing public service or community events on radio station websites during 1st Quarter 2014

Wild for Life:Center for Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.
Asheville Larosse Club-Asheville Empire
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
SCORE, Asheville Chapter
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Asheville Christian Academy
Black Mountain Beautification Committee
Spread The Positive
Children and Family Resource Center (Henderson County)
Buncombe County Library, Recreation and Culture Department
The Mediation Center
Mission Children’s Hospital & Family Support Network of WNC
Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont
Blue Ridge Orchestra
Lupus Foundation of America, NC Chapter
St. Gerard House
ArtSpace Charter School
Cane Creek Middle School 8th grade honors symphonic band
MAHEC – Mountain Area health Education Center
Smart Start of Buncombe County
National Multiple Sclerosis Society / MS Community of WNC
Linamar NC motorcycle ride to benefit hungry kids in Buncombe County
Vance Elementary Parent Team
Haywood Jackson Volunteer Center

Other Programming of Community importance during the 1st Quarter, 2014

School Closing and Delay Announcements: WOXL-FM HD-2 on 98.1 FM broadcasts once hourly updates from 6 a.m. -7 p.m. on days involving delays or cancellations of area schools. WOXL-FM HD-2 on 98.1 FM broadcasts once hourly updates from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. The following is a list of weather delays in the 1st Quarter involving Buncombe County Schools, the largest public school system in the region.


Delays, Early Releases:

Jan. 8, 2014 – 3 hr bus delay due to frigid temperatures. However all school buildings opened at their regular times to accommodate car riders and student drivers.

Jan. 16 – 2 hr delay for Erwin and Enka district, all others no buses on icy roads.

Jan. 24 – Buses – 2 hour delay. However all school buildings opened at their regular times to accommodate car riders and student drivers.

Jan. 31 – 3 hr delay – No buses on icy roads

February 10 – Early Dismissal 12:00 all ES; 12:30 HS, MS, IS

February 11 – 2 Hr delay – No buses on icy roads

March 7 – Owen District only – 2 hr delay no buses on icy roads, all other districts normal schedule with no buses on icy roads.

March 25 – 2 hr delay – no buses on icy roads

March 26 – 3 hr delay – no buses on icy roads

Days Missed:
1. Jan. 3, 2014 – AL – Snow (OTWD on June 12 moved to May 26, the AL day that was on May 26 is moved to Jan 3, students will make this day up on June 9)

2. Jan. 6, 2014- OTWD – Snow/Ice (June 10 OTWD used)

3. Jan. 7, 2014 – OTWD – Frigid temperatures, snow/ice (below zero temperatures) (March 21 OTWD used)

4. Jan. 22 – Snow-OTWD (Feb. 21 OTWD used)

5. Jan. 28 – Snow/Ice-No School, this day will not be made up. This will be an OTWD for Teachers. Teacher Assistants can report to work and be paid or they can talk to their supervisors and arrange to make up this day. Therefore, the teacher assistants that do not report to work do not have to fill out an AESOP if they plan on making this day up. They can choose to use AL if they want too.)

6. Jan. 29 – Snow/Ice – No School – AL (April 18 used)

7. Jan. 30 – Snow/Ice – No School – OTWD (Teacher Assistants do not report to work) (June 11 used)

8. Feb. 12 – Snow Storm – No School – No Day for 10 month employees, 11 & 12 month employees can make this day up or use leave time. (Sat. Feb. 22 make up day)

9. Feb. 13 – Snow Storm – No School – No Day for 10 month employees. 11 & 12 month employees may use AL or make this day up. (June 12th used)

10. Feb. 14 – Snow/Ice –No School – OTWD, teacher assistants do not report to work. All other employees report to work at 10:00 am. (May 26 used)

11. March 13 – Snow/Ice – No School OTWD (Teacher assistants may report to work or use AL)

The Following is a list of Promotions in the 1st Quarter of 2014. for WOXL-FM. HD-2 on 98.1 FM. Several of these feature involvement by several Asheville Radio Group Stations:

1. Isaac Dickson Elementary Hot Chocolate 10k – January 8th thru January 22nd – listeners were informed about the festivities via on-air promos, live liners, e-blast to River Insiders, web-site feature with link to the 10k website on, and social media postings including Facebook and Twitter.
2. LEAF Spring Festival – March 24th thru March 31st – Promoted LEAF Spring 2014 Festival and deadline for discounted ticket prices. As part of the promotion, we allowed listeners to register to win tickets at through a prominent homepage feature that included an inside page with festival information including a link to purchase tickets. Listeners were encouraged to register with on-air promos, 1 e-blast, as well as inclusion in Concert Calendar. 98.1 the River also produced and aired (48) :30 commercials for the LEAF festival that rotated Monday – Sunday from 6a-11:59p during promotional window.
3. Asheville Half Marathon – March 12th thru April 13th – ran a commercial schedule including a web graphic w/ link on the homepage of 981THE that led to the event registration page. Were also included in e-blast. Web presence and live liners/recorded promos will run again the week of the race (6/2 thru 6/7)

Non-Paid Commercial Schedules for Organizations in the area. The following is a list of Events/Causes/Organizations receiving free air time.
Here is the list of “in kind” and/or no charge spots for 1st Quarter 2014:

United Way of Asheville – Campaign w/ Paramount Kia – ALL Stations – 28 spots/wk – :60’s – 6a-8p – 9/5/13-2/2/14
United Way of Asheville – NC 211 – ALL Stations – 14 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a-midnight – 2/17/14-3/31/14
Geico Insurance – Free the Children – ALL Stations – 5 spots/wk – :30’s – 5a-midnight – 1/7/14-1/26/14

Brian Biro Enterprises – Lessons in Leadership – ALL Stations – 10 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a-midngiht – 1/18/14-1/28/14
AVL Area Chamber of Commerce – Chamber Restaurant Week – ALL Stations – 21 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a-midnight – 1/18/14-1/27/14
Eblen Charities – Heating Assistance – ALL Stations – 63 spots/wk – :60’s – 12a-midnight – 2/3/14-3/2/14
Eblen Charities – Leading Through Change – ALL Stations – 56 spots/wk – :30’s – 12a-midnight – 2/24/14-3/12/14
Asheville Half Marathon – 2014 Race – WOXL-HD2,WOXL, WTMT – 56 spots/wk – :30’s – 12a-midnight – 3/12/14-3/24/14
Pisgah Legal Services – Affordable Health Care – ALL Stations – 35 spots/wk – :15’s – 12a-midnight – 3/25/14-3/31/14
BMW of Asheville – March of Dimes – WOXL- 17 spots/wk – :30’s – 6a-9p – 3/28/14-4/25/14
Habitat Area for Humanity – Habitat Manna In Kind – WOXL, WOXL-HD2 – 30 spots/wk – 6a-midnight – 3/31/14-4/5/14

Other Station appearances and involvement by WOXL-FM, HD-2 on 98.1 FM during the 1st Quarter of 2014

WOXL- HD2- 1/21/14- Tuesday- 5:45PM- 4 minutes-Hot Chocolate 10K-Tim and Louise Grolenhuis
WOXL- HD2- 2/03/14- Monday- 5:45PM- 4 minutes- LEAF Festival- Ehren WOXL- HD2- 3-21-14 to 4-10-14-Concert and Event Calendar-Asheville Music School-Gabrielle, Amy Ray

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