WYYZ radio in Jasper is the epitome of a local business. They broadcast Gospel as well as talk radio. They have won numerous awards and in fact this year alone they one 4 merit awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasting.
We present the " Mountain Real Estate Report" on Wyyz weekly. But that is only part of the story. The folks on WYYZ have been featured by the New York Times. I was honored when they asked me to help interview U.S. Senator Isakson about his housing bill. Wyyz also cover events in the mountains. You can get local events like garage sales and things like that on for free.
They have been active in many community services. They have also structured programs and helped us non radio people become pros in our business. This is the way small town America is. Yes they need to make money to continue broadcasting. But they always have an idea and focus on community. This is what makes them a great station.
This piano is sometimes set up with Mics and gospel shows are broadcast live. An image of a George Clooney movie comes to mind
Matt Youngblood one of Wyyz's local hosts can trace his family in Georgia back to the early 1800's. Matt is active in bringing the community news about many local and national issues. He also is getting a fledgling show for musicians off the ground.
This sign proudly displays the fact that Wyyz was Georgia's Radio station of the year for small town Georgia in the recent past. They are striving to once again win that award in 2009.
I hope you find this piece of small town, non syndicated American broadcasting interesting. Wyyz is a cut above many and can be heard on line at Wyyzradio.net You can hear the mountain real estate report every Thursday around noon on line as well