Ling & Mai, Owners of Yao Buffet Sushi Grill
“We opened over five years ago and people still confuse us with another Chinese Buffet in the area. But after Asheville Radio Group helped us create our new tagline, “Yao, that’s good!”, everything changed. At first I didn’t realize why people were saying this to me, we’ve never had anything like that before. We have new customers, business is up, and finally people remember out name – “Yao, that’s good!”
Ariane Kjellquist, Communications Director of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
“We have been advertising with Asheville Radio Group for more than a decade now. As competition in the marketplace grows, it is important for us to stay in front of as many people as possible, always. There is no doubt that radio’s ‘power of frequency’ has contributed to our strong brand awareness and the fact that we boast one of the top performing Habitat for Humanity ReStores in the country and are a Best of WNC award winner year after year.”
“Over many years, Gentry Heating has developed a model that combines a number of advertising media avenues to promote our Brand in the Western North Carolina Market. In addition to an aggressive Internet, Outdoor, TV, and direct mail campaigns, our relationship with Asheville Radio Group has been an integral part of keeping our company in the top tier of brand awareness in the market.”
DC Creasman, Owner of DC Creasman Jewelers
“The reason I use Asheville Radio Group to advertise my business is simple. It works! I have tried other media. Television was very expensive and I did not get a good return for my money. Yellow Pages has become a thing of the past and local newspaper is dying. Asheville Radio Group has a great variety of stations to reach large audiences. I get new customers every week who tell me they heard my commercial on the radio. It reminds locals to come see me and lets new people in town know I want to be their new local jewelry store. I highly recommend Asheville Radio Group for advertising your business or service.”
Melanie Kerr, Owner of Serenity Spa
“I have been working with Asheville Radio Group and specifically Jordan for over 3 years now. We started by sponsoring Asheville High School Football on WISE Sports Radio and have grown to use 4 more of their stations. He has great customer service and is always bringing me new ways to get Serenity Spa involved and grow my business. I would highly recommend Jordan and the entire Asheville Radio Group team to anyone looking to grow their business and gain a valuable asset.”
Evie White, Director of Communications for Pisgah Legal Services
“Asheville Radio Group has been a long-time supporter, especially with Java for Justice. You help us raise much-needed funds and awareness about these life-changing free, civil legal services. Not only do you help us secure sponsorship to run the radio spots and set up logistics around this event, you make the process easy for our volunteers and clients who come to the station to create these recordings.
I can’t tell you how much fear, worry, shame or trepidation our clients often feel about their circumstances: almost losing their homes due to foreclosure or eviction, trying to escape domestic violence, gaining custody of their abused child, or just the fact that they need to reach out for help because a situation is too much for them to handle.
When we bring clients and volunteers to record at the studio, your staff always treats us professionally and with care and patience. It’s not an easy thing for most, especially when someone has never even been in a studio before, much less when they are about to share intimate details that will be recorded and broadcast far and wide. I want to particularly thank Cathy, Thad and Ken for their extraordinary professionalism and kindness.
We at Pisgah Legal Services truly value and appreciate all that Asheville Radio Group does to help us spread the word, raise funds and provide these important services. In the past eight years since Java started, we’ve gone from serving 12,000 local people annually to more than 16,800 people in the last year alone. We hope that you know that you are an important and valued partner in making that happen, and that you are helping lessen the suffering of people in need in Western North Carolina.”
Marcia Hart, Booking Manager of U.S. Cellular Center Asheville
“I just wanted everyone to know that I have had the pleasure of working with Dawn Creasman for many years and would like to send a shout out to her for her amazing energy and dedication to a job well done.
With her assistance, we have navigated many shows together, with her providing the insight for the necessary spots and placements needed to advertise a show, including the correct set of demographics for the event.
Many times, her enthusiasm has led her to work outside of the box and to assist in ways that help to get the job done. For example, when the Beach Boys came, they needed a huge flag; Dawn was right there to look at surrounding towns and counties and yes, she did find the flag.
She also looks at personalized advertising. For example, with Foreigner, she incorporated a contest with area high schools to get community involvement engaged.
Dawn has a huge heart and works tirelessly to make sure that all needs are met to help connect the public (her public) to events, and this connectivity is amazing to watch! We appreciate you Dawn!”
Chris Rainwater, Stewardship Manager of Eliada Homes
“The amount of support that you and the office have shown us is just above and beyond anything that I would ever expect from a partner or sponsor.”
Kevin Montgomery, Resource Development Director of United Way
“Wow! What an incredible evening. This year’s fall fundraising campaign kickoff event was hands down, the best one to date. The bar for the lip-sync contest continues to be set higher each year, in large part because of Asheville Radio Group’s involvement. I know that everyone in attendance thoroughly enjoyed the experience and wanted you to know that the event has been receiving rave reviews.
Asheville Radio Group’s continued partnership means the world to us. On behalf of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s staff and Board of Directors, I want to extend a heart-felt thank you for your support of our work, and in particular your help in making this event so successful. From offering up your time as judges and master of ceremonies, to providing the prizes, your continued participation has taken this event from good to great!
As you know, Chris, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s fall fundraising campaign is a time when the community takes on the challenge of raising the awareness, dollars and volunteers needed to administer our charge to reduce the impact of poverty on students, their families and community. As we continue to educate the public around these issues, please know that our partnership with Asheville Radio Group is vital to our success. You are truly appreciated. Until next time, thank you!”