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Alleghany County
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Grandview Memorial Funeral Home

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789 Grandview Drive
Sparta, NC 28675
Telephone: 336-372-5621
Fax: 336-372-4411
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http://www.grandviewfuneralhome.com

Ashe County
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Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens

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3470 U. S. Highway 221 North
Jefferson, NC 28640
Telephone 336-982-2121
Fax 336-982-3121
Obituary Hotline 336-982-2120
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http://www.ashelawn.com

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Badger Funeral Home

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300 North Main Street
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Telephone 336-246-7114
Fax 336-246-9505
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http://www.badgerfuneralhome.com

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Boone Family Funeral Home

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2005 Mount Jefferson Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Ph. (336) 846-7979
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http://www.boonefuneralhome.com

Avery County
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Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

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PO Box 215
296 Ash St
Newland, NC 28657
Phone: 828-733-2121
Fax: 828-733-2401
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http://www.rsfh.net

Caldwell County
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Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory

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106 S Main St
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone Number: (828) 322-3015
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http://www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com

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Pendry's Funeral Home

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522 Wilkesboro Blvd SE
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone: (828) 754-3441
Fax: (828) 758-7123
http://www.dignitymemorial.com

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Ebony Funeral Service

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519 Main Street Nw
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone Number: (828) 758-1859
Fax: (828) 433-6936

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Evans Funeral Service

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1070 Taylorsville Road
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone: 828-754-7979
Fax: 828-754-2130
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http://www.evansfuneralservice.com

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Greer-McElveen Funeral Home & Crematory

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725 Wilkesboro Boulevard Ne
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone Number: (828) 754-4521
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http://www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com

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Mackie High Funeral Home Incorporated

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35 Duke Street
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone Number: (828) 396-3385
Fax: (828) 396-4055
http://www.mackiehighfuneralhome.com

Catawba County
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Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory

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334 Second Street Nw
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone Number: (828) 322-3015
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http://www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com

Johnson County
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Johnson County Funeral Home

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1141 Cold Springs Road
Mountain City, TN 37683
Phone: 423-727-7111
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http://www.johnsoncountyfuneralhome.com

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Hux Lipford Funeral Home

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300 W Main Street
Mountain City, TN 37683
Phone Number: (423) 727-9221
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http://www.huxlipfordfh.com

Mountain City Funeral Home

Mountain City Funeral Home

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224 South Church Street
Mountain City, TN 37683
Phone: 423-727-9700
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Watauga County
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory

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194 Queen St Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 264-8888
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Obit Line: 264-8646
Fax: (828) 264-8889

Austin and Barnes Website (http://www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com)

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Hampton Funeral Service

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683 Blowing Rock Road
PO Box 1792
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: 828-264-7100
Fax: 828-264-2328
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http://www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

Wilkes County
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Miller Funeral Service

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180 Sparta Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Phone: (336) 838-3104
Fax: (336) 838-8020
Recorded Obituaries
Phone: (336) 838-3105
http://millerfuneralservice.com

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Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

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270 Armory Rd
N Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Phone: 336-838-3178
Fax: 336-838-3771
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http://www.reinssturdivant.com/

Frequently Asked Advertising Questions | High Country Radio

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High Country Radio specializes in helping local businesses grow through cost-effective, targeted advertising. With the right audience, and enough frequency, your advertising dollars can provide a tangible return on investment. Our goal is to make your job easier by reaching enough of the right customers to positively impact your business. The secret formula for advertising

success comes down to this: What you say times how many times you say it! Below you'll find many of our most frequently asked questions. Scroll and search the list or if you cannot find what you are looking for, give us a call at 828-264-2411.

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Should I advertise?

If you need to ward off increased competition or generate additional customers, then advertising is a necessity. When you advertise, you are buying an audience. We provide unique audiences so your advertising dollars are not wasted reaching people who are unlikely to do business with you, while focusing on

those that will!

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Is radio right for me?

If people who listen to radio do business with you, then radio is an option to explore…and 93% of us listen to radio every week*. (*Radio Advertising Bureau)

Radio can expand your market reach

Radio can target your best prospects

Radio can generate sufficient message frequency

Radio can reach mobile consumers

Radio can motivate people to shop

Radio can establish a relationship with customers

Radio can break through competitive clutter

Radio can make a lasting impression

Radio can maximize your advertising investment

We live in an on-the-go society, and unlike newspaper or television, radio is with us everywhere…in the car, in the office, and in the house. Radio's mobility, intrusiveness and target ability make it a cost-effective marketing platform for nearly any type of business.

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How do I get started?

Contact us! We’d love to learn about your business; then, we will provide you with a custom marketing plan and demo commercial.

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How much does advertising cost?

That depends on how much of an impact you want to make. Finding the budget you're

comfortable with while providing a sufficient Return On Investment can be developed through a

marketing analysis.

What are the most frequent mistakes advertisers make?

1) Not filling up one cup before moving to the next. Many business owners think they need to do a

little of everything instead of doing one thing well. It's been said, “I throw my advertising dollars

against the wall and hope some of it sticks.” Almost any business can get all the customers they

need by simply attacking and owning a radio station’s audience.

2) Quitting before the advertising can work. Advertising is like trying to get in shape. The beginning is the hardest part and the benefits truly begin when you think you've given your all. In order to get your desired body shape when working out, you must earn it by sticking to your plan. Successful advertising is no different.

Who makes my commercial?

We can produce your commercial, or we can suggest an outside production house. Production is free for all of our advertisers. Our advertisers receive agency quality production from

our Creative Services Department, and our sales/event/occasional advertisers receive professional standard production. Our mission is to create top quality advertising that works for our client's custom marketing plan. We believe our clients deserve the best that we can give them, and it shows in our work.

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What is the best way to advertise?

Consistency, consistency, consistency! Whether you're a plumber, doctor, lawyer or carpet cleaner, a well-developed commercial stating your unique selling position will keep you in the consumers mind when the day comes for them to need your services. We firmly believe the best approach is Long Term Consistency, with a minimum of 4 ads a day, forever.

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I'm having an event, how should I advertise?

Heavy. We recommend fifteen to twenty commercials a day for a minimum of three days prior to an event or major sale. For Short Term Impact we recommend determining a budget and scheduling a minimum of 1 or 2 ads per hour from the time an event or sale starts scheduled backwards until you run out of budget.

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What about website advertising?

For non-national advertisers, a web site is functional as a consumer research tool (just like this one). In fact, at High Country Radio, we offer ads on our website. Call us for details.

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Should I do a "remote" (live broadcast)?

Live broadcasts are great for grabbing attention for a major event or sale. Our radio stations provide talent, engineering and great visibility. Contact us to check on available dates and times.

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What are your payment terms/credit policies?

We accept cash, check or credit cards (MasterCard & Visa). We are also pleased to extend payment terms with approved credit.

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What is co-op advertising?

It's advertising paid partially by you and partially by one of your vendors. For instance, you may carry a new widget from Acme Company. Acme would pay 50% or more of your advertising bill for sharing time in your ads. Contact your vendors and ask if you have co-op dollars available. We are happy to help you with this.

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Do you have any success stories?

We do. Ask and we'll be happy to share them!

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Account Executive
 

Love working with a fast-moving, positive team? In an age where local businesses struggle to reach an increasingly fragmented audience, you'll have the chance to sell BIG audiences resulting in BIG returns for your clients. High Country Radio has open positions which provide a chance to help grow local businesses. Our company includes well-loved brands such as Highway 106/102-3, Classic Hits 100.7, AM 1450 WATA/96.5, Avery County’s Glory 1130 and the all-new Pulse Boone 95.3/1200. Our competitive advantage is a very high level of customer loyalty-- advertisers who return month after month because they get results...and large listening audiences across all demographics, which continue to grow! 

We are looking for sellers who can work independently but love to meet new people. Natural communicators who can motivate clients and co-workers. Adaptable people who are coachable to our way of selling are imperative to our success-- including excellent listening skills and strong curiosity to learn about clients’ businesses. Problem solving ability-- someone who sees a problem as an opportunity to develop business-- is of highest priority. To succeed in this position, you must be driven and committed to developing new business.

Previous sales experience is a big plus but not required. We encourage you to apply if this sounds like you. You’ll be presenting the advantages of local radio in the High Country and why it’s different from other media. In addition to earning potential and a competitive benefits package, we offer great perks, such as employee flexibility and tickets to concerts and events! We provide a specialized CRM and weekly in-person sales meetings. Apply today at: www.curtismedia.com. Reference BOONE SALES. EOE. Posted 2/8.17.

Brian Fisher

Brian Fisher

Account Executive

Announcer, WECR-AM

Jeremiah Farmer

Account Executive

Host of Highway 106/102-3 Afternoon Drive

Robin Wohlbruck

Robin Wohlbruck

Market Manager

General Manager

 

Phillip Greene

Phillip Greene

WECR-AM Station Manager

 

Tom Lanier

Tom Lanier

Account Executive

Host "Mornings with Tom Lanier" on Classic Hits 100.7

Johnathon Roten

Johnathon Roten

Account Executive

Host "Roten in the Morning”
on the Highway 106.1

Jessica Goeden

Account Executive

Recent Feedback & Testimonials From Local Radio Advertising Clients

Thanks for all of your help with the event on Saturday. Your involvement definitely made a huge difference. According to ReStore employees, we have never experienced this kind of foot traffic at the store EVER!!! I attribute it to the exposure you gave us. You certainly went above and beyond what we had expected.

--- Jeff M. Savage, Watuaga County Habitat for Humanity


"By far, we get the best response from using the three High Country Radio stations, WMMY, WWMY and WATA, than any other media. We get the best results, our sales Numbers are better during promotions and more customers and friends mention hearing the ads".

--- Brian Thrush, Your Local Sears Hometown Store of Boone


“Couldn't be more satisfied with the services as well as overall experience provided by High Country Radio. As a company having limited funds for advertisement, it can be frustrating. In making a decision of where to spend that money, the obvious focus is return on investment. I can’t say enough about the professionalism and more importantly, the overall effort of the staff at High Country Radio to meet the needs of my company. I went in expecting A and received A-Z. I was blown away every time I turned on the radio or logged on to FaceBook to see my brands being pushed in a new and creative way. Good people, great effort and solid execution.”

--- Nic Vannoy, Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, West Jefferson, NC


“Our experience with High Country Radio has been beyond positive! We noticed an increase in revenue almost immediately after we began our advertising on 106.1 and 102.3. It was was a crucial piece of our advertising mix that we were missing in targeting some of our core demographics!”

--- David Holloman, Appalachia Cookie Company, Boone, NC


"We tried all mediums in this market, and radio by far got us the greatest results."-                                                 David Parks, High Country Jewelry


“I am the Director of Marketing for Beech Mountain Resort. Each year I plan my marketing initiatives for ski season and I continually choose radio because I see a return on investment, because it is cost-efficient, and I choose local radio, plain and simple, because it works.

---Talia Freeman, Marketing Director, Beech Mountain Resort, Beech Mountain, NC


"You wouldn't believe how many people come in just because of you and us being a part of your show!"

---Charlie, Cornbread Tactical


"We were blown away by the success of the ads and the service you provided. I am completely rethinking radio and adjusting my buys accordingly. After doing print and radio, every person who responded to the ads and attended the event said they only heard about it on the radio...they didn’t see it in the paper.

--- Tim Baxter, Baxter Marketing


“Appalachian Dental uses Goblueridge.net exclusively for our online advertising - it has greatly increased our new patients and put our name out there with great results - we particularly enjoy the ease of changing our ad at a moments notice and love the talents of the designers who create our eye catching ads each week.”

---Marie Russo, Appalachian Dental Care, Boone, NC


“Thank you guys so much for your help with our radio recruitment ads! You are always great to work with. Thanks again for the fast response---I greatly appreciate it!”

---Renee Whitener, Blue Ridge Energies, Lenoir, NC


“It’s very important for SkyLine/SkyBest to reach customers in the High Country and working with High Country Radio is the perfect fit for us.”

---Myla Farmer, SkyLine/SkyBest, Jefferson, NC


“WE HAD THE MOST FANTASTIC SALE IN 25 YEARS!!! Thank you for a great ad. If you ever need a promo for how radio works in this market please let me know. I absolutely loved the ad High Country Radio produced for my Clearance sale. As a result of our radio ad, we did a record number of transactions. I am a big believer in radio. Radio really does get results, especially in the High Country market. There is no other medium as effective in Boone and the surrounding areas."

--Ken Zajick, Boone Paint


“Last night's winemaker dinner sold out and it was filled with fresh faces!  I totally attribute it to radio since I did not do any other different advertising from last month.  Both lunch and dinner sales are up!  And, I love the flexibility of being able to change my commercial frequently. “

---Alyce Wray, Vidalia Restaurant


“Our team at Wireless Center held a “Customer Appreciation Day” with a Back-To-School theme at our Newland location. We asked WECR-AM to do a live remote and the event was a huge success.  We had great attendance and many alluded to learning of the event while listening to WECR. We considered the day a great success thanks in part to WECR and staff.”

--Tom Redish, Wireless Center


“I cannot thank you enough for your help in finding aid for the families on our Sharing Tree. All of the families have been adopted and it seems like a miracle!”

--Compton Fortuna, Hunger and Health Coalition

“Thank you guys for coming by this morning and including us, everyone had tons of fun and I really appreciate it. Look forward to doing more with you all. Radio is always our top source of referrals."

---YMCA of Avery County




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