Radio, Newspaper & Magazine
With 5,000 watts apiece, WKYK / WTOE is the voice of Yancey and Mitchell Counties. WKYK 940 AM in Yancey County (pictured above) has a country music format, and is the most powerful clear channel non-directional standard broadcast station in Western North Carolina. WTOE 1470 AM plays true oldies from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s, and covers the Toe River Valley including Mitchell, Yancey, Avery and McDowell Counties, Blue Ridge Parkway, Roan Mountain and parts of East Tennessee. Both stations are owned and operated by J. Ardell Sink and the Sink Family. Mr. Sink founded WKYK in 1967. For more information, call 828-682-3510.
The Yancey Common Times-Journal is the newspaper of record in Burnsville & Yancey County. The Times-Journal publishes a new edition every Tuesday, and carries local news & sports, legal notices, classified ads, obituaries, and advertising from local businesses. Burnsville has had a newspaper in town since 1896. Located at 22 North Main Street. Call (828) 682-2120.
Blue Ridge Christian News was launched in 2010 by Publisher Doug Harrell. “My commitment to each of you is that this newspaper, Blue Ridge Christian News, will stay true to its purpose, uniting the body of Christ and sharing life style stories that enhance our faith in each other and society at large. We feel that the paper is and has been a uniting force in the communities we serve and we give God the glory for allowing us to do the work of sharing and bringing together his flock.” Located at 261 Oak Avenue in Spruce Pine. Call (828) 765-6800.
The Laurel of Asheville is a monthly lifestyle magazine that highlights the arts and culture of communities across Western North Carolina. The Laurel distributes an average of 30,000 copies per month in eight counties. Available in both print & digital editions. The magazine features arts, culture, behind-the-scenes stories about the region’s concerts, theatre and dance productions, festivals, restaurants, artists, and the multitude of locally-based businesses. “We also enjoy bringing you features about the people and organizations who are caring for those in need, protecting our historic heritage, preserving our rich and diverse environment, and nurturing our cultural soul.” Located at 110 Executive Park in Asheville. Call (828) 670-7503.