Asheville Media Group Launches Free Local News Site

ASHEVILLE, April 2, 2024 – Asheville Media Group (AMG) launched today, a new local news platform focused on serving as the community connection for everyone living and working in Western North Carolina.

Asheville Media Group is known for offering the public a variety of radio stations that serve as the soundtrack to their daily lives. Popular stations like 105.9 The Mountain, Mix 96.5, 98.1 The River, WISE Sports Radio 1310AM, 105.5 The Outlaw, Rewind 100.3, and Pure Oldies 97.3 provide great music both over-the-air and online. In addition to their music services, Asheville Media Group has a strong history of supporting community events and is highly respected in the business community for its effective marketing services tailored to local businesses and annual Best of Asheville contest.

“Asheville Media Group recognizes the significance of staying connected. Introducing a news division seamlessly aligns with the community engagement we have consistently offered as broadcasters.  I’m excited to further connect with people through,” said Tom Davis, Market President.

“The 828NewsNOW mission is to provide timely, relevant, trusted, unbiased local news and information, for free,” Davis continued. “828NewsNOW strives to be the primary source for news, events, and impactful stories that resonate with Western North Carolina residents, nurturing a strong sense of community.”

Breaking Down Barriers with Free Access

In a time when news sources are downsizing and paywalls limit access to important information, takes pride in providing its content free of charge to all users.

“Making sure everyone has the same access to information is the key to keeping people engaged in the community”, said M.E. Sprengelmeyer, Editor in Chief for “Limiting access can lead to detachment and division. We’re going to do our best to give people the info they need, right here, right now – and without a pay wall, so everyone has a chance to be in-the-know,” added Sprengelmeyer, who has more than 30 years of experience as a reporter, political writer, war correspondent, editor, and newspaper publisher.

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For media inquiries, interviews, and further information, please contact Tom Davis, Market President.

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About Asheville Media Group (AMG): 

Asheville Media Group, owned by Saga Communications, operates seven radio stations in Asheville/Western North Carolina; 105.9 The Mountain (WTMT-FM), Mix 96.5 (WOXL-FM), 98.1 The River (WOXL HD2), WISE Sports Radio 1310AM (WISE), 105.5 The Outlaw (WTMT-HD3), Rewind 100.3 (WTMT HD2) and Pure Oldies 97.3 (WOXL HD3). The launch of marks a new chapter in AMG’s commitment to the communities it serves with accessible and engaging local news and information. AMG continues to provide customized marketing solutions that leverage on-air, online and on-site assets that deliver substantial results for local businesses.