Biz Radio US features entrepreneurs-only programming. The station's purpose is to inform, encourage and promote self-made entrepreneurs, businesses and service oriented non-profits. The station is also actively involved in numerous educational and networking efforts. Every host on the station are also business owners / entrepreneurs themselves.
(Owned by Matt Mittan.)
Matt began broadcasting during his teen years in the Boston area in the mid 80's. Over the course of the decades since, aside from 8 years of Active Duty military service, he has been a full time media personality, giving his take on the ins and outs of daily life in our communities. He has won numerous awards for both his content and his service callings. He has been based out of Asheville, NC the past 25+ years.
Buzz Radio Asheville is Asheville's Official Local Music Scene Station. It's features only local artists, of all styles, all the time. The features original music only. It was born almost a year into Covid as a means of promoting and supporting one of the nations most vibrant music scenes, where artists were hurting from shut downs. It has become a powerhouse since!
(Co-Owned by Matt Mittan & Michele Scheve.)
Born into an orphanage in Boston, then adopted into a loving family, only later in life to connect with biological parents just before the death of adoptive parents... The Eric Ingle Project explores all of life's ups and downs with the vulnerable question of how "nature vs nurture" effects us, through the lense of music and artistic expression. (Eric was Matt's birth name. )
It all started with one old canoe and Matt Mittan's desire to share the wonder of the unspoiled corners of nature, that still exist, with people willing to open themselves up to it.
Before she passed, Matt's Mom called Serenity Matt's "ministry". Rebalance your footing in the world by emersing yourself in nature the way it's been done for thousands of years - by canoe.
A show focused on "intentionally accidental" travel, with outdoor activities, unique local shopping, regional farm to table dining, lodging advice and even festivals mixed in too. The platform gives you all the info you need for day trips, or short stays, to places that may be off the beaten path but still afford you all the memory creating activities you seek. (Co-Owned by Matt Mittan & Michele Scheve.)
Since 2016, Matt has been writing his "River Reflections" column for this popular magazine, based out of the Caronlina's. His writings aren't so much focused on fishing as they are focused on living life openly and insightfully. It just so happens that most of the stories he shares are set in fishing settings (but not all). His writing style quickly became a favorite for folks looking to dip their toes into warm waters of family memories and values often drowned out by the noise of life in modern days.
Slice of Life Comedy is owned by Michele Scheve and is one of the longest running comedy companies in the Carolina's. It is based out of Asheville, NC and produces shows from open mics to headline acts, while also having a very destinctly "Slice" vibe that you feel at the shows wherever it goes. The company has helped nurture and grow the scene as well as help usher talented folks from their first open mic appearance to headlining nationally saught after stages. (Matt is the Sound Engineer for Slice .)
Founded in 2013 by a small group of gear manufacturers, Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC now includes more than 90 members, and is made up of businesses and organizations representing the entire outdoor industry in Western North Carolina. Get in Gear Fest is their signature annual public event, showcasing the outdoor industry hub of the East! Matt serves on the GiG Fest Board and was present at the very first public event. MMO often broadcasts from the annual event as well.
Matt moved to Asheville in 1996, after serving 8 years in the US Air Force, has 3 children and welcomed his first Grandchild in November of 2021. Matt is an award-winning broadcaster, writer and long time community entrepreneur based out of Asheville, NC. He is also a singer/songwriter.
His current businesses include two radio stations (Biz Radio US & Buzz Radio Asheville), an Outdoors Business (Serenity Guide Service) and an Outdoors-themed Travel Platform (Matt & Michele Outdoors) with his Partner Michele Scheve (who also co-owns Buzz). Matt has also served in leadership positions in various Non-Profit Organizations such as the Executive Board of the Red Cross of WNC, 3 Terms as President of ArtSpace Charter School and more. He currently serves on an Advisory Board for the Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC. He also enjoys a working collaboration with Slice of Life Comedy.
When asked about having so many projects, he often responds, "It's all one Garden. All intentionally paired up in one box that I tend to on a daily basis."
What better way is there to support creative folks than by doing it directly? The answer is "none". Every "cup of coffee" bought here is one more encouragement and validation that things are on the right track. Thank you!