"Watts" Happening at WCNS


  • Employment opportunity!  1480 WCNS currently has a full-time, daytime, Monday through Friday opportunity for a Program Director / Staff Announcer.  Handsome salary, better if you have experience.  E-mail résumé and audio demo to No phone calls, please.  EEO M-F
  • 1480 WCNS is once again the top local radio newscast in the state!  The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters recently honored WCNS with the 2014 "Outstanding Local Radio Newscast" award.  It's the second straight year WCNS has won the distinction.  WCNS' entry this year included coverage of last summer's dramatic standoff along Lloyd Avenue, as well as the passing of legendary Greater Latrobe Football Coach Chuck Findley in December.
  • Sunday Church Services!  You can now listen to your favorite church services online!  Visit our Sunday Church Services page for the archive links to our four weekly services!
  • Pirates Baseball!  Follow the Pirates on 1480 WCNS all season long, and listen for your chance to win in the "Chick Fil-A Challenge!"  For the second time in as many meetings against Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto, the Pirates bats were held silent and the Reds prevailed Tuesday night 4-1.  The two squads play Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon - airtimes are  6:40PM and 12:10PM, respectively.  Click here for the full schedule!
  • Air Show Radio to return!  The Arnold Palmer Regional Airport has scheduled air shows for 2014 and 2015, and Latrobe will once again welcome the U.S. Navy Blue Angels both years!  Once again, WCNS will be your home for live Air Show coverage.  Mark your calendars for June 7 and 8 for the 2014 show!
  • New Talk Block Programs!  Join Chad Amond from the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce the second Saturday of every month at 9AM for the Westmoreland Chamber Business Journal!  Also, join Louise Tilzey-Bates from Westmoreland Heritage for "Heritage Happenings" every third Saturday of the month at 9AM.
  • THE TOM BALYA PROGRAM ON THE TALK BLOCKRetired Westmoreland County Commissioner Tom Balya brings his many years of political, governmental and community service to the radio.  Tune in 10 am each Saturday and Tom will keep you well-informed about the people, issues and news that are impacting our lives.  Visit our Talk Block page for the full Saturday morning schedule.
  • Good Morning Greater LatrobeJoin 1480 WCNS the first Friday of every month for some good news about the Latrobe Area community and businesses.  Presented by the Greater Latrobe Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Executive Director David Martin. 
  • Survey: Radio is the Dominant Listening Platform! Radio, despite competition from digital music services, is still the dominant platform for listening to music, news and talk, research by MediaVest and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has found. People turn to traditional radio more frequently than other platforms, with more than 50% of people in the U.S. tuning in every day, according to the report. "New outlets are not coming at a cost to traditional forms of consumption," said Clear Channel's Radha Subramanyam. "Now you have more opportunities to consume content and the overall pie has grown."
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