"Watts" Happening at WCNS
- 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.
- Pirates Baseball! Follow the Pirates on 1480 WCNS
all season long,
and listen for your chance to win in the "Chick Fil-A Challenge!" Click here for the
- 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 Program! Join Chad Amond from the
Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce the second Saturday of every month at 9AM
for the Westmoreland Chamber Business Journal! This month, Chad and
guest host Jason Rigone interview Bill Pecora, President of Excel Glass and
Granite, and Donnie Darragh, co-owner of Energy Swing Windows. There
will also be a preview of the Chamber's Staff Appreciation Luncheon..
- THE TOM BALYA PROGRAM ON THE TALK BLOCK!
Retired 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.
our Talk Block page for the
Saturday morning schedule.
- Good Morning Latrobe Area. Join 1480 WCNS the first Friday
of every month for some good news about the Latrobe Area community and
businesses. Presented by the Latrobe Area 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
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