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1480 WCNS is a fulltime community radio station providing Entertainment, Information and Public Service for 276,000 persons in our primary coverage area.
1480 WCNS is a subsidiary of Laurel Highland Total Communications, Inc. (LHTC). LHTC provides local phone, long distance, Internet, and cable television services to customers across 260 square miles in rural PA and the company purchased WCNS in September 2014. WCNS is licensed to Latrobe, Pennsylvania which is acknowledged for: being the home town of golf legend Arnold Palmer, children TV personality Fred Rogers, the first professional football team, the first airmail pickup, Rolling Rock Beer, the Banana Split, Latrobe Specialty Steel, Kennametal World Headquarters, and St. Vincent College. We are members of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcaster’s, the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce (GLVCC) and Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce. The staff has been recognized for outstanding accomplishments for news reporting, public service, the PAB Broadcaster of the year, a county “Westy” and the GLVCC’s Community service award. Annually, 1480 WCNS provides 255 local civic organizations & churches with free advertising. Among other things, we present the Senior Lifestyle show, the Latrobe Farmer Market, Senior Day at the Westmoreland Fair and Santa’s Party in the Park.