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WCNS Latrobe Flips To Talk After Translator Purchase Falls Through

1480 WCNS Latrobe LHTC Media LHTC Media is flipping Talk/Oldies 1480 WCNS Latrobe PA to Conservative Talk on Monday.

WCNS will continue airing the regionally syndicated Jim Quinn in mornings. Longtime Pittsburgh radio and television anchor Hank Baughman will host a local “Talk Westmoreland” from 10am to 12pm. The rest of the lineup will feature syndicated talkers Dennis Prager from 12-3pm, Michael Savage 3-6pm, Mark Levin 6-9pm, Hugh Hewitt 9pm-12am, Armed American Radio 12-1am, and Red Eye Radio 1-6am.

The flip of WCNS comes after LHTC’s purchase of two AM’s and a translator near Youngstown OH fell through due to a defective AM Revitalization Waiver application. LHTC filed to move 94.7 W234CH Girard OH to Latrobe to rebroadcast WCNS, however it was denied as WCNS is a Class B and not eligible to apply for a translator in the waiver period until July 29. The Youngstown Vindicator reports that the purchase of W234CH, Urban AC “Star 94.7” 1330 WGFT Campbell and Silent 1500 WASN Youngstown OH from Skip and Helen Bednarczyk for $325,000 will not proceed following the denial of the move.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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