|Broadcast area||Cumberland, Maryland
Keyser, West Virginia
|Slogan||"The Station You Can Count On"|
|First air date||1953|
|Power||5,000 Watts daytime
1,000 Watts nighttime
|Callsign meaning||W Cumberland Broadcasting Corporation|
|Affiliations||ABC Radio News
Yahoo Sports Radio
|Owner||Cumberland Broadcasting Corporation|
WCBC is an AM radio station that serves the greater area of Cumberland, Maryland. Founded in April, 1976, WCBC provides news coverage: locally, regionally, and nationally; weather forecasts; participation in major community events to promote the area and its organizations by way of remote broadcasts and community service announcements.
WCBC’s programming includes the long running Dave Norman Morning Program, and network affiliations with ABC Radio Network (Network news and Sean Hannity), the Westwood One Radio Network (Jim Bohannon), Dave Ramsey, Mark Levin, Premiere Radio Network (Coast to Coast with George Noory and Art Bell), Talk Radio Network (Laura Ingraham and Michael Savage), Yahoo Sports Network, and the Focus on the Family Radio Network.
The station’s sports programming includes coverage of local high school football and basketball, Allegany College of Maryland basketball, and West Virginia University football and basketball, Washington Redskins football, and area little league baseball.
Lawsuit against Allegany County schools
On August 28, 2007, Cumberland Broadcasting Corporation, the owners and operators of WCBC-AM/FM, and "the Maryland Delaware DC Broadcasters Association filed a law suit in the United States District Court in Baltimore against each member of the Allegany County Board of Education, and the Superintendent of Allegany County Schools, Bill AuMiller", according to the WCBC-AM website.
The reason for the lawsuit is "that the Board of Education has acted to deny WCBC its First Amendment rights", again quoting the WCBC website.
"Following criticism of the Board’s actions, WCBC was denied access to information provided to other media, denied access to press boxes at county schools, and denied information that would enable it to participate in a Board-endorsed scholarship program."  
On August 31, 2007, the Allegany County Board of Education offered an olive branch  to WCBC and would again allow WCBC access to information, press boxes, etc. as it was prior to August 17, 2007 letter from the BOE which took those services away.
|“||A Cumberland radio station will be able to broadcast high school football games while it fights a decision by the Allegany County school board denying access to the games.
A federal judge in Baltimore granted the temporary injunction requested by WCBC-AM.
The judge ruled the station's constitutional rights were violated by the ban, and the public would be served by an injunction.
The station claims the board's ban on access to a stadium press box was a result of unflattering news stories about the county schools.
In one story, a reporter was able to walk into five county schools without being questioned.
Allegany High School Attorneys says an agreement last week by the parties to seek mediation fell apart.
So, despite the previous "WCBC/BOE Agreement" signed on August 31, 2007, WCBC's lawsuit against the Allegany County (of Maryland) Board of Education remains in the courts.
- WCBC. "WCBC files lawsuit against school board". WCBC. Retrieved 2007-08-30.
- WCBC. "WCBC vs. The Board of Education". WCBC. Retrieved 2007-08-30.
- WCBC. "School Board, WCBC Resolve Differences". WCBC. Retrieved 2007-09-06.
- WCBC. "WCBC / BOE Agreement - Signed August 31, 2007" (PDF). WCBC. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 22, 2011. Retrieved 2007-09-06.
- AP/WJZ. "Station Will Broadcast Games While Fighting Ban". AP/WJZ. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved 2007-09-15.
- WCBC-AM Online
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WCBC
- Radio-Locator Information on WCBC
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WCBC