WFGY

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WFGY
Froggy98altoona.png
City of licenseAltoona, Pennsylvania
Broadcast areaAltoona, Pennsylvania
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Branding"Froggy 98"
Slogan"The Best and Most Country"
Frequency98.1 MHz
FormatCountry
ERP30,000 watts
HAAT287 meters
ClassB
Callsign meaningW FroGgY
OwnerForever Broadcasting, LLC
Websitehttp://www.froggyradio.com
 
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WFGY
Froggy98altoona.png
City of licenseAltoona, Pennsylvania
Broadcast areaAltoona, Pennsylvania
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Branding"Froggy 98"
Slogan"The Best and Most Country"
Frequency98.1 MHz
FormatCountry
ERP30,000 watts
HAAT287 meters
ClassB
Callsign meaningW FroGgY
OwnerForever Broadcasting, LLC
Websitehttp://www.froggyradio.com

WFGY, known as "Froggy 98 FM", is a Froggy branded Country music formatted radio station in Pennsylvania serving the Altoona, Huntingdon, Bedford, and Lewistown areas, among other communities in central Pennsylvania. It has a signal that reaches as far west as Blairsville, Pennsylvania, as far south as Martinsburg, West Virginia, as far east as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and as far north as St. Marys, Pennsylvania. The station is owned and operated by Forever Broadcasting, LLC.

WFGY is the flagship station of the Froggy Radio network of stations in the region, which also includes WFGI-FM (Froggy 95 on frequency 95.5) licensed to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, which covers Johnstown region, and WFGE (Big Froggy 101 on frequency 101.1) licensed to State College, Pennsylvania, which serves the State College region.

Froggyland (which includes their flagship station Froggy 104.3) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which covers the Pittsburgh area, northern West Virginia, and eastern Ohio also uses the "Froggy" slogan and is extremely similar to the Forever Broadcasting stations, but is not part of the "Froggy Radio" network and is not owned by Forever Broadcasting, LLC, but rather by Keymarket.

Sister stations[edit]

The sister stations of WFGY in the Altoona market are 100.1 WWOT-FM, 103.9 WALY-FM, 104.9 WRKY-FM, 1290 WFBG-AM, and 1430 WVAM-AM.

History[edit]

Beginnings as WFBG-FM[edit]

Prior to adopting the "Froggy" moniker, this station was for many years known as WFBG-FM, and was best known for being Blair County's exclusive easy-listening station, primarily automated, like others of its day. However, this would change by the start of the 1990s.

Switchover to Froggy[edit]

WFBG adopted the slogan "Froggy 98" and the new call letters, WFGY, along with a country music format. The station became known for its colorful presentation, with jingles resembling a frog's croak (or, as they proclaimed, "ribbit"), as well as the even more colorful names assigned to its on-air staff. The station also promoted a family-friendly image and did station giveaways catering to families.

Among the on-air names used at Froggy by the DJs over the years were Roger Ribbit, Web Foote, Holly Hopper, Lynn Leaper, Jeff Jumper, Davey Croak-it, Cricket, Tad Pole, Pete Moss, Polly Wogg, Forrest and Kellie Green, and Steve "The Frogman" Kelsey.

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Coordinates: 40°34′01″N 78°26′31″W / 40.567°N 78.442°W / 40.567; -78.442