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CityAltoona, Pennsylvania
Broadcast areaAltoona, Pennsylvania
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Frequency98.1 MHz
Branding"Froggy 98.1"
SloganToday's Best Country
OwnerForever Media
(FM Radio Licenses, LLC)
Former call signs
WFBG-FM (1959-1991)
Call sign meaning
W FroGgY
Technical information
Facility ID38265
ERP30,000 watts
HAAT287 meters
Transmitter coordinates
40°34′1.2″N 78°26′31.0″W / 40.567000°N 78.441944°W / 40.567000; -78.441944Coordinates: 40°34′1.2″N 78°26′31.0″W / 40.567000°N 78.441944°W / 40.567000; -78.441944
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WFGY (98.1 FM, "Froggy 98.1") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Altoona, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Forever Media through licensee FM Radio Licenses, LLC, and broadcasts a Froggy-branded country format.

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

WFGY is a grandfathered “superpower” station. While the station’s effective radiated power (ERP) is within the maximum limit allowed for a Class B FM station, its antenna height above average terrain (HAAT) is too high for its ERP according to current FCC rules.[1][2]

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 WTNA.


Beginnings as WFBG-FM[edit]

The Federal Communications Commission granted Triangle Publications, Inc. a construction permit for the station on April 8, 1959 with the WFBG-FM call sign.[3] The station was granted its first license on March 26, 1962.[3]

On September 20, 1972, the FCC granted a voluntary reassignment of the station's license to The Gilcom Corporation.[3]

The station was best known for being Blair County's exclusive easy-listening station, primarily automated, like others of its day. However, the change would come by the start of the 1990s.

Switchover to Froggy[edit]

On April 2, 1991, the station's call sign was changed to WFGY.[4] Forever of PA, LLC (Forever Media) purchased the station on July 31, 1996, with the sale consummating on August 31, 1996.[5] The station adopted the "Froggy 98" branding while changing format to country music. 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, Jeff Jumper, Davey Croak-it, Cricket, Tad Pole, Pete Moss, Polly Wogg, Kellie Green, and Steve "The Frogman" Kelsey, Jumpin' Jim, JoJo, Leapin' Lily, and James Pond.


  1. ^ "FM Broadcast Station Classes and Service Contours". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  2. ^ Smith, D. (July 5, 2013). "Superpower FMs". Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  3. ^ a b c "History Cards for WFGY". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  4. ^ "Call Sign History [WFGY]". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  5. ^ "ASSIGNMENT OF PERMIT/LICENSE". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2019-06-09.

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