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WFGY, known as "Froggy 98 FM", is a Froggy branded Country music formatted radio station in Pennsylvania serving the Altoona, Huntingdon, Bedford, and Lewistown, 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.
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.
Beginnings as WFBG-FM
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 90s.
Switchover to Froggy
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 DJ's over the years were Roger Ribbit, Web Foote, Holly Hopper, Lynn Leaper, Jeff Jumper, Davey Croak-it, Cricket, Tad Pole, Pete Moss, Polly Wogg, Kellie Green and Steve "The Frogman" Kelsey.
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) license to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, which covers Johnstown region, and WFGE-FM (Froggy 101 on frequency 101.1) licensed to Tyrone, Pennsylvania, which serves the State College region. Contrary to what some believe, WFGY (Froggy 98), WFGI (Froggy 95), and WFGE (Froggy 101) are all separate radio stations and do not simulcast one another.
Froggyland (which includes their flagship station Froggy 98.3) 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.
However, Kerby Confer heads both "Forever" and "Keymarket".
|Country Radio Stations in the state of Pennsylvania|
|See also: Adult Contemporary, College, Country, News/Talk, NPR, Oldies, Rock, Sports, Top 40, Urban, and Other radio stations in Pennsylvania|
|Froggy branded radio stations in the United States|
|Franchised Radio Stations|
WFGS (Murray, Kentucky) · WFGY (Altoona, Pennsylvania) · WFGE (State College, Pennsylvania) · WWFG (Ocean City, Maryland) · KFRG (Riverside, California) · WOGF-FM (Butler, Pennsylvania) · KVOX-FM (Fargo, North Dakota) · KYLS-FM (Farmington, Missouri) · WWGY (Grove City, Pennsylvania) · WGYY (Meadville, Pennsylvania) · WFGI-FM (Johnstown, Pennsylvania) · WFGF (Lima, Ohio) · WOGG-FM (Uniontown, Pennsylvania) · WFGS-FM (Murray, Kentucky) · WGIE (Clarksburg, West Virginia) · KFGE (Lincoln, Nebraska) · WOGI (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · WGGY/WGGI (Scranton, Pennsylvania) · WFRG-FM (Utica, New York) · WGGE (Parkersburg, West Virginia) · WFRY-FM (Watertown, New York) · WOGH-FM (Wheeling, West Virginia) · WOGY (Jackson, Tennessee) · WLEG (Ligonier, Indiana) · WGYE (Fairmont, West Virginia) · WFGA (Hicksville, Ohio) · WKID (Vevay, Indiana) · WWFY (Berlin, Vermont) · WFFG-FM (Corinth, New York) · WJNR-FM (Iron Mountain, Michigan) · KFGY (Santa Rosa, California) · WJMQ (Clintonville, Wisconsin) · WFGI (Charleroi, Pennsylvania) · KHPP (Waukon, Iowa) · WFKY (Frankfort - Lexington, KY)
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