|City of license||State College, Pennsylvania|
|Broadcast area||State College, Pennsylvania
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
|Branding||"Big Froggy 101"|
|First air date||August 15, 1961 (as WGMR)|
|Callsign meaning||W FroG E
sounds like "froggy"
|Former callsigns||WGMR (1961-2008)|
|Affiliations||The Lia Show|
|Sister stations||WBUS, WMAJ-FM, WQWK, WRSC, WRSC-FM|
For the station that was once WFGE, please see WFGS in Kentucky.
WFGE boasts one of the strongest signals in Central Pennsylvania.
Founded by Allegheny Mountain Network President Cary H. Simpson, WGMR first signed on the air on August 15, 1961 as the FM sister station to WTRN Tyrone. Though also licensed to Tyrone, WGMR has primarily served State College and Centre County. Through the years, WGMR has changed formats a couple times, from country to alternative and Top 40 at the turn of the 21st century.
Prior to the top 40 format, WGMR was the State College region's alternative music station, branded as "101.1 The Revolution", and was rated one of the Top 10 alternative stations in the country for a couple of years. The station switched formats and became a Top 40 radio station using the handle "The All New Revolution 101" and then later shortened that to "G101". The station also broadcast at 101.3 FM in Altoona, but no longer does due to the Altoona area already having a Froggy station, Froggy 98.
This station, was previously owned by the Allegheny Mountain Network, and was sold to Forever Broadcasting of Altoona on July 2, 2008. Prior to the sale of the station the station invited back some of the old personalities for one last show. On the last day before the sale was final the station turned back the clock for a couple of hours and played Alternative music under the Revolution branding.
Starting July 7, 2008, WGMR began broadcasting a country station owned by Forever Broadcasting branded "Froggy 101." Shortly after, WGMR switched its call sign to WFGE. WFGE is now a country radio station that serves the entire State College area.
- Big Froggy 101 Online
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WFGE
- Radio-Locator information on WFGE
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WFGE