WFGI-FM

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WFGI-FM
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City of license Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Somerset, Pennsylvania
Branding "Froggy 95"
Slogan "The Best and Most Country for the Laurel Highlands"
Frequency 95.5 MHz
Format Country
ERP 57,000 watts
HAAT 323 meters
Class B
Facility ID 72965
Owner Forever Broadcasting, LLC
Website http://www.myfroggy95.com

WFGI-FM, known as "Froggy 95 FM", is a Froggy branded Country music formatted radio station in Pennsylvania serving the Johnstown area. The station is owned and operated by Forever Broadcasting, LLC.

History[edit]

The station began at 96.5 now WKYE as WJNL-FM in the 1970s as the sister station to WJNL-AM. They played easy to listen to music and had news updates hourly. It was known as this until it was purchased in 1996 by Clear Communications. When it became 96.5 the mountain with the callsign WMTZ and began playing Country Music. In 2005 Clear Communications decided to leave the Johnstown area and sold its properties in Johnstown to Altoona based Forever Broadcasting. Forever wanted to expand its Froggyland into the Pittsburgh area and the 96.5 dial was not able to do so. The 95.5 dial was able to with no problem, so in February 2005 the station became Froggy 95 as it is still today.

Signal Abilities[edit]

WFGI has a very strong signal that can be heard as far west as western suburbs of Pittsburgh and even eastern Ohio and as far east as Mifflin County, where it starts conflicting with WMRF on 95.7 FM from Lewistown. In recent years however the coverage area has faded, due to short space same and adjacent stations and also weather conditions having effect on coverage presumably from flora.

Multipath Issues[edit]

WFGI has always suffered from signal degradation in the city of license, primarily because of the excessive height above the city as well as multipath caused buy the local terrain of the Allegheny plateau. There are multiple areas in Johnstown that cause that station to have multipath.


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Coordinates: 40°22′19″N 78°58′55″W / 40.372°N 78.982°W / 40.372; -78.982