WDGL

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WDGL
WDGL
City Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Broadcast area Baton Rouge/Lafayette
Branding Eagle 98.1
Slogan "The ROCK Station"
Frequency 98.1 MHz (also on HD radio)
98.1-HD2: WNXX/KNXX Sports "104.5/104.9 ESPN"
98.1-HD3: WBRP News/Talk "Talk 107.3"
First air date 1968 (as WAFB-FM)
Format Classic rock
ERP 95,000 watts
HAAT 457 meters
Class C
Facility ID 25518
Callsign meaning W D EaGLe
Former callsigns WAFB-FM (1968-1985)
WGGZ (1985-1997)
Owner Guaranty Broadcasting
Sister stations KNXX, WBRP, WNXX, WTGE
Webcast Listen Live
Website eagle981.com

WDGL (98.1 FM, Eagle 98.1) is a classic rock music formatted radio station licensed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The station, which is owned by Guaranty Broadcasting, operates at 98.1 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW. Its current slogan is "The ROCK Station." It is the flagship radio station for the Louisiana State University athletics broadcasts. Along with four other sister stations, its studios are housed at the Guaranty Group building on Government Street east of downtown, and its transmitter is located south of the city near the east bank of the Mississippi River.

History[edit]

98.1 signed on the air in 1968 as WAFB-FM and was the sister station to WAFB-TV. The station was affiliated with ABC Contemporary radio until the mid-1990s and Unistar Radio in the late 1990s. Their previous formats were easy listening, soft rock, disco, top 40 (as WGGZ, "Z98"), and oldies ("Oldies 98.1"). In 1995 they flipped to classic hits as "Eagle 98.1, Rock and Roll Classics" but would later shift to a classic rock format several months later.

On-air personalities[edit]

  • Condon uncensored in the mornings - Richard Condon, Anna Betts and Scott Robb
  • Benson - with Mike Benson, middays
  • The Drive with the Drake - Scotty Drake with Matt Moscona and Dan Day
  • Day at Night - Dan Day, Nights
  • The Overnight Invasion - Tony Lightfoot, overnights

Commentators:

  • Charles Hanagriff (Sports Director)
  • Gordy Rush (Sports Co-Host/Commentator)
  • KC Hobgood (Traffic)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°21′58″N 91°12′47″W / 30.366°N 91.213°W / 30.366; -91.213