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City Altoona, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Altoona, Pennsylvania
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Branding "Froggy 98"
Slogan Today's Best Country
Frequency 98.1 MHz
Format Country
ERP 30,000 watts
HAAT 287 meters
Class B
Facility ID 38265
Callsign meaning W FroGgY
Owner Forever Media, LLC.

WFGY, known as "Froggy 98 FM", is a Froggy-branded Country music radio station in Pennsylvania serving the Altoona, Huntingdon, Bedford, and Lewistown areas, 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 Media, LLC.

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), licensed to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and WFGE (Big Froggy 101 on frequency 101.1), licensed to State College, Pennsylvania.

Froggyland (which includes their flagship station Froggy 104.3) 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 other stations, but is not part of the "Froggy Radio" network.

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 WVAM-AM.


Beginnings as WFBG-FM[edit]

Prior to adopting the "Froggy" moniker, the 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, change would come by the start of the 1990s.

Switchover to Froggy[edit]

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 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, Jo-Jo Jamey Jumper, Leapin' Lily, and James Pond

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Coordinates: 40°34′01″N 78°26′31″W / 40.567°N 78.442°W / 40.567; -78.442