WGGY

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WGGY
Wggyfm.jpg
City Scranton, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Northeastern Pennsylvania
Branding Froggy 101
Slogan Today's Best Country
Frequency 101.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Repeater(s) See § Simulcasts and repeaters
First air date 1948 (as WGBI-FM)
Format Analog/HD1: Country
HD2: Rock
ERP 7,000 watts (analog)
280 watts (digital)[1]
HAAT 365 meters (1,198 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 36202
Transmitter coordinates 41°25′38.00″N 75°44′53.00″W / 41.4272222°N 75.7480556°W / 41.4272222; -75.7480556 (WGGY) (NAD27)
Callsign meaning W FroGGY
Former callsigns WGBI-FM (1948-1993)
Owner Entercom
(Entercom Wilkes-Barre Scranton, LLC)
Sister stations WKRZ, WILK, WILK-FM, WKZN, WBZU, WMQX
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.froggy101.com

WGGY (101.3 FM, "Froggy 101") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Scranton, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Entercom and broadcasts a country music format.

WGGY uses HD Radio, and broadcasts a rock format on its HD2 subchannel.

Froggy 101 received national attention through NBC's hit series The Office when character Dwight Schrute was seen with a Froggy 101 bumper sticker displayed on a file cabinet on the show.[2]

References in The Office[edit]

The Froggy 69 bumper sticker can be seen in the opening credits of the NBC Series The Office. The Froggy 101 bumper sticker can also be seen in Season 8 Episode 3 on the forklift that Dwight crashes into a wall of the warehouse, and in Season 4 Episode 4 when Michael goes to work night shifts at a call center. It is also visible in Season 8 Episode 2 at the tattoo parlor. Froggy 101 can also be seen on the divider between Angela and Pam's desk, the wall against which is the copier machine, in Season 5 episode 5. It is also visible in many episodes on a dividing wall in Dwight's workspace.[3] This version of the logo was designed at Keuka Printing by David Spengler. The current Froggy 101 logo was designed at Solid Cactus by Joe Angrisano.

Simulcasts and repeaters[edit]

WGGY's programming is simulcast on booster stations WGGY-FM1[4] and WGGY-FM2.[5]Until November 16, 2017, the programming was also simulcast on full-power WGGI.

On September 26, 2017, Entercom announced a divestment of three stations (KSOQ-FM, WGGI, and KSWD) to the Educational Media Foundation as part of its merger with CBS Radio to comply with FCC ownership rules in the Wilkes Barre market; the FCC approved the sale of all three stations on November 2nd.[6] The announcement stated that upon the closing of the acquisition, new owner Educational Media Foundation (EMF) would flip WGGI 95.9 to its K-LOVE network which airs Christian Contemporary Music but parent station WGGY would remain unchanged.[7] EMF changed WGGI's call letters to WKBP on November 16th.[8]

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates First air date Call sign meaning Former call signs
WGGY-FM1 101.3 FM Honesdale, Pennsylvania 91317 50 7 m (23 ft) D 41°34′45.0″N 75°15′9.0″W / 41.579167°N 75.252500°W / 41.579167; -75.252500 (WGGY-FM1) (NAD27)
WGGY-FM2 101.3 FM East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 190777 2 254 m (833 ft) D 41°2′39.3″N 75°22′39.1″W / 41.044250°N 75.377528°W / 41.044250; -75.377528 (WGGY-FM2) (NAD27)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCC 335-FM Digital Notification [WGGY]". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. July 20, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ Marchese, John (October 21, 2007). "Scranton Embraces the 'Office' Infamy". The New York Times. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  3. ^ Lussier, Germain (September 21, 2007). "'The Office' Fanatic's Guide to Scranton". Times Herald-Record. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ "FM Query Results for WGGY-FM1". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ "FM Query Results for WGGY-FM2". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Entercom Announces Agreement To Divest Stations In Los Angeles, San Diego & Wilkes-Barre To Educational Media Foundation | FMQB". fmqb.name. Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  7. ^ Trakin, Roy (2017-09-26). "Entercom Sells Three Stations as CBS Radio Merger Nears Completion". Variety. Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  8. ^ "Media Bureau Call Sign Actions" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. November 15, 2017. Retrieved November 15, 2017. 

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