WPGI

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WPGI
WPGI 100.9 The Wolf logo.png
CityHorseheads, New York
Broadcast areaElmira-Corning area
Branding100.9 The Wolf
SloganFresh Country
Frequency100.9 MHz
First air date1970 (as WQIX)
FormatCountry music
ERP3,800 watts
HAAT75 meters
ClassA
Facility ID10688
Transmitter coordinates42°12′0.00″N 76°51′30.00″W / 42.2000000°N 76.8583333°W / 42.2000000; -76.8583333
Former callsignsWQIX (1970-1995)
AffiliationsABC Radio, Premiere Radio Networks, Jones Radio Network
OwnerCommunity Broadcasters, LLC
Sister stationsWNGZ, WNKI, WRCE, WWLZ
Website1009thewolf.com

WPGI (100.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Horseheads, New York, United States, the station serves the Elmira-Corning area. The station is currently owned by Community Broadcasters, LLC, and features programming from ABC Radio, Premiere Radio Networks and Jones Radio Network.[1]

WPGI is roughly modeled after sister station WPIG in Olean. Like WPIG, WPGI's morning show is known as "The Morning Pigpen" (though it has its own local host, Sandy Swan), and the two stations have some syndicated programming in common. Afternoons are with longtime market veteran "Chris P. Bacon".

The station originated in 1970, with call letters WQIX, with a modern country format. Studios in Horseheads, shared with sister AM WIQT, and transmitter on Prospect Hill north of the village. Construction was by Chief Engineer C Michael Scullin with John Mulligan. It was owned then by retailer Manny Panosian and John Arikian, dba Chemung County Radio. Program Director was David G. Ridenour and General Manager Bob Johnson. Along with the rest of Backyard Broadcasting's New York assets, the station was sold to Community Broadcasters, LLC effective August 26, 2013, at a price of $3.6 million.

On October 1, 2013, WPGI rebranded as "100.9 The Wolf".[2]

WPGI, along with the other stations in Community Broadcasters' Southern Tier portfolio, was sold to Seven Mountains Media in January 2019. Whether Seven Mountains will rebrand the stations with their in-house "Bigfoot Country" brand remains uncertain.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "WPGI Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/85275/wpgi-rebrands-as-the-wolf/
  3. ^ https://www.rbr.com/mittman-leven-agree-to-exit-twin-tiers/

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