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 Communications
(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 Communications, through licensee Entercom Wilkes-Barre Scranton, LLC, 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 101 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]

One full-power station is licensed to simulcast the programming of WGGY. The programming is also simulcast on booster stations WGGY-FM1[4] and WGGY-FM2.[5]

On September 26, 2017, Entercom announced a divestment of three stations (KSOQ, 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 EMF will flip WGGI 95.9 to its K-LOVE network which airs Christian Contemporary Music but parent station WGGY will remain unchanged.[7] EMF will change WGGI's call letters to WKBP.[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
WGGI[9][10] 95.9 FM

(Sale to Educational Media Foundation pending)

Benton, Pennsylvania 19543 4,200 117 m (384 ft) A 41°09′32.00″N 76°24′6.0″W / 41.1588889°N 76.401667°W / 41.1588889; -76.401667 (WGGI) (NAD27) 1985 W FroGGy I WZZC (1991-1992)
WDLE (1992-1994)
WKXP (1994-1998)
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. 
  9. ^ Note: On September 26, 2017, WGGI was sold to Educational Media Foundation, who will flip the format to its K-Love Christian Contemporary format after the sale closes.
  10. ^ "Entercom Divests 100.3 The Sound Los Angeles & Two Others To Educational Media Foundation - RadioInsight". RadioInsight. 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-26. 

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