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WGGY
WGGY Froggy 101 logo.png
Broadcast areaNortheastern Pennsylvania
Frequency101.3 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingFroggy 101
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatCountry
SubchannelsHD2: AAA ("The Mountain")
HD3: Spanish hits (La Mega Radio)
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
1948 (1948)
Former call signs
WGBI-FM (1948–1993)
Call sign meaning
"Froggy"
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID36202
ClassB
ERP7,000 watts (analog)
280 watts (digital)[1]
HAAT365 meters (1,198 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
41°25′38.2″N 75°44′51.6″W / 41.427278°N 75.747667°W / 41.427278; -75.747667 (WGGY)
Repeater(s)See § Simulcasts and repeaters
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live (via Audacy)
Listen live (via Audacy) (HD2)
Websitewww.audacy.com/froggy101
www.lamega95fm.com (HD3)

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

WGGY uses HD Radio, and broadcasts an AAA format on its HD2 subchannel.

Froggy 101 received national attention through NBC's series, The Office, with a Froggy 101 bumper sticker displayed on a filing cabinet beside Dwight Schrute's desk.[2][3]

Simulcasts and repeaters

WGGY's programming is simulcast on booster stations WGGY-FM1,[4] WGGY-FM2[5] and WGGY-FM3.[6] Until November 16, 2017, the programming was also simulcast on full-power WGGI (95.9 FM).

On September 26, 2017, Entercom (forerunner of Audacy) announced a divestment of three stations (KSOQ-FM, WGGI, and KSWD) to the Educational Media Foundation (EMF) 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 2.[7] The announcement stated that upon the closing of the acquisition, EMF would flip WGGI to its K-Love network which airs contemporary Christian music; parent station WGGY would remain unchanged.[8] EMF changed WGGI's call sign to WKBP on November 16.[9]

Broadcast translators of WGGY
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
WGGY-FM1 101.3 Honesdale, Pennsylvania 91317 50 7 m (23 ft) D 41°34′45.3″N 75°15′7.6″W / 41.579250°N 75.252111°W / 41.579250; -75.252111 (WGGY-FM1) FCC LMS
WGGY-FM2 101.3 East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 190777 2 254 m (833 ft) D 41°02′39.6″N 75°22′37.7″W / 41.044333°N 75.377139°W / 41.044333; -75.377139 (WGGY-FM2) FCC LMS
WGGY-FM3 101.3 Hazleton, Pennsylvania 203403 250 177 m (581 ft) D 41°58′9.3″N 75°57′26.7″W / 41.969250°N 75.957417°W / 41.969250; -75.957417 (WGGY-FM3) FCC LMS
Broadcast translators of WGGY-FM3
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W235DC 94.9 Dickson City, Pennsylvania 157890 250 0 m (0 ft) D 41°25′36″N 75°44′50″W / 41.42667°N 75.74722°W / 41.42667; -75.74722 (W237DP) FCC LMS
W237DP 95.3 Mountain Top, Pennsylvania 145747 99 0 m (0 ft) D 41°10′58″N 75°52′07″W / 41.18278°N 75.86861°W / 41.18278; -75.86861 (W237DP) FCC LMS
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References

  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. ^ "FM Query Results for WGGY-FM3". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  7. ^ "Entercom Announces Agreement To Divest Stations In Los Angeles, San Diego & Wilkes-Barre To Educational Media Foundation | FMQB". fmqb.name. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  8. ^ Trakin, Roy (September 26, 2017). "Entercom Sells Three Stations as CBS Radio Merger Nears Completion". Variety. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  9. ^ "Media Bureau Call Sign Actions" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. November 15, 2017. Retrieved November 15, 2017.