WGYY
CityMeadville, Pennsylvania
Broadcast areaNorthwestern Pennsylvania
Frequency100.3 (MHz)
BrandingFroggy 100.3 and 98.5
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
OwnerForever Broadcasting, LLC
WHMJ, WUZZ, WKST, WMGW, WRQI, WXMJ, WYLE
History
Call sign meaning
FrogGY
Technical information
Facility ID24940
ClassB
ERP20,000 watts
HAAT179 meters (587 ft)
Links
Websitewww.forevernorthwestpa.com/froggyfun/
WGYI
CityOil City, Pennsylvania
Broadcast areaNorthwestern Pennsylvania
Frequency98.5 (MHz)
BrandingFroggy 100.3 and 98.5
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
OwnerForever Broadcasting, LLC
History
Call sign meaning
FrogGY
Technical information
Facility ID21421
ClassB1
ERP20,000 watts
HAAT91 meters (299 ft)
Links
Websitewww.forevernorthwestpa.com/froggyfun/

WGYY/WGYI, branded as Froggy 100.3 and 98.5, are commercial FM radio stations in Crawford County in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Both stations simulcast a country music radio format and are owned by Forever Broadcasting LLC. WGYY, at 100.3 MHz, is licensed to Meadville, Pennsylvania. WGYI, at 98.5 MHz, is licensed to Oil City, Pennsylvania.

Personalities

Current on-air personalities include Bullfrog (mornings and weekends), Tadpole (afternoons and weekends) and Lia (evenings). Froggy once boasted a large live and local staff of on-air personalities, but many shifts are now syndicated or voicetracked.

Froggy 98.5 and 100.3 were the Northwest Pennsylvania network affiliates for Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 as well as Bob's version of American Country Countdown for many years. The station dropped the show in mid 2020 after new host Fitz took over following the death of Bob Kingsley.

History

100.3 WGYY

WGYY signed on the air in 1948 as WMGW-FM, the first FM radio station in Crawford County. It was founded by Meadville physician Dr. Harry C. Winslow. Dr. Winslow chose his daughter's initials (Mary Grace Winslow) for the station's call letters. WMGW-FM was co-owned with AM 1490 WMGW. For the first three decades, WMGW and WMGW-FM mostly simulcast their programming.

Like many small-town radio stations, WMGW-AM-FM broadcast a full service radio format through the 1960s, 70s and 80s, consisting of local, world and national news, local and Pittsburgh sports, and adult contemporary music. World and national news was provided by ABC News and the Associated Press radio network.

In the early 1970s, WMGW-AM-FM were purchased by the Regional Broadcasters Group headquartered in Kingston, New York. The FM station's call letters were changed to WZPR as a tribute to Meadville's Talon Corporation which, nearly a century earlier, had become America's first manufacturer of "hookless fasteners" or zippers. While WMGW's AM format remained the same, WZPR changed to automated beautiful music, playing quarter hour sweeps of mostly instrumental cover versions of popular songs.

In 1978 WZPR switched to its current format, country music, eventually taking the WGYY call letters.

98.5 WGYI

On May 1, 1957, WGYI signed on the air.[1] Its original call letters were WDJR and it was powered at 3,400 watts, a fraction of its current output. It mostly simulcast its AM sister station, AM 1340 WKRZ (now 1120 kHz WKQW). WKRZ and WDJR were owned by WKRZ, Inc. and carried programming from NBC Radio.

References

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