WLEJ
CityPleasant Gap, Pennsylvania
Broadcast areaState College, Pennsylvania
Frequency98.7 MHz
BrandingBigfoot Country Legends
SloganThe Home of Bigfoot Country Legends
Programming
FormatClassic country
Ownership
OwnerSeven Mountains Media
(Southern Belle, LLC)
WBHV-FM, WZWW, WOWY
History
First air date
December 1995 (as WZRZ)
Former call signs
WZRZ (1995-2000)
WLTS-FM (2000-2001)
WOJZ (2001-2003)
WOWY (2003-2005)
WQWK (2005-2006)
WSGY (2006-2008)
WWSH (2008-2011)
WEMR (2011-2015)
WFEQ (2015-2019)
Call sign meaning
W LEgends
Technical information
Facility ID30445
ClassA
ERP2,200 watts
HAAT168 meters
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitebigfootcountrylegends.com

WLEJ (98.7 FM) is a radio station located in Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania.

History of the Mill Hall/Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania 98.7 frequency

98.7 was originally licensed to Mill Hall, Pennsylvania, as WZRZ in December 1995. Engineer Jack (Jay) Kennedy found this available frequency and put it on the air, playing an assortment of formats. In 1997, Sabatino Cupelli purchased the license.

Later on, the station was sold to Forever Broadcasting and the community of license was changed to Pleasant Gap. The station adopted the call letters WLTS-FM in late 2000. During Forever's ownership, the station carried several formats including smooth jazz format under the calls WOJZ, adult rock as WQWK and country as WSGY, a repeater of Froggy 98 from Altoona, Pennsylvania. 98.7 was sold to 2510 Associates who also operated State College stations WBHV-FM (B94.5) and WOWY 97.1. 2510 broadcast a soft AC format programmed by Nick Ferrara using the handle 98.7 Wish-FM and the call letters WWSH. The Wish Wake-Up Show was hosted by State College Radio veteran Ruth O'Brien.

Studio
Studio

On August 18, 2011, WWSH changed their format to mainstream rock, branded as "Eagle 98.7" under new call letters, WEMR. The Eagle lineup included the "Morning Drive" with Wentz and The Drive Home "Overdrive" with Shannon.

On July 3, 2015, WEMR changed their format to adult album alternative (AAA), branded as "98.7 The Freq", and were granted the WFEQ call letters.[1]

On March 19, 2019, WFEQ moved "The Freq" to online only[2] and began stunting with a loop of Alan Jackson’s "Gone Country" ahead of a country format switch. Between playing of the songs were effects of grunts and something eating a frog, which was a reference to Forever Media’s WFGE. It was expected that this station would become "Bigfoot Country" after stunting.[3]

On March 21, 2019 at 12 noon, WFEQ ended stunting and launched a classic country format, branded as "Bigfoot Country Legends" under new WLEJ call letters.[4]

In popular culture

In season 6, episode 26 of The American version of The Office, Michael Scott mentions the radio station "Froggy 98.7".

References

Coordinates: 40°55′59″N 77°45′40″W / 40.933°N 77.761°W / 40.933; -77.761