Coordinates: 40°35′14.00″N 80°25′15.00″W / 40.5872222°N 80.4208333°W / 40.5872222; -80.4208333

WOGI
WOGI, WOGG, and WOGH logo.png
Broadcast areaPittsburgh, PA (Allegheny County & Beaver County, PA)
East Liverpool, OH (Columbiana County, OH)
Weirton, WV (Hancock County & Brooke County, WV)
Frequency104.3 MHz
BrandingFroggy 104.3 and Froggy 94.9
Programming
FormatCountry music
Ownership
Owner
  • Forever Media
  • (FM Radio Licenses, LLC)
WPKL, WKPL, WOGH
History
First air date
April 15, 1959 (as WOHI-FM)
Former call signs
2000-2009: WOGF
1974-2000: WELA
1967-1974: WRTS
1959-1967: WOHI-FM
Call sign meaning
Variant of "Froggy"
Technical information
Facility ID13711
ClassB
ERP13,000 watts
HAAT219 meters (720 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°35′14.00″N 80°25′15.00″W / 40.5872222°N 80.4208333°W / 40.5872222; -80.4208333
Translator(s)W288BO (105.5 MHz, Pittsburgh)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.foreverpittsburgh.com/froggy104-3/

WOGI (104.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Froggy branded Country music format. Licensed in the Pittsburgh suburb of Moon Township, Pennsylvania, United States, the station serves the Pittsburgh Media Market. The station is currently owned by Forever Media, LLC and simulcasts on WOGG and WOGH.

History

WOGI on a SPARC HD Radio with RDS.
WOGI on a SPARC HD Radio with RDS.

WOGI signed on the air April 15, 1959 as WOHI-FM, the FM sister station of WOHI, both owned by East Liverpool Broadcasting Company.[1] WOHI and WOHI-FM were sold to Constrander Corporation, owned by Joseph D. Coons for $175,000 on December 20, 1960.[2] The acquisition of the stations took effect January 27, 1961. [3] WOHI-FM changed callsigns to WRTS in June 1967,[4] and in November 1971, Coons sold both WOHI and WRTS to Frank Mangano for $290,493. However, the name of the company remained the same under the new owner.[5][6] WRTS changed callsigns once again to WELA in May 1974. In the mid-1970s, WELA was an easy listening format.[7][8] By 1981, the easy listening format was dropped in favor of a C&W format. By the late 1990s, the station had a classic hits format dubbed "Classic Hits 104".

Keymarket purchased both WOHI and WELA in 2000. [9] The new owner changed the callsign to WOGF on July 7, 2000,[10] and adopted a country music format with the "Froggy" moniker; a format which continues today. WOGF recently changed its city of license to Moon Township, PA from East Liverpool, Ohio. The tower location remains in Beaver County, PA. WOGF assumed the callsign WOGI in 2009, a callsign that was previously used on 98.3, which is a station in Pittsburgh, PA that Keymarket sold to EMF in 2009. The new callsign on 98.3 is WPKV.

WOGI was partially simulcasted on WOGG in Oliver, Pennsylvania for many years. The two stations had separate morning shows but were simulated throughout the day. In July 2020, the stations combined into a full simulcast are known as Froggy 104.3 and Froggy 94.9.

Currently, the station’s weekday air staff consists of Mornings with Katiebugs from 5-10AM, Phil “The Kielbasa Kid” Kirzyc from sister station WPKL voice tracks Middays from 10AM-2PM, and Program Director Danger is on Afternoos 2-7PM.

References

  1. ^ "WOHI-FM First Air Date & Ownership" (PDF). Broadcasting Yearbook. 1960. pp. A-207. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "WOHI & WOHI-FM Selling Price" (PDF). Broadcasting Magazine. December 26, 1960. p. 64. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "WOHI & WOHI-FM Acquisition Date" (PDF). Broadcasting Yearbook. 1964. pp. B-120. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  4. ^ "WOHI-FM Callsign Change to WRTS" (PDF). Broadcasting Magazine. June 19, 1967. p. 85. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  5. ^ "WOHI & WRTS Sale Price" (PDF). Broadcasting Magazine. November 1, 1971. p. 29. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  6. ^ "WOHI & WRTS Acquisition Date" (PDF). Broadcasting Yearbook. 1973. pp. B-154. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  7. ^ "WRTS Callsign Change to WELA" (PDF). Broadcasting Magazine. May 20, 1974. p. 71. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  8. ^ "WELA Format by 1976" (PDF). Broadcasting Yearbook. 1976. pp. C-153. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  9. ^ "Ohio Valley Radio and Television". Pittsburgh Radio & TV Online. Archived from the original on March 24, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  10. ^ "WOGF Callsign Change". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved August 17, 2012.

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