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WOGI (104.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Froggy brandedCountry music format. Licensed in the Pittsburgh suburb of Moon Township, Pennsylvania, United States, the station serves both the Wheeling, West Virginia metropolitan area and the Pittsburgh Media Market. The station is currently owned by Forever Media, LLC.

For the Duquesne, Pennsylvania radio station formerly known as WOGI, see WPKV.

Radio station in Moon Township, Pennsylvania
WOGI
City Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Pittsburgh, PA (Allegheny County & Beaver County, PA)
East Liverpool, OH (Columbiana County, OH)
Wheeling, WV (Hancock County & Brooke County, WV)
Frequency 104.3 MHz
Branding Froggy 104
Programming
Format Country music
Ownership
Owner Forever Media
(FM Radio Licenses, LLC)
WFGI-FM, WLYI, WOGG
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 ID 13711
Class B
ERP 13,000 watts
HAAT 219 meters (720 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°35′14.00″N80°25′15.00″W
Translator(s) W288BO (105.5 MHz, Pittsburgh)
Links
Webcast Listen Live
Website froggyland.com

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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.

Currently, the station’s weekday air staff consists of Erika “Ali Gator” Hink Jevcak (Mornings 5-10 AM), Program Director Dave “David Hopperfield” Anthony (Middays 10AM-2 PM), and Jeremy “Danger Frog” Mulder (Afternoons 2-7 PM). Additionally, Phil “The Kielbasa Kid” Kirzyc from sister station WPKLvoice tracks a show that airs weeknights from 7-11:30PM.[11]

  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.
  11. “On Air Staff”. Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2020-07-23.

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