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WOGI
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City of license Duquesne, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Duquesne, Pennsylvania / Pittsburgh
Branding "Froggy 98 FM"
Frequency 98.3 (MHz)
First air date 1999
Format Country
ERP 3,500 watts
HAAT 134 meters
Class A
Facility ID 21214
Callsign meaning A take on the word "Frog" and its various pronunciations
Owner Keymarket
(Educational Media Foundation to take over September 1, 2009)
Website Froggyland's website

WOGI, Froggy 98 FM, is a Froggy branded Country music outlet serving the Pittsburgh area. The station, which is owned by Keymarket, operates at 98.3 MHz with an ERP 3.5 kW and is licensed to Duquesne, Pennsylvania. Its transmitter is located in Pittsburgh. In addition, their format is also simulcasted on their AM sister WFGI at 940 kHz, which is licensed to Charleroi, Pennsylvania.

History

WOGI was originally Adult Top 40 WESA-FM and was licensed to Charleroi, Pennsylvania. In 1998 they flipped to Top 40 as WZKT (Z98), but that format would go away in January 2000 after it was sold to Keymarket, who in turn flipped to its current format. In March 2002 the station's city of license was changed to Duquesne, allowing the station to target Pittsburgh proper. On August 26, 2009 it was announced WOGI will move to 104.3 with a 50,000 watt signal to cover all of Allegheny County on September 1st. The early speculation was a format change at 98.3 with the possible hopes of picking up the Urban Contemporary that will be abandoned by WAMO-FM after its sale to St. Joseph Missions closes, but on August 28, 2009 Keymarket announced that it has sold WOGI's 98.3 signal to Educational Media Foundation, who plans to bring the K-LOVE Christian Contemporary music format to Pittsburgh as early as September 1, 2009.

WOGI is the flagship station of the Froggyland network of stations in the region, which also includes:

(Covering Fayette, Greene, Westmoreland Counties)

Prior to becoming WOGG, 94.9 was home to WASP-FM, also running a country format. WOGG's class A signal blankets the Mon Valley and southern-most regions of the Pittsburgh market. Cities targeted include Uniontown, Connellsville, Belle Vernon, Monessen, Monongahela, Masontown, Waynesburg.

(Serving Washington, Beaver, the South Hills and West Hills of Allegheny County. Also, serves Brooke, Hancock, and Ohio Counites in West Virginia; Jefferson and Belmont County in Ohio)

Prior to becoming WOGH, 103.5 had the WOGE calls for a brief time. Prior to being WOGE, 103.5 was licensed to Steubenville, Ohio and known as WRKY, lastly as a country format. "Rocky 103" targeted the rust-belt Steubenville-Weirton market primarily and the Washington and Wheeling markets secondarily. Since the city of license change to nearby Burgettstown across the border in Washington County, the focus has shifted to serve the South Hills and West Hills of Pittsburgh. Specifically, the cities targeted are Washington, Canonsburg, Peters Township, Bethel Park, Bridgeville, Coraopolis, Robinson, Carnegie. Steubenville, Weirton, Wellsburg, Toronto all still receive an easily receivable signal. WOGH realistically has the largest effective coverage area of all of the "Froggyland" stations. Typical car radios can receive 103.5 from St. Clairsville, Ohio to Seven Springs, PA to Morgantown, WV to Grove City, PA.

(Serving Beaver, Butler, and western parts of Allegheny County in PA; Columbiana and Jefferson County in Ohio.)

Before being WOGF, 104.3 was home to WELA-FM and had a classic hits format. Prior to being classic hits, WELA also had a run of the country format. WOGF recently changed its city of license to Moon Township, PA from East Liverpool, Ohio. The tower location remained in Beaver County, PA. WOGF and sister WOGH have a slight bit of signal overlap in "Froggyland", specifically Beaver County and the west hills of Pittsburgh. Both signals, as well as the main "Froggy", WOGI, are clearly heard in areas near the Pittsburgh International Airport. WOGF has a large signal, as well. WOGF can be effectively be heard on car radios from St. Clairsville, Ohio to Ligonier, PA to Youngstown, OH to Waynesburg, PA. This station will take over the WOGI callsign once EMF swiches the 98.3 signal to K-LOVE.

DJ Schedule

Weekdays
Leapin' Leah Klocko 12:00AM - 5:30AM
Jimmy Roach & Wendy Green - The Froggy Green Team 5:30AM - 10:00AM
David Hopperfield 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Danger Frog 3:00PM - 7:00PM
Chachi 7:00PM - 12:00AM

Weekend Hosts
David Hopperfield
Tommy Hillfrogger
IB Green
Jessica Ribbit
Hoppy Gilmore
Kelli Green
Jumpin' Josh
Jeff Foxworthy Countdown - Sundays 8:00AM - 12:00PM

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