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Big Frog 104 Signs Josh Turner for Frogfest

UTICA-ROME — Country station Big Frog 104 (WFRG) will be celebrating 22 years on the air with Frogfest 22 next month at Verona Beach State Park.  And this year, MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner will appear as the headline act.  The station made the announcement Monday morning, after naming several other local acts over the past few weeks.

According to the Big Frog 104 website, other acts scheduled to appear at Frogfest include:

  • Custom Taylor Band
  • Nancy Kenyon Band
  • Hillbilly Horns
  • Tim Creaser
  • TJ Sacco
  • Strung Sideways

For those not familiar with any of the local acts, the station has posted one downloadable song from each performer.

Concert day is Saturday, June 19.  Gates at the park open at 7am.  Admission to Frogfest itself is free, but Verona Beach State Park charges its usual parking fee of $7 per carload.  Music is set to begin at 11am.

Incidentally, the station celebrates its birthday on June 1st — it’s also the anniversary date for morning co-host Matt Herkimer, the only member of the on-air staff who’s been at WFRG since the format launched in 1988 as “96 Frog,” with studios on South Jay Street in Rome.  It was also the very first Frog-branded station in the country.  Catch more WFRG history on the Station Wiki.

Disclosure: editor Peter Naughton works part-time as a weekend host at Townsquare Media’s Lite 98.7 (WLZW), a sister station of WFRG.  However, had no knowledge of the Frogfest lineup prior to its announcement on-air.

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