Daytona’s Jumpin’ Country 98FROG Debuted at 98.1 on the FM Dial in Daytona Beach on Labor Day Weekend in Sept of 1989.
For many years the #1 Radio Station in the Daytona Beach Market.
Following a Very Successful 11 Year Run the Station was sold to a New York Area Group in 2000 that took the station Spanish.
In September of 2002 this internet station was launched on LIVE365, as a tribute to the Original 98FROG.
Just over 15 years later, Ironically, longer than the original 98FROG Run, 98FROGFM.COM Ran into some problems of it’s own when in January 2016 The Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009 expired and on January 31, 2016 The Operations of LIVE 365 were terminated due to imposition of higher royalty rates.
In response to the impending closure 98FROGFM.COM hopped over the pond to another Internet Service based in Brussels, Belgium called Radionomy.
In July 2016, Live365 was acquired by Jon Stephenson, owner of content delivery network EmpireStreaming.After a lengthy period of negotiations and not quite sure of the future of 98FROGFM.COM, Live365 and 98FROGFM.COM finally agreed to a scenerio that would bring 98FROGFM.COM back to Live365.
98FROGFM.COM’s first Broadcast on the New Live365 would take place on Halloween Day of 2017.
We are very thankful that Radionomy provided a lifeline during a troubling period in Webcasting here in the United States.
With Live365′s Re-Launch 98FROG is poised to remain an active contender in the Country Music Scene for many years to come.