Frank Frangie is an American sports announcer who works as an afternoon drive talk show host on 1010XL/92.5 FM radio stations in Jacksonville, FL. He is the radio play-by-play voice of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team. He also is one of the founders and the president and CEO of GridironNow.com, a website specializing in the coverage of SEC Football. Frank Frangie was a cohost on WQIK AM 1320 with Scott Richards.
Frangie is originally from Jacksonville, attended Englewood High School and later the University of Florida, where he earned a degree in Journalism and Communications in 1980. He began his sports media career as a part-time sportswriter for the Florida Times-Union/Jacksonville Journal upon graduation from college and became a full-time sports writer with the paper in 1985. He was a sportswriter, covering high schools, then major colleges, then finally the University of Florida. He also wrote columns for the afternoon editions of the paper. He remained with the paper until March 1993.
In 1988, in addition to his work as a sports writer, he began a career as a radio talk show host. He hosted a show on AM 1320 (WQIK-AM, later becoming WJGR) for one year, then moved to 930 AM (WCRJ, which became WNZS and ultimately WFXJ) and joined longtime host Jay Solomon on his show there from 1989 until 1993, when he resigned from the Florida Times-Union to become the full-time host of his own show.
He stayed with 930 AM until July 2002, when he moved to AM1460 (WZNZ) working with Brady Ackerman. He remained there until April 2007, when he helped launch 1010XL/92.5 FM which became Jacksonville’s first all-sports radio station to air locally originated programming from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. weekdays. He remains the afternoon drive host on 1010XL/92.5 FM, which is generally considered Jacksonville’s most successful sports radio station ever. That position was ensured when the station became the flagship station of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars in the spring of 2014.