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"Honor the Past, Respect the Present, and Plan For the Future."


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Welcome to the Rebirth of the Cleveland Legend - WIXY 1260!


AT WIXY1260ONLINE WE'RE NOT JUST BRINGING BACK THE GOOD TIMES, WE'RE SHAPING THE FUTURE OF RADIO! WIXY1260Online is playing the best variety of the 60's and 70's (and some 50's too)! We're streaming live on the internet 24/7/365 and offering service, personality and entertainment options not found with traditional radio stations. Our audio quality sets the benchmark in the industry for quality and minimal data usage (when not on a home network) and we never charge a listening subscription or a fee to use our mobile apps, nor do we drown our listeners in advertising.

THE MUSIC IS THE STAR AT WIXY1260ONLINE!

Many radio stations are touting their 'professional' backgrounds in radio. At WIXY1260Online our diverse professional backgrounds and true love for listeners and radio itself sets us apart from the money scoundrels of radio.

At WIXY1260Online - The Future of Radio is Now!

Our Mission

From 1965 to 1976, WIXY 1260 AM was an incredible force in the Cleveland, Ohio, radio market, and has never been forgotten. Now, two WIXY fans from Cleveland have given WIXY 1260 new life...on the Internet (along with a great set of staff members, all of whom do this voluntarily). WIXY1260 Online has been active since October, 2011, and offers the same high-energy music and fast pace that made the original WIXY a legend in the annals of Top 40 Radio! We have programmed the top hits and local favorites that were played on WIXY, many available in stereo for the first time, and you can hear them in high quality 24/7/365 on your computer, smartphone, iPod, PlayStation, internet radio player, Roku player, Apple TV, home assistant device or tablet pc.

We regularly conduct surveys and solicit feedback via our website in an effort to make WIXY1260Online the best it can be. Naturally, the feedback was from both those who believe we should do things exactly as WIXY did, and from those who realize that times have changed, and listening to the same stuff repeatedly becomes boring. To take advantage of modern technologies and keep WIXY1260Online fresh, we have added to the depth of our collection by creating new jingles and promos as if the station were still in existence. We honor the original format as practically possible while observing modern listening trends.

Over the past few years, we have been fortunate enough to develop a strong listening audience and we thank all of our listeners for tuning in! As great as the original WIXY 1260 AM, we feel the best way to move forward is to match the original WIXY spirit with today's level of professionalism. We will continue to "Honor the Past, Respect the Present and Plan for the Future." Thanks to some of WIXY's original jocks, our fans and, of course, a group of dedicated volunteers, all experts in their respective fields (many of whom are radio veterans), we are pioneering the Future of Radio and making it the way it was meant to be - fun and non-pretentious. WIXY1260Online is playing the best variety of the 60's and 70's (anywhere on the planet)!

Thanks For Listening!
Gary Schmitz & Ray Glasser, Founders

Our People Rock!

We believe our diversity and listener focus makes us better equipped to entertain listeners. Our talented group of dedicated volunteers, all experts in their respective fields (including radio veterans), is pioneering the Future of Radio and making it the way it was meant to be - fun, free and non-pretentious. WIXY1260Online is playing the best variety of the 60's and 70's (anywhere on the planet), and is dedicated to returning radio to the people, not a corporate balance sheet!

Management Team

WIXY1260Online - Gary Schmitz

Gary Schmitz

Owner; General Manager; Chief Engineer

Management

WIXY1260Online - TJ Chizmar

TJ Chizmar

Office Manager; Webmaster; Communications Manager

Management

WIXY1260Online - Ray Glasser

Ray Glasser

Production Manager; Historian; Videographer

Management

WIXY1260Online - Eric Rath

Eric Rath

Sales Manager; Senior Engineer; Quality Assurance Analyst

Management

WIXY1260Online - Mikey Mezz

Mike Meszaros

Secretary to the Management; Communications Analyst; Remote Technician

Senior Staff

WIXY1260Online - Tony Zima

Tony Zima

Lead DJ; Quality Assurance Analyst; Historian

Senior Staff

WIXY1260Online - Joani Smith

Joani Smith

Events Manager; Sales Assistant

Senior Staff

WIXY1260Online - Lenny George

Lenny George

Senior Engineer; Sales Assistant

Senior Staff

WIXY1260Online - Cody

Cody

Trainee

WOOF

Air Talent

WIXY1260Online - Tony Zima

Tony Z.

A true “WIXY-Fanaddict” and life-long Clevelander who grew up listening to WIXY 1260 AM, Tony Z. aka "The Z-Man" wanted to be a Radio DJ from an early age. Tony is a graduate of the WIXY School of Broadcast Technique and volunteered many hours at WIXY 1260. At the WIXY-May Co. Christmas Parade he escorted The Temptations to their parade vehicle! Tony has many WIXY collectibles including a "certified" piece of the original WIXY 1260 AM Broadcast Tower! His DJ credits include (WIGN) @ St. Ignatius H.S., B-W's WBWC 88.3FM and 15+ years of mobile DJ work in N.E. Ohio.

Fridays, 7-11 PM

WIXY1260Online - Ray Glasser

Ray King

Ray is our Production Manager and Videographer and is a founding member of WIXY1260Online; he's an avid WIXY 1260 AM historian / enthusiast and manages our sister website www.wixy1260.comOpens in new window .
Ray Glasser has been interested in radio and pop music since the summer of 1960, when he was on a small AM station in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, WMFH, for 6 months. Ray studied TV & Radio at Ohio State and at one time had 3 part-time radio jobs in 1971!
Ray enjoys collecting "oldies" and spinning tunes on the air and clipping up those videos on our Videos page (and his own).

Thursdays, 7-11 PM

WIXY1260Online - Ray Twardy

Ray Twardy

Listening to WIXY 1260 in 1967 ignited Ray's interest in radio so much, that while others were playing sports, Ray was playing "radio station" by spinning his brother's records and pretending to be one of the jocks. At high school he played records on the school public address system and announced for home basketball games and wrestling matches. While at The Ohio State University, he worked at the school's station, WOSR. After returning to Cleveland, Ray worked at CRRS (later CSCN) and WMIH (1260 AM) and produced a program for WELW.

WIXY1260Online - Marc Flanagan

Marc Flanagan

Marc grew up listening to WIXY 1260 and loves music! His radio experience includes the program syndication department of WCLV and production work at WBBG. This is in addition to his experience as a television camera man. Mark is a native of Northeast Ohio and currently lives in Cleveland. In his free time, Marc enjoys filling in for other WIXY DJs and spreading the WIXY word any way he can.

Tuesdays & Thursdays,
9 AM-2 PM

WIXY1260Online - Tim Kulik

Shaggy
(Tim Kulik)

Cleveland born, Ohio Media School Graduate, Tim Kulik moved to Tennessee at a young age and graduated from Perry County High School. Afterwards, he became a licensed piercer he moved back to Ohio in 2004 to work at a local tattoo shop. If you meet Tim, you’ll see himself as an artful expression of his capabilities. Tim toured the country doing 28 shows with one of his favorite bands, and toured with a Grammy nominated rap artist.
Tim currently works in the print industry and his diverse experience and willingness to do whatever he can to be successful is why he's such a great fit at WIXY1260Online.

Saturdays, 7-11 PM

WIXY1260Online - Mike Meszaros

Mikey Mezz
(Mike Meszaros)

Mike Meszaros, a resident of Berea, Ohio, graduated from Padua Franciscan High School in 2012. Mike studied Communications and Integrated Media at Mount Union from 2012-2014 where he spent time as a DJ delivering the news, weather, sports, along with jazz music on top of a/v editing, camera operation and writing. Later he moved to and graduated from Bowling Green State University in May 2016, where he evolved his skills with social and interactive media and web design. Concurrently, Mike also worked for ESPN3 delivering storylines for athletic events. A big Cleveland sports fan, Mike also enjoys eating Chipotle and watching the Stranger Things TV show.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM

WIXY1260Online - Dave Ryder

Dave Ryder

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Dave is a proud Viking both from St. Joe's High School and Cleveland State University. After earning his degree in Communications from CSU, he spent over 30 years with the CSU Police Department from where he retired. Fulfilling his passion from the music, Dave DJ'd at WCSB and has amassed a sizeable collection of CDs, albums, 45's and even 78's. Dave now resides in North Olmsted, Ohio, with his wife of over 40 years, Doreen, with their loving family and grandkids closeby.

Mondays & Wednesdays,
10 AM-2 PM

WIXY1260Online - Scooter

Scooter
(Scott Kriska)

Scott Kriska, a resident of Medina, Ohio, graduated from Highland High School in 2007. While at Bowling Green State University, he majored in Broadcast Journalism. Scott's previous radio and TV experiences include working as a DJ for WBGU 88.1 FM, BG24 News and 1590 WAKR in Akron. Since his college graduation in 2011, he has been writing freelance for two local newspapers, The Post Newspapers in Medina and the West Side Leader in Akron. Scott is also planning on starting a podcast in the near future, in which he hopes to interview local celebrities, public figures and other interesting people in the Northeast Ohio area.

Wednesdays & Fridays,
2-6 PM

WIXY1260Online - B.A. Bartell

B.A. Bartell

Born and raised in N.E. Ohio, B.A. has been an avid fan of rock & roll for over 45 years. After graduating from Cleveland State University, B.A. enjoyed a memorable 25 year career working for Cuyahoga County government. He also moonlighted as a mobile disc jockey during the 1990’s. B.A. comes to us as a 2015 graduate of the American Broadcasting School, and previously hosted his own successful Internet Radio show. B.A. resides in Fairview Park with his lovely bride of over 30 years.

Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM

WIXY1260Online - Jordan Toler

DJ Style
(Jordan Toler)

A Valley View, Ohio, native, music has been Jordan’s life-long love. While many kids collected baseball cards and listened to radio Disney, he was busy studying music from the past 30 years. At 13 he started his band, Lithium, as its Singer Songwriter, and plays several other instruments. Jordan’s musical taste varies widely between Elvis Presley and Nirvana - this includes WIXY era artists and those emerging today.
He dubbed himself DJ “Style” after reciting Ric Flair promos about “Stylin n’ Profilin” (but we think it’s because of his hair…) Jordan enjoys writing music, watching wrestling, and nature - all while attending the Ohio Media School. His motto is, “Life’s too short to waste it not doing what you love.”

Thursdays, 2-6 PM &
Fridays, 10 AM-2 PM

WIXY1260Online - Mac Gilbert

Mac Gilbert

Mac is a graduate of the University of Mount Union and the Ohio Media School and currently resides in Chippewa Lake. While at Mount Union, Mac hosted a radio show and was a DJ at events on campus. More recently he has done work for All Sports Cleveland and the North Coast Underground and interned at WOBL/WDLW in Oberlin. Mac found his way to WIXY1260Online through fellow attendees of the Ohio Media School and is excited to play this music and bring back a big part of Cleveland's Radio History.

Mondays, 2-6 PM

WIXY1260Online - Kevin O'Neill

Kevin O'Neill

Kevin’s radio life began in October 1970 when Free's "All Right Now" became the first record he ever played on the radio at Notre Dame University's WSND-AM. After spending his college senior year at a couple of South Bend radio stations, he went on to Cleveland, Akron, Oberlin (Ohio) and back to Cleveland for the overnight show on Cleveland's 'Big 1220' WGAR.
Later, Kevin became a part of the Detroit MI radio community of which he is still a part of! He works with Mitch Albom on his 5-7 show on Newstalk 760 WJR.
Kevin’s talents extend to writing and stand-up comedy, and he specializes in song parodies.
A Cleveland native, Kevin has always had a special place in his heart for WIXY 1260 as he listened faithfully while at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH. 

Wednesdays, 9 PM-12 AM

WIXY1260Online - Don Woods

The Voice
(Don Woods)

Don comes to us with a life-long passion for music, especially the golden age of rock, the 60's and 70's. Growing up in Dayton, Ohio, his go to station was WING 1410, with a format much like WIXY 1260. After spending the last 35 years in Cleveland, he is proud to call Cleveland home and his hometown! Raising two children with strong interests in music, he became involved with their high school music program and has been "The Voice" of the Olmsted Falls Marching Band for the last 7 years. Don believes that music is the key to peace and looks forward to building an audience in his Sunday slot and being active in live events across Northeast Ohio with the rest of the WIXY1260Online Crew.

Sundays, 4-8 PM

Staff & Contributors

WIXY1260Online - Abby Doutt

Abby Doutt

WIXY Pixie 

Staff

WIXY1260Online - Andrew Samuelson

Andrew Samuelson

Technical Support Specialist; Engineer

Staff

WIXY1260Online - Barb Kostya

Barb Kostya

WIXY Pixie

Staff

WIXY1260Online - Billy Bass

Billy Bass

Guest DJ
(An original WIXY 1260 AM DJ)

Contributor

WIXY1260Online - Corvette Don

Corvette Don

Graphic Artist 

Contributor

WIXY1260Online - Ed Pugh

Ed Pugh

Office Assistant; Remote Technician

Staff

WIXY1260Online - Peter Bernardo

Kafer
(Peter Bernardo)

Substitute DJ; Remote Technician

Staff

WIXY1260Online - Larry Morrow

Larry Morrow

Guest DJ; Advisor
(An original WIXY 1260 AM DJ)

Contributor

WIXY1260Online - Linda Belleza

Linda Harrison-Bellezza

WIXY Pixie

Contributor

WIXY1260Online - Marianne George

Marianne George

WIXY Pixie 

Contributor

WIXY1260Online - Rebecca Leyland

Rebecca Leyland

WIXY Pixie 

Contributor

WIXY1260Online - Shotgun Tom Kelly

Shotgun Tom Kelly

Announcer

Contributor

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Regardless of position or background, our team members are expected to adhere to a strong, yet fair set of guidelines and principles. Our goal is to have a fun yet responsible environment where all can be encouraged to succeed and work in harmony, free of prejudices or acrimony of any kind. We welcome talent of any skill level and will work to place persons in a position best suited to their skills, and, our team members are all expected to work together to elevate the success and image of the team and the station as a whole.

All team members must live in or near the Cleveland, Ohio, area and have a reliable form of transportation and communication tool (phone, e-mail, Facebook, etc.) and be able to commit to a minimum of 5 hours per month (DJs must commit 2 non-DJ hours per month). Likewise, our team members will be trained to be technologically savvy so as to be able to help us in our mission of ushering in the next generation of Radio.

Our success lies in our team's cohesion and conduct; our team members are professionals in their fields and maintain this standard at WIXY1260Online as outlined in our 5-5-2014 Press Release.  

Sales Assistant

We believe in delivering an honest and valuable sales product to our customers that is based on actual quantifiable statistics which are not colored to give false impressions and not truly able to benefit either party. We pride ourselves on our honesty, clarity and no non-sense approach to our on air products, our internal and external interactions and our sales.
The Sales Assistant will work with Station Management to develop streams of revenue, inlcuding, but not limited to: website advertising sales, traditional radio spots sales and event sales. They will also strategize to deliver and create business relationships that benefit both the station and the customer in an honest, down to earth, no smoke & mirrors approach. A modest amount of compensation may be involved.  Apply Now

Remote Tech / Engineer

Do you enjoy interacting with people and spreading the word about hip things? WIXY1260Online is working to appear live at venues across the area. As such opportunities occur, we will need assistance with location setup, guest interaction and demonstration/promotion of the ‘new way’ to listen to radio. Duties may include setting up promotional displays, banners, decorating, connecting engineering equipment, reporting site issues to Management, site security and safety, assembly and distribution of promotional materials and prize packets. Lifting heavy items may be necessary and reliable transportation is required. For some assignments, fuel and drink reimbursements may be given at Management's discretion.  Apply Now

Air Talent

We are currently looking to add new DJs to our team. Do you have excitement and passion for the music of the golden WIXY Era (60's & 70's rock/pop chart toppers)? If you have a desire to be a part of a fun team of DJs who enjoy what they're doing yet can be professional and follow guidelines and station format, then you might be just what we're looking for!
Volunteer for as few as 4 hours per month as a Special Guest DJ or Substitute DJ. These slots are generally reserved for known local talent and professionals, but may be adjusted as practical. DJs are expected to be involved in other duties as deemed necessary.  Apply Now



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