We're Bringing Back the Good Times!

Cleveland's Official Oldies Station!

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!

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!

Leadership

Management

Gary Schmitz
Owner; General Manager; Chief Engineer

Management

TJ Chizmar
Assistant General Manager; Webmaster; Communications Director

Management

Ray Glasser
Production Manager; Videographer 

Management

Eric Rath
Sales Manager; Senior Engineer; Quality Assurance Analyst

Senior Staff

Tony Zima
Lead DJ; Quality Assurance Specialist; Historian

Senior Staff

Mike Meszaros
Secretary to the Management; Communications Analyst; Remote Technician

Senior Staff

Joani Smith
Events Manager; Remote Technician; Sales Assistant

Mascot

Freddie
Also cleans up leftover crumbs and food.

Air Staff

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.

Tony Z
Fridays, 7-11 PM

TJ is our Assistant GM and studied at both Penn State and Youngstown State Universities, leading him to his career as a legal business specialist. TJ grew up listening to his mom sing like a pro to the likes of The Carpenters and Patsy Cline, inspiring his love of music and leading him to join his school Chorus and Band where he traveled across Pennsylvania in competitions. TJ works tirelessly to build our web presence and professionalism and brings several years of high school announcing experience, public speaking skills and his willingness to play that funky music on the air whenever duty calls.

TJ the DJ

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.com.
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).

Ray King
Thursdays, 7-11 PM

Eric grew up in Parma, Ohio, listening to WIXY 1260 AM and developed a strong love and knowledge of the music of the golden WIXY Era. A bus mechanic by day and a drag racer (with his 1951 Chevy, Gasser Class), Eric also is a freelance DJ, having learned the trade from his father who operated a bootleg radio station for many years. Eric's strong knowledge of the music (he is often heard belting out the songs by fellow WIXY staff during his shows) and his pure passion make him an excellent SuperMan.

Eric Rath

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 on the west side. In his free time, Marc enjoys filling in for other WIXY DJs and spreading the WIXY word any way he can.

Marc Flanagan
Thursdays, 11 AM-3 PM
& Sundays, 3-7 PM

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.

Dave Ryder

Contributors

Abby Doutt
WIXY Pixie

Barb Kostya
WIXY Pixie

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

Corvette Don
Graphic Artist

Ed Pugh
Office Assistant; Remote Technician

Kevin O'Neill
Guest DJ & Announcer

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

Shotgun Tom Kelly
Announcer

Photo Gallery

Pictures are worth a thousand words they say. Ours will have you speechless :-)
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Videos

Yeah, we take some videos now and then - check them out!
>Also check out our new DailyMotion Page!

WebCam

Watch us working the WIXYTronic during our live shows! (If webcam doesn't load, it is currently offline; Support Notice)
User ID: listener  |  Password: wixy

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.

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.

WIXY1260Online Cares

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