Friday, May 11, 2018

Newsletter 5/11/2018: March To A Different Drum

Happy Spring (finally), WIXY Fans!
 
Well, if you're reading this message, it means you've survived another Ohio Winter (assuming you're from Ohio).  And, here at the station, we're packing up the WIXY fleet and getting ready for a bunch of great events this Summer.  We hope you can join us, or invite us to entertain your event!
 
NEW STREAMING LINKS
As a reminder, we have transitioned to a new licensing partnership with RadioCoalition.org.  As part of that transition, we have updated our listening links on our website and many of the apps you may use to listen (such as TuneIn Radio, Reciva and others).  Additionally, we have learned that some Internet radio players and apps have not yet received a listing update to their databases.  We appreciate your continued patience as these updates roll out across the Internet and apologize for any inconvenience.  Internet Radio listeners should keep an eye out for our updated listing on Reciva which appears as "WIXY 1260 ONLINE" (note the spaces between each word).  Our new "WIXY1260Online" mobile app should be downloaded from your app store for continued use.  To do this, you'll need to uninstall your old app and look for the new one in the store (the logo for the new app is a black rectangle one.) It features a simpler, ad-free interface and is still free to use.
 
If you listen through your computers, you'll still tune in the same way you always have by visiting our Listen Page at www.WIXY1260Online.com.  If the links don't work for you, reload the web page so that you are seeing the most current version of our website.  To reload, just click the reload button near the address line of your web browser or type "CTRL+R" on your keyboard, and then click on a listening link again.  More help is on our Listen Page.
 
MARCH TO A DIFFERENT DRUM
Want to hang out with a fun group of people and do exciting things?  Join the WIXY1260Online family and volunteer your spare time to help us in our mission of bringing this great music to the people.  No radio experience is needed for some positions, just the ability to help out with a pleasant, energetic attitude.  Our Summer events are a great way to meet new people and rock along to great music while doing it.  Visit the "Current Volunteer Opportunities" section at the bottom of our About page at www.wixy1260online.com today and we'll be rocking with you soon!
 
EVENTS, FUN AND IN PERSON!
Like what you hear on WIXY1260Online?  We have a crew of professional DJs and Staff who have the know-how and the equipment to make events rock! Go to our Contact Page now and fill out our Event Request form to hire us or suggest an event and we’ll bring the music (and fun!) to you!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS (via our Happenings Page)
 
We appreciate all the feedback we continue to receive, both constructive and overwhelmingly positive.  (Why not send us a note?  CLICK HERE)  From everyone at WIXY1260Online, thanks for being a loyal listener!
 
Keep on Truckin'... all Summer long!
 
 
TJ Chizmar
Assistant General Manager, Webmaster & Communications Director
 
www.WIXY1260Online.com

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Newsletter 4/10/2018: WIXY Alum to Host Special Show on 4/15/2018


Happy Almost Spring (again), WIXY Fans! 

Well, it turns out my early Spring time wishes were just that... early.  So, here's hoping Mother Nature gets over her mood here in Northeast Ohio and sends us sunnier weather.  While the last of the snow has been falling (hopefully), we've been working hard on the new studios and our transition to our new streaming provider and we thank you for your continued listening and support while we continue to work to make things the best they can be.  Keep your eyes on our Gallery Page - more pics to come!  While many new things are happening at the station, we have a blast from the past scheduled for Sunday, April 15... 

ORIGINAL WIXY 1260 AM DJ HOSTING LIVE SHOW
Yes, that's right! A WIXY Alum, Chip Hobart, who worked at WIXY 1260 from 1971-1972 will be hosting a live show in our new studios on Sunday, April 15, from 3-6 PM ET.  The news is so big, we've been featured in news stories like this one in Chicago, Illinois! Be sure to tune in for this historic show, we'll be sending out an autographed print to anyone who would like to have one - you just have to tune in for the details.  

NEW STREAMING LINKS
As a reminder, we have transitioned to a new licensing partnership with RadioCoalition.org.  As part of that transition, we have updated our listening links on our website and many of the apps you may use to listen (such as TuneIn Radio, Reciva and others).  Additionally, we have learned that some Internet radio players and apps have not yet received a listing update to their databases.  We appreciate your continued patience as these updates roll out across the Internet and apologize for any inconvenience.  Internet Radio listeners should keep an eye out for our updated listing on Reciva which appears as "WIXY 1260 ONLINE" (note the spaces between each word).  Our new "WIXY1260Online" mobile app should be downloaded from your app store for continued use.  To do this, you'll need to uninstall your old app and look for the new one in the store (the logo for the new app is a black rectangle one.) It features a simpler, ad-free interface and is still free to use.

If you listen through your computers, you'll still tune in the same way you always have by visiting our Listen Page at www.WIXY1260Online.com.  If the links don't work for you, you can simply reload the web page so that you are seeing the most current version of our website.  Reloading is very simple, just click the reload button near the address line of your web browser or type "CTRL+R" on your keyboard, and then click on a listening link again.  More help is on our Listen Page. 

REFUEL YOUR ENGINES
We had an awesome time at this year's Summit Racing Equipment IX Piston Powered Auto Rama!  Thanks to everyone who stopped by, we enjoy meeting everyone!  If you weren't able to stop by, you can still check out all of our great merchandise, including our new coffee mugs in our online store
Along with Monday evening DJ, Gary Wenner, we thank you for helping support him and this year's Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Campaign.  Visit our Happenings Page to continue to support Gary in his mission - CLICK HERE. 

We are refueling the WIXY fleet and will be posting more exciting news as we gear up for a busy season ahead with great live shows and events all over the area, stay tuned! 

UPCOMING EVENTS (via our Happenings Page)
We appreciate all the feedback we continue to receive, both constructive and overwhelmingly positive.  (Why not send us a note?  CLICK HERE)  From everyone at WIXY1260Online, thanks for being a loyal listener!

Pleasant Springtime Thoughts! 

TJ Chizmar
Assistant General Manager, Webmaster & Communications Director
 
www.WIXY1260Online.com
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Press Release: Original WIXY 1260 AM SuperMan to Appear on WIXY1260Online

In 1971, Chip Hobart came to WIXY 1260 AM in Cleveland after a stint at Canadian powerhouse CKLW (where he was known as Chuck Hobart). Chip has enjoyed much success over the years and he returns to WIXY to guest DJ a very special Live Show! 

[from http://www.musicheads.us/chip-hobart/4582749188]: "Chip Hobart started hanging out at radio stations when he was about 7. His Dad, Bill Hobart, was an announcer for WSYB in Rutland. Chip watched and listened intently to all the radio people and what they were doing. 

He was fascinated with all the switches, buttons, knobs, dials, meters and shiny things that had lights. But, much more than that, his parents exposed him to all kinds of different music, like jazz, blues, big band, swing, folk, classical and good old rock and roll. (Chip is an avid collector with 5000 albums, 4000 45's and 1500 Cds.) With this love of music and the mystique of radio, it was a natural progression for Chip to segue into radio, following in his Dad's footsteps. Like insanity, it must be hereditary or something. Going into radio was an obsession for Chip, who wanted to play music for people, and, hopefully, entertain them with his foolish antics, and, the fact that he wasn't afraid to make a total ass of himself!..."

Join us Sunday, April 15th, from 3-6 PM for this very special show by visiting www.wixy1260online.com or listening on our free "WIXY1260Online" mobile app (available in the apple and google app stores)!

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About WIXY1260Online

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, with a great set of volunteers, have given the station new life...on the Internet. WIXY1260Online 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! The top hits and local favorites that were played on WIXY 1260 AM can be heard once again at www.wixy1260online.com. All songs are in a high quality format, many of which are available in stereo for the first time, and can be heard for free, 24/7/365.

Contact: TJ Chizmar, Assistant GM, Communications Director & Webmaster - news@wixy1260online.com

Thursday, March 8, 2018

WIXY1260Online Proudly Supports Our DJ, Gary Wenner


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2018
Gary Wenner                       
Chagrin Valley Entertainment
330-348-9465

Nominated for Leukemia & Lymphoma Man of the Year
Starting 10 week fundraising campaign

Streetsboro, OH: Gary Wenner has been nominated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) 2018 Northern Ohio “Man of the Year”. The Man & Woman of the Year is a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States.  Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors. The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the ten-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year in their community.  The man and woman who have raised the most across the entire U.S. will be recognized as the national Man & Woman of the year.
“I’m honored to be nominated” said Gary Wenner. “I lost my wife of 15 years to cancer, and I hope my story will inspire people to donate to my fundraising team”. “Cancer has affected so many us, including children. Through LLS, I’ve met 2 such children, and they have motivated me to embark on this campaign”.

Gary is dedicating his campaign to his wife, Kathleen Wenner, who lost her courageous 13 month battle with breast cancer in 2014. It’s also dedicated to the LLS Boy & Girl of the Year, Stanley & Molly. You can read their stories here http://www.mwoy.org/articles/meet-our-boy-girl-year

You can view Gary’s fundraising page here http://pages.mwoy.org/noh/cle18/gwenner

For interviews, please contact Gary Wenner at 330-348-9465 or gwenner67@gmail.com


About Gary: He is a 21 year veteran Cleveland radio broadcaster, having worked at several radio stations in the Cleveland area. He owns Chagrin Valley Entertainment DJ Service and is an instructor at The Ohio Media School.

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