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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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Press Release: WIXY1260Online Appearing at IX Piston Powered Auto Rama in March

WIXY1260Online is fueling up the our fleet and packing up for our big appearance at this year's Summit Racing Equipment IX Piston Powered Auto Rama!  If you tune into our station at www.wixy1260online.com during our live shows ahead of the March 16-18 event, you'll have a chance to win tickets to the show!  
Now in our fourth year at this event, this year's show continues our tradition of entertaining guests of the the South Hall of the IX Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Visitors can chat with the WIXY Super Team, check out WIXY DJ Tony Z's classic Pontiac GTO, and buy WIXY themed merchandise, including our newly released coffee mugs!

In addition to dancing along to the great music of the late 50's through the 70's, and reminiscing about the original WIXY 1260 AM, visitors are encouraged to help out our Monday evening DJ, Gary Wenner, as he raises money for this year's Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Campaign.  WIXY1260Online will be raffling off a new Lenovo laptop computer, with proceeds benefiting the campaign.  All donors will receive a free gift for their donation!

WIXY1260Online will entertain guests the entire show, which features classic cars, military vehicles and pretty much anything with an engine.  As it goes, "If a piston makes it go, it's in the show!"
Dates & Times: Friday, March 16: 3PM – 10PM | Saturday, March 17: 10AM – 10PM | Sunday, March 18: 10AM – 6PM
Official Show Website: http://www.pistonpowershow.com
WIXY1260Online Website:  http://www.wixy1260online.com

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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

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Newsletter 3/6/2018: Start Your Engines!

(rev 3/8/18: Apple App now online; new return date for Lisa Jordan)


Happy Almost Spring, WIXY Fans!
  
Here on the North Coast of Ohio, from our new studios in Cleveland, Ohio, the WIXY1260Online Crew is hard at work for you.  We're excited to finally get settled into our new permanent space and we continue to post photos on our Gallery Page!  In addition to gearing up the new studios, we're also getting geared up for our BIG appearance at this year's IX Piston Powered Auto Rama.  We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a FUN time!

NEW STREAMING LINKS

Last month we told you about our transition 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).  Our new WIXY1260Online mobile app features a simpler, ad-free interface and is still free to use.  The new Android version is now online in the Google Play Store, and the new Apple version can be found in the iTunes store.

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.


START YOUR ENGINES
We are fueling up the WIXY fleet and packing up for our big appearance at this year's Summit Racing Equipment IX Piston Powered Auto Rama!  If you tune in during our live shows ahead of the March 16-18 event, you'll have a chance to win tickets to the show!  This year you can stop by our area in the middle of the South Hall of the IX Center and chat with the WIXY Super Team, check out Tony Z's GTO and check out all of our great merchandise, including our new coffee mugs!

While there, help out our Monday evening DJ, Gary Wenner, as he raises money for this year's Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Campaign.  WIXY1260Online will be raffling off a new Lenovo laptop computer, with proceeds benefiting the campaign.  All donors will receive a free gift for their donation!  If you can't make it to the show, or if you'd like to donate ahead of time, please CLICK HERE.

Show Dates & Times: Friday, March 16: 3PM – 10PM | Saturday, March 17: 10AM – 10PM | Sunday, March 18: 10AM – 6PM;  CLICK HERE for Show Website with more Details

UPCOMING EVENTS (via our Happenings Page)
We enjoy providing you with the best variety of WIXY Golden Era music from the late 50's through the 70's, and we continue to add to our music and WIXY jingle collection - including new jingles that were created for WIXY 1260, but until now, have never been heard!  And, we appreciate all the feedback we continue to receive, both constructive and overwhelmingly positive.  (Why not send us a note?  CLICK HEREFrom everyone at WIXY1260Online, thanks for being a loyal listener... see you at our events!

Pleasant Springtime Thoughts!

TJ Chizmar
Assistant General Manager, Webmaster & Communications Director
www.WIXY1260Online.com
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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Press Release: WIXY1260Online Moves to Cleveland, Ohio

There's No Place Like Home

WIXY1260Online is proud to announce that, on February 3rd, it has moved its main studios to a larger, more modern facility that will serve our needs well into the future. The new home city of WIXY1260Online is Cleveland, Ohio - the same home city to our predecessors, WIXY 1260 AM. We're very proud of our new home and can't wait to share photos with you! Stay tuned to our Gallery Page at WIXY1260Online.com for the photos.


A Heartfelt Thanks

A heartfelt thanks to all of our wonderful staff - this 6+ year journey has been amazing and the move to our new, improved studios would not be possible without their incredible talent and dedication. Likewise, without our awesome fans, we wouldn't even be writing messages like this.

First and foremost, WIXY1260Online has always been, and always will be, about the music and making radio what it always should be - fun, free and non-pretentious. We are committed to not junking up our airwaves, social media and website with excessive advertising or irrelevant information.


We realize that some would like to hear us on an FM/AM band, but the reality of radio (and the costs associated with doing business) make terrestrial radio less feasible and realistic (as evidenced by the troubles unfolding for our large corporate counterparts). We strive to provide you with more listening options than just a box that picks up one signal and drowns you with advertising for that privilege. We are always happy to work with potential listeners at our live events, and through our Support Page, to get you the help you need to listen, wherever you go. At WIXY1260Online, The Future of Radio is Now!

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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 news@wixy1260online.com

Monday, February 5, 2018

Newsletter 2/5/2018: There's No Place Like Home

Greetings WIXY Friends,
 
We hope your new year has been off to a great start!  We have been busy bees with a buzz of activity, as we complete our move to our new home city of Cleveland, Ohio - the original home of our beloved station back in its (first) heyday.
 
 
NEW STREAMING LINKS & NEW LICENSING PARTNERSHIP
WIXY1260Online is proud to announce its new partnership with RadioCoalition.org - we are now part of a coalition of web broadcasters dedicated to forging a sensible and affordable path forward in royalty licensing fees, that recognizes fairness for non-corporate web-casters like us.

Effective January 1, 2018 our licensing is now covered in our agreement with RadioCoalition.org, whose foundation services are provided by Live365.com.

How does this affect the listener?  We are transitioning all of our listening links on our website and partner websites, as well as our mobile App, to point to our new listening streams.  As a result, you may need to refresh your Internet browsers and update any bookmarks to be linked to the updated streamsThe current links will be expiring soon, so you may no longer hear us if you don't follow the updated links on our Listen Page at www.wixy1260online.com/listen.html.
 
 
THE LAST BROADCAST
Thanks to all who tuned in for our Last Broadcast from our Lakewood, Ohio, studios on Friday, February 2nd.  It was a great day of live shows capped off with an outstanding show by Tony Z.  While we're no longer broadcasting from Lakewood, we still maintain a presence there and will continue our partnership with Cap & Corks as an official prize and merchandise pickup location. 
 
 
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Things have been quite busy for us and a lot of energy is being expended as we build on our success and hope to finish the setup of our new studios soon.  We're very excited with our new pad and can't wait to share photos with you.  If you're a regular listener, you know we've been broadcasting from our new Cleveland studios since Saturday, February 3rd.  We've set up a temporary workstation for our DJs, but we'll be settled into our spot soon - once the WIXY Purple paint dries.  Stay tuned!
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS (via our Happenings Page)
 
 
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM MANAGEMENT
A heartfelt thanks to all of our wonderful staff - this 6+ year journey has been amazing and the move to our new, improved studios would not be possible without their incredible talent and dedication.  Likewise, without awesome fans like you, we wouldn't even be writing messages like this.  First and foremost, WIXY1260Online has always been, and always will be, about the music and making radio what it always should be - fun, free and non-pretentious.  We are committed to not junking up our airwaves, social media and website with excessive advertising or irrelevant information.
 
We realize that some would like to hear us on an FM/AM band, but the reality of radio (and the costs associated with doing business) make terrestrial radio less feasible and realistic (as evidenced by the troubles unfolding for our large corporate counterparts).  We strive to provide you with more listening options than just a box that picks up one signal and drowns you with advertising for that privilege.   We are always happy to work with potential listeners at our live events, and through our Support Page, to get you the help you need to listen, wherever you go.   At WIXY1260Online, The Future of Radio is Now!
 
THANK YOU SO MUCH - We hope we have the privilege to entertain you even better in 2018 and beyond!
 
 
TJ Chizmar
Assistant General Manager, Webmaster & Communications Director
 
www.WIXY1260Online.com

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

A Quick Note: The Last Broadcast of WIXY1260Online...

...at our Lakewood Studios!
 
THE LAST BROADCAST
 
A quick reminder folks, THIS FRIDAY (2/2/18) is officially our last day at our Lakewood, Ohio, studios.  Help us send off the old studios with a bang!  We have a full day of DJ's ready to spin the hits and take your requests as we reminisce on the past 6+ years of success and look forward to many more at our new home (the new home city for our new and improved studios will be announced during the Last Broadcast).
 
    The Last Broadcast's Friday Lineup:
    8-11 AM - Jeff Strich
    11 AM- 2 PM - Marc Flanagan
    3-7 PM -  Sean B.
    7-11 PM - Tony Z
 
 
I'll be back in touch in the next day or two with more details in the next newsletter in case you miss the big announcement on the air, plus I want to fill you in on some other really exciting news, so stay tuned! And, thanks for being such awesome, loyal fans of the station - you are why we love doing this!
 
Much WIXY Love,
 
 
TJ Chizmar
Assistant General Manager, Webmaster & Communications Director
 
www.WIXY1260Online.com

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