Monday, January 4, 2021

Newsletter 1/4/2021: And So It Begins!

Happy 2021 WIXY Fans!

Just a quick note to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season and you are as happy as us to look at 2020 in the rear view mirror (and throw it in reverse and run it over!)  Well, better yet, we'll just go full blast ahead and crank up the volume on the free and easy to use WIXY1260Online Mobile App!

So, What's Next?

We are committed to keeping you entertained at no cost to you and making sure we do it with 55+ minutes of music every hour.  Because of the uncertainty surrounding COVID and how soon things will resemble some sort of normal, we do not currently have any remote events to announce :-(  However, we will continue to be creative with 'virtual' events like Ray King's recent New Year's Eve show and our visit from Billy Bass, Larry Morrow and the other famous WIXY folks who joined us via Skype for our Special 55th WIXY 1260 Anniversary Show (videos here). 

T-Shirt Stimulus

WIXY1260Online is doing its part to keep your music free and your memories fun.  As a special thanks to our fans, we're extending our $10 Unisex Tee Shirt Sale for a bit longer.  Grab yours today to help us spread the word and keep this awesome music rockin' well into the future.

Happy 2021 and many warm regards!

TJ

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TJ Chizmar
Assistant General Manager,  Webmaster & Communications Director
WIXY1260Online
www.wixy120online.com | Business: 440-882-3050 | Studio: 216-744-9499
 
 
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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Re: Newsletter 12/7/2020: 55 and Still Alive! (Update & Reminder)

Just a quick reminder to tune into WIXY1260Online on Sat., Dec. 12th as we celebrate the original station’s 55th Birthday.  We will be featuring WIXY SuperMen of the Past, including: Larry Morrow (10 am-12 pm) and Billy Bass (12-2 pm) will be live in studio and we’ll also be interviewing Chuck Knapp, Chip Hobart, Lou King Kirby, Terry Stevens, Tom Kent, Steve Hunter and possibly more.

Also join Marc Flanagan 2-4 PM, Ray King 4-7 PM and Shaggy 7-11 PM

Finally, an update to Ray King's NYE show - he will be going well past midnight (as long as his eyes stay open) and will now extend the top ten hits from each year into 1970.

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TJ Chizmar
Assistant General Manager,  Webmaster & Communications Director
WIXY1260Online
www.wixy120online.com | Business: 440-882-3050 | Studio: 216-744-9499
 
 
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On 2020-12-07 13:44, news@wixy1260online.com wrote:

Greetings Fellow WIXY-ites....

Hopefully, those of you stuck in Northeast Ohio, like us, have survived the recent pandemic of snow.  Okay, so maybe it's not quite that bad, but like so many, we are happy this crazy year is coming to a close.  To reward you for making it this far, we will be treating you all to a special day of live shows on Saturday, December 12, beginning at 10 AM ET.

Tune into WIXY1260Online as we celebrate the original station’s 55th Birthday.  We will be featuring WIXY SuperMen of the Past, including: Larry Morrow (10 am-12 pm) and Billy Bass (12-2 pm) (both of whom will be live in studio) and we’ll also be interviewing Chuck Knapp, Chip Hobart, Lou King Kirby, Terry Stevens, Tom Kent, Steve Hunter and possibly more.

Top it off with the greatest music of the WIXY Golden Era and a Shaggurday Night (7-11 PM w/ Shaggy) and it makes for a good way to kick 2020 goodbye!  

At WIXY1260Online, we may not have the cure for COVID, but we do have the cure for crappy radio!  Tune in wherever you go with your smartphones, tablets, computers and more... and TELL YOUR FRIENDS!


Special New Year's Eve Show

Join Ray King on New Year's Eve starting at 7 PM ET for a special show.  Ray will be rocking in the new year (not a moment too soon!) with the top 10 hits of each year from 1960 through 1970!  Bottoms Up and Speakers Crankin'!


Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season from everyone at WIXY1260Online!

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TJ Chizmar
Assistant General Manager,  Webmaster & Communications Director
WIXY1260Online
www.wixy120online.com | Business: 440-882-3050 | Studio: 216-744-9499
 
 
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Monday, December 7, 2020

Newsletter 12/7/2020: 55 and Still Alive!

Greetings Fellow WIXY-ites....

Hopefully, those of you stuck in Northeast Ohio, like us, have survived the recent pandemic of snow.  Okay, so maybe it's not quite that bad, but like so many, we are happy this crazy year is coming to a close. To reward you for making it this far, we will be treating you all to a special full day of live shows on Saturday, December 12, beginning at 10 AM ET.

Tune into WIXY1260Online as we celebrate the original station’s 55th Birthday.  We will be featuring WIXY SuperMen of the Past, including: Larry Morrow (10 am-12 pm) and Billy Bass (12-2 pm) (both of whom will be live in studio) and we’ll also be interviewing Chuck Knapp, Chip Hobart, Terry Stevens, Steve Hunter and possibly more.

Top it off with the greatest music of the WIXY Golden Era and a Shaggurday Night (7-11 PM w/ Shaggy) and it makes for a good way to kick 2020 goodbye!  

At WIXY1260Online, we may not have the cure for COVID, but we do have the cure for crappy radio! Tune in wherever you go with your smartphones, tablets, computers and more... and TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

Special New Year's Eve Show

Join Ray King on New Year's Eve starting at 7 PM ET for a special show.  Ray will be rocking in the new year (not a moment too soon!) with the top 10 hits of each year from 1960 through 1967!  Bottoms Up and Speakers Crankin'!


Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season from everyone at WIXY1260Online!

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TJ Chizmar
Assistant General Manager,  Webmaster & Communications Director
WIXY1260Online
www.wixy120online.com | Business: 440-882-3050 | Studio: 216-744-9499
 
 
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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Newsletter 10/24/2020: Spooky Good!

Happy Rocktober WIXY Fans!

Well, the colder weather may not be so happy but here at WIXY1260Online we hope you'll tune in and tell your friends to heat things up with us and our great hits of the past and our smokin' live shows!  As we look to bare trees and that forbidden "S" word here in Northeast Ohio, there's one "S" word we can all agree on... Sound!  At WIXY1260Online we pride ourselves in delivering the highest quality sound you've ever heard your favorite songs in, all while consuming the lowest data amount versus our competitor streaming formats, and we do it for FREE!  Why go anywhere else?


SPOOKY GOOD LIVE SHOWS

This Halloween we are excited to announce that our "Vampire of Vintage Vinyl", Ray T., will be back in the studio for a special Halloween day show from 12-4 PM to get your blood curdling, err, pumping.  Yes, the Vampire will be tricking and treating us to the best hits of the WIXY Era, with that special Spooky flavor he is so well known for!  Be sure to tell all your ghoul and gal friends, it's sure to be a haunting good time.  Then stick around for our man, Shaggy, from 7-11 PM for his weekly Shaggurday Night show!  Remember, all of our live show times are in the Happenings Section of WIXY1260Online.com - be there or we'll send the toilet-paper gobblins to your haunted house!


MORE GOOD NEWS, NEW DJs

The past few months, we have happily added some new skeletons to our closet, err, DJs to the WIXY Staff!  We thank you all for supporting WIXY newbie Mac G., who is live every Tuesday from 2-6 PM.  We are also super pumped to have a real radio veteran join our staff...  Kevin O'Neill of WGAR fame and whose spent many years rocking Detroit radio professionally, and who has often lent his pipes for many of our liners and commercials as our Announcer, is now sharing that fantastic talent with us!  Kevin's smooth voice helps us over the hump every Wednesday night from 9PM to Midnight.  And stay tuned, we have another DJ who is getting fitted for his shackles, err, coming soon.  Our DJs love to entertain you and we couldn't be more stoked!

If you or someone you know has what it takes to help us bring the music to our listeners or would like to volunteer, check out our Current Volunteer Opportunities section at the bottom of our About page at WIXY1260Online.com


CORONA CAN'T KEEP CHICKENMAN CAGED

You may have noticed we recently did a live show at Suds Maguires in Berea, Ohio, on October 16th.  After a successful night, and a special visit from our friends, The Outsiders, we will be there with Tony Z and the ChickenMan House Party again on November 20th from 6-10 PM.  The venue features a great selection of food, drinks and plenty of room to spread out for social distancing, and with enhanced sanitizing in place so you can safely enjoy the great sounds we will be featuring.  Be sure to join us or tune in!


Thanks for your support as we now celebrate our 10th year of brining this great music and station back to life.  We've made lots of friends but always want more, so be sure to tell everyone you know that WIXY is back!  And even with 10 years under our belts, we always seek your feedback to help us continue to improve - be sure to send us your thoughts any time, good or bad, using the Feedback button on our Contact Page... we want to be your favorite station!


This message sent in gratitude and loving memory of one of WIXY's original founders, Norm Wain.  Rock in Peace good buddy!


Much WIXY Love!

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TJ Chizmar
Assistant General Manager,  Webmaster & Communications Director
WIXY1260Online
www.wixy120online.com | Business: 440-882-3050 | Studio: 216-744-9499
 
 
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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Newsletter 9/8/2020: Time Won't Let Me

Greetings WIXY Fans,

As summer comes to an official close here shortly, we continue to be hopeful for a solution to the COVID crisis facing us all.  Despite the lockdowns, safety practices and adjustments we all have had to make, we continue to be dedicated to filling in those days with your favorite music and live shows.  While we didn't get out as much this summer, we enjoyed the events we were able to safely pull off and look to bring you more great events in the future.  Until then, stock up on your favorite fall-themed items and those pumpkin spice goodies (or not!), and remember to tune in and keep those song requests coming - and remember to tell your friends!


ROADS, RAILS -N- SALES

Speaking of remote events, we are looking forward to our Saturday, September 26th appearance at the Roads, Rails -n- Sales event at Black River Landing in Lorain from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET.  There will be a Flea Market, a display of Motorcycles, Cars & Trucks, a 50/50 raffle, and food & drink vendors with all proceeds going to the restoration of the Lorain's Caboose C-3855.  Masks and social distancing will be in practice at the event. (More Info.)


TEN YEARS, AND COUNTING!

Time has really got the better of us all, and WIXY1260Online is no exception.  It seems hard to believe that we will be entering our 10th Year this month and entertaining folks with the best variety of the 60's and 70's, bringing the the much loved magic of WIXY 1260 back to the airwaves.  We've been fortunate to meet and work with some really great people over the years, and there is not one regret - just many learning experiences as we continue to bring back those great memories and make many new ones.  I encourage all to visit our Gallery for some videos and photos of our fun (and sometimes a bit crazy) past.  Our listeners and your dedication to carrying on this great musical tradition truly make it all worthwhile, even during the most difficult times.  At the same time, we ask for your help in continuing to support the station by checking out our Merchandise page or by considering advertising with us.  The station is a non-profit venture that exists for your entertainment and the fun of all involved, including our awesome volunteers.  We have always strived to grow a station that can bring so much fun and quality music to our fans without the greedy eyes of a corporate board figuring out every last way to squeeze money out of people's pockets.  If we are in your pocket, it should be because you have our free mobile app downloaded to your smartphone and are enjoying this great music for free everywhere you go, 24/7/365 - the way Radio should be!!

As our awesome friends, The Outsiders, sing "Time Won't Let Me," we ask that time not let you forget these great memories and music and to share the love freely with your friends, fellow music lovers and families - we want to be your Go To station and encourage your feedback, always.


Much WIXY Love!

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TJ Chizmar
Assistant General Manager, Webmaster & Communications Director
WIXY1260Online
www.wixy120online.com | Business: 440-882-3050 | Studio: 216-744-9499
 
 
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Monday, July 20, 2020

Announcement: The Mac Arrives at WIXY (7/20/2020)

Please give a warm welcome to WIXY1260Online's newest SuperMan, Mac G.

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.

To hear the future of radio, visit www.wixy1260online.com.

"Mac G." can be heard Tuesdays 2-6 PM.