Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve Fun - Special Live Show (12/31/15)

Ring in 2016 with great memories and music of the WIXY Golden Era!  Join Marc Flanagan for a special edition of his Thursday show!
Tune in at or using our official “WIXY1260Online” app found in your smartphone’s app store!
We’ll be live Thursday Evening, Dec. 31, 2015, from 7 PM until Midnight!

----addendum 12/31/15 07:08 PM EST

Greetings WIXY Friends,

We hope everyone had a great holiday season!  We will be on the air tonight (Thurs 12/31/15) from 7 PM to Midnight with a special New Year's Eve edition of our Thursday evening show with Marc Flanagan!  Tune in, send  us your requests and check us out on our webcam!  Join in the party NOW at:

There has been some troubling and confusing news about royalties stations like us have to pay in order to be legally compliant. WIXY1260Online has always been, and will continue to play by the rules and, although we aren't happy about the changes, we remain positive and resourceful and will continue to Keep on Truckin' in 2016 and well beyond!  

We'll keep you updated as we learn more from our licensing company, but our love affair with WIXY, fans like you, and the music (Yes, the best music!) means The Show Must Go On - With "The Station that Refuses to Die"!

Kind regards and warm wishes for a Safe, Happy and Prosperous New Year filled with MUCH WIXY LOVE,

TJ Chizmar
Asst. GM, Webmaster & Communications Director


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Happy 50th Anniversary WIXY 1260 (12/12/15)

Attention WIXY Listeners,
Today marks the 50th Anniversary of WIXY 1260!
To mark the occasion, we have a special show announcementTODAY AT 3 PM EST we have a special recording from Jumpin' Joe Madigan about the History of WIXY 1260. So tune in!  (We received the show on late notice, so we plan on airing it again soon -  so stay tuned to our happenings page at or our official Facebook Page "WIXY1260Online" for future show times).
To learn more about the wonderful history of WIXY 1260 AM, visit  AND to hear the rebirth of the Cleveland Legend, tune into
As a BIG reminder, Our 50th Anniversary Kickoff Party is TONIGHT, Saturday, December 12, at Tommy's - located at 1325 Linda Street, in Rocky River, Ohio, beginning at 8 PM.  We will be selling tee-shirts and 50th Anniversary Commemorative Mouse pads at a special price and getting you registered to win some awesome prizes in March following our Appearance at the IX Center.  CLICK HERE for Details & To Add to your Calendar.
Come meet me, TJ the DJ, and the entire WIXY1260Online family as we broadcast live and share wonderful memories!
From all of us at WIXY1260Online, thanks for your support, and Keep on Truckin!

TJ Chizmar
Asst. GM, Webmaster & Communications Director

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Don't Miss the Celebration, Letter from the Asst. General Manager (12/10/15)

Greetings WIXY Friends,

As some of you may have been hearing, WIXY1260Online is celebrating the 50th Year Anniversary of our beloved WIXY 1260 AM. December 12 marks the date WIXY 1260 AM was put on the air 50 years ago, and we're celebrating in BIG WAYS!

Our 50th Anniversary Kickoff Party is THIS Saturday, December 12, at Tommy's, 1325 Linda Street, in Rocky River, Ohio, beginning at 8 PM. Tommy's will be giving away gift certificates every hour, will have extended Happy Hour pricing and will have their usual great dinner specials. We will be selling tee-shirts and 50th Anniversary Commemorative Mouse pads at a special price. Come meet the entire WIXY1260Online family as we broadcast live and share wonderful memories!

We've programmed a new package of original WIXY jingles into the "WIXY-Tronic 4000" and added new recordings of some of the original WIXY jocks, current WIXY staff and other big names in radio - all paying tribute 50 Years of WIXY. Tune in to hear these great new sounds as well as a light mix of holiday music (we don't plan on overdoing it like SOME stations). During our live broadcast from the IX Center in March, we'll be sharing your responses to our "Share Your Memories" form* and we'll be airing a special 50 Year Countdown Show in late March (more details on that, soon).

*just your memories, not your personal info of course - we NEVER share your personal info with anyone, EVER.
  • CLICK HERE to Tune in Now
  • CLICK HERE for Listening Instructions
  • CLICK HERE to stay on top of all the latest station news, special shows and other happenings.
To wrap things up, we'll be giving away some GREAT prizes, including a special handmade clock using an original WIXY Album (more details soon), an Internet Radio Player, a Bluetooth Car Adapter, Tablet PCs, Computer Repair Services from BGE Mobile Tech, and much more! In order to get a chance at this, you'll need to complete our "Share Your Memories" form! We NEED YOUR HELP collecting the WIXY memories to share. (If you have any old photos, special memorabilia, etc., you may get some bonus points!) 
>>Winners will be announced: on the air (during the 50 Year Countdown Show in late March, details forthcoming), on our Official Facebook Page ("WIXY1260Online"), on Twitter (@WIXY1260Online), on our Blog (, on our website at and will be contacted via e-mail.<<
Right now we're selling a limited number of Commemorative Mouse Pads FOR ONLY $6, and have Tee-Shirts on sale for our LOWEST PRICE EVER at $12.60!
CLICK HERE to get your loot today! (Perfect for the holidays, hint-hint!) (Ends Dec. 30, 2015) 
As always, thanks for tuning in, and make sure to Tell Your Friends to tune in and to sign up for our e-mails as well!

Much WIXY Love,

TJ Chizmar
Asst. GM, Webmaster & Communications Director

>> WIXY1260Online LINKS: All News, Show times & Events: HAPPENINGS | Tune-In: LISTEN | Store: MERCHANDISE | Social Media: BLOG / FACEBOOK / TWITTER / YOUTUBE | CONTACT US <<

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

50th Anniversary Kickoff & More, Letter from the Owner (11/29/15)

Dearest WIXY1260Online Friends,

On behalf of the entire WIXY1260Online Family, I'd like to invite you to join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of iconic Cleveland radio legend station, WIXY 1260 AM. I have spent the past 4+ years developing a station that brings back the memories of the station many of us grew up listening to and falling in love with. While there have been some bumps along the way, and bound to be more, I am proud to report that we have experienced tremendous growth and success, thanks largely to you the listeners and to a team of professionals I am proud to call my friends here at the station. As a happy coincidence, it has been a great and unexpected pleasure that the station has grown to include over 22,000 listeners all over the world and nearly 6,000 fans on Facebook - certainly not what I expected when I started streaming the station on a rainy day instead of my originally planned camping trip! 

Another happy coincidence (or unhappy if you're noticing more gray hairs like me) is that December 12 of this year marks 50 years since our beloved WIXY 1260 AM was born. To honor the memory of our predecessors, we are proud to host our 50th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff party Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Tommy's All Fired Up (1325 Linda Drive, Rocky River, Ohio) from 8 PM to Midnight - join us!

Over the coming days and months you will notice some changes on the air, including a new mix of jingles and a mix of special new recordings from some of the original WIXY jocks and other radio greats, and of course from our very own staff. I encourage you to tune in and listen as we continue to cultivate your memories, add to our growing collection of over 4,000 songs and have many exciting live shows and remote events - and TELL YOUR FRIENDS ;-)

In March we will be appearing at the IX Center and will be giving away some GREAT prizes, including an Internet Radio Player, Bluetooth Car Adapter, Tablet PCs, Computer Repair Services from BGE Mobile Tech, and much more! In order to get a chance at this, you'll need to complete our "Share Your Memories" form.
  • Click Here to Share your Memories
  • Click Here to save the date / get more info for our IX Center Appearance

Finally, right now, we have some great special prices in our online store at - including these great prices:

- T-Shirts are now $12.60 (a savings of $7.05!)
- All Internet Radio Players are now $10 off!
- Anniversary Mousepads are $6.00 (save $1.50)

But these prices end Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, so click those mouses over to our store today!

Much WIXY Love & Keep on Truckin',

Gary Schmitz
Owner, General Manager & Chief Engineer

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Monday, November 2, 2015

50 + 5: WIXY 1260 and WIXY1260Online Celebrate Milestones (11/2/15)

This year, WIXY 1260 celebrates TWO anniversaries! On December 12th, the original WIXY1260-AM was born in 1965....50 years ago! And October celebrates 4 years that its successor, WIXY1260Online, was born! In October of 2011, Gary Schmitz and Ray Glasser began the online station on Live 365, moved it to Loudcaster, then ultimately went with CentovaCast where it currently is. Both Gary and Ray had no idea if it would even last 6 months, or if anyone would even care.....but here we are, 4 years later, with a team of about 15 people, a customized home studio, TWO remote studios, and world-wide acceptance and popularity!

Beginning in December, 2015, WIXY1260Online will be celebrating the colorful memories and rich history of WIXY 1260, which was launched in December 1965, with some special public events, special prizes, a special 50th Anniversary mouse-pad (now available on the WIXY1260Online Merchandise page), a special 50th anniversary countdown show and recordings from both original WIXY jocks and current WIXY1260Online members.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled as more details are forthcoming in the following days and weeks!

As WIXY1260Online begins Year #5, stay's only going to get better!

*For more information about the original WIXY 1260 AM, visit
*For more information about WIXY1260Online, visit

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Art Vuolo 70th Birthday Party and DJ Reunion (w/Ray King & Eric Rath) (10/24/2015)

WIXY1260Online will be broadcasting Live from "Radio's Best Friend", Art Vuolo's, 70th Birthday Party and DJ Reunion Saturday, October 24, 6pm – 8pm. Join hosts Ray King & Eric Rath, who will chat with many guests including:
  • Shotgun Tom Kelly (K-EARTH 101 in LAX)
  • Phlash Phelps (Morning Man on XM Sirius 60's on 6)
  • Joey Reynolds (WIXY Alum)
  • Tommy Shannon (CLKW, WKBW & Others)
  • John Records Landecker (WLS)
  • Kevin O'Neill (formerly of WGAR & one of our WIXY Announcers) 
  • and many more!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A New SuperWoman is Here! (9/23/15)

Give a warm WIXY welcome to our newest member and only female DJ, Gretchen Holly!

A graduate of broadcasting school and an on-air talent and board operator for WLKR/K96 (Milan, Ohio), Gretchen's love for the music of the WIXY era (60's and 70's) really shows through in her knowledge and delivery. This young lady has a voice and level of professionalism that rivals that of those twice her age and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on our team!

Check Gretchen out every Wednesday from 3-7 PM beginning Sept. 30th (2015)!

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Monday, September 7, 2015

New Live Shows (9/7/15)

Our listeners have spoken, they want more live shows... so be on the lookout for even more new live shows in the near future, and thanks for your support as we continue to show, "The Future of Radio is Now!"
  • Beginning Saturday, September 19th, Eric Ochs's new weekend shows will consist of Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM to 3 PM.
  • Beginning Sunday, September 20th, Marc Flanagan will be on the air every Sunday from 3-7 PM (this is in addition to his current post on Thursdays from 7-11 PM).
  • Beginning Saturday, October 3rd, Robb McSwagger returns to WIXY1260Online to fill the Saturday night slot and will be online from 8 PM to Midnight.
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Monday, August 31, 2015

Management Announcement: New Sales Manager and Revised Websites (8/31/15)

We are pleased to announce that Eric Rath, our Remote Technician and Saturday afternoon DJ, has been promoted to Sales Manager. Eric has been a tremendous asset in getting the station more involved in the community through live appearances and has been a key member in making such appearances possible - this promotion is a reflection of his efforts. Going forward, Eric will be the lead contact for all event and advertising sales.

This month we rolled out a better defined rate structure so that those wishing to hire WIXY1260Online for an event or advertising will have the information they need and a partner, in Eric, to move forward for mutual benefit. For information on advertising and events, please fill out our "Advertise /Event Request" form located on our Contact page at

Congratulations, Eric - thanks for your hard work!

Based on recent listener feedback, we've worked to streamline and downsize our website and will continue to look for ways to both add value and increase user friendliness. We also continue to ensure the website is responsive (usable on all sizes of devices) and provides our listeners with all they information they want and need. In the coming days, a new version of, our sister site (which focuses on the history of WIXY 1260 AM), will be rolled out so that it better complements - stay tuned!

Thanks to our listeners for your support and continued loyalty as we continue to grow and prove that, "The Future of Radio is Now!"

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Special Guest DJ, Randy McDaniels (8/23/2015)

Join Special Guest DJ Randy McDaniels for a Special Sunday afternoon show, August 23, 2015 from 4-8PM. Randy was an original jock from WIXY's sister station, WIXZ 1360 McKeesport, PA!

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Another SuperMan is Here! Marc Flanagan (8/15/15)

WIXY1260Online is proud to announce our newest Superman, Marc Flanagan! Mark will be taking over for TJ the DJ on Thursday nights from 7-11 PM, so TJ may concentrate on his web and management duties. Marc grew up listening to WIXY and has prior experience at WCLV (1976), WBBG (1260am) (early 80's), and Mobile DJ'ing during the 80's. Please give Marc a BIG WIXY welcome!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Remembering Euclid Beach Park (9/27/15)

Join WIXY1260Online as we help "Euclid Beach Park Now" and the Cleveland Metroparks celebrate the rich history of the Euclid Beach Park. The 11th Annual “Remembering the Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park”, will be held Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 from 1-5 PM.

This free stroll down memory lane will be set to music of the golden WIXY era and will happen rain or shine at the Euclid Creek Reservation.

For More Info or directions, call 440-946-6539.

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Lakewood Car Kulture Show (8/15/15)

Join WIXY1260Online as we appear live at the Lakewood Car Kulture Show, Saturday, August 15th from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Our booth will be located at the west entrance to the show at Tighes' Insurance Agency, at 15712 Madison Avenue, in Lakewood.

Meet the WIXY family and then stroll down Madison Avenue to enjoy the display of classic cars which are model year 1972 and older.

For more information call 216-521-2894, or you can visit or the Happenings Page of - Come on out, we'd love to see you there!

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Management Announcement, Staff Promotions (rev 7/31/15)

We are pleased to announce that TJ Chizmar, our Webmaster and Communications Director has been promoted to Assistant General Manager. TJ has served an essential role with the day to day operations of the station and will continue to manage our web presence, and will also Supervise the Staff and coordinate our internal communications so that we can more effectively work as a team as we continue to add live remote show events to our calendar and grow the station.

We are also pleased to announce that Ray Glasser (air name Ray King) has been promoted to Programming Coordinator as he has been the primary person responsible for managing the product that enters our music servers and will continue to serve as our Videographer and Production Manager.

Congratulations, TJ and Ray - thanks for your hard work!

Thanks to our listeners for your support and continued loyalty as we continue to grow and prove that, "The Future of Radio is Now!"

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

St. Elias Church Labor Day Festival (9/5/15 & 9/6/15)

Join WIXY1260Online as we appear live at the St. Elias Church Labor Day Festival! Meet the WIXY family and enjoy a variety of fun activities and great food!

More info at: 216.661.1155 or

September 4—September 7, 2015: FESTIVAL HOURS: Friday 6 pm -11pm | Saturday 3 pm -11pm | Sunday 12 pm -11pm Monday 12 pm - 7pm

WIXY's HOURS: Saturday 3-11 PM & Sunday Noon-11 PM

Add to your calendar

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Good Times and Great Music! (8/2/15)

Join us Sunday, August 2nd, at 7:00 PM for the annual Sock Hop Cruise aboard the Goodtime III.

This 2+ hour sunset cruise is hosted by radio legend Norm N. Nite, it is sponsored by The Sunday Oldies Jukebox and WIXY1260Online and features fun, prizes, music and dancing on the main deck or just a relaxing cruise on the 2nd upper deck.

Get your tickets right away at 216-861-5110 or at

Friday, June 5, 2015

Only SuperMen (or Women) Need Apply...

Do you have what it takes to be part of a Super team?  
Are you looking for a fun opportunity to be a part of the Future of Radio?

If so, go to the Join Our Team page and tell us about you!  CLICK HERE

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WIXY Events, So Convenient!

WIXY1260Online Release Regarding: New Stream WIXZ1360Online
LAKEWOOD, Ohio, August 8, 2014

Lakewood Radio Station WIXY1260Online is launching a companion stream on its sister station, WIXZ1360Online (via  WIXY1260Online will focus on all of the great music many remember from the golden era of our parent, WIXY 1260 AM, specifically the early 1950's through the mid 1970's (with some later music mixed in if requested during our live shows).

While WIXY's McKeesport, PA, sister WIXZ reflected the WIXY format and sound in its early years (WIXZ existed in a number of formats from when it ran from 1969 to 1998), WIXZ1360Online will focus on mainstream post-WIXY music (from the mid 1970's through today).  WIXZ will benefit from the ability to utilize many of the WIXY jingles (as its parent did) since many of them sound the same phonetically, however, there will be many WIXZ specific jingles introduced as well.
WIXY1260Online is hopeful that the large variety of music, a more listener driven approach, a lower ‘cost to enjoyment’[1] ratio than competitor formats and many 'convenient' and progressive ways to listen across the globe will provide great enjoyment for listeners.  Additionally, a variety of great music that intentionally leaves room for those who prefer the earlier music to the newer and vice-versa will benefit audiences across multiple generations.  WIXY1260Online believes, “The Future of Radio is Now!”

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 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 can be heard in high quality 24/7/365 at

[1] Cost to Enjoyment is defined as those items that inhibit listeners’ ability to fully enjoy their entertainment choice.  Over the air radio suffers from excessive advertisement interruption and geographical limitations; satellite radio suffers from excessive subscription costs compounded by data costs when streaming over mobile devices.  Other internet streaming formats generally charge subscription fees which are compounded by data costs when streaming service over mobile devices.  Therefore, with greater listening options that cost nothing in addition to the costs already incurred for other internet or mobile device service,* WIXY1260Online and WIXZ1360Online are best positioned to provide the most listener enjoyment.
*(very low mobile data consumption when streaming in our AAC format away from wi-fi access; much lower than competitive streaming products)

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