Welcome to the unofficial WIXY 1260 Tribute Site! This site has been put together as a Labor of Love by a fanatical Cleveland WIXY fan who thought it was high time that this website came into being!   So, let's re-live the days of the 1960s AM Rockers, and one of the greatest stations ever to grace the Cleveland airwaves: , Super Radio!!
 

Although WIXY was around for only 10 1/2  years, it was a major force in the Cleveland, Ohio radio market.  High-energy WIXY pulled in great numbers, had some amazing air personalities, sponsored some wonderful contests and concerts (including bringing the Beatles to Cleveland), and was a major radio presence in Cleveland!  WIXY 1260 will never be forgotten, and this site is a long-overdue tribute to this great station.  See WIXY's Area Coverage Map on this page.

 

This site features, among other things.....

Airchecks and info of some of the great DJs that worked at WIXY-1260

Airchecks of some WIXY newscasts, as well as a sampling of the many jingles and sweepers that were used

Information about the station, its history, and its talented staff

Reprints of some of the famous WIXY Sixty Surveys

Media coverage about WIXY 1260, showing its intense involvement in the community

Links to other radio-related websites

....AND MORE!

I am always looking for more materials to add to this site, especially DJ and News airchecks, newspaper articles, collectibles, etc.  If you have anything to contribute to WIXY1260.com, please email the webmaster, here.


This site works best on computer monitors set to 800 x 600 resolution.  Also, please note that the site is very graphics and audio intensive  -- lots of large pictures, audio files, etc. --  therefore, we recommend viewing it on a broadband connection if possible, since downloads on dial-up connections can be quite long.

You will need RealPlayer installed in your computer in order to hear all the audio clips. You can get RealPlayer for free, by clicking on this logo.   

     (Once on the page, be sure to click on the link on the right-hand side of the page, for the free basic player, RealPlayerSP.)



    Thanks for remembering with us!!  We are thrilled with the response this site has gotten! Thanks for your contributions, support, and feedback!  Be sure to sign the WIXY Guestbook below!!


Sincerely,
Ray Glasser
Your WIXY Webmaster
Mentor, Ohio
December, 2006
See info about me here.
See my ReelRadio.com page here.

Thanks to the Internet...WIXY LIVES AGAIN!!

As of early October, 2011 our dear WIXY-1260 lives again on-line!  Thanks to the undying efforts of some WIXY fans, WIXY-1260 has been re-created on the World Wide Web! 

 
Simply Click this Link (and bookmark it!!)
Listen to WIXY!

  We'd like to thank CHUCK MATTHEWS of 
CHUCK MATTHEWS PRODUCTIONS for his voice-overs on the station...sure adds a nice touch! Chuck is a professional voice-over artist - check out his website:

http://www.chuckmatthewsvoice.com/HomePage.html

 

WIXY-RELATED YOUTUBE VIDEOS!
Footage from the 1988 WIXY reunion courtesy of
Art Vuolo (www.vuolovideo.com)
The last video is from our WIXY1260online station, with Ray King & Lisa Jordan!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WIXY SUPERMEN
The WIXY Supermen drove the station, and they pushed it to such incredible heights that the other two competing Top 40 stations in Cleveland changed formats a few years after WIXY arrived!  Here are some of the 70+ DJs that helped push WIXY over the top!



Left to right: Jack Armstrong, Chuck Dunaway, Dick "Wilde Childe" Kemp, Mike Reineri, Larry "Duker" Morrow, Jim LaBarbara, Lou "King" Kirby, Billy Bass, Johnny Canton, Jerry Brooke, "Truckin" Tom Kent, Chuck Knapp



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OUR FIRST BIG CLAIM-TO-FAME!
In August 2005, this website received its first high-profile exposure!!  The Cleveland Plain Dealer published a short article on this site (and its webmaster) on Friday, August 12th, 2005.  Click here to read a plain text version.  The article was written by Plain Dealer media writer Tom Feran, who also co-authored the 1997 Ghoulardi book, "Ghoulardi: Inside Cleveland TV's Wildest Ride."
OUR SECOND CLAIM-TO-FAME!
On Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, your WIXY webmaster was interviewed on an Internet radio program from Legatocafe.net.  The show is Chuck Benjamin's "Collectors' Corner,"  focused on WIXY 1260, and featured interviews with myself and former WIXY DJ Larry "The Duker" Morrow!
OUR THIRD CLAIM-TO-FAME!
Published in early 2007, Dave Schwensen's "The Beatles in Cleveland" book mentions WIXY radio, and our lil' ole website, more than once.  WIXY brought the Beatles to Cleve-town in 1966, and all the craziness is detailed in words and pictures in this comprehensive book! www.beatlesincleveland.com!
WIXY ON XM SATELLITE RADIO  - FOUR TIMES!
WIXY-1260 is fondly remembered in radio circles.  In March and December of 2005, and again in December of 2006 and yet again in January 2008,, XM Satellite radio's "60s on 6" channel devoted an entire afternoon to re-creating the sound of WIXY, using WIXY jingles and airchecks, and playing songs from the WIXY era.  Every Friday afternoon this XM channel spotlights a classic rock station, and we are delighted that WIXY was among them!

CHICKENMAN ON WIXY!

From mid 1966 to early 1967, WIXY ran the infamous "Chickenman' right before their Triple-Play, at 5 minutes before each hour.  Chickenman can be heard every other hour on our WIXY1260online station!

Chickenman is affectionately remembered at these websites:

http://www.radio-ranch.com/chickenman.html

http://danoday.com/chickenman/chickenman.shtml

And you can listen to some Chickenman shows here:

http://www.reelradio.com/wc/index.html#chicken

- SITE DEDICATION -
This site is affectionately dedicated to the late George Brewer, former program director of both WIXY and WIXZ; and to "Fightin" Jack Armstrong, Mike Reineri, Paxton Mills, Howie Lund, Jerry Brooke,  Bob Ancell, Chris Quinn, Bill Bailey, and Joe Finan, nine former WIXY DJs who gave us hours of entertainment and are now spinning the hits in Radio Heaven.

 

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- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -

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ReelRadio.com is a non-profit user-supported organization. Click on the right-hand logo above to hear vintage airchecks from the ReelRadio Repository. Your tax-deductible contribution to REELRADIO, Inc. will help keep this site online!

I'd like to thank the following people, whose contributions, help, and support have made this site possible:
Richard "Uncle Ricky" Irwin of ReelRadio.com; Norman Wain, former WIXY co-owner; former WIXY DJs Larry Morrow, Johnny Canton, Mark Allen, Tom Kent, Bobby Knight, Gary Drake, and Chuck Dunaway; former WIXY Promotions Director Candy Forest; WIXZ website curator Randy McDaniels; radio archivist Art Vuolo Jr.; and especially Cleveland Radio Historian Jim Davison, whose contributions have been invaluable!
FLAMING TEXT used at the top of this page was created from www.flamingtext.com.
WIXY 1260 is a registered tradename and is hereby used with permission from www.wixy1260band.info
Rick Hulvalchick
(440) CLE-WIXY       (440) [253-9499]

 - DISCLAIMER -
This non-profit, informational website is not affiliated in any way with WIXY 100.3, Champaign, IL, or Saga Communications. Use of copyrighted material is consistent with the "fair use" provisions contained in section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976; the use of copyrighted material is of a nonprofit, educational nature, intended for the sole purposes of research and comment and does not significantly negatively affect "the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work(s)."


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