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!!
WIXY was around for
only 10 1/2 years, it was a major force in the Cleveland, Ohio
High-energy WIXY pulled in great numbers, had some amazing air
personalities, sponsored some wonderful promotions, contests, and concerts
(including bringing the Beatles to Cleveland), and was a major radio
presence in Cleveland! WIXY 1260 will never be forgotten, and
is a long-overdue tribute to this great station. See WIXY's Area
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
I am always looking for more materials to add to this site, especially DJ and News
airchecks, newspaper articles, WIXY surveys, collectibles,
etc. If you have anything to contribute to WIXY1260.com, please email the webmaster,
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.)
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!!
Your WIXY Webmaster
(Revised in April, 2015 - major site revision coming soon!)
See info about me here.
See my ReelRadio.com page here.
THE WIXY SUPERMEN
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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."
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!
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!
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!
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Server space for this
site has been kindly provided by:
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 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; and especially Cleveland Radio Historian Jim Davison, whose contributions have been invaluable!
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