AT WIXY1260BEYOND WE'RE NOT JUST BRINGING BACK THE GOOD TIMES, WE'RE SHAPING THE FUTURE OF RADIO! WIXY1260BEYOND, WIXY1260ONLINE'S SISTER STATION, IS PLAYING THE BEST VARIETY OF THE 80'S, 90'S AND BEYOND (70'S & 2000's)! WE'RE STREAMING LIVE ON THE INTERNET 24/7/365 AND OFFERING SERVICE, PERSONALITY AND ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS NOT FOUND WITH TRADITIONAL RADIO STATIONS. OUR AUDIO QUALITY SETS THE BENCHMARK IN THE INDUSTRY FOR QUALITY AND MINIMAL DATA USAGE (WHEN NOT ON A HOME NETWORK) AND WE NEVER CHARGE A LISTENING SUBSCRIPTION OR A FEE TO USE OUR MOBILE APPS, NOR DO WE DROWN OUR LISTENERS IN ADVERTISING. THE MUSIC IS THE STAR AT WIXY1260ONLINE!
Many radio stations are touting their 'professional' backgrounds in radio. At WIXY1260Online our diverse professional backgrounds and true love for listeners and radio itself sets us apart from the money scoundrels of radio. At WIXY1260Online - The Future of Radio is Now!
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 you can hear them in high quality 24/7/365 on your computer, smartphone, iPod, PlayStation, internet radio player, Roku player, Apple TV, home assistant device or tablet pc.
We regularly conduct surveys and solicit feedback via our website in an effort to make WIXY1260Online the best it can be. Naturally, the feedback was from both those who believe we should do things exactly as WIXY did, and from those who realize that times have changed, and listening to the same stuff repeatedly becomes boring. To take advantage of modern technologies and keep WIXY1260Online fresh, we have added to the depth of our collection by creating new jingles and promos as if the station were still in existence. We honor the original format as practically possible while observing modern listening trends.
To further honor the feedback, we have launched WIXY1260Beyond to give listerns an new option to hear newer music (1980 and later). At this point, we have over 7,500 songs in our combined playlist (compared to the over-the-air radio industry average of 300 songs), so boring and repetitive is out of the question. With this many songs and listening options, combined with our commitment to minimal on-air advertising, we truly believe at WIXY1260Online and WIXY1260Beyond, "The Future of Radio is Now!" For those of you wondering what happened to WIXZ 1360, WIXY 1260's sister station once based in McKeesport, PA, we have updated the WIXZ1360Online.com website to preserve its historical information.
Over the past few years, we have been fortunate enough to develop a strong listening audience and we thank all of our listeners for tuning in! As great as the original WIXY 1260 AM, we feel the best way to move forward is to match the original WIXY spirit with today's level of professionalism. We will continue to "Honor the Past, Respect the Present and Plan for the Future." Thanks to some of WIXY's original jocks, our fans and, of course, a group of dedicated volunteers, all experts in their respective fields (many of whom are radio veterans), we are pioneering the Future of Radio and making it the way it was meant to be - fun and non-pretentious. WIXY1260Online is playing the best variety of the 60's and 70's (anywhere on the planet)!
Thanks For Listening!
Gary Schmitz, Owner & Founder
We believe our diversity and listener focus makes us better equipped to entertain listeners. Our talented group of dedicated volunteers, all experts in their respective fields (including radio veterans), is pioneering the Future of Radio and making it the way it was meant to be - fun, free and non-pretentious. WIXY1260Beyond is playing the best variety of the 80's and 90's (anywhere on the planet), and is dedicated to returning radio to the people, not a corporate balance sheet!
Owner, General Manager and Chief Engineer
Assistant General Manager; Webmaster and Communications Director
A true “WIXY-Fanaddict” and life-long Clevelander who grew up listening to WIXY 1260 AM, Tony Z. aka "The Z-Man" wanted to be a Radio DJ from an early age. Tony is a graduate of the WIXY School of Broadcast Technique and volunteered many hours at WIXY 1260. At the WIXY-May Co. Christmas Parade he escorted The Temptations to their parade vehicle! Tony has many WIXY collectibles including a "certified" piece of the original WIXY 1260 AM Broadcast Tower! His DJ credits include (WIGN) @ St. Ignatius H.S., B-W's WBWC 88.3FM and 15+ years of mobile DJ work in N.E. Ohio.
TJ is our Assistant GM and studied at both Penn State and Youngstown State Universities, leading him to his career as a legal business specialist. TJ grew up listening to his mom sing like a pro to the likes of The Carpenters and Patsy Cline, inspiring his love of music and leading him to join his school Chorus and Band where he traveled across Pennsylvania in competitions. TJ works tirelessly to build our web presence and professionalism and brings several years of high school announcing experience, public speaking skills and his willingness to play that funky music on the air whenever duty calls.
Ohio native Jeff Strich has been in broadcasting for over 20 years having worked at rock, classic rock and alternative stations in Cleveland and a jazz station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jeff graduated from the Ohio Media School with honors and also has play by play and color commentary experience in sports broadcasting for football, basketball and baseball. When he’s not chasing down a microphone, he is busy pursuing his number one goal of meeting Judy Garland somewhere over the Rainbow.
Listening to WIXY 1260 in 1967 ignited Ray's interest in radio so much, that while others were playing sports, Ray was playing "radio station" by spinning his brother's records and pretending to be one of the jocks. At high school he played records on the school public address system and announced for home basketball games and wrestling matches. While at The Ohio State University, he worked at the school's station, WOSR. After returning to Cleveland, Ray worked at CRRS (later CSCN) and WMIH (1260 AM) and produced a program for WELW.
Born in Germany, Peter moved with his family to Alabama when he was a toddler. The son of a father in the military, the family moved around a lot. He went to school in Virginia and later moved to Ohio where he graduated from Chanel High School and later attended Cleveland State University. He cites his love of music for getting into radio broadcasting and DJ-ing. "Kafer" as he is nicknamed, is a graduate of the Ohio Media School, and has over ten years of experience including a stint with Freddie James & Associates.
A Cleveland native and Ohio Media School graduate, Moe brings a fun and unique personality, which can be described as, "Laid Back with Wholesome Originality," to the crew of WIXY Supermen. Listening to Moe, you'll understand why he specializes in Voice Overs with his deep and warm voice, but he also specializes in audio editing as well. When Moe is not swooning with that voice, he enjoys fried foods, alcohol, Transformers and comic books. He's not fond of cold pizza, miserable people, bad drivers, tight pants or wet socks.
Cleveland born, Ohio Media School Graduate, Tim Kulik moved to Tennessee at a young age and graduated from Perry County High School. Afterwards, he became a licensed piercer he moved back to Ohio in 2004 to work at a local tattoo shop. If you meet Tim, you’ll see himself as an artful expression of his capabilities. Tim toured the country doing 28 shows with one of his favorite bands, and worked for Hungry Hustler Records, touring with a Grammy nominated rap artist.
Tim currently works in the print industry and his diverse experience and willingness to do whatever he can to be successful is why he's such a great fit at WIXY1260Online.