"Honor the Past, Respect the Present, and Plan For the Future."
Thanks For Listening!
Gary Schmitz & Ray Glasser, Founders
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. WIXY1260Online is playing the best variety of the 60's and 70's (anywhere on the planet), and is dedicated to returning radio to the people, not a corporate balance sheet!
Owner; General Manager; Chief Engineer
Assistant General Manager; Webmaster; Communications Manager
Production Manager; Historian; Videographer
Sales Manager; Senior Engineer; Quality Assurance Analyst
Lead DJ; Quality Assurance Analyst; Historian
Events Manager; Remote Technician
Ambassador; Assistant to the Management
Resource Coordinator; Administrative Assistant
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.
Fridays, 7-11 PM
Ray is our Production Manager and Videographer and is a founding member of WIXY1260Online; he's an avid WIXY 1260 AM historian / enthusiast and manages our sister website www.wixy1260.comOpens in new window .
Ray Glasser has been interested in radio and pop music since the summer of 1960, when he was on a small AM station in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, WMFH, for 6 months. Ray studied TV & Radio at Ohio State and at one time had 3 part-time radio jobs in 1971!
Ray enjoys collecting "oldies" and spinning tunes on the air and clipping up those videos on our Videos page (and his own).
Thursdays, 7-11 PM
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.
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.
Marc grew up listening to WIXY 1260 and loves music! His radio experience includes the program syndication department of WCLV and production work at WBBG. This is in addition to his experience as a television camera man. Mark is a native of Northeast Ohio and currently lives in Cleveland. In his free time, Marc enjoys filling in for other WIXY DJs and spreading the WIXY word any way he can.
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 toured 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.
*Saturdays, 7-11 PM
(*alternates with Keith Gehring)
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Dave is a proud Viking both from St. Joe's High School and Cleveland State University. After earning his degree in Communications from CSU, he spent over 30 years with the CSU Police Department from where he retired. Fulfilling his passion from the music, Dave DJ'd at WCSB and has amassed a sizeable collection of CDs, albums, 45's and even 78's. Dave now resides in North Olmsted, Ohio, with his wife of over 40 years, Doreen, with their loving family and grandkids closeby.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 AM-2 PM
Scott Kriska, a resident of Medina, Ohio, graduated from Highland High School in 2007. While at Bowling Green State University, he majored in Broadcast Journalism. Scott's previous radio and TV experiences include working as a DJ for WBGU 88.1 FM, BG24 News and 1590 WAKR in Akron. Since his college graduation in 2011, he has been writing freelance for two local newspapers, The Post Newspapers in Medina and the West Side Leader in Akron. Scott is also planning on starting a podcast in the near future, in which he hopes to interview local celebrities, public figures and other interesting people in the Northeast Ohio area.
Fridays, 2-6 PM
Born and raised in N.E. Ohio, B.A. has been an avid fan of rock & roll for over 45 years. After graduating from Cleveland State University, B.A. enjoyed a memorable 25 year career working for Cuyahoga County government. He also moonlighted as a mobile disc jockey during the 1990’s. B.A. comes to us as a 2015 graduate of the American Broadcasting School, and previously hosted his own successful Internet Radio show. B.A. resides in Fairview Park with his lovely bride of over 30 years.
Thursdays, 9 AM-1 PM
& Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM
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.
Mondays, 5-8 PM
Kevin’s radio life began in October 1970 when Free's "All Right Now" became the first record he ever played on the radio at Notre Dame University's WSND-AM. After spending his college senior year at a couple of South Bend radio stations, he went on to Cleveland, Akron, Oberlin (Ohio) and back to Cleveland for the overnight show on Cleveland's 'Big 1220' WGAR.
Later, Kevin became a part of the Detroit MI radio community of which he is still a part of! He works with Mitch Albom on his 5-7 show on Newstalk 760 WJR.
Kevin’s talents extend to writing and stand-up comedy, and he specializes in song parodies.
A Cleveland native, Kevin has always had a special place in his heart for WIXY 1260 as he listened faithfully while at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH.
Wednesdays, 9 PM-12 AM
Don comes to us with a life-long passion for music, especially the golden age of rock, the 60's and 70's. Growing up in Dayton, Ohio, his go to station was WING 1410, with a format much like WIXY 1260. After spending the last 35 years in Cleveland, he is proud to call Cleveland home and his hometown! Raising two children with strong interests in music, he became involved with their high school music program and has been "The Voice" of the Olmsted Falls Marching Band for the last 7 years. Don believes that music is the key to peace and looks forward to building an audience in his Sunday slot and being active in live events across Northeast Ohio with the rest of the WIXY1260Online Crew.
Your Old Tye Dye Guy, Gary, grew up in a musical family in Medina County, with records and instruments everywhere. His musical tastes began early seeing Elvis on TV, BUT...The Beatles and the whole British Invasion snagged him. Gary attends many "Appreciation Days" live music shows like Chippewa Lake and has made lifelong friends with many of the bands.
Having listened to many station’s DJs, early on he began to mimic them and play for family and pets. His early thoughts of "Wow! I could be a DJ!" have finally been realized at WIXY.
Some other tidbits: Played with and served many positions with bands; Has a diverse resume as a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT; Humane Officer, Assistant Dog Warden, and Emergency Rescue Tech; Very devoted to Turtle rescue; and, with his ‘authentic beard’, is a Santa's Helper.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-6 PM
Being an oldies DJ has been a lifelong dream of Keith's. He grew up with the oldies, and starting at the age of five he began recording over the intros of songs on cassette tapes. In recent years, thanks to the internet, he has become a fan of 60s and 70s Top 40 AM radio.
Prior to joining the staff, Keith was (and continues to be) one of the station's Super Fan's on social media, so being a DJ on WIXY1260Online is a perfect fit for this easygoing music dynamo.
*Saturdays, 7-11 PM
(*alternates with "Shaggy" Tim Kulik)
Lifelong Northeast Ohio native and proud John Marshall High School graduate, Jimmy Kaye's love for music had many influences from Ed Sullivan, Dick Clark, Don Kirshner Soul Train, as well as any radio that was tuned to WIXY 1260 back in the earlier days.
Working in the paper communication industry (mail delivery), enabled Jim to re-connect with WIXY 1260 (Online) doing his daily rounds listening to the tunes, and re-acquainting folks to WIXY 1260 when asked where such a great playlist could be heard.
Jimmy's passion and knowledge of the music, and great personality, make him yet another fine addition to the WIXY1260Online lineup!
Fridays, 10 AM-2 PM
Technical Support Specialist; Engineer
Regardless of position or background, our team members are expected to adhere to a strong, yet fair set of guidelines and principles. Our goal is to have a fun yet responsible environment where all can be encouraged to succeed and work in harmony, free of prejudices or acrimony of any kind. We welcome talent of any skill level and will work to place persons in a position best suited to their skills, and, our team members are all expected to work together to elevate the success and image of the team and the station as a whole.
All team members must live in or near the Cleveland, Ohio, area and have a reliable form of transportation and communication tool (phone, e-mail, Facebook, etc.) and be able to commit to a minimum of 5 hours per month (DJs must commit 2 non-DJ hours per month). Likewise, our team members will be trained to be technologically savvy so as to be able to help us in our mission of ushering in the next generation of Radio.
Our success lies in our team's cohesion and conduct; our team members are professionals in their fields and maintain this standard at WIXY1260Online as outlined in our 5-5-2014 Press Release.