History of WIXZ 1360's sister station, WIXY 1260
11/1965 - After quitting their jobs as account executives at WHK-AM in July 1964, Bob Weiss, Norman Wain and Joe Zingale form the Westchester Corporation and purchase WFAS radio in White Plains (Westchester County), New York. They take control in December 1964, and in November the following year, they assume control of WDOK-AM & FM.
12/12/1965 - WDOK-AM becomes "WIXY 1260". The call letters are inspired by Detroit's WXYZ, and the similarity in sound between the call letters and the frequency. The original lineup includes Al Gates (6-10 am), Howie Lund (10-1 pm), Johnny Michaels (1-4 pm), Johnny Canton (4-7 pm), and Mark Allen (7-11 pm). Then comes "The World Tomorrow" from 11 to 11:30, followed by "Project 1260", a news/public affairs program hosted by Fred Griffith, from 11:30 to midnight. Bobby Magic has the all-night show, from midnight to 6 am. Mark Allen later takes the name Bob Dearborn when he moves on to WCFL / Chicago, and Bobby Magic programs WDMT-FM for a time in the 1980's. WIXY's original pop music format is called "chicken rock", but that label is quickly dropped, and after one month WIXY goes typical Top 40. Among the news staff are Bob Engel, Fred Griffith, Garry Ritchie, and Mike Dix..
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Information provided, in part, as a courtesy from www.cleve-radio.com and Wikipedia