Thursday, December 27, 2007

I have made contact with another WIXY School Grad

I was taking a stroll through the blogosphere this morning, and while I was reading the comments section at Ohio Media Watch, I come across a name that sounded familiar-Andrew Boggs. I clicked on his profile and found an email address and had to ask him if he was a fellow graduate of the WIXY School of Broadcast Technique. He shot me a response and said that he was and not ashamed to admit it. I remember him because I briefly dated his cousin in 1976.

Only difference between Andrew and myself is he actually used his schooling and was a radio news anchor in a market outside of Northeast Ohio. He is now retired and runs two websites as a hobby- Mall 727 and House and Cottage.

And I thought I was the only one to admit that I went to the WIXY School. But then again I have successfully used 74WIXYgrad as a branding for myself.

8 comments:

Tim Lones said...

Hey WIXY:
That was a nice post Andrew made about the old days at Channel 5..BTW, I liked your comment to OMW in another post about being from "The WIXY Ranch"..Made me think if WIXY 1260 ever did classic country as in..

"Howdy pardners, this is your Cousin Cliffie from the WIXY Radio Ranch..That was Loooreta Lynn with "Don't Come Home a Drinkin" Now lets have a little bit of Grandpa Jones with "Eight More Miles to Louisville here at your 1260 Radio Ranch"

The things I think about...lol

74WIXYgrad said...

WIXY 100.3 in Champaign, Illinois is a country station, but I never thought of that when I called my home the WIXYranch. If I called it 74WIXYgrad World headquarters, OMW might call me out on gimmick infringement.

Amel's Realm said...

Hey, it's always COOL to meet old friends or classmates!

Now I know why you named your blog like that...as well as your nickname HE HE HE HE...I was just going to ask you about it, but you've answered me already! ;-D

74WIXYgrad said...

WIXY's Gone Bananas was a promotion of WIXY/1260am in Cleveland, Ohio. I have been 74WIXYgrad on several radio message boards for years and other posters started referring to me simply as WIXY. When I decided to start a blog, I needed a hook to get some readers, so that along with self promotion and a big boost from Ohio Media Watch, I got my first readers, many of whom still check me out.

The jingle for the promotion was "WIXY's Gone Bananas, Join the bunch." The promotion took place in the fall of 1973, and one of the most memorable advertisements was morning personality, Mike Reineri's face superimposed on a nude male model, with a bunch of bananas keeping the picture from becoming obscene.

Frasypoo said...

Thats cool!

stacys1175 said...

thats really neat I never knew that about your blog. learn something new everyday:) and it's always good to met up with old friends. I know I enjoy it when I see old classmates you get a chance to talk about the good old days HA!!HA!! :)

Diamond said...

You are the best!! Thanks so much for the featured link..

Amel's Realm said...

AHHHH...THANKS for explaining it to me even more elaborately! I never knew about it, of course he he he he...