) — branded Radio Disney AM 1260
— is the Cleveland
affiliate of Radio Disney
. Owned by ABC Radio
, the station's studios are located at 175 Ken Mar Industrial Parkway in Broadview Heights
, and its five-tower transmitter is located about 2.2 miles away on Snowville Road in front of I-77 in Brecksville
. Since October 2006, the station has broadcast in IBOC HD Radio
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, this station was known as "WIXY 1260", and became the most-listened to—and best remembered—station in the entire Cleveland market. It later became a popular pop standards station as WBBG in the mid 1980s, and later a religious station as WRDZ and WMIH.
The station began on April 30, 1950 as WDOK
when Wayne Mack resigned his position at WGAR
(AM) to establish the station with Frederick C. Wolf and chief engineer Morris Pierce, who became station president. Wolf himself was a longtime ethnic broadcaster on Cleveland stations WHK
, in addition to being the founder of Cleveland Recording Co. for the production of spot commercials, nationality music and auditions.
Early programming was highlighted by Wayne Mack's imaginary concert programs such as "Hometown Band Concert", "Candlelight Concert" and... Read More