"We only have so much time and take that time and think about it. All rights reserved (About Us). Select this result to view Michelle Kinzbach's phone number, address, and more. “That was a huge accomplishment," he said. Kinzbach and the rest of WMMS were major players in the drive to bring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Cleveland. Jeff was also the voice of WOIO-TV and appeared on many programs. “I’m sure Jeff would agree, that was our greatest accomplishment,” Ferenc adds. I'm very fortunate.". I could do as I please,” Kinzbach says. The radio business isn’t what it used to be. Kinzbach, 67, was a bright-eyed teenager when he began his radio career at WIXY in 1969. “The planets totally aligned. Ping response time 6ms Excellent ping News and Media Website Site Owner: KnightRidder.com Domain provide by markmonitor.com. Front row: Kid Leo, Bruce Springsteen, Shelly Stile, Dan Garfinkel. “Keith Richards actually met me at the door and introduced me to every member of the band and asked me if I wanted to have some shrimp, if I wanted to play pool with them. Kinzbach and Ferenc had already been a morning team – with sidekicks – since 1976, seven years prior to adopting the "morning zoo" label, so the basic structure was already in place. Legendary WMMS/WONE disc jockey Jeff Kinzbach loves Richfield. "He heard us talking about being at St. Augustine's, we were going to be there at 5:30 a.m. starting our live broadcast. “Charlie Kendall was not a morning guy,” Gorman remembers. “The Buzzard Morning Zoo” became the voice of Cleveland, which gave it tremendous clout when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation went looking in the mid-1980s for a city to build its shrine to rock music. His production skills and timing to contain the craziness of the show was a work of art. And Mick was extremely nice and it was just a great experience.". Contribute and get your picture with Randy 'Macho Man' Savage, and he stayed the full four hours. Bruce Springsteen visits WMMS on April 6, 1976. Subscribe to cleveland.com. 1. He went on to work for stations in Detroit before returning home in 1973 when WMMS hired him as a production director to produce commercials, bumpers and stingers. I miss those days,” Kinzbach said. beaconjournal.com — Summit County resident Dil Lakandri is the first member of his family to vote in a United States election. He also recalled a time when Randy “Macho Man” Savage and his then-wife partner Miss Elizabeth came to the station the day before the morning team’s annual Thanksgiving eve food drive broadcast from St. Augustine Church’s Hunger Center. PeopleFinders is the best people search for finding people and public records. Jeff was also the voice of WOIO-TV and appeared on many programs. The best result we found for your search is Jeffrey Gerard Kinzbach Sr. age 60s in Reeds Spring, MO. “We got on the air and there was a line down the street, people with canned goods, frozen turkeys. Among the more significant moves taken by WMMS was the formatting of the morning zoo concept created by Z100's Scott Shannon onto the show Jeff & Flash (Jeff Kinzbach and Ed Ferenc) were already hosting. “We went nuts on it. https://www.bustedmugshots.com/texas/dallas/jeffrey-kinzbach/143999871 10 records for Jeffrey Kinzbach. “They wanted us to be newsmen, so that didn’t really work out,” Kinzbach says. Longtime Cleveland personality Jeff Kinzbach will be retiring from mornings at Rubber City Radio Group Rock 97.5 WONE-FM Akron at the end of September. From there, he landed his first on-air job doing the news on a tiny AM station in Saginaw, Michigan, while visiting his sister over the summer. It was a daily thing we would talk about. PeopleFinders is the best people search for background checks, arrest records, and public records. “We did not have  playlist. Whether it was during his time on WMMS waking up radio listeners with Ed “Flash” Ferenc on the Buzzard Morning Zoo or during his current morning show on WONE, the Ohio Radio/TV broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee has always had a soft spot for northern Summit County. Kinzbach says of his on-air partner. Get breaking news coverage as events unfold. That green room they had was really laid out back there," Kinzbach said. It was great one of the moments where you just, wow...good times,”. Jeff Kinzbach was a broadcaster and spent nearly thirty years in the radio business. A few years later, he moved to the hipper and more happening FM … He spent over 20 years at WMMS in Cleveland as the morning personality. https://www.mugshotsonline.com/florida/davie/jeffrey-kinzbach/120811191 “As the show evolved, he became the traffic cop in the studio. Kinzbach, a Northeast Ohio native, began his radio career when he was 16 years old, working as a gopher at WIXY 1260 AM. “We just started to realize that we really should retire and do a lot of the things that we want to do now because you just never know how long you have,” he says. We all become complacent and forget about it. “Jeff and I started at the station in 1973, maybe one or two months apart,” Ferenc recalls. Michelle is related to Jacob Kinzbach and Jennifer L Kinzbach as well as 3 additional people. Kinzbach closed that show praising his co-workers past and present and offering a bit of advice. Kinzbach is also proud of how WMMS used its power and popularity in the industry to help get the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. It’s really centrally located. Expired: 10th-Aug-2021 (0 Years, 239 Days left) Host name 199.232.66.62, IP address: 199.232.66.62, location: United States Site alexa rank: 146,998.Category rank: 6,132 get the latest breaking news, … “I really felt that we needed somebody on the air who has an incredible sense of timing, that was vital, but who also had a great voice, an authoritative voice who could relate to our audience.”. Most importantly, if I'm going to play one last song,” Kinzbach said as the classic chunky opening riff to Queen’s “Keep Yourself Alive” began to rise in the background. “Every once in a while I stop and pause and say to myself, `Wow, this is really happening. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. 1 and we were able to do that for quite a while and I think playing the best music and hitting at the right time. Jeffrey G Kinzbach, age 26, Montgomery, TX 77356 View Full Report. “Jeff was one of the best production directors in the country of any radio station,” says John Gorman, the program director at WMMS during its Buzzard glory days. “But having Jeff and Flash lead the campaign, it galvanized the community to the point where the rest of the country took notice and realized it had to be in Cleveland. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Jeff & Flash were radio royalty and lured some of the top names in the music industry to Cleveland, from Bruce Springsteen to the Rolling Stones. “Finally, like everything else, I gave in and we got an RV and we took it camping and its a lot of fun and I really enjoy it...Just really looking forward to not really having an agenda but having somewhat of an agenda. The 36-year-old warehouse worker and father of two fled his native Bhutan in 1992 and spent nearly 20 years in refugee camps in Nepal before coming to America in 2011. “We got together with local businesses, a lot of politicians. ‘The Buzzard Morning Zoo’ had it all -- great music, current events, top-notch guests, sports, traffic reports and, most importantly, humor. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Northeast Ohio's legendary morning man Jeff Kinzbach announced his retirement from broadcasting at the end of September. So, we put them together and created all of these bits, everything from ‘Token Jokes’ to ‘Blow Something Up’ and they would run at the same exact time every day. When that time arrived Monday morning, host Jeff Kinzbach said management had kept this big "farewell" announcement a secret from all of them. So, segments on the show, whether it was news, traffic or a bit of some kind, had to air at the same exact time every morning so people would know if they were running on time or not. We just wouldn’t let it die from the headlines.”. And then I start smiling and going `Hell Yeah!’" he said. Known Locations: Montgomery TX, 77356, Burlington MA 01803, Miami FL 33131 Possible Relatives: Jacob C Kinzbach, Jeffrey G Kinzbach, Jennifer L Kinzbach by John Benson. https://www.mugshotsonline.com/florida/davie/jeffrey-kinzbach/120811191 Every race Jeff Kinzbach has ever participated in. I was doing it since I was 16." 494 talking about this. But, my God, it was great.”, Jeff Kinzbach, left, and Ed "Flash" Ferenc of Cleveland's WMMS 100.7 in February, 1978. Kinzbach admits he was initially skeptical about the purchase. “There’s a lot on my bucket list, from Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon and all the points in between. “Next thing I know, my phone is ringing at 4 a.m. ‘Jeff, man, this is Charlie. On Wednesday morning at 10,  Northeast Ohio radio lost one of its legends when morning drive time radio veteran Jeff Kinzbach signed off for the last time. Indeed, the two were close off-the-air, too. Back row, Left to Right: Steven Van Zandt, Charlie Kendall, John Gorman, Jeff Kinzbach, Steve Lushbaugh, Matt the Cat, Denny Sanders. That, I think, was really the highlight of using that popularity the right way.". Over the next few years, the show became increasingly popular -- and bigger, taking on a morning zoo format even before a deejay at WRBQ-FM in Tampa coined that phrase. Former top-rated morning host on WONE and WMMS. "He was probably one of the best, most well-mannered gentlemanly people I have ever met in rock and roll. “It goes fast, it really does,” Kinzbach said of the past five decades of life and work. Jeff Kinzbach grew up on the west side of Cleveland and is a life-long resident of Northeast Ohio. Jeffrey is related to Jennifer R Kinzbach and Nichole M Kinzbach as well as 7 additional people. It was still very satisfying for me, but I realized it’s time to get off the stage.”. He spent over 20 years at WMMS in Cleveland as the morning personality. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. “One thing I can say about Jeff is he is extremely disciplined,” Ferenc says. Race Name Category Team Name Place Racers Points Upg Pts* Jul 11 2017 Summer Waffle Race Series 1,145 talking about this. For twenty of those years he was the morning personality at WMMS in Cleveland, Ohio that earned record high ratings. “It was obvious of his talent that he wouldn’t last long-buried in that studio.”. On Wednesday morning at 10, Northeast Ohio radio lost one of its legends when morning drive time radio veteran Jeff Kinzbach signed off for the last time. (Photo courtesy: John Gorman)Image supplied by John Gorman, “We were the soundtrack to northeast Ohio,” Kinzbach says. He realized listeners timed their commutes by what they heard on the radio, not according to a clock. "I can't thank everybody enough. That’s how long Jeff Kinzbach says it took him to get used to not having to wake up at 4 a.m. after hosting morning radio for 30 years. He and Ed ‘Flash” Ferenc would be teamed in mornings there in 1976 and remain […] The "Jeff & Flash" show was highly rated in Akron as well as Cleveland. So, I went in and did his show.”. We were also both half-nuts, but at the same time very dedicated.”. They just left me alone. “Jeff & Flash” would eventually leave WMMS as a team and spend some time at WWWE (1100 AM)before leaving Ohio in the late 1990s. Just don’t say anything.’ So, I pushed all the buttons and I thoroughly enjoyed it.". Please hit my "LIKE" button. For twenty of those years he was the morning personality at WMMS in Cleveland, Ohio that earned record high ratings. After several years off the air, he reemerged at WONE in 2013. 3931 W State Road 84, Unit 102 “It’s not the hardest thing to become No. “One night, somebody didn’t show up for work and they pointed at me and said, ‘You know how everything works, just run the radio station if you want for the next four hours. They were the best man at each other’s wedding and partnered together in three nightclubs. Kinzbach began his career at 1260 WIXY Cleveland in 1969 and joined 100.7 WMMS in 1973. They have also lived in Davie, FL and Bedford, TX plus 8 other locations. Jeffrey Gerard Kinzbach 420 E Ohio St #17c Chicago, IL 60611 Age 63 (Born OCT 1957) (312) 642-1832 He does mornings on WMMS, he’s been playing our records for years. “Keep yourself alive. To that end, at the insistence of his wife, Patti, the couple of more than 30 years recently purchased a 30-foot Class A RV. “Jeff was always called to fill in because he lived 15 minutes away,” Ferenc says. We hit it at the right time for music and for our age group. That’s how long Jeff Kinzbach says it took him to get used to not having to wake up at 4 a.m. after hosting morning radio for 30 years. “He says, you know if you don’t mind I’ll come and help you. The memories of those days include meeting the Rolling Stones backstage circa 1985. That was a great formula,” Kinzbach said. "It's been a big part of my life. 992 talking about this. I can’t do the show, I think I have food poisoning.’ Yeah, right. But there was one big problem. We went nuts on it on the air and off the air,” Kinzbach recalls. We take everything for granted. (Robert E. Dorksen / The Plain Dealer)Cleveland Plain Dealer. It was phenomenal. Points in italics are being ignored because they were your second race that day. Thus, 97.5 WONE/Akron is re-building a new morning show. “The Buzzard Morning Zoo” ended in 1994 after WMMS was sold the previous year. He became half of the duo behind the “Buzzard’s Morning Zoo,” featuring “Jeff & Flash” with longtime partner Ed “Flash” Ferenc during the station’s hey day, when it regularly topped Rolling Stone Magazine’s reader poll for "Best Radio Station" (large market) for nearly a decade. All rights reserved. “By the time he got to Cleveland, WMMS was growing by leaps and bounds, and he was being invited to every party in town. “And then we moved back more than 3 ½ years ago when we downsized. The legendary disc jockey called it a career on September 30 after spending parts of six decades on the local airwaves. Age 62. Ross Brittain temporarily filled in prior to the arrival of Brian and Joe (Brian Fowler, Joe Cronauer). Doing as he pleases is his full-time job now. “[When] Jeff became the morning guy, all his creative talents bloomed and he ended up having the highest ratings that Cleveland radio had ever seen," Spero says. The open road will give Kinzbach plenty of opportunities to look back in the rear-view mirror at his truly amazing career. That’s what made Jeff and Flash so unique.”. We have 3 records for Jeffrey Kinzbach ranging in age from 32 years old to 67 years old. On Wednesday morning at 10, Northeast Ohio radio lost one of its legends when morning drive time radio veteran Jeff Kinzbach signed off for the last time. Jeffrey is related to Jennifer R Kinzbach and Nichole M Kinzbach as well as 7 additional people. Former top-rated morning host on WONE and WMMS. And he he showed up at a quarter after five, he and Elizabeth, fully dressed,” Kinzbach recalled. To think 50 years have gone by, it’s a blur. Every race Jeff Kinzbach has ever participated in. 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