Air Staff AM 1330 Integrity Radio Cleveland, OH

Steve Neumann, began his media involvement at age 16 with the old community “Journal Newspapers” chain (which later became the Sun Newspapers group) as a reporter and photographer. This led to the start of his broadcasting career with WINT (known then as WELW) when he was only 17 years old, while still a senior at St. Joseph High School. He stayed on at the station while attending John Carroll University and later was on the air at WLYT 92.3 FM (“Disco 92” back then) and WDMT 107.9 FM (“Power 108”). Radio led Steve to appear as a DJ in area clubs and during the height of the Disco era, was nominated by Billboard Magazine for its “Best Club DJ” award for the Cleveland market. He also was a co-founder and publisher of a local entertainment magazine. Steve later owned several successful area night clubs and sports bars (The Glass Parrot and Harpo’s Sports Cafes).

He was one of the developers of the “WWF New York” theme restaurant and entertainment complex on Times Square in New York City, in a license deal with the World Wrestling Federation. But a few years after selling his business interests, Steve was bitten by the radio bug once again (actually, it never left him) and as fate would have it, found himself back “home” again at WINT (WELW) in 2010 where he not only is on the air but also serves as the station’s Program Director. Steve also owns an IT (Information Technologies) company.

Steve and Linda actually met back in 1981 at a club where Steve was the DJ. Life took them in different directions, but Facebook brought them together again in 2009. Linda and Steve share a home in Timberlake, Ohio. Linda loves to be in the kitchen and is a semi-professional chef and avid gardener while Steve is a huge IndyCar and NASCAR fan, enjoys dabbling with all things tech and takes pride in his annual Christmas light display. They are the proud “parents” of “Whitney the Wonder-Doodle”, their 6-year-old Labradoodle and official WINT mascot and recently rescued “Mia”, another Labradoodle! On hot summer weekends, if they’re not working, cooking or attending a race, you’ll find the four of them grilling hot dogs and hamburgers and enjoying the pet-friendly waters at Lake Metroparks’ Fairport Harbor Beach.

Ellen has also been active in the community, serving on numerous boards and foundations throughout Northeast Ohio, including United Way, Lake Health Women’s Advisory Board, the Salvation Army, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Gilmour Academy and The Philips Osborne School (Andrews-Osborne.) Ellen has an active role in Lake County’s Begin the Conversation movement that commenced in the autumn of 2015. She was also a co-founder of Get Smart, a reading program for young children in public school systems. Together with her husband Richard, Ellen has worked tirelessly to generate funds for the Society for Rehabilitation, a non-profit agency that works with adults who have developmental and physical disabilities.

Ellen has been selected as Leader of the Year, an award given by Leadership Lake County and has also been the recipient of the Liberty Bell Award by the Bar Association. Lakeland Community College awarded Ellen with its Women of Achievement Award and her commitment to the preservation of park systems became nationally known when Ellen was recognized with The Golden Rule Award, given to her by JC Penney. Ellen has also been given Citizen of the Year by the NAACP and received the Martin Luther King Jr. award. She and her husband, Richard live in Concord and enjoy travelling.

Chelsea Lyons is the newest member of The Wake Up Show crew. A native of Fairmont, West Virginia, Chelsea moved to Ohio at age 11, graduated from Mentor High School and the Ohio Media School, and got her start in radio at the age of 20. Her background includes on and off-the-air responsibilities at iHeart Media mainly working close with John Lanigan, Tracey Carroll, and Jimmy Malone on WMJI. Chelsea also did work with WQGR. In addition to our WINT airwaves, you can hear Chelsea at WIXY1260online.com. An internet radio station featuring the music, jingles and spots from legendary 60’s & 70’s Cleveland station WIXY1260AM.

• A message from Chelsea: “I have a passion for all things entertainment and like to bring (as others have called it) “The Chelsea Touch” into the work I do, giving me a unique sound. I am working hard to continue growing here at WINT, for myself and for the station. I am blessed to say I have the coolest job ever. I love getting to meet all the talented people that come in for my “Chelsea’s Spotlight” segments. On my days off I enjoy working my skills, whether it’s practicing the piano, singing, or reading an entrepreneurs book. (p.s. I am a book worm) My mind is always turning and new ideas are always coming, I can’t turn it off. Most importantly, I LOVE interacting with our listeners, please say hi if you see me around town! Also, don’t be surprised if you see me at an event you won tickets to, taking pictures for our social media and wanting you to get in the photos!”

Linda has been on the air at “Integrity Radio” WINT 1330 AM for four years and in that time has become one of northeast Ohio’s most popular radio personalities. Born and raised in Willowick, a graduate of Eastlake North High School and Miami University, she came to WINT as the result of filling in one morning for an ailing host. After that first show, the producer asked her, “so where have you worked in radio before?” not knowing she had never been on the air anywhere prior. But Linda was one of those rare “naturals” with a great personality that shines through on radio—and in person–and she’s quickly been embraced by listeners who describe her as “lovely” and so the name stuck. She also works as the Senior Living Counselor for Salida Woods, an assisted living community in Mentor. She has a son who lives in Providence, Rhode Island and works for a computer tech firm and plays drums in a local band. Her daughter lives in Lake County and is a graphic designer.

Steve and Linda actually met back in 1981 at a club where Steve was the DJ. Life took them in different directions, but Facebook brought them together again in 2009. Linda and Steve share a home in Timberlake, Ohio. Linda loves to be in the kitchen and is a semi-professional chef and avid gardener while Steve is a huge IndyCar and NASCAR fan, enjoys dabbling with all things tech and takes pride in his annual Christmas light display. They are the proud “parents” of “Whitney the Wonder-Doodle”, their 6-year-old Labradoodle and official WINT mascot and recently rescued “Mia”, another Labradoodle! On hot summer weekends, if they’re not working, cooking or attending a race, you’ll find the four of them grilling hot dogs and hamburgers and enjoying the pet-friendly waters at Lake Metroparks’ Fairport Harbor Beach.

“Joe Z” as we’ve tagged him, grew up in Union City, New Jersey, attended St. Michael High School there and graduated from Defiance College in Ohio with a degree in Political Science, History and Museology (the science of museums). He put his degree to work, combining a life-long love of cars with a passion for automotive history, getting a job right out of college as a research librarian at the world-famous Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum here in Cleveland. He soon moved up to become their Public Relations Director, a position which got him noticed by the San Antonio Museum of Transportation in Texas. So in 1976 he moved there and became the Curator of the museum, responsible for its overall operations.

As a “car guy” and an entrepreneur, Joe left the museum in 1984 and started Classic Car Consultants, a service specializing in appraising antique, classic and special interest automobiles and has appraised over 1000 collector type automobiles. Later he tried his hand in the retail auto business in San Antonio and then, back in Cleveland, running Hyundai, Lexus, Infiniti, Acura, Mazda and Honda stores. Between 1994 and 1996, he returned to the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum as a Director, doubling attendance and tripling gate receipts as well as organizing “Dream Cars”, the museum’s most successful exhibit to date. But the entrepreneurial bug bit him again so in 2006. He founded North Coast Auto Sales, starting the first “lease-to-own” dealership in northeast Ohio. Today, Joe is proud that his business is part of the revitalization of the East 185th Street business district offering affordable cars as well as knowledgeable mechanical service and repairs.

Joe enjoys politics and ran for a council seat in his current home town of Willoughby Hills. He served on several city committees for over 12 years and still regularly loves to attend council meetings and let his voice be heard. He is a doting dad–daughter Maggie attends St. John College in New York City. When not working on cars or doing car-related things, Joe enjoys skiing, travelling and spending time with his daughter.

Glenn serves as WINT’s chief engineer and go-to tech problem solver. Blessed with an incredible knowledge of all things radio and a self-described computer geek, he has been responsible for keeping the station on the air whenever any issues creep up. Glenn loves working behind the scenes but you will often find him “out on remote” doing the engineering for WINT shows on-location from area football games, restaurants and festivals. At one time, he had a complete remote radio broadcast studio set up in the back of his car!

Glenn was born in Strongsville but has been a Lake County resident since junior high school. He graduated from Willoughby South High School and attended Lakeland Community College. His fascination with sound began when he volunteered to do the audio for a church play that ran for 10 years and made it to a New York City theater 4 blocks “off Broadway”. As a result, he became known in the sound reinforcement industry and started doing live sound for many of the touring resurgent Doo-Wop groups and other bands, which he still does today.

Always fascinated with fire from childhood on, Glenn joined the Eastlake Fire Department and after 33 years of service, retired with the rank of Captain. One aspect of the job involved supervising pyrotechnic (fireworks) shows and along the way he learned how to stage and fire shows himself, something he enjoys playing with whenever the opportunity presents itself. Glenn is still involved with the safety forces providing sound for DARE graduations and the Mock Crash program.