Jimmy Elliott Bio:
Birthday: October 4
A 34+ year veteran of the world of radio, Jimmy has been with WOVK since 1993, and has been Program Director & Music Director of the station since the Summer of 1997... Born and raised in Wheeling, Jimmy got his start in Radio in 1978 at legendary local Top 40 station 14WK. Over the years, he has worked for literally every radio station in the Upper Ohio Valley at one time or another, plus outside of the Ohio Valley, for several different Pittsburgh stations over the years, plus stations in Dallas, TX and in the Florida Keys. Jimmy also spent several years as Director of Marketing & Licensing for an international comic-book publishing company in the early '90s...
Steve Crow Bio:
Birthday: January 26
The "Radio Bug" bit Steve back in 1976. Since then, he has been a reporter, copywriter, news anchor, disc jockey, and sportscaster for a number of Ohio Valley radio Stations, and has played everything from Country, Rock and Roll, Oldies, and now back to Country. Steve joined the staff of WOVK in Feb 2001, and joined Morning Madness in January of 2002... A self proclaimed "Golf Nut", Steve is also the mild-mannered Manager of Kurtz Monument Company in Wheeling, and a licensed Life Insurance Agent. A life-long resident of the Ohio Valley, Steve has somehow managed to stay married for three decades to his long suffering and saintly wife, Becky. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Jeannette and Emily, and grandparents of Gracie, who is Pap-Pap's bestest pal and the Greatest Gift he ever received...
Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on ABC, will feature quite a bit of country flavor throughout the night. Kacey Musgraves and The Band Perry will join big-time nominee Taylor Swift on the performers lineup.
Taylor joins fun. and Maroon 5 as the lead nominees for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, with 11 nods apiece.
All three of those artists are up for the Top Artist prize too, along with One Direction and Rihanna. Taylor is also up for Top Female Artist, and for Top Billboard 200 Album for Red. Other categories including a nod for Taylor are Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Social Artist and Top Streaming Song (Video) for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
Taylor also got a mention in the Top Country Artist field, along with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes and Carrie Underwood.
Jason also picked up a nomination for Best Male Artist against Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Bruno Mars and Drake. Taylor's Red and Jason's Night Train projects are up also for Top Country Album honors, along with Luke Bryan's tailgates & tanlines, Carrie Underwood's Blown Away and Tuskegee by Lionel Richie.
The finalists for Top Country Song are Luke Bryan's "Drunk on You," Eric Church's "Springsteen," "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes' "Wanted" and Taylor's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
Look for Florida Georgia Line, Shania Twain, Jennifer Nettles and Nashville's Hayden Panettiere to present trophies on the show too.
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.
Two Missouri teens taking part in Project Graduation, an adult-supervised, substance-free graduation bash, were busted for possession of meth.
The incident happened Sunday afternoon at the Chesterfield Family Center in Springfield. The two suspects, who are 17 and 18 years old, respectively, weren't identified, and were jailed but not immediately charged with possession of the drug, reports KY3-TV.
Cops say one of the 70 adult chaperones meant to keep the event on the up and up found the drugs on the suspects, who were two of 270 Nixa High School grads in attendance.
Cops believe the unidentified teens intended to distribute the meth to others at the event.
A lawyer in New York City who wanted to be as bootylicious as Beyonce now says he can't sit down because of it. The New York Daily News reports that Neil J. Squillante signed up for personal training sessions with FocusNYC, which have been billed as "Beyonce's Secret Weapon" to staying in shape, but he claims the intense workouts in 2010 left him permanently injured.
Squillante is suing the training company for negligence, claiming he, "began to suffer from severe, disabling pain in his pelvic region" after the workouts -- pain that remains to this day, and which prevents him from sitting when he travels or attends long meetings.
The Office will close up shop Thursday night. For nine seasons, viewers have watched the goings-on at the fictional Dunder Mifflin paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania, as its employees were followed by a documentary crew.
The 75-minute finale of the NBC comedy will take place months after the airing of the documentary on TV, with the workers attending the wedding of Rainn Wilson's Dwight and Angela Kinsey's Angela.
The finale will feature the return of original cast members Mindy "Kelly" Kaling and BJ "Ryan" Novak, in addition to guest stars Joan Cusack, Ed Begley Jr., Rachael Harris, Dakota Johnson and more. A recent report also stated that Steve Carell will make a cameo, reprising his role of former Dunder Mifflin boss Michael Scott.
Kinsey is promising that the finale will be "epic" and satisfying for longtime fans. She says, "The finale...was an ambitious episode. It was huge and multiple locations and guest stars, so I think the fans are going to be really happy. I was."
Kinsey says filming the final scene was emotional for her, her co-stars, and executive producer Greg Daniels. She recalls, "The whole crew had gathered around on stage, and then Greg Daniels said that's a series wrap on the cast of The Office. And we were all there together and we just all disintegrated. We just all started crying, we were hugging each other, hugging the crew, hugging Greg."
Kinsey didn't realize the show would have this much success when the pilot was shot in 2004, since it was an adaptation of the hit British comedy created by and starring Ricky Gervais. She says, "It was so quiet and slow-paced and so different from what I'd been watching on television, which was exciting, and I was a fan of the BBC version, I just didn't know if it would make it in America. I didn't know if the American audience had the patience. But they did. And I'm so thankful."
Singer Josh Groban, who played the brother of Ed Helms' Andy in two episodes, believes The Office evolved into an "amazing" show because, "It wasn't afraid to tap into, I think, the insecurities that we all kind of have as human beings no matter what level on the totem pole we are in the business world....And it's brilliantly written."
The final episode of The Office will begin at 9 p.m. Eastern time, following a one-hour retrospective.
J.J. Abrams' follow-up to his 2009 Star Trek prequel opens nationwide Thursday.
In Star Trek Into Darkness, the crew of the Enterprise is confronted with a new villain: someone from within their own organization. Captain Kirk, again played by Chris Pine, leads the effort to capture the bad guy.
The cast again features Zachary Quinto, as Spock; Zoe Saldana, as Uhura; Karl Urban, as Bones; Simon Pegg, as Scotty; Anton Yelchin, as Chekov; and John Cho, as Sulu.
Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the mysterious villain.
Star Trek Into Darkness, which is screening in 3D, is rated PG-13. It's the only movie opening in wide release this week.
While therapy dogs and cats are nothing new, another animal is being used to comfort hospital patients and others in need: llamas.
While the camel cousin is equally famous for its soft fur and its ability to spit at distances when perturbed, llama owner Niki Kuklenski says in some cases, the animals make the perfect therapy animals, and hers love to kiss. The fuzzy lip bumps help immensely, she says.
In fact, Kuklenski recently set up a kissing booth for her llamas Marisco and Flight at Camp Korey, a non-profit for kids with medical conditions. Her llamas also kiss patients at nursing homes and hospitals, and have helped bring some patients out of their shells.
Lori Gregory also lends her llamas to visit patients of all ages who have emotional problems. "Every room we went to, they [the staff members] were just freaking out," Gregory said. "'Herald hasn't spoken in a month, and I heard him say 'cute.' 'Helen hasn't sat up in a long time, and she's trying to move.'" She said she felt as if she were watching "miracles."
A 49-year-old woman from Quincy, Massachusetts found herself in a pickle, accused of assaulting a woman who put too many pickles on her sandwich.
According to the Patriot-Ledger, Tina Drouin ordered a steak-and-cheese sub from the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog shop at the Quincy Center train station on Saturday, and became combative with the employee making her sammy. Drouin reportedly balked at how many pickles were being put on her sandwich, and when a refund was refused, the customer is accused of punching the employee in the face, sending her and two jars of pickles smashing to the floor.
The employee gave chase, however, catching up with the very unhappy customer and holding her until cops arrived. Drouin is facing assault charges.
Jack Bauer will live to see another day...but his day will be slightly shorter.
Fox has announced that 24, starring Keifer Sutherland as agent Jack Bauer, will be returning to the network in 2014, mostly likely in May. But whereas the show previously played out over 24 episodes, with each episode documenting a single hour in a single day in Bauer's life, the new model 24 has been recast as a 12-episode "event series."
Speaking with reporters on Monday, Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly said the new series, called 24: Live Another Day, was precipitated by the producers of the show abandoning plans to make a feature film. "I think they all agreed, 'You know what? 24 being compressed into two hours is not 24,'" Reilly told reporters.
But what about compressing 24 into 12 hours, rather than 24? Reilly says that out of those original 24 hours, there were really only 12 that mattered anyway. "The spine of the 24 episodes was really about, about 12 hours," he told reporters. "Those were where the big events occurred and then there were little twists and connective tissue in between."
Of course, packing all the action into 12 hours will mean that the show will have to leave out certain moments in Jack's day.
"What we'll be able to do is go in chronological order of the day, but they will skip hours," Reilly explained. "You may go....7 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m. 10, 11, 12, 3. So it'll be dictated by the plot." He added that they've got "just about a who's who of Hollywood coming in the door right now wanting to participate in this," but would not reveal any of the big names he's presumably got lined up.
In a statement, Keifer Sutherland said, "To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend. The story ideas...are exciting and fresh, and will not disappoint...Make no mistake, my goal is to knock your socks off. See you soon.”
There have been dozens of TV moms over the years, but June Cleaver of the series Leave It to Beaver has once again been named the TV mom Americans would most like to have had growing up.
Actress Barbara Billingsley’s June Cleaver is the top ranked mom in a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll. Maybe it was the fresh baked cookies she had waiting for the Beaver when he got home from school.
Claire Huxtable of The Cosby Show was ranked second, followed by Carol Brady of The Brady Bunch.
The top three rankings match a Harris Poll that asked the same question back in 2008.
Marion Cunningham from Happy Days and Donna Stone from The Donna Reed Show were tied for fourth.
Michelle Duggar of the reality show 19 Kids and Counting was ranked tenth.
Lorelei Gilmore of Gilmore Girls and Marge Simpson of The Simpsons were on the list in the 2008 poll, but dropped off this year.
Here’s The Harris Poll’s rankings of TV Moms Americans would most like to have had as a mom when they were growing up:
1. June Cleaver, Leave It to Beaver
2. Claire Huxtable, The Cosby Show
3. Carol Brady, The Brady Bunch
4. Marion Cunningham, Happy Days & Donna Stone, The Donna Reed Show (tie)
6. Harriet Nelson, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
7. Lucy Ricardo, I Love Lucy
8. Samantha Stevens, Bewitched
9. Roseanne Connor, Roseanne
10. Michelle Duggar, 19 Kids and Counting
The Harris Poll was conducted online between April 10 and 15, 2013 and involved 2,345 adults.