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...
Big Bird wants President Obama's campaign to keep its beak out of his affairs.
Sesame Workshop, the producer of Sesame Street, has asked the president's team to pull an ad that started airing Tuesday which makes fun of GOP nominee Mitt Romney's comment during last week’s debate that he would cut funding to PBS to help reduce the deficit even though he likes Big Bird.
In a terse statement, Big Bird's employer stressed, "Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads and, as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down."
The Obama campaign is considering the request after having a field day with Big Bird puns since the debate, which was about the only highlight for the incumbent that night.
The tongue-in-cheek commercial suggests that Big Bird is a bigger menace than such convicted financial figures as Bernie Madoff, Ken Lay and Dennis Kozlowski. According to the voiceover, “Mitt Romney knows it’s not Wall Street you have to worry about; it’s Sesame Street,” a line the president has used on the campaign trail.
Meanwhile, the Romney campaign started running another Sesame Street-flavored ad using The Count to mock Obama.