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...
Taylor Swift's Speak Now tour was a blockbuster, grossing more than 120 million bucks and playing to more than 1.6 million fans. But with her upcoming Red tour, Taylor is aiming to surpass that...at least when it comes to fan satisfaction.
"I like for it to be big -- as big as possible," Taylor tells Billboard. "If we can make a show that dazzles people more than the last tour, then I'll have done my job in the right way."
She explains, "I just want to be able, in this economy, to make a show that for fans is definitely a guarantee that they will be entertained enough to warrant them leaving their house, spending their evening with me, parking their car, waiting in line, maybe buy a T-shirt. I want them to be so happy that they decided to spend their time with me -- I think that's my biggest objective."
As far as what fans can expect from the tour, kicking off in March, Taylor says she wants the production to be "magical," with "the element of surprise," so she can "take people to a different world."
Red's been so successful that one would assume that the tour will do as well as her last one, but Taylor tells Billboard that she doesn't take any of her success for granted.
"I don't naturally feel like I am entitled to win," she says. "If I put out a song, I don't expect it to go number one [on iTunes] within hours....It's not something that I'm ever going to get used to."
DON'T FORGET - TICKETS GO ONSALE FRIDAY MORNING (11/16) AT 10AM FOR TAYLOR SWIFT'S PITTSBURGH SHOW NEXT JULY, AS THE "RED" TOUR ROLLS INTO HEINZ FIELD ON JULY 6TH!!!