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...
Kenny Chesney will perform at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys game today to kick off the Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign. This is the 16th year the Cowboys and the Salvation Army have teamed up for this launch, and Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Keith Urban and Rebaare among the stars who have participated in the past.
Kenny is thrilled to take part in the tradition, especially as the Northeast continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy a few weeks back.
"As we can see in our country today, everybody, a lot of people are in need even without what happened on the East Coast," Kenny explains. "I think that anybody that has been blessed as I have been -- I think just to be able to help and give back through music is the least you can do really. So, I'm incredibly excited to be a part of that."
So far, the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign has raised $1.5 billion.