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...
Thanksgiving is a time to really count our blessings, and Taylor Swift is one of those stars that definitely has a lot to be thankful for these days. Her album, Red, is the year's hottest seller, and she'll actually be in Tokyo promoting the project on Thanksgiving Day.
Though she won't get to spend the holiday with her loved ones, Taylor tells ABC News Radio, "I'm most thankful for my family, and the fact that we're so close and the fact that we're all healthy. To me, that's the most important thing. If I have that, I'm OK."
Eric Church echoes Taylor's thoughts expressing thanks for his wife Katherine and their son Boone. He's also grateful for the big success he's had in the past few years thanks to Chief. He says, "I’m thankful for what the fans have done. I’m thankful that we’re starting to have some hit songs on the radio, I mean there’s a lot of stuff to be thankful for."
Thanksgiving is all about family time for Darius Rucker, who spends the day with relatives in either New Jersey or back home in Charleston, SC. He describes the get together saying, "If we’re in Charleston, getting together with my family and just cooking and eating. Sitting around and talking and remembering and being thankful for where we are, you know. We’re all still alive."
Chris Young is also thankful for family time at Thanksgiving since his mom, dad and sister all supported him enormously as he pursued music. They even listened to him practice music for hours and hours when he was a kid, and Chris is pretty sure he was probably terrible at first.
He says, "Like, me learning to play guitar and try to sing at the same time. I'm sure there was an awkward phase."
Chris is also thankful his father will be them again this Thanksgiving after he beat lung cancer a few years back.
Says Chris, "When someone has something like that, you're just kind of blessed for every day you have 'em. It makes you realize how fragile that is sometimes."