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...
Here's a roundup of holiday memories and traditions from some of your favorite country stars:
-- George Strait is a grandfather now, but he still looks back fondly on his childhood Christmases with his own grandparents back in Texas. The house was filled with family, and George says, "It was a lot of fun because you’d see cousins that you hadn’t seen in a while."
He adds, "Those are the memories that I have, getting to spend a few days with them and opening presents and it was just a lot of fun back then."
-- Kip Moore is back home in Georgia this Christmas, and his family will remember his father, who passed away in 2011. Before his death, Kip's dad took him and his brothers out deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico every Thanksgiving and Christmas.
On their last Christmas out on the water, Kip recalls, "We got a lot of laughs in, and we saw the most amazing sunset I’ve ever seen in my life as we were driving back in. And we all stopped the boat and sat there and stared at it for a while, and I’ll always remember that."
-- Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline are spending this Christmas at home in Nashville instead of loading the boys up and driving down to Georgia. He says, "Santa’s coming to the house. We’ve got two boys that they understand Santa, and they’re ready for them to get there. Now, we just gotta get ol’ Santa down the chimney."
-- Little Big Town's Phillip Sweet enjoys a simple Christmas holiday at home with his wife Rebecca and their daughter Penelopi.
"I like the thought of being cozy warm with the fire going inside while it’s snowing outside, inside your own little four walls of home," says Phillip.
It may not be snowing in Nashville this Christmas, but Phillip will have the most important ingredients for a great holiday -- his loved ones.
He adds, "That’s just the most amazing thing, just being together."