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...
Though they didn't tour outside of the U.S., Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw's Brothers of the Sun trek has landed on Pollstar's Year End List of 2012's Top 50 Worldwide Tours. Kenny and Tim's tour took in $96.5 million to come in at #7 on the list, behind the likes of Lady Gaga, Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen. Madonna was on top of the touring list for the year, with more than $296 million coming in from her MDNA tour.
Jason Aldean ranked at #24 on the list with $40 million coming in from his My Kinda Party tour. Brad Paisley ranked 28th with $36.8 million, while Lady Antebellum ranked 32nd, making $35.7 million. Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts were also ranked in the 40s.
Pollstar will release their full touring report on 2012 later this month.