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...
There'll be no OMG! moment from insurance giant A.I.G.
After hearing from American International Group former chief executive Maurice R. Greenberg Wednesday, the company's board decided against joining a $25 billion lawsuit against the federal government that is being spearheaded by Greenberg on behalf of shareholders.
His contention is that while taxpayers did indeed bail out A.I.G. during the near U.S. financial collapse of 2008 to the tune of $125 billion -- a handout that has since been paid back -- the government acted like a "loan shark" by charging an interest rate of 14.5 percent, which Greenberg alleges cost shareholders tens of billions of dollars.
However, A.I.G.'s board, perhaps sensing a huge backlash from both Washington and the public if it joined the suit, declined to do so.
Ironically, A.I.G. is in the midst of an advertising campaign, thanking taxpayers for their help during the company's darkest days, which virtually all economists blamed on the insurer's excessive risk taking. A.I.G. also earned a black eye when it continued paying mammoth bonuses to executives even as the company was close to tanking.