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...
Baseball's storied Hall of Fame welcomed nobody in 2013.
With the taint of the steroid scandal still pervasive, voters with the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) declined to induct any player into the Hall for the first time since 1996.
While it was the eighth time the BBWAA has made no selections since the 1930s, the shutout was the clearest sign yet of how once shoe-ins into baseball's shrine of immortality are now regarded as pariahs for their alleged cheating by using banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Slugger Barry Bonds, who played for the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates, is the all-time home run leader but he received only 36.2 percent of the ballots with 75 percent necessary to enter the Hall.
Pitcher Roger Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner and member of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox among other teams, only received 37.6 percent of the ballots.
Both Bonds and Clemens were tried for perjury for supposedly lying about steroid use. However, their acquittals didn't do much to change the minds of BBWAA voters.
The player who got closest to entering the Hall of Fame was former Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio, who received 68.2 percent of the ballots cast. Biggio has over 3,000 base hits, an important prerequisite for winning induction.
Like Bonds and Clemens, this was Biggio's first year of eligibility but unlike his peers, the second baseman probably has a much better shot of getting into the Hall, at least in the short-run.
Meanwhile, there will be a ceremony in Cooperstown, New York, this summer, albeit, for three baseball figures long-deceased. The veterans committee last month inducted umpire Hank O’Day, former Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and catcher Deacon White, who all passed away decades ago.