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...
Americans don’t like getting sick but they do love to diagnose their health problems, or those of others, by trolling the Internet for information.
According to a study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project of more than 3,000 respondents, 35 percent of Americans consulted websites to figure out what ails them, and of that group, about half wind up seeing a doctor.
In general, nearly six in ten respondents have used the Internet for health information during the past year, while a quarter of that group says they’ve hit a pay wall that basically made them look elsewhere or stopped their search, with only two percent paying a fee for more information.
Still, when it comes to more serious health concerns, nothing beats going to the doctor or another health professional, with 70 percent of adults saying they received answers, care or support from these medical experts.
Interestingly, 60 percent of the Pew respondents report consulting family members or friends for health information, while one in four have received assistance from others with similar conditions.
What hasn’t really taken off online are health care-related review sites that offer patient critiques and rankings of healthcare providers. Just 20 percent in the Pew poll said they used these particular services, and only three to four percent have actually written an online review of a doctor or another professional.