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...
While most American employees in this economy live in fear of having their jobs outsourced, Verizon admits it recently terminated an employee who voluntarily outsourced his work to China, just so he could get paid for wasting time online.
In a blog post on Verizon's site, computer security expert Andrew Valentine explained at some point last year, the company was surprised to see an employee's computer was being accessed from Shenyang, China. Thinking a hacker was at work, experts further investigated the matter -- and the employee, a software developer who the company dubbed "Bob."
Instead of malicious hackers at work, they quickly found evidence of a Verizon employee who was not. Pay stubs "Bob" created on his computer revealed he used 50 grand of his several hundred thousand dollar salary to pay techs in China to do his work for him. This left "Bob" with quite a bit of free time from 9-5, which the Verizon team detailed as: watching cat videos, surfing Reddit, sending Facebook updates, and, of course, sending an end-of-day email to his superiors to take credit for the work of his Chinese "employees."
"Bob" had apparently pulled the same clever scam at other companies, and in every case, HR evaluations gave him high marks for his "well-written" code. The Verizon blog notes, "Quarter after quarter, his performance review noted him as the best developer in the building."