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...
It's long been sniped that investing in the stock market all but amounts to a high-profile crap shoot, and an experiment recently conducted by the U.K.'s Guardian seems to bear that out. The newspaper started 2012 by giving around eight thousand dollars each to a team of investment experts, a group of business students, and a cat, to see who'd best beat Wall Street.
While the experts used their knowledge to make informed decisions, the students resorted to best guesses, and Orlando the cat's picks were made even more randomly -- by the feline's flinging a toy onto various company names.
At the end of the first quarter, the pros scored a profit of £497 -- or around 800 dollars, compared to the cat's 600 dollars. At that point, the investors were allowed to change their strategies if they wanted. The students and the cat partook, but the experts let it ride.
However, at the end of the year, the experts only managed a profit of around 280 dollars, while Orlando the cat sat pretty with a profit exceeding 870 dollars. The kids, meanwhile, had a loss of 250 bucks for the year, though their final quarter profit bested the others.