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...
The hype for Super Bowl 47 climaxed on Sunday, when the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens met at New Orleans’ Superdome.
For the casual viewer who’s not a football fan, the hype for the Super Bowl 47 commercials also climaxed. Many of the ads were released, or at least publicized, days before the game. And why not, since a 30-second spot reportedly sold for an average of $3.75 million.
Priceline: The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco plays the daughter of William Shatner's "Priceline Negotiator" character, who feeds her advice through an earpiece as she discusses the website's "Express Deals" hotel feature with a traveler. She rebuffs her dad's suggestions, which include "Use the stun gun!" and "Get the grappling hook!"
Fiat: A scorpion crawls across the back of an attractive sunbather, but when she sees a Fiat 500 Abarth drive by as it retracts its roof, she goes topless too –- though only a silhouette of the woman is shown -- and chases after it.
Volkswagen: YouTube stars from clips like “eHarmony Video Bio” and “Sad Packer Fan” join reggae legend Jimmy Cliff on a sunny hillside while he sings a rendition of The Partridge Family theme song “Come On, Get Happy.”
Commercials for the following movies aired during the final two hours of CBS' pregame coverage: The Lone Ranger, Brad Pitt's World War Z, Snitch and Identity Thief.
-- M&M's: A red M&M sang Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" while describing all of the things he won't let Glee's Naya Rivera do to him, i.e. lick him or put whipped cream on his head.
Audi: A dateless prom-goer feels empowered after his father gives him the keys to the family Audi. He shows up to the dance, walks up to the prom queen, and plants a kiss on her. He ends up with a black eye, courtesy of her boyfriend, but he’s all smiles as he drives away in the car.
GoDaddy.com: Race car driver and spokesperson Danica Patrick introduces model Bar Refaeli and a nerd, who make out for more than 10 seconds. It was as disturbing as it sounds.
Doritos: A bearded man buys a goat that only snacks on Doritos chips. At first he’s amused, but he becomes so annoyed by the goat's habit that he hides the rest of his Doritos. The goat quickly figures things out, learns that the man wants to put it up for sale, and confronts him in an unseen physical battle.
Pepsi: Enraged parents come home to find that their boy is throwing a wild party. However, their moods change when he hands them two cans of Pepsi NEXT and tells them the brand contains 60 percent less sugar than regular Pepsi.
Best Buy: Amy Poehler asks a salesman a slew of questions, such as, "What makes a smart TV so smart?" and "Will this read 50 Shades of Grey to me in a sexy voice...will you?"
Toyota: Kaley Cuoco magically appears as the “RAV4 genie” to grant wishes to a family. She makes a spare tire disappear, grants squirrels the ability to speak, turns the family's daughter into a princess, etc.
Commercials for the following movies aired during the first quarter: Oz The Great and Powerful and Fast & Furious 6.
Doritos: A father turns down his young daughter's request to play princess, until she bribes him with a bag of Doritos. His buddies walk into his home to find him also dressed as a princess, but once they notice the Doritos, they get in on the act too.
Bud Light: Stevie Wonder provides some voodoo magic for a superstitious football fan. Strains of his song "Superstition" can be heard in the background. He appeared in a follow-up commercial that aired during the third quarter.
Milk: Realizing he’s out of milk, Dwayne Johnson runs through a city in distress –- a bank robbery, loose circus animals, a brewing storm and more –- to track down moo juice for three girls in his home.
Volkswagen: Unhappy employees in an office are perked up by a Caucasian co-worker with an unnatural Jamaican accent.
Taco Bell: A group of old folks escape a retirement home at night, then pull pranks, go clubbing, and get tattoos before capping off their adventures with a trip to Taco Bell. The commercial features a Spanish spin on fun.’s “We Are Young,” the Grammy-nominated song that took off last year after it was included in a Super Bowl ad.
A preview for the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness also aired during the second quarter.
E*TRADE: Its trademark talking baby touted the website’s lack of hidden fees, then suggested ways you can blow your cash if you don’t use E*TRADE. Photographs followed of the baby partying, playing polo, going to space, wrecking a ship, and more.
AXE: An attractive lifeguard saves an equally-attractive woman who was drowning in the ocean. Just as they’re about to kiss, she runs away to an astronaut walking on the beach. The following message then appears: “Nothing beats an astronaut,” referring to the name of AXE’s fragrance brand, Apollo.
Late Show with David Letterman: David Letterman, wearing the jersey of his home state Indianapolis Colts, tosses a football with a kid sporting a San Francisco 49ers jersey. He tells the boy that if he applies himself he can be in the Super Bowl. When the boy says thanks, Letterman replies, "Actually I was talking to him." The camera then reveals Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
Pistachio Nuts: PSY performs "Gangnam Style" alongside dancing nuts, singing, "Crack them 'Gangnam Style.'"
Budweiser: A man who raised a Clydesdale and donated it to Budweiser is reunited with the horse three years later after it participates in a parade in Chicago.
A new preview of Iron Man 3 also aired during the third quarter.
Kia: During a ride in a Kia Sorento, a boy asks his dad where babies come from. The father concocts a wild story about a planet where human and animal babies are raised and then shuttled to Earth.
Mercedes-Benz: A man contemplates a deal with the devil -– played by Willem Dafoe –- to acquire the new Mercedes-Benz CLA and “everything that goes along with it,” including female adorers, magazine photo shoots, a close encounter with model Kate Upton on a red carpet, and a meeting with Usher on a dance floor. But once he notices on a billboard that the car costs about $30,000 –- a total that’s apparently in his price range –- he rejects the devil, who then disappears into thin air. The ad is set to The Rolling Stones’ classic “Sympathy for the Devil.”
Samsung Mobile USA: Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd argue about which one of them is the "next big thing" -- hurling insults at one another like they did in a memorable scene in their movie The 40 Year Old Virgin -- when each claims they were asked to star in a Samsung commercial. They then find out they have to work together, and they end up pitching ridiculous ideas for the ad. LeBron James makes a cameo at the end.
Coca-Cola: Three groups of characters -- The Cowboys, Showgirls and Badlanders –- are stranded in a desert and are in a race for a Coca-Cola. As determined by viewers’ votes in the two weeks leading up to the game, the Showgirls earned the elusive bottle. The teaser for the ad, released two weeks ago on the Internet, aired again during the second quarter.
Tide: A 49ers fan gets a miracle spot on his jersey: a stain that looks like famed QB Joe Montana. The commercial shows how the fan's wife, a Ravens fan, deals with it.
Dodge: Artistic still shots of farming families across the U.S., plowing the land and tending cattle, accompanied by the late broadcaster Paul Harvey's “God Made a Farmer” speech.