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...
Thursday, April 18th marks the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Superman. The iconic comic hero first appeared in Action Comics No. 1 on April 18, 1938, and has gone on to become one of the most recognizable figures in American pop culture.
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster first created the character in the Cleveland, Ohio, neighborhood of Glenville, and in 1938 famously sold the rights to their Kryptonian creation to DC Comics for just 130 dollars. At the same time, the pair also sold other properties to the company. The fruits of that arrangement, a check for 412 bucks, sold for 160 thousand dollars at auction in 2012.
Siegel and Shuster's Superman has since been featured in thousands of comic books, and fought for "Truth, Justice, and The American Way," on radio, in multiple TV series and cartoons, and in big budget Hollywood films. The latest permutation, Man of Steel -- with Henry Cavill as the titular hero -- hits theaters in the U.S. on June 14.
In honor of the hero's diamond anniversary, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is declaring April 18, 2013 "Superman Day," and a flag adorned with the hero's unmistakable "S" will be raised on the steps of Cleveland City Hall. Additionally, the lights on the building and on the city's Terminal Tower will be changed to reflect the hero's blue, red and yellow uniform.