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...
Thompson Square is on track to score their second #1 hit with "If I Didn't Have You," following up their debut chart topper, the romantic "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not." Though the married duo's Keifer and Shawna Thompson are very happy in their love affair, they want fans coming to their shows to experience more than just one emotion. That's why they included plenty of uptempo songs on their new album, Just Feels Good, as well as a few more ballads.
"The kind of show that we want to go to takes you up and down and up and down," Keifer tells ABC News Radio.
He adds, "It can't be just fist-pumping the whole time, and there's several different layers to what me and Shawna do. I don't want to go out there and sing ballads all night, and to Shawna. I mean, I love her and we like doing that thing, but neither one of us want to go out there and do that for an hour and a half."
Thompson Square has learned about how to take audiences on that musical ride while touring with superstars Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan over the past few years. Seeing those acts in action gave Keifer and Shawna permission to really branch out with their live show too.
Says Keifer, "We learned from all of them that it's OK to have fun and rock out. It's OK to be a married couple and turn guitars up to 11. It's OK to show some intimacy on the stage, and it's OK to laugh at yourself. It's just OK to be yourself."
Thompson Square bring their well-rounded set list to Jamboree In The Hills this July on Friday night.