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...
Paula Deen continued to lose corporate sponsors Friday after the celebrity chef admitted to using the N-word in the past. Sears, Kmart and Walgreens have all dropped Deen's products from their shelves.
Sears Holdings Corp., which owns and operates Kmart in addition to Sears locations, said in a statement to TMZ that the companies will "phase out all products" after "careful consideration of all available information."
Similarly, Walgreens, which also owns regional drugstore Duane Reade, told The Huffington Post that they also are "phasing out" Deen's products.
And Random House, which had been set to publish Deen's upcoming cookbook Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up, in October, has cancelled the book's release as well as its five-book deal with the chef, according to The New York Times. New Testament had actually reached number one on Amazon's best-sellers list before Random House's announcement.
Sears, Kmart, Walgreens and Random House join Target, Walmart, Home Depot, diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk, Caesars Entertainment, and pork producer Smithfield in ending their relationships with Deen. The Food Network, Deen's television home for 13 years, also decided not to renew Deen's contract after her remarks.
In addition, Deen wrote a letter to QVC customers, released publicly Thursday, in which she stated that she and the network "agreed that it’s best for me to step back from QVC and focus on setting things right."
The Deen controversy was sparked by her admission that she had used the N-word, which came to light during a deposition related to a lawsuit brought by a former employee of Deen's Savannah, Georgia, restaurant.