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...
About 60,000 fans packed the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman Saturday for Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert. The star-studded event is part of the ongoing effort to help those affected by the deadly tornadoes that ripped through the state in May.
According to The Tulsa World newspaper, Toby closed out the night performing his hits "Should've Been a Cowboy," "How Do You Like Me Now?," and "Red Solo Cup," which he changed to "Red Sooner Cup" in honor of the Oklahoma Sooners. Toby also made a special appearance during Willie Nelson's set to perform their duet "Beer for My Horses" as well as Willie's classic 1978 duet with Waylon Jennings, "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys."
Garth Brooks was on hand to give his first performance in his home state of Oklahoma since 1997. Garth's set kicked off with "Rodeo" and continued with "Papa Loved Mama," "Callin' Baton Rouge" and a duet with wife Trisha Yearwood on "In Another's Eyes." After Trisha sang a few solo numbers, Garth closed his set out with "The Dance." He introduced that number by saying, "I gotta say God bless Toby Keith for putting all this together. Okies unite! … Today is a great day to start the healing process. I want to dedicate this song to everyone."
Garth dashed in and out of Norman for the performance. He was also busy in Las Vegas this weekend shooting a DVD of his one-man show at Wynn Las Vegas.
Carrie Underwood delivered a performance via satellite from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Her set list included "Jesus, Take the Wheel," "Before He Cheats" and her latest hit, "See You Again." Ronnie Dunn sang Brooks & Dunn hits "My Maria" and "Ain't Nothin' About You" as well as his new solo track, "Kiss You There."
Mel Tillis, John Anderson and Sammy Hagar also performed at Saturday's benefit concert, the proceeds from which will go to the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. You can donate $10 by texting REBUILD to 52000.