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...
Randy Travis is in critical condition in a Texas hospital. The 54-year-old singer was admitted Sunday with complications from recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle that causes it to become enlarged, thick or rigid. As of Monday night, there was no update on Travis's condition.
Travis was born Randy Bruce Traywick on May 4, 1959, in Marshville, NC. He began performing while still a teen, and moved from Charlotte, NC to Nashville in 1982 with his soon-to-be manager, Lib Hatcher, whom he married in 1991. They ended their marriage and business relationship in 2010.
Travis is credited with leading country music back to a more traditional sound with his 1986 debut album, Storms of Life, which went on to sell three million copies and produced his first #1 hit, "On the Other Hand." He joined the Grand Ole Opry that same year.
Travis's 1987 sophomore album, Always & Forever, was an even bigger hit, moving four million copies. The lead single from that release, "Forever and Ever, Amen," began a streak of seven consecutive #1 hit singles for Travis on the country chart through 1989.
Overall, Travis won six CMA Awards and seven ACM Awards. He earned his sixth Grammy Award in 2010 for his duet with Carrie Underwood on a remake of his 1987 hit, "I Told You So." He's also enjoyed a successful acting career, with roles in films such as 1997's The Rainmaker with Matt Damon and guest spots on TV's Touched by an Angel and Matlock.