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...
Jake Owen gave such an energetic performance at his outdoor show on Nashville's Music Row Monday night you'd never guess he had part of the ring finger on his right hand amputated earlier in the day. Jake injured the finger in a go-kart accident about a month ago, and it seemed to be healing normally. Jake was even starting to play guitar again, but the finger started bleeding Sunday.
"They just went ahead and amputated the last half of it off," Jake said before taking the stage Monday. "Kinda trying to pretend it doesn’t hurt right now, but it's a little sensitive. Sensitive's a good word."
Jake couldn't convince his doctor to let him keep the infected part of his finger attached until Tuesday, after the concert, which featured guest appearances from Florida Georgia Line on "Summer Jam" and Dierks Bentley, who sang "5-1-5-0" for the capacity crowd. Dierks agreed to perform at the show immediately after Jake texted him the request.
Says Jake, "When I sent him a text, I said, 'Hey man, would you like to come out and sing a song?' I saw the bubble like waiting on him to text back before I could set my phone down. He goes, 'Dude, I'm there.'"
Jake was also excited to shine a spotlight on his current tour mate, Thomas Rhett, who took the stage to sing "It Goes Like This."
Jake says of Thomas, "He's young, and he's worked hard to get where he is. I thought it'd be cool to bring him out and do a song."
In addition to his hits "Alone with You," "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" and "The One That Got Away," Jake performed several new songs from his upcoming album, Days of Gold, due out December 3. The title cut is now climbing the country chart.