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...
Being a big country star is one of those dream jobs almost anyone would love to have, but most of those famous singers had to pay their dues before they made it big. This Labor Day weekend, a few of country's hottest stars reflect on their days of clocking in and clocking out, just like the rest of us.
Tim McGraw says the worst job he ever had was picking tomatoes back in Louisiana, because it was "pretty nasty." As for his most dangerous gig, Tim says, "Pulling coffee weeds in rice fields is not a good job either, especially with water moccasins in the river."
Billy Currington made ends meet roofing houses back home in Georgia before getting a job at a pawn shop in Nashville. He also spent a few years pouring concrete. Since Billy prefers to go barefoot all the time, did he ever go without shoes working with the cement? "They wouldn't let me. Nope," Billy says. "They gave me a pair a steel-toe boots and said, 'This is a requirement and a hard hat.' But I did try."
He adds with a laugh, "Yes, I got in trouble about it a couple times."
Easton Corbin had a job working at Ace Hardware in Florida before launching his country music career. The experience taught him customer service skills he says he still uses when meeting his fans for the first time at concerts.
Easton tells ABC News Radio, "I think working in a public environment like that, you know, you learn to kind of deal with people out there, 'cause you run across all kind of people. And so, I think that gives you a little experience in how to deal with the public."