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...
Fast-food logos aren’t exactly works of art. For that matter, some might consider them eyesores.
Now, University of Toronto researchers have gone a step further to suggest that fast food billboards unnerve people by making them feel more impatient.
To test that theory, they had participants look at a variety of photos that included fast food items and then turned their attention to photographs of scenic beauty.
People who felt the higher rates of happiness upon viewing the pastoral scenes weren’t exposed to the fast food logos, leading the researchers to surmise, “This reveals that fast food…impairs individuals’ savoring of pleasant stimuli.”
The research team also did the same experiment substituting a piece of beautiful music for the nature photos. What happened next was that people who had seen the fast food photos were more impatient for the music to end.
Therefore, these representations of what has become an instant-gratification culture “hamper people’s ability to fully experience and enjoy pleasurable moments in life—‘smelling the roses,’ so to speak.”
Hold off on your excitement for the sequel to It's a Wonderful Life. The studio that owns the rights to the classic Christmas film, Paramount, says it will oppose the just-announced project, as it currently stands.
Variety reported earlier this week that Star Partners and Hummingbird Prods. are developing It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story, focusing on the grandson of Jimmy Stewart's character in the 1946 original, George Bailey.
Paramount contends that the companies involved have not obtained the proper license to make a sequel. It tells The Hollywood Reporter, "To date, these individuals have not obtained any of the necessary rights, and we would take all appropriate steps to protect those rights."
Tom Capra, the son of the late It's a Wonderful Life director Frank Capra, objects to the follow-up, too, saying that if his father was still alive, "he would have called it ludicrous."
The Variety report stated that Star Partners and Hummingbird Prods. hopes to release the sequel in time for the 2015 holiday season.
More than 50 years after the start of her legendary career, Loretta Lynn is still “the rule-breaking, record-setting queen of country music,” President Barack Obama proclaimed as he bestowed on her the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday.
The President referred to her rural roots as he began the ceremony to present her America’s highest civilian honor.
“Loretta Lynn was 19 the first time she won big at the local fair. Her canned vegetables brought home 17 blue ribbons, and made her canner of the year. Now that’s impressive! For a girl from Butcher Holler, Kentucky, that was fame,” the President joked to the laughing crowd. “Fortunately for us, she decided to try her hand at things other than canning.”
The commander-in-chief went on to commend Loretta for giving “voice to a generation singing what no one wanted to talk about and saying what no one wanted to think about,” referring to her ground-breaking songs about women’s rights. Feminist Gloria Steinham also happens to be in this year’s group of 16 honorees, along with Oprah Winfrey and former President Bill Clinton.
Dressed in white silk, the country legend thanked the President as he helped her up, and kissed him on the cheek after he put the medallion around her neck. Having recently cancelled two shows due to exhaustion, the 81-year-old did let the President walk her back to her chair, seeming to joke with him as he walked away.
Lynn captured the day in a series of photos posted to her Facebook page.
Maroon 5’s Adam Levine may have taken the title when it comes to People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2013, but Luke Bryan has bragging rights when it comes to country stars.
Calling him a “37-year-old country cutie,” the magazine asserts “it’s that booty that’s really being noticed,” pointing out his backside is so popular, it has its own unofficial Twitter account. The magazine also cites the more than 1.2 million views for the YouTube mash-up of Luke’s dancing, set to “Don’t Drop That Thun Thun” by Finaticcz.
Both Luke and Blake Shelton make the magazine's “Sweet & Sexy” list, while Blake represents Oklahoma in People.com’s slideshow of “The United States of Sexy.” Dierks Bentley occupies the Arizona spot, while West Virginia native Brad Paisley checks in for his home state.
Monster.com and the market research company GfK conducted a study of 8,000 workers across the United States, Canada, India, and Europe, which revealed that 15 percent of people in the U.S. either hate or dislike their jobs while 64 percent of Canadians either love or like their jobs. Here are the findings:
Workers Who Love or Like Their Jobs
1. Canada, 64 percent
2. Netherlands, 57 percent
3. India, 55 percent
4. US, 53 percent
5. UK, 46 percent
6. France, 43 percent
7. Germany,34 percent
Workers Who Hate or Dislike Their Jobs
1. US, 15 percent
2. UK, 12 percent
3. Germany, 10 percent
4. France, 9 percent
5. Canada,7 percent
6. Netherlands, 7 percent
7. India, 5 percent
In the nebulous category of Like It Well Enough -- in other words, something between love and hate -- Germany leads the way with 54 percent with Canada finishing last in the category at 29 percent.
An Iowa man apparently thought the "whoever smelt it, dealt it" rule applied to gunfire, after he allegedly ignored accidentally firing his gun inside a Walmart on Sunday and kept on shopping.
The Daily Iowegian reports 50-year-old Christopher William Strube has a legal concealed carry permit, but he was still arrested Monday morning for discharging a firearm within the city limits of Centerville.
Witnesses say they heard a shot ring out inside the store Sunday afternoon, smelled gunpowder, and saw damage caused by the .45 caliber slug that accidentally blasted through Strube's pocket.
A bottle of water he was also carrying apparently struck the firearm, causing it to discharge, after which Strube reportedly paid for his items and left. Cops later found the slug in a can of beans.
Great Gobblers! Butterball has announced a turkey shortage.
Last week, the company informed supermarkets across the country of a shortage of its fresh turkeys that weigh in at 16 pounds or more, forcing Butterball to cut all orders by 50 percent to meet the demand for Thanksgiving.
“We experienced a decline in weight gains on some of our farms, causing a limited availability of large, fresh turkeys,” the company said in a statement to ABC News. “We sincerely regret the inconvenience that some of our customers have experienced as a result of this issue.”
In other words, Butterball’s turkeys aren’t growing as fast as they have in the past so the company is directing shoppers to its under-16-pound birds.
Butterball.com estimates that a 16-pound turkey can feed a group of eight "big eater" adults and eight children. Luckily, the shortage applies only to the Butterball brand of fresh turkeys so there are plenty of other options, such as buying frozen or other brands, for the Thanksgiving table this year.
If there was a contest for the most under-appreciated gadget in your home, high on the list would have to be the lowly doorknob. While the first patent application goes back to 1878, officials in Vancouver, Canada, have had enough. The only city in Canada with its own building regulations is hoping to change the country one knob at a time.
According to the Vancouver Sun, new building codes have been written which forbid the usual rounded knobs for doors -- and for sinks and shower faucets to boot -- in favor of easier-to-grasp levers.
Nicotine gum and e-cigarettes are a couple of methods smokers use to try and wean themselves off cigarettes.
But when you come right down to it, there’s nothing like good, old-fashioned high-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation to kick the habit.
Okay, so even if it’s not a tried-and-true method just yet, researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel believe that magnetic brain stimulation could be a very effective tool in the battle to give up nicotine.
As daunting as it sounds, the technique is noninvasive while sending signals to the brain that reduce the craving to smoke. In a study of 115 people who smoked at least a pack a day, those who received the heaviest doses of magnetic stimulation along with a visual cue of a lit cigarette had better success in quitting and after six months, a third of that group was still smoke-free.
Interestingly, magnetic brain stimulation is used in the U.S. to treat depression but the Food and Drug Administration hasn’t yet approved it as a smoking cessation method.