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...
If your nerves are a bit frazzled, chances are you live in West Virginia. According to the new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released Wednesday, residents of this state are the most stressed-out in the nation.
Gallup has been tracking the daily stress levels of Americans since 2008. To find out how much the average citizen feels emotional and psychological stress and enjoys life on a daily basis, they polled more than 350,000 people by phone -- despite the fact that numerous studies show increased phone usage can increase anxiety.
Besides West Virginians, more people who live in Rhode Island, Kentucky, Utah and Massachusetts reported a case of frayed nerves the previous day. In all those states over 40 percent of those surveyed admitted they felt some level of stress the day before being interviewed.
People from Rhode Island, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia seem to be having a miserable time. Nearly 20 percent of people in those states told interviewers they did not enjoy themselves the day before.
Hawaiians, on the other hand, are mellow compared with those who live elsewhere in the states. For the second year in a row, they seemed to be the most immune to emotional stress and more likely to feel enjoyment. A mere 32 percent of Hawaiians reported feeling stressed out and nearly 90 percent said they were enjoying life.
Other states with the fewest anxious residents included Louisiana, Iowa, Mississippi and Wyoming. After Hawaii, the states with the highest reported enjoyment levels were Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota and Idaho.
On average, 40.6 percent of Americans reported feeling stressed “yesterday” in this year’s survey and almost 85 percent reported feeling enjoyment “yesterday.”
You can find your state's ranking in the full report.
In what may be the biggest PR no-brainer of all time, the women's semi-pro basketball organization the Boston Bombers has decided to change its name.
Apparently, in the light of the deadly terror attacks on Beantown, there was little support for the team's name, or its logo, a black basketball with a lit fuse. A spokesperson told Gawker that fans were no longer "happy with the name." The organization, part of the Women's Blue Chip League, also deactivated its website and Twitter accounts.
Thompson Square is on track to score their second #1 hit with "If I Didn't Have You," following up their debut chart topper, the romantic "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not." Though the married duo's Keifer and Shawna Thompson are very happy in their love affair, they want fans coming to their shows to experience more than just one emotion. That's why they included plenty of uptempo songs on their new album, Just Feels Good, as well as a few more ballads.
"The kind of show that we want to go to takes you up and down and up and down," Keifer tells ABC News Radio.
He adds, "It can't be just fist-pumping the whole time, and there's several different layers to what me and Shawna do. I don't want to go out there and sing ballads all night, and to Shawna. I mean, I love her and we like doing that thing, but neither one of us want to go out there and do that for an hour and a half."
Thompson Square has learned about how to take audiences on that musical ride while touring with superstars Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan over the past few years. Seeing those acts in action gave Keifer and Shawna permission to really branch out with their live show too.
Says Keifer, "We learned from all of them that it's OK to have fun and rock out. It's OK to be a married couple and turn guitars up to 11. It's OK to show some intimacy on the stage, and it's OK to laugh at yourself. It's just OK to be yourself."
Thompson Square bring their well-rounded set list to Jamboree In The Hills this July on Friday night.
Like that scene from The Hangover, a woman attending a circus in Salina, Kansas, on Saturday visited the rest room only to find a 250 pound tiger staring back at her.
According to the Salina Journal, Jenna Krehbiel had just seen the large cat show at the Isis Shrine Circus at the Salina Bicentennial Centennial Center when she found out the hard way one of the tigers had escaped.
Unbeknownst to her, staff members had the jungle cat trapped in the bathroom -- but unbeknownst to them, the bathroom had two doors, one of which was opened by Krehbiel. "You don't expect to go in a bathroom door, have it shut behind you and see a tiger walking toward you," she explained. "Looking back, it was a scary ordeal. At the time, I was thinking I just needed to get out."
The cat was recaptured without injury.
Tom Cruise's latest thriller, Oblivion, opened in first place over the weekend.
The film earned an estimated 38.2 million dollars to easily finish ahead of last week's box office champ, 42. The biopic on Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier, slipped to the second spot, collecting 18 million dollars.
Oblivion was the only movie to debut in wide release on Friday.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:
1. Oblivion, $38.2 million.
2. 42, $18 million.
3. The Croods, $9.5 million.
4. Scary Movie 5, $6.3 million.
5. G.I. Joe: Retaliation, $5.8 million.
6. The Place Beyond the Pines, $4.7 million.
7. Olympus Has Fallen, $4.5 million.
8. Evil Dead, $4.1 million.
9. Jurassic Park, $4 million.
10. Oz the Great and Powerful, $3 million.
A 28-year-old Pennsylvania woman is in hot water after a wild, naked visit to a Walmart last month. According to WPMT-TV, the police report about the March 31 arrest was just released: Jessica Lynn Weitkamp is accused of damaging items and berating employees, all while in her birthday suit.
Weitkamp was arrested strolling away from the Shippensburg store. She is accused of doing around 350 dollars in damage, and faces multiple charges, including criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, as well as indecent exposure and open lewdness.
Tom Cruise's latest film, the sci-fi thriller Oblivion, opens nationwide Friday.
Set in a futuristic Earth devastated by a war with aliens, Oblivion stars Cruise as Jack Harper, a drone repairman. His world is turned upside down when he discovers a woman in a downed spacecraft. It all leads to Harper needing to save mankind.
Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo also star in Oblivion, the only movie debuting in wide release. It is rated PG-13.
Perhaps not a bad problem to have, but three apparently great looking men recently ran afoul of authorities in Saudi Arabia for being too handsome. According to the website ArabianBusiness, agents of Saudi's religious police booted the three men back to their native United Arab Emirates because authorities feared they'd be irresistible to Saudi women.
The men were in the capital Riyadh on Sunday celebrating a religious festival, but according to a festival official, the "Emiratis were taken out on the grounds they are too handsome and that the Commission members feared female visitors could fall for them." In Saudi Arabia, women are forbidden from interacting with unrelated males.
Thursday, April 18th marks the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Superman. The iconic comic hero first appeared in Action Comics No. 1 on April 18, 1938, and has gone on to become one of the most recognizable figures in American pop culture.
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster first created the character in the Cleveland, Ohio, neighborhood of Glenville, and in 1938 famously sold the rights to their Kryptonian creation to DC Comics for just 130 dollars. At the same time, the pair also sold other properties to the company. The fruits of that arrangement, a check for 412 bucks, sold for 160 thousand dollars at auction in 2012.
Siegel and Shuster's Superman has since been featured in thousands of comic books, and fought for "Truth, Justice, and The American Way," on radio, in multiple TV series and cartoons, and in big budget Hollywood films. The latest permutation, Man of Steel -- with Henry Cavill as the titular hero -- hits theaters in the U.S. on June 14.
In honor of the hero's diamond anniversary, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is declaring April 18, 2013 "Superman Day," and a flag adorned with the hero's unmistakable "S" will be raised on the steps of Cleveland City Hall. Additionally, the lights on the building and on the city's Terminal Tower will be changed to reflect the hero's blue, red and yellow uniform.