Elliott began his radio career when he was 15-years old at KPQ in Wenatchee. In fact, Elliott was on the radio before he could drive a car. Since grade school he remembers listening to local and national personalities and thinking that radio would be a great career.
In high school he was a part-time evening announcer on KWWW, where he discovered the craft of driving an audience with listener interaction and callers. After high school, he Attended WSU and majored in communication and business. After graduation he started work at KOHO as the program director and latter station manager.