1951 - 2017
Rhubarb Jones was born in Miami, Florida and grew up in Tallapoosa, Georgia. While attending West Georgia College in Carrollton, he began his radio career at WWCC in Bremen. Upon graduation from West Georgia he worked at WCLS in Columbus, Georgia. Rhubarb worked at W S K Y in Asheville before moving to WLWI in Montgomery where he did afternoon drive and served as program and music director. In 1985, he came to Atlanta and was at 106.7 for 22 years. Jones is assistant professor of mass communications at Kennesaw State University.
Rhubarb's humanitarian accomplishments and charity projects include his annual "Rhubarb Jones March Across Georgia" for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society that has happened every June since 1990. The event along with the annual Rhubarb Jones Celebrity Golf Classic have raised close to $4,000,000 for the Georgia Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Rhubarb was also the creator of the "Country Cares for St. Jude's Kids" along with Randy Owen of hall of fame group "Alabama" and St. Jude Children's Hospital founder Danny Thomas. Jones has also served as co-host since the early 1990's for the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
He was a board emeritus of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music and an inductee into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame. Rhubarb hosted for the Georgia Music Awards from 1993 until 2005 and in October of 2007 was appointed to the board of directors of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame. After retiring from radio in 2008, Rhubarb was Director of Special Projects for the Office of Development at Kennesaw State University and lives in Marietta.
Darrell Huckabys' Tribute to Rhubarb
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