Warren "Rhubarb" Jones was a DJ at Eagle 106.7 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the longest running morning radio personality in the Atlanta radio market, having been at the 106.7 spot on the FM dial since early 1985.
Rhubarb is widely known for his charity events like the Rhubarb Jones Celebrity Golf Tournament for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and his annual March Across Georgia for the LLS. Rhubarb is also an Atlanta co-host for the annual Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon with WAGA Weatherman Ken Cook.
Rhubarb is a past winner of Radio Personality of the Year from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and has served on the board of directors for both organizations. Jones is also a past Disc Jockey of the Year award recipient, from Billboard Magazine, and was voted one of Country Music's Top Radio Personalities of the Century by Radio and Records Magazine. Rhubarb is a lifetime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. He was inducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame in June of 2001.
Jones was appointed to the Georgia State Board of Technical and Adult Education in 1998 and served as Vice Chairman from 2003-2005. He served on the adult literacy committee of DTAE and on the board until January 2007. He also serves on the board of trustees of his college alma mater, the University of West Georgia. In May 2006, the University of West Georgia Booster club honored him with the establishment of the Rhubarb Jones Scholarship for needy and deserving students at the University of West Georgia.
Jones holds a Master of Arts degree from Shorter College. He maintained a 4.0 grade point average and was inducted into Sigma Beta Delta Honors Society of business, management, and administration in April, 2006. In September 2006 Jones was appointed to the Board of Visitors of Shorter College and in January 2007 was honored by being named in the "Who's Who Among American Universities & Colleges".
At 10:30 a.m. on February 29, 2008 Rhubarb was fired from WYAY, along with 12 others from there and the sister station WKHX. On April 21, 2008 it was announced that Rhubarb Jones is now teaching mass communications at Kennasaw State University in Kennasaw, Georgia. He has not ruled out a return to radio, but must stay off the air until April 1, 2009 when his contract with Citadel expires.
GOV. PERDUE ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER APPOINTING WARREN 'RHUBARB' JONES TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE GEORGIA STUDENT FINANCE COMMISSION
Jan 26, 2007; Gov. Sonny Perdue, R-Ga., issued the following executive order regarding appointmwent of the Honorable Warren "Rhubarb" Jones to...
Olympic Pins a Marketing Tool for Coca-Cola at the Games. (Originated from The Atlanta Journal and Constitution)
Feb 07, 1994; LILLEHAMMER, Norway--Feb. 8--It's not quite the arctic, but Coca-Cola's polar bear must have felt at home as he clawed the ribbon...