|The Possum Drop
|Rhubarb Jones was the longest running morning radio personality in the Atlanta radio market.
His 23 year hub tenure at Y-106.7 and later Eagle 106.7 began in February 1985 and ended on
the last day of February 2008. His 23 years in morning radio is an Atlanta radio milestone. His
radio career spanned over 36 years. He is now serving as a director of special projects in the
office of development and Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Communication at
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
Winner of the Wallace B. Dunlap Radio Award recognizing excellence
in fundraising from the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
(only the 4th person in the history of the organization to be awarded the
2008 Presented the Mass Communications Distinguished Alumni Award
from the University of West Georgia
2007 Inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame
Named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities &
Appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the Georgia Student Finance
Nominated for the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement
2006 Appointed to the Board of Visitors of Shorter College
2005 Winner of the Wallace B. Dunlap Radio Award recognizing
excellence in fundraising from the National Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society. (only the 4th person in the history of the organization to be
awarded the honor)
2003 Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the March of
Winner of the Cobb County Man of the Year Award
2001 Inducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame in
2000 National recipient of the Ken McGredie Award from the National
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Winner of the America's Best.Com Radio Personality of the Year in the
radio market. Voted "One of Country Music Radio's 100 Most
Influential Personalities" by Radio and Records Magazine
Rhubarb Jones was born in Miami, Florida and grew up
in his beloved hometown of Tallapoosa, Georgia. He is
a graduate of Tallapoosa High School, Southern Union
State Junior College in Wadley, Alabama and holds a
Bachelor of Arts degree from West Georgia College in
Carrollton. In junior college he was President of the
Student Government Association and editor of the campus
newspaper. At West Georgia he was a contributor for the
"West Georgian" newspaper.
In 2006 Rhubarb earned his Master of Arts degree from
Shorter College and was inducted into the Sigma Beta
Delta Honors Society for leadership in business and
We look forward to seeing you at
The Possum Drop !
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All Rights Reserved.
|Greg Allman & Rhubarb Jones
|" Always remember, Tallapoosa, Ga is the center of the Universe !
From there, you can go anywhere in the World !"
|August 9, 1951 ~ April 2, 2017