Warren Rhubarb Jones entertained countless Georgians over the radio airwaves during his impressive 48-year radio career
but he also impacted the lives of numerous students at Kennesaw State University, according to school President Ken Harmon as he spoke at a gathering of faculty, students and alumni Tuesday to dedicate a new radio learning lab in Jones memory.
“I think about the different roles he has played at KSU and frankly, for our community at large,” Harmon said. “We know he was a tremendous radio personality a giant in the radio business. And then Rhubarb I knew where his passion, his heart was and I was so pleased when he also got into the classroom and got to be with his students. And he has played so mant roles for us, I think this is a fitting tribute.”
The lab will provide students state of the art equipment that will one day allow them to start their own KSU internet radio channel.
Development Director for the school, Colin Byrne also says KSU plans on forming an endowment fund in honor of Jones.
“The fund held by the KSU Foundation will impact students for as long as KSU exists,” Byrne said.
Jones passed away nearly one year ago and is a sorely missed member of the Gradick Communications family.