Jim LaBarbara began his career in broadcasting in 1959 while working on his undergraduate degree from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania and has been heard on hundreds of radio and television commercials. Throughout the years Jim worked under the pseudonyms of Jimmy Holiday while working in Meadville, Titusville, and DuBois, Pennsylvania, and J. Bentley Starr in Erie, Pennsylvania. He began using his real name on the 50,000-watt WKYC and WIXY in Cleveland and also the year he spent in Denver. However, he is best known as the “Music Professor,” a moniker that was given to him when he began his work in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he worked for the powerful WLW, WCKY, WSAI, and WGRR FM, among others. Jim’s graduate studies were at the University of Cincinnati where he earned a Master’s Degree in Broadcasting and was also an adjunct professor at that university for several years. Jim is regarded as a respected musicologist on early rock ‘n’ roll, was named one of the “Top 40 Radio Personalities of All Time,” is listed in the Rock Jock Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio. He has a son and daughter and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife Sally.
LOCATION: Hall of Mirrors
MENU: Field greens with wild berries, toasted almonds & poppyseed dressing; Regular Entrée – grilled chicken with corn puree, broccolini, & tomato relish (GF); and raspberry mousse.
Alternate Menu: Vegetarian Entrée – Eggplant Napoleon with corn puree, broccolini & tomato relish (GF) or Salad Entrée – Mediterranean shrimp salad with chopped romaine, cherry tomatoes, olives, feta & herbed vinaigrette (GF).