He has a son and daughter and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife Sally.Kids are back in school, and the Music Professor is back on the radio.Plus Gary Owens, Ken Draper, Harry Hare Martin, Dick Biondi, Joe Finan, Dick Clark, Jack Armstrong..and on. In the book, La Barbara confesses to making a mistake when he left WLW. David Moorhead, general manager of KMET-FM, Los Angeles. It was not unusual to hear the bones in his ribs and legs snap as the cancer ate them away. Prostate cancer was a battle he should not have had to fight. If he had the PSA exam, he might have lived to meet the grandchildren and great grandchildren who came into the family after his death.
Bill Randle, was the major player in the selling of Elvis. For those who grew up in the 50's and the baby boomer generation, along with others interested in pop culture, you will be transported back to the beginning of rock music.In college he gave church sermons and studied religion and philosophy.There have been a couple of "Guardian Angels" in his life and a "Hell's Angel" who saved his life.Jim La Barbara, known as the Music Professor for nearly three decades on WLW-AM and WGRR-FM, now can be heard 10 a.m.-2 p.m.on Classic Country WNKR-FM (106.7) and streamed at 1067wnkr."I'm telling stories about those great songs and singers," says La Barbara, who started Monday."It's a privilege to put Jim on the air.He's gone out of his way to get to know country music.