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“Borasio” -- aka Jimmy, Junior, Big B or any of the other affectionate nicknames that he answers to -- was born at St Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ on March 4th 1972. He graduated from James Caldwell High School in 1990 and immediately started his own private DJ and entertainment company.
Borasio is an avid animal lover and an especially strong supporter of harsher punishment for animal abusers. His quick wit and life in the music business has provided lots of unique opportunities including working with Cuba Gooding Jr, RuPaul, The Bee Gees, Barry White, and David Lee Roth to name a few!
Borasio relocated to historic Flagstaff, Arizona to work on a heritage radio station for 2 years, then moved on to New York City. He was on the air on the morning of September 11th, 2001 -- during the attacks on the World Trade Center. “It was a life changing experience,” Borasio says. “It made me realize how important terrestrial radio is to people in their everyday lives and it made me so proud to be a part of that system -- to be there for the people who needed information and a calming voice. It gave my purpose a much greater meaning”
Borasio currently resides in Sparta, NJ, and can be heard on the TriState’s Rock Station, 103.7 NNJ, every Monday through Saturday morning from 6 to 10am.
December 11th ...On this day:
The Yardbirds' "I'm A Man" peaked at number 17 on the pop singles chart.
Genesis began its first U.S. tour with a show at Brandeis University in Boston.
Bob Seger released the single "Night Moves."
Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley received a near-fatal jolt when he touched a short-circuited light rail during a concert in Lakeland, Florida.
Supertramp's "It's Raining Again" peaked at number eleven on the pop singles chart.
Bruce Springsteen released the video "MTV Plugged."
Bon Jovi performed at the Nobel Peace Prize awards concert in Oslo, Norway.
Paul McCartney performed at the Nobel Peace Prize 100th Anniversary Concert in Oslo, Norway.
Guns N' Roses, after doing a number of spot-cancellations, finally formally scrapped their entire North American tour. The group had played fewer than a month's worth of dates on the three-month trek. Neither the band nor the promoter explained why the tour was cancelled.
Ozzy Osbourne topped The Boring Institute's list of the Most Boring Celebrities of 2002. The institute explained that it wasn't saying stars on the list were dull, but that their media overexposure had left the public disinterested.
David Lee Roth sued the other members of Van Halen, alleging they didn't include him in 1996 contract negotiation sessions with their record label.
Santana performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway.
AC/DC's album "Back in Black" was named the second-best-selling album of all time, surpassed only by Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
Patti LaBelle, Cyndi Lauper, Diana Krall, Joss Stone, and Tony Bennett were the performers at the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway.
Gladys Knight was among the performers at the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway.
Courtney Love's drug possession and assault charges, stemming from arrests in 2003 and 2004, were dropped since the singer could show that she'd completion of a drug rehab program.
Earth, Wind, and Fire; Melissa Etheridge; K.T. Tunstall; Alicia Keys; and Annie Lennox were among the performers at the 2007 Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway.
On the day after Led Zeppelin played their reunion concert in London, sales of the band's albums and the DVD "The Song Remains the Same" were up 500-percent in Britain.
Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" got the title of iTunes' Most Downloaded Album of 2007, while Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah" landed at number three on the list of the Most Downloaded singles, behind Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" and Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape."
Daughtry's self-titled album took second place and Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" came in third on the "Billboard" Year-End sales chart, following the soundtrack to "High School Musical 2." In addition, Daughtry's "It's Not Over" ranked as the sixth on the "Billboard" list of most played radio tracks.
Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" tour led the Billboard Boxscore list of the Highest-Grossing Tours of the year, earning 210-point-six-million-dollars.
Diana Ross, Jason Mraz, and Feist were among the performers at the 2008 Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway.
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo was released after spending five days in the hospital recovering from injuries he suffered when his tour bus slid off an icy New York road. The singer's injuries included three fractured ribs, a "small cut" on his spleen, and a "small puncture" in his lung in the crash.
Donna Summer was a performer at the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway honoring President Barack Obama. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith hosted the event. Other performers included Wyclef Jean, Natasha Bedingfield, and Toby Keith.
Florence + the Machine, Herbie Hancock, and Jamiroquai were among the performers at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway.
The updated edition of Tony Iommi's autobiography "Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath," including his account of his cancer battle, arrived in stores.
Indian music legend Ravi Shankar, who was associated with The Beatles, died at a Southern California hospital a few days after he was admitted with breathing problems. Shankar was 92.
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On This Day:
The Rolling Stones recorded the singles "19th Nervous Breakdown" and "Mother's Little Helper."
James Taylor released his self-titled debut album. Paul McCartney and George Harrison helped Taylor with the record, which was issued on the Beatles' Apple label.
The Rolling Stones, Santana, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and Jefferson Airplane played a free concert at the Altamont Speedway near San Francisco. During the Stones' set a fan was killed by a member of the Hell's Angels. On the advise of the Grateful Dead, the Angels had been hired to run security. The biker said he killed the audience member because that person had allegedly been pointing a gun at Mick Jagger.
The Rolling Stones film "Gimme Shelter" opened in New York. The movie focuses on the Stones' 1969 tour, specifically the free concert at Altamont in which a fan was stabbed to death by a Hell's Angel.
Jackson Browne released the album "Running On Empty."
John Mellencamp promised to refund the tickets for 24-thousand fans at a concert in New York City because a power outage forced a 20-minute interruption to the show.
David Bowie's opening show on his "A Reality Tour" in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was postponed because he had the flu. Several other dates were also bumped.
Elvis Costello married jazz performer Diana Krall in a ceremony at Elton John's castle near London. Paul McCartney was among those in attendance.
Funk legend George Clinton was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia in Tallahassee, Florida.
Motley Crue announced plans for a reunion tour, marking the first time in five years that the original band members had performed together.
Marilyn Manson was a guest lecturer at Philadelphia's Temple University as part of mtvU's "Stand-In" series.
The Beatles first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" made the top ten in the "TV Guide"/TV Land list of the 100 Most Memorable TV Moments.
Green Day and Gwen Stefani were among the big winners at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, while Tom Petty received the Billboard Century Award.
Eddie Van Halen's wife, Valerie Bertinelli, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming irreconcilable differences. At the time, the Van Halen guitarist and the actress had been separated for more than four years.
Elvis Costello and his wife Diana Krall became parents to two boys with the birth of their twins Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James.
The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey and Barbra Streisand attended a White House Reception in conjunction with their Kennedy Center Honors award.
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo was hospitalized after being injured when his tour bus slid off an icy New York road. The singer suffered three fractured ribs, a "small cut" on his spleen, and a "small puncture" in his lung in the crash. The accident forced Weezer to cancel tour dates through the end of the year.
Bruce Springsteen was among those saluted with an all-star tribute concert in conjunction with their Kennedy Center Honors award.
Former KC and the Sunshine Band bassist Richard Finch was sentenced to seven years in an Ohio jail in conjunction with his conviction on multiple sex charges involving minors.
James Taylor performed at the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Ellipse in Washington, DC's President's Park.
Spirit drummer Ed Cassidy died in San Jose, California. He was 89.
Bruce Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" led "Rolling Stone's" list of the "50 Best Albums of 2012." Bob Dylan's "Tempest" took fourth place on the list.
On This Day: December 5th
The Rolling Stones' "Little Red Rooster" hit number one on the UK pop singles chart.
The Beatles opened the boutique "Apple" in London.
Pink Floyd ended their stint as an opener on the Jimi Hendrix Experience tour with a show in Glasgow, Scotland.
The Rolling Stones hosted a "beggars" banquet to celebrate the release of the album "Beggar's Banquet."
Led Zeppelin refused to let Atlantic Records release "Whole Lotta Love" as a single in the UK because the company wanted to edit the song.
John Lennon gave his last interview, to "Rolling Stone."
Ratt's video "Detonator" was certified Gold.
The Gin Blossoms songwriter Douglas Hopkins killed himself. Authorities in Arizona discovered his body 13 days later.
The Rolling Stones released the video "Voodoo Lounge."
Creed, 3 Doors Down, and Randy Newman were among the winners at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards.
New album releases included Roger Waters' live effort "In the Flesh."
Elvis Presley's guitarist Scotty Moore had brain surgery for a subdural hematoma, or blood between the brain and the skull, a day after being admitted to Baptist Hospital in Memphis.
Elton John was among the honorees at the Kennedy Center Honors gala in Washington, DC.
The Band Aid 20 remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas?," including contributions from members of the groups Coldplay, U2, and Radiohead as well as Paul McCartney, hit number one on the UK pop singles chart.
Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell and his wife celebrated the birth of their son, Christopher Nicholas. He's the singer's third child, but his first son.
Sammy Hagar was honored by officials of the Municipality of Los Cabos, Mexico for his efforts in promoting business and tourism in Cabo San Lucas and the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.
The piano on which John Lennon wrote the song "Imagine" was featured as the centerpiece of the anti-war exhibit "Celebrating World Peace" at the Goss Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
Journey announced that singer Arnel Pineda was the band's new frontman. Guitarist Neal Schon found the Philippine-born vocalist online while checking out videos on YouTube.
Jethro Tull played their postponed concert in Mumbai, India. The show was originally scheduled to take place six days earlier, but was cancelled in the wake of a three-day terrorist attack on the city in which nearly 200 people were killed. The band donated their fees from the show to local charities.
Bruce Springsteen attended a special State Department dinner with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as one of the year's Kennedy Center Honors recipients. During the dinner he received his Kennedy Center Honors medallion.
Paul McCartney was among those receiving a musical salute at the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors gala in Washington, DC. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was one of the performers at the event.
Jackson Browne performed for Occupy Wall Street demonstrators at New York's Zuccoti Park.
Metallica launched their 30th anniversary concert series in San Francisco. The first of four shows ran six hours, and included an appearance from the late Cliff Burton's father, Ray, former bassist Jason Newsted, and others.
Lionel Richie was honored by Harvard University as the 2011 recipient of the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at an event in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Who was among the performers at the televised Grammy nominations concert, in which some of the hopefuls for the 2013 Grammy Awards were revealed. Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, and Megadeth were among the nominees.
Music History On This Day :
The legendary recording session at Memphis' Sun Record Studio featuring Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash took place.
Keith Richards was knocked unconscious during a concert In Sacramento, California, when he touched an ungrounded mic with his electric guitar. After a brief interruption, Richards returned to finish the show.
A Soviet music critic told the "New York Times" that The Beatles "have become rich idols of the Philistines."
Badfinger released the single "Day After Day."
A member of Deep Purple's security team died in Jakarta, Indonesia. The bodyguard was rumored to have gotten into a fight with a local promoter, during which he was pushed into an elevator shaft and fell six floors. He supposedly survived the fall, and even hailed a taxi to take him to a hospital. While he's said to have died in the cab, his body was never recovered.
Guitarist Tommy Bolin died of a heroin overdose. He had worked with Deep Purple.
Eric Clapton released the album "Backless," including the single "Promises."
The surviving members of Led Zeppelin announced that the group would not continue following the death of drummer John Bonham.
The album "Classic Yes" was released.
Roy Orbison performed what turned out to be his last concert, in Akron, Ohio.
Van Halen performed a free concert in Dallas to make up for a concert the group had to cancel three years earlier.
Frank Zappa died of prostate cancer. He was 52.
Black Sabbath reunited for a couple of shows in the group's hometown of Birmingham, England.
Bruce Springsteen received an award from the NAACP for his humanitarian community service.
Lifehouse, Godsmack, Linkin Park, and Incubus were winners at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards.
James Hetfield announced that he was out of rehab, after spending nearly six months in recovery.
Elvis Presley's guitarist Scotty Moore was admitted to Baptist Hospital in Nashville when doctors discovered he had a subdural hematoma, or blood between his brain and skull. He had surgery for the condition the next day.
Tina Turner was among those saluted at the annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala in Washington, DC.
Green Day, INXS, and Gwen Stefani were among the winners at the VH1 Big in '05 Awards.
Nickelback and The Fray were the big rock winners at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards.
Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics to The Beatles' song "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" was one of the top-dollar items at Christie's annual Rock & Pop auction, going for 192-thousand-dollars. A 1968 Fender Stratocaster once owned by the late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix was another big-ticket item, selling for 168-thousand-dollars. They both went to the same buyer.
Billy Joel released the single "Christmas in Fallujah" exclusively through iTunes. The song was a fundraiser for Homes For Our Troops, a non-profit organization that adapts houses to accommodate members of the military returning home from combat with severe disabilities.
Joe Satriani filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Coldplay, claiming the British band plagiarized his song "If I Could Fly" with their hit "Viva La Vida."
Sammy Hagar hosted an opening party for a new Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Paul McCartney attended a special State Department Dinner, hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the White House as one of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors recipients.
A glove Michael Jackson wore during his "Bad" tour sold at auction for 330-thousand-dollars.
Madonna was announced as the Super Bowl 46 halftime performer.
Neil Diamond was saluted with an all-star concert in Washington, DC as one of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors recipients.
Look out...Everyones "favorite" version of this song once done by Whitney Houston may have a challenger ;)