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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.
Gov. Chris Christiesigned “Patrick’s Law,” (S1303) which was named after an emaciated pit bull found after it had been thrown down a trash chute.
Patrick’s case made national news and became an animal rights cause célèbre, in part because Patrick’s original owner, Kisha Curtis -- who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty on July 30 -- is not expected to face harsh penalties.
Under the new law, failing to provide an animal with food, water or other necessities would be a fourth degree crime, up from a disorderly person’s offense. If the dog dies as a result of the treatment, it would be upped to a third degree crime.
“Patrick suffered deplorable, inexcusable abuse,” Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. (R-Union), the bill's sponsor, said in s statement. “These types of sickening actions against innocent animals will not be taken lightly.”
Fines for animal abuse would also be increased from a $1,000 to $3,000 for a first offense, and between $3,000 and $5,000 for a second offense.
Those convicted of overworking an animal can now be charged with a disorderly persons offense and fined from $250 to $1,000, and face up to six months in jail.
Patrick the pit bull recovered, and animal rights activists used his story to raise an estimated $100,000. His weight has increased from 19 pounds when he was first found to 51 pounds. But he is in the middle of a custody dispute among the Associated Humane Societies, the City of Newark and Garden State Veterinary Specialists, where hew as nursed back to health.