Skip to comments.National Radio Legend Neal Boortz Passes the Torch
Posted on 06/04/2012 6:02:54 AM PDT by TomServo
Neil Boortz will announce on his program this morning that he will be retiring in January. He will pass his seat over to longtime friend Herman Cain who thinks they think youre stupid.
WSB appears to have accidentally released the announcment on their website, where a cached version of the announcement says it is set to post at 10:07 am this morning. Of Boortzs news, it says:
Today national radio talk show host Neal Boortz announced live on his program that hes retiring from his daily show and passing the torch to his friend and colleague, Herman Cain. His last day hosting The Neal Boortz Show, which premiered on News/Talk WSB in 1993 and now airs on more than 200 radio stations with six million weekly listeners, will be January 18, 2013.
Its time for me and my wife, Donna, to hit the road and travel in ways that we have not been able to through most of our 42 years together, said Boortz also known as The Talkmaster and The High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth.
I figured it only a matter of time once Royal Marshall passed.
He could be a real jerk, but I will miss him.
>>returns to radio full time inauguration day January 21, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
So, “tune in at 9-9-9...”
I will miss Neal and his tales about flying airplanes.
Isn’t Herman older than Boortz?
Thank God. Boortz had an opportunity to really move the fundamental tax reform issue but refused to play hardball for fear of jeopardizing book sales. Good riddence to this intellectually unimpressive prima donna.
I formed the same impression after listening to him only a few times.
This speech was so penetrating, so astute, so no-holds-barred, so American that it should be read by every American of any age.
When you read it, your admiration for Boortz will know no bounds and he'll remain in your memory as a true patriot.
If anyone can find a link to the speech, please post it here. After Neal was done speaking, he received a lengthy standing O from the students.
There was only deathly silence from the faculty section.
This says it all.
Hope Rush keeps taking vacations and so does not get too restless - or just tired of it all. No question this programming demands a great deal.
These voices keep me going in the 'worst of times'. And so many more, listening, as well/sigh. . .
WSB Programming Director Pete Spriggs said that Boortz will continue to broadcast to his loyal listeners via the Boortz Blast daily rant whenever he can deliver it.
Yup. I used to like Neal, but he’s really slid in the past year.
Militantly pro-abortion and anti-christian. I won’t miss him.
I don’t remember how old Herman is but Neal went to Pensacola High School with my husband and he says Neal is about 68.
First started listening to him in the 80’s when he was local in Atlanta. Over the years, his attitudes became less and less bearable. Too impressed with is own intelligence and wit for me.
That being said, the few minutes I have listened to Cain have not whetted my appetite for more of him.
No matter what anyone may think of Neal personally, he was entertaining, informative, provocative and sincere. He will be missed by those who knew him...............
I hate to break it to you but he never gave that "commencement" address at an actual college commencement. He created it as an alternative commencement for the radio when (I think I have this right) he heard that one year even Kermit the Frog was giving an address. Many years later he did give it as a speech at some Atlanta college, but it still wasn't for a commencement.
Here's a link to one of the versions of the speech: http://www.boortz.com/news/news/local-education/commencement-speech/nCG7H/
I will miss Boortz when he's gone. He could be a real jerk to some callers, but many of them more than deserved it. My only major point of disagreement with him was on abortion and his complete refusal to discuss it on the radio. Herman Cain is a nice guy, but he just doesn't have the bite to keep my interest. I might have to track down where Glenn Beck is broadcasting for my morning radio addiction.
Now I just want to find a copy of the Cat Chasing Championship hoax. He set up a radio gimmick of a sporting event with a group of parachutists and a cat. The cat was thrown out of a plane and the parachutist who came down with it was the winner. They had weeks to set it up with pre-event interviews, advertisements, sound effects of the plane, parachutists, howling cat and a chainsaw afterward. Unfortunately the rights are owned by the station he used to work for so he can't sell the recordings. Maybe once he's off the air they will let him sell them.
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