Skip to comments.Raymond Royal Marshall, sidekick and engineer for syndicated talk show host Neal Boortz, has died.
Posted on 01/15/2011 9:59:21 AM PST by rawhide
Raymond Royal Marshall, sidekick and engineer for syndicated talk show host Neal Boortz, has died.
Pete Spriggs, program director for AM750 and now 95.5 FM News/Talk WSB, said he collapsed at his Atlanta home and was pronounced dead at Grady Hospital at about 1 a.m. early Saturday morning.
Assistant Program Director Condace Pressley said it was too soon to pinpoint cause of death. He was 43.
He was a good man, she said. I cant believe hes gone.
Marshall has worked with Boortz for 17 years, according to the WSB Radio biography for Marshall.
A St. Louis native and graduate of the University of Georgia in 1992, he got his start at WSB Radio as a board operator working overnights. Soon after, he joined Boortz as engineer and board operator.
In 1996, he started his own radio talk show called The Royal Treatment, which ran for several years, mostly at night.
After his show ended, he continued to work with Boortz, who is heard on hundreds of stations nationwide.
There are no words available to express my personal sense of loss at the passing of Royal Marshall, Boortz said in a statement released this morning. Its no stretch to say that I loved that man like he was my own brother. Royal had an unmatched sense of humor and a quick mind that made him a natural for radio, and his dedication to his colleagues and friends was only exceeded by his intense dedication to his family. Our program, WSB Radio and the entire Cox family has lost part of its very soul this day.
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Neil is going to be devastated.
Oh, this is terrible, Royal was awesome.
Prayers for his family and friends.
Prayers sent upwards for all.
Ah man! That sucks! He was a lot of fun on the radio.
...as Royal used to say...
I still have a “Boo Got Shot” bumper sticker!
Tragic and Sad. I don’t know if Neal and Belinda can go on with the radio show...
Man, what a shock! Prayers for his family!
This is unreal and so sad! Listen to Neal and Royal as well as Belinda and what a team! My heart and prayers go out to his family both in life and in radio.
Damn, Royal really was a decent man. Sad!
He leaves a (recently married) wife and daughter I believe.
I say ‘recently’ ‘cuz we’ve been married since ‘78.
Prayers for his family and friends. He was a good and honest guy on the radio. He’ll be SORELY missed.
I’ll bet HIS memorial doesn’t feature T-shirts...
Prayers for his.
He will be missed.
Boo got shot is a classic.
‘Boo Got Shot’ audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SK6_Di_3O0
Oh s#!t !!!!!
Sad indeed. This really sucks. He will be sorely missed. I’m not really a Boortz fan, but I did like to hear Royal.
OMG! I loved Royal Marshall! God Bless his family, I know he had a very young daughter.
Two - either 1 & 3, or maybe 2 & 4, by now.