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Raymond Royal Marshall, sidekick and engineer for syndicated talk show host Neal Boortz, has died.
ajc.com ^ | 1-15-11 | Rodney Ho

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 can’t believe he’s 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. “It’s 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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Sad, very sad. He was a very likable guy on Neil Boortz's talk radio show.
1 posted on 01/15/2011 9:59:24 AM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

prayers up!


2 posted on 01/15/2011 10:00:48 AM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: rawhide
Oh, no. This is horrible. He was a GREAT guy. His "Boo got Shot" is an all-time classic. Prayers for him and his family.

Neil is going to be devastated.

3 posted on 01/15/2011 10:01:11 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: rawhide

Oh, this is terrible, Royal was awesome.
Prayers for his family and friends.


4 posted on 01/15/2011 10:01:18 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: rawhide

Prayers sent upwards for all.


5 posted on 01/15/2011 10:03:14 AM PST by yield 2 the right ( Space blank until I come up with a nice Tagline.)
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To: rawhide

Ah man! That sucks! He was a lot of fun on the radio.

RIP....


6 posted on 01/15/2011 10:04:09 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: rawhide

Just damn

...as Royal used to say...

just damn


7 posted on 01/15/2011 10:04:48 AM PST by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: OldDeckHand

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...


8 posted on 01/15/2011 10:05:28 AM PST by PeachyKeen
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To: rawhide

Man, what a shock! Prayers for his family!


9 posted on 01/15/2011 10:06:15 AM PST by Mr. Jazzy (God bless the United States of America and protect her from the enemies of freedom.)
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To: rawhide

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.


10 posted on 01/15/2011 10:06:25 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: rawhide

Damn, Royal really was a decent man. Sad!


11 posted on 01/15/2011 10:07:08 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: rawhide

So 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...


12 posted on 01/15/2011 10:09:46 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: rawhide
Boortz was sometimes a butthead but Royal was always right on.

Prayers for his.

13 posted on 01/15/2011 10:10:17 AM PST by Happy Rain
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To: rawhide

He will be missed.
Boo got shot is a classic.


14 posted on 01/15/2011 10:11:27 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: OldDeckHand

‘Boo Got Shot’ audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SK6_Di_3O0


15 posted on 01/15/2011 10:12:31 AM PST by rawhide
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Oh s#!t !!!!!

WTF happened?


16 posted on 01/15/2011 10:14:35 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: rawhide

Sad indeed. This really sucks. He will be sorely missed. I’m not really a Boortz fan, but I did like to hear Royal.


17 posted on 01/15/2011 10:15:18 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: rawhide

OMG! I loved Royal Marshall! God Bless his family, I know he had a very young daughter.


18 posted on 01/15/2011 10:15:35 AM PST by panthermom
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To: kalee

Boo Got Shot

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/284646/boo_got_shot_animation/


19 posted on 01/15/2011 10:15:45 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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"I know he had a very young daughter."

Two - either 1 & 3, or maybe 2 & 4, by now.

20 posted on 01/15/2011 10:18:47 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: rawhide
Royal and Neal...


21 posted on 01/15/2011 10:21:33 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: rawhide

Just a reminder that our lives hang on a very thin thread. Goodbye, Royal. RIP.


22 posted on 01/15/2011 10:22:21 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: rawhide

So sad :(


23 posted on 01/15/2011 10:29:23 AM PST by justsaynomore ("We the people are still in charge of this country!" - Herman Cain)
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To: Taxman; Warrior Nurse
This is gonna be so hard for Neal and Belinda. The three of them were a great team. I know Royal's family will be lost with out him.

My prayers for all.

Rest In Peace, Royal. We'll treasure your memory.

24 posted on 01/15/2011 10:32:41 AM PST by Chieftain (2011 the year of CONSERVATIVES!)
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To: rawhide

What terrible news! Condolences to his family and to Neil, as well.


25 posted on 01/15/2011 10:36:55 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: rawhide
He'll be missed

Prayers

26 posted on 01/15/2011 10:39:50 AM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: windsorknot
Just a reminder that our lives hang on a very thin thread. Goodbye, Royal. RIP.

Ain't it so, windsorknot. Reminds me to do something wonderful each day. RIP Royal.

27 posted on 01/15/2011 10:44:56 AM PST by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: rawhide

So sad and shocking. Royal was the best part of the Boortz show.

RIP Royal. You were a good man. Prayers for Royal and his family. Lord, you just picked up a great sidekick.


28 posted on 01/15/2011 10:48:10 AM PST by Padams
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To: rawhide

That is sad news, I enjoy Neals’ show and Royal was a great part of it.


29 posted on 01/15/2011 10:49:08 AM PST by Grunthor (Enemy of the state)
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To: rawhide

This is terrible news. He was a fantastic engineer and board op and a radio personality in his own right. Royal was a lot of fun to listen and he always had a fresh perspective on what Neal had to say. Condolences to his family, friends, and peers on Boortz’s program.


30 posted on 01/15/2011 11:00:26 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: rawhide
The story is up on the Neal Boortz website...

Lots of comments and tributes...

http://boortz.com/nealz_nuze/2011/01/remembering-royal-marshall.html#comments

31 posted on 01/15/2011 11:12:59 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Blueflag

Royal leaves a wife and two daughters aged 4 and 2. So sad.


32 posted on 01/15/2011 11:31:11 AM PST by Atlantan
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To: Principled
"Just damn", indeed.

I met him briefly when he did a remote radio gig for WSB at the stereo store where I worked.

A fine man.

I enjoyed his "Royal Treatment" show as weel and I'll never tire of his hilarious translation of "Boo Got Shot!".

33 posted on 01/15/2011 11:42:27 AM PST by eddie willers
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To: rawhide

Right now, WSB is remembering Royal. Clark Howard and others are on the air, and Neal just called in. Neal was so choked up, he could barely speak at the beginning. He thought of Royal as a brother (his wife Donna said he was more like the son Neal never had). If you want to listen live, go here:

http://www.wsbradio.com and click on the Listen Live link.


34 posted on 01/15/2011 11:55:55 AM PST by Purrcival (Proud to share my birthday with President Reagan)
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To: rawhide

43???!!! What in the world!!??

We must trust in God’s plan.


35 posted on 01/15/2011 11:58:13 AM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: rawhide

Rest in peace, Royal. You will be missed. :(


36 posted on 01/15/2011 12:02:56 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: kalee; rawhide

I loved Royal’s “translation” of Boo Got Shot. HILARIOUS! Did you ever hear it?.....


37 posted on 01/15/2011 12:09:48 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Hoodat

Royal would occasionally sub for Neal. What a voice and and honest perspective! Mercy, the world is getting turned upside down. Look forward to meeting Royal some where/when. Good man, good friend to Neal.


38 posted on 01/15/2011 12:15:39 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: rawhide

A total classic. What a terrible loss this is.


39 posted on 01/15/2011 12:30:42 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: kalee

That was funny!

What a shock over such a young man’s passing (I remember when 43 sounded ancient). He was an asset to Boortz’s show and will definitely be missed.


40 posted on 01/15/2011 12:38:58 PM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Arkansas resident of Hoosier upbringing--Yankee with a southern twang)
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So young. May he rest in peace.

41 posted on 01/15/2011 12:49:25 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: rawhide

That’s very sad. Prayers up for his family.


42 posted on 01/15/2011 12:50:05 PM PST by American Quilter (Everyone please donate to FreeRepublic! Where would we be without this wonderful site?)
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To: rawhide

:( Terrible news. RIP Royal - you’ll be sorely missed.


43 posted on 01/15/2011 12:59:37 PM PST by Longdriver
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This is very sad, and at such a young age. Amazing how you can feel like you know someone when all you’ve ever heard is their voice?

Royal and Belinda made good foils for Boortz. RIP to Royal. Prayers and sympathies to his family and colleagues.

Maybe they can do a “best of Royal” show someday.


44 posted on 01/15/2011 1:01:19 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: rawhide

prayers


45 posted on 01/15/2011 1:10:10 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: rawhide

Rest in peace, Royal.

Prayers up for the consolation of all who loved him.


46 posted on 01/15/2011 1:53:32 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: rawhide

Very sad news - prayers for his family.


47 posted on 01/15/2011 2:42:26 PM PST by cblue55 (Envisioning when all that is left is the right.)
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To: rawhide

A good man. He will be missed.


48 posted on 01/15/2011 2:49:40 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: rawhide

A long life is never guaranteed. Royal, RIP.


49 posted on 01/15/2011 2:55:48 PM PST by JPG (YES SHE CAN!)
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Sad. Prayers for his lovely wife and children. He was a class act.


50 posted on 01/15/2011 3:04:00 PM PST by Chickensoup (Protecting US interests ONLY if US interests move back into the States and give US citizens jobs.)
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