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Neal Boortz Announces Retirement

WSB Radio's Neal Boortz announced Monday that he'll step away from his nationally syndicated talk show in January 2013 and be replaced by former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain.

At approximately 10:06 a.m. today, the 67-year-old Boortz announced that after 42 years in talk radio, he would be stepping away from the microphone early next year.

Boortz, joined Atlanta's WSB in 1993 and today his nationally syndicated talk radio show is heard on approximately 240 radio stations with an estimated six million-plus listeners a week.

Boortz is a part-time Buckhead resident with homes here and in Naples, Fla. Over the years he has been given strong sponsorship support from Buckhead businesses like and Buckhead Life Restaurant Group.

Locally, the self-proclaimed ”High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth” can be heard weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 95.5FM and AM750 News/Talk WSB. The final show of "The Neal Boortz Show" will be January 21, 2013, which is the day the U.S. president will be inaugurated.

Boortz said Monday that he would take most of the month of December off before broadcasting the first two weeks of the new year. He will then be replaced by former presidential candidate, Herman Cain.

“God bless you all for being such great listeners and co-workers,” said Boortz on-air Monday. Later when Cain joined him in the broadcast booth, Boortz said, “And they’re replacing me with a black man.”

Which prompted Cain, who has provided daily commentaries on Boortz’s show, to respond, “Yes, Neal, you are my brother from another mother.”

But while Cain presents very conservative views, Boortz has long insisted he is a Libertarian, but he does have a track record of generally backing Republican candidates and policies.

Are you glad to see Boortz retire, or will you miss his work and opinions on the airwaves?

HamBurger June 04, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Mr. Neal got his Atlanta radio career started at the Brookhaven studios of WRNG 680. The license for this station is still listed as North Atlanta. The studio was in a office park located where the old Harris Teeter was located. By the way, North Atlanta better reflects the geography of the new proposed city, not Brookhaven. I gotta special hamburger with thin sliced onions, pickles and yellow mustard for you Mr. Neal sir! And I even remembered the gluten free buns!
Cecilia Fabelo June 05, 2012 at 03:15 AM
He will be missed by many, Heck even our kids like listening to him.
Michael Packer June 05, 2012 at 12:41 PM
I'm gonna miss him for sure. Many mornings/early afternoons spent listening to him while driving around Atlanta. He consistently made me think and laugh.

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