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?