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Monday, June 4, 2012

Neal Boortz Talk Radio Legend to Retire

This morning I was listening to the Neal Boortz show. There was supposed to be a "big announcement" at 10:06AM Eastern time, and wondered what they were teasing. Neal Boortz announced that after 42 years of talk radio, he will be retiring. The last day of the Neal Boortz Show will be on inauguration day January 21, 2013.

I don't know how many of you have listened to his show, but for me, this is a sad day. I started listening to talk radio because I heard Neal's show. This lead to me listening to Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Herman Cain, and Rusty Humphries. I've listened to about 90% of Neal's shows from around the 2008 presidential elections through today, and he has taught me so much about Libertarianism and freedom. I was a little surprised when he made the announcement today because when he had reached 40 years in talk radio a couple years ago and was inducted into the Talk Radio Hall of Fame, he had said he was going to go for 50 years. He talked about how the original plan was to move down to Florida with his wife at 40 and retire, but he decided just to keep half the promise and move to Florida. His reason for retiring is that it is impossible to do a talk radio show and travel at the same time. Presidential candidate Herman Cain will be taking over his time slot, and Neal will substitute when Herman is on vacation.

Listen to him as he destroys an Occutard:

Besides taking December off, he says he will still be doing his show for the rest of the year. After listening for so long, you can tell that despite the left saying he is "spewing hate," Neal is genuinely a great guy, and he has a great show. Check it out while he is still on the air. He calls this year, "the year of talking dangerously."
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