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Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:43 PM

Radio host Boortz retiring, with Cain to step in

Source: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) Conservative talk radio host Neal Boortz announced his retirement Monday after four decades at the microphone, saying he will be replaced by former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain.

Boortz said during his morning talk show that his last day will be Jan. 21, 2013, the day of the presidential inauguration. The 67-year-old Boortz said he is in good health and plans to enjoy retirement by traveling with his wife.

"This has been a stress-free job for me. It's just been a total and absolutely joy," he said. "I'm going to miss everything associated with doing a talk radio show."

Boortz's show is syndicated across the country through Atlanta's WSB radio, drawing about 6 million listeners on 230 radio stations.



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Reply Radio host Boortz retiring, with Cain to step in (Original post)
JHB Jun 2012 OP
KamaAina Jun 2012 #1
Kolesar Jun 2012 #13
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2012 #2
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #3
MrScorpio Jun 2012 #4
wilt the stilt Jun 2012 #5
RebelOne Jun 2012 #6
Swede Atlanta Jun 2012 #7
wilt the stilt Jun 2012 #11
wilt the stilt Jun 2012 #10
DaDeacon Jun 2012 #12
3waygeek Jun 2012 #19
KamaAina Jun 2012 #14
wilt the stilt Jun 2012 #16
KamaAina Jun 2012 #17
wilt the stilt Jun 2012 #20
groundloop Jun 2012 #27
wilt the stilt Jun 2012 #28
Dawgs Jun 2012 #31
wilt the stilt Jun 2012 #35
Dawgs Jun 2012 #30
wilt the stilt Jun 2012 #37
Dawgs Jun 2012 #29
wilt the stilt Jun 2012 #38
Hoyt Jun 2012 #8
Arkana Jun 2012 #9
Hulk Jun 2012 #15
devilgrrl Jun 2012 #18
lib2DaBone Jun 2012 #21
Auntie Bush Jun 2012 #22
RUMMYisFROSTED Jun 2012 #23
Ikonoklast Jun 2012 #24
antigone382 Jun 2012 #33
aint_no_life_nowhere Jun 2012 #25
SkatmanRoth Jun 2012 #26
Solly Mack Jun 2012 #32
Orsino Jun 2012 #34
DFW Jun 2012 #36

Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:44 PM

1. But will they carry Cain's show in Uzbeki-beki-bekistan?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:22 PM

13. Well, shucky-duckie!

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:50 PM

2. What? No racist Klansmen available to replace him?

Gee, what a shame.

Actually, I hope his retirement is misersle.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:53 PM

3. ...


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Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:55 PM

4. Good riddance to evil, racist bastards. nt

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:01 PM

5. he did the same lousy job

for 40 years. My aunt use to call him in the late 70's when he was on ring radio. This guy stopped growing intellectually in his twenties. It shows how Atlanta is an intellectual wasteland.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:19 PM

6. Not quite. I live in the Atlanta area.

And I do not consider myself part of an intellectual wasteland. Believe it not, there are many intelligent residents here in the Atlanta area, though I have not yet come in contact with them.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:28 PM

7. RebelOne, I am one......

 

When I first moved to Atlanta and happened to be looking for something to listen to on the way to work I came across Boortz' show. I thought to myself (having moved from New York and before that from Seattle) this guy is really off his rocker.

Over the years I will occasionally tune in just to hear what drivel he is spouting and something just to get my blood flowing.

When I first heard Cain on the radio without knowing he had been the CEO of Godfather's Pizza I thought this man doesn't even have a high school education. So when he popped up on the presidential scope I about fell off my chair.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:58 PM

11. The thing about Boortz

is he is neither funny, ingenious, even the least bit entertaining. He really is a no talent bum and he only made it here because he preys on racism.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:49 PM

10. LOL- haven't met one yet

I live in Gwinnett county and you have to admit for a city this size intellectualism is not one of it's strengths.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:09 PM

12. I live in Grayson ( hi neighbor)

Smart is where you find it. I've lived a little bit of everywhere and stupid is the rule not the exception. Good to see him gone however WSB is still a awful radio so is q100. lol!

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 07:49 PM

19. I'm in Duluth n/t

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:37 PM

14. Atlanta is an intellectual wasteland because of Boor(tz)?

Where would you consider not to be an intellectual wasteland? Boston? They have Jay Severin. San Francisco? We have Michael Savage Weiner, for Pete's sake!

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 06:39 PM

16. Do you live here?

This is one of the most conservative cities. there is absolutely no intellectual curiosity here. My kids go to UGA. Some of the frat houses have nooses displayed. Robert E Lee day is very big in Athens.
I have lived in Denver, NY SF and all those cities have diversity of thought. Not Atlanta.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 06:41 PM

17. Some of my favorite intellectuals are in the ATL

All of them, however, are ITP (for those of you just tuning in, that's Inside The Perimeter, Atlanta's "beltway"). That's likely the problem. OTP, Newt is considered an "intellectual".

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 08:20 PM

20. OTP says it all

this is the total area.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 07:24 AM

27. "My kids go to UGA" - well there's your problem !!!!

You should have sent them to a good school like Georgia Tech.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 07:56 AM

28. no offense

but my brother is an engineer and I was the first of 18 cousins who didn't take engineering. My kids are good in math and one even scored in the 700's in the SAT's. The other was a high 600"s. Unfortunately, engineering is a short term career as far as income. You make a lot when you first graduate but you top out early and as my brother put's it "they eat their own".

It is not a career I would advise anyone to go into. Here is a good rule of thumb. If you are not bringing in revenue(sales, consulting etc.) the watch out in your 50's. Corporations are going to get rid of you.
You better start your own business by 50.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #28)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:20 PM

31. I hope you don't consider that reply "intellectual", because it's almost unreadable. n/t

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Response to Dawgs (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:59 PM

35. it is a quick reply and not something i am spending time on

If I was writing for business it would be different.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:19 PM

30. I live here and you're wrong. And I question whether you actually live in Atlanta.

I'm guessing you probably live in Cobb County or the city of Alpheretta; not Atlanta.

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Response to Dawgs (Reply #30)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 02:05 PM

37. I have been here over 30 years.

My parents lived in ATL near lakeside High school and I lived near Emory off of Briarcliff Rd. I used to work downtown and remember when St. Joesph's hospital was downtown. I also used to bike out of Bike south on North Decatur rd.
We will be leaving soon when my kids graduate UGA. Even now I only live 10 miles outside of Buckhead due north. My kids went to Norcross high which is pretty close to the city and pretty diverse.

So that kind of kills your argument.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:17 PM

29. You're an idiot if you think Atlanta is an intellectual wasteland.

And you're also shitting on a very progressive city.

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Response to Dawgs (Reply #29)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 02:31 PM

38. i have lived other places and this is not a progressive city

here is a little more of my background.

I sold cosmetics in GA in 1977 and then I moved to Denver. i came back in 1982. Eventually i sold cash registers to restaurants and fast food establishments all over the state. I was only one of the few people who would sell to the Black areas of the city. half my sales was because no one else would go into West end or campbellton Rd. When was the last time you were on campbellton Rd.?

I can get anywhere in Atlanta with just an address. I know the entire city and every neighborhood. I used to be a waiter on Cheshire Bridge road and if you go into almost any DQ in ATL and those are my cash registers. I also sold the cash registers to Chef's cafe if you remember Michael Touhy.
I bet I know this city and it's inhabitants better than you. i have sold cash registers from Stockbridge to Jonesboro to some of the elegant establishments in ATL. i haven't done that in a long time but I know Atlanta.

I have also lived in other cities and compared to Denver this is not a progressive area.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:30 PM

8. Only thing worse than the bigoted, greedy SOB are those who listen to him.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:31 PM

9. From dumb to even dumber.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:53 PM

15. One less sick-o voice on the air waves.

Worthless piece of shit...but they'll always find some worthless piece of shit to fill his shoes, as evidenced by Mr. Uzbeki..bekistan. What a jewel.

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Mon Jun 4, 2012, 08:57 PM

21. Oh Boy.. Herman Cain... I'll be sure to tune in for that....

 

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 09:06 PM

22. Cain is prone to Foot and Mouth disease...so maybe he'll be an asset to Dems.

He's also a LIAR!

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 09:17 PM

23. TV to radio makes sense.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 12:54 AM

24. I'm sure that the crackers that listened to Boortz will just love Cain.

Cain will wear out his welcome in short order.

The man is a perfect example of incompetence being promoted to the highest level.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:36 PM

33. Oh no, there's nothing that type of bigot likes more than a minority who knows his or her place.

And I say this because my father is one of them (a Neal Boortz-listening bigot, that is).

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 12:59 AM

25. We're starting to find out why Cain was running

$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 06:26 AM

26. Bye Bye Neal, hope you enjoy an isolated retirement

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:34 PM

32. Blech and more blech.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:56 PM

34. Tick, tick, tick...

About three minutes left to "Cain who?"

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 02:03 PM

36. I never heard the Boortz show

But as a part of National Hate Radio, I imagine that the end effect of the changeover
will to be to replace a rabid dog who froths at the mouth with a circus clown who always
managed to make people laugh, but never really figured out why.

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