Neal Boortz To Retire, Herman Cain To Takeover Show
June 4, 2012 at 7:20 AM (PT)
NEAL BOORTZ announced live on his program that he's retiring from his daily show and "passing the torch" to his friend and colleague, HERMAN CAIN. His last day hosting THE NEAL BOORTZ SHOW, which premiered on News/Talk WSB/ATLANTA in 1993 and now airs on more than 200 radio stations with six million weekly listeners, will be JANUARY 18th, 2013.
"It's time for me and my wife, DONNA, to hit the road and travel in ways that we have not been able to through most of our 42 years together," said BOORTZ.
"As my listeners know, we love traveling, and the restraints created by my daily radio show commitment have kept us on a rather short leash. At present, our post-show travel plans extend through most of 2013 and well into 2014 ranging from FLORIDA to ALASKA and ANTARCTICA. We will then figure out where to go from there."
BOORTZ continues, "Believe me, this wasn't a decision I made lightly. I love this business and everything it has afforded me. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to be doing my talk show for 42 years. I'll certainly miss the listeners and callers; but most of all I'll miss my radio family, executive producer BELINDA SKELTON and researcher CRISTINA GONZALEZ. If, in your own travels, you pass us in the BOORTZBUS on some highway, be sure to wave."