Royal Marshall, Producer Of Neal Boortz Show, Dies At 43
January 17, 2011 at 7:37 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime NEAL BOORTZ show producer ROYAL MARSHALL, who died early SATURDAY morning (1/15) at 43. MARSHALL reportedly collapsed at his home in ATLANTA and could not be revived. BOORTZ' flagship, COX MEDIA GROUP Talk WSB-A-WSBB/ATLANTA, is reporting the cause of death as a heart attack.
MARSHALL (full name RAYMOND ROYAL MARSHALL), a regular on-air presence on BOORTZ' show alongside BOORTZ and Exec. Producer BELINDA SKELTON, was a graduate of the UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA and joined WSB as a board operator; when BOORTZ joined the station in 1993, MARSHALL became BOORTZ' engineer and began to be featured on the air. He hosted a weekend show, "THE ROYAL TREATMENT," on weekends on WSB in 1996-1998, on then-sister WCNN-A in 1998-2000, and then on WSB on weeknights.
On BOORTZ' website, the host wrote of MARSHALL, "There are no words available to express my personal sense of loss at the passing of ROYAL MARSHALL. It's no stretch to say that I loved that man like he was my own brother. ROYAL had an unmatched sense of humor and a quick mind that made him a natural for radio, and his dedication to his colleagues and friends was only exceeded by his intense dedication to his family. Our program, WSB RADIO and the entire COX family has lost part of its very soul this day. I ask that you keep ROYAL, his wife ANNETTE and his two precious and much-loved little girls, AMIRA and AVA, in your prayers."