Neal Boortz to Retire, Herman Cain Takes Over Syndicated Radio Show

WSB-AM/FM Atlanta legend and Dial Global syndicated radio talker Neal Boortz will retire from radio on January 18, 2013 and will be replaced by talk host and former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.  Cain who previously hosted the evening show on WSB before running for president and is a frequent fill-in for Boortz, will take over the slot on WSB and will launch his own nationally syndicated talk show on January 21, 2013. In a joint statement from Cox Media and Dial Global  Boortz said, “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 do 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.”  Cox Media Atlanta VP and market manager Dan Kearney says Boortz will continue to record his daily rants that will air several times a day on WSB. Dial Global SVP/GM of news and talk Amy Bolton says, “Neal’s fearless wit and intellect made him phenomenally successful.  It has been terrific working with such a tremendous talent all these years.  He will be missed, but his successor couldn’t be more perfect.  Herman has the experienced radio chops and is a bona fide media and political personality with a huge loyal following.  We look forward to a seamless transition and continued success with our affiliates and advertisers for many years to come.”

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