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Farewell, Mr. Boortz

Cobranut Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 5:29 PM
I used to listen to him often. I remember the "Boo got shot" episode, and the even funnier one where he played the tape of the grandmother who shot an attacker while her granddaughter had the 911 op on the phone: BANG Little Girl: She shot him 911 op: Who shot... Girl: Grandma shot him... BANG She shot him again. 911 op: Tell her to stop shooting him. LMFAO

For my money, the single most talented voice in the modern history of talk radio is retiring later this month. Not "one of" the most talented -- the most talented.

Neal Boortz began his career in radio while in college at Texas A&M, but his long stint in commercial radio started as one of the many individuals he would, over the years to follow, continually cut off: opinionated callers. Boortz in the late 1960s was a frequent caller to a local Atlanta talk show, and when the host died unexpectedly, he went from brash caller to brash host.