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Farewell, Mr. Boortz

reader13 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 6:09 AM
The first time I heard Mr. Boortz, he was describing how he saw a lady dump the ash tray out of her car as he was watching from his office window. He went down and super-glued the butts to her front window so she wouldn't lose them. I've been a fan ever since. I disagree with Neal's views on legalizing drugs, but really like his small government positions, especially the work that he did trying to push the Fair Tax.

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.

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