Charlie Harper at Peach Pundit this morning discovered an announcement on WSB Radio's website - which apparently was intended to go live later today - that says radio host and One of America's Great Thinkers™ Neal Boortz will step away from the mic in January. (We think John Sugg's recent column on Boortz convinced the conservative pundit to call it quits.)
Taking over Boortz's seat will be former presidential candidate and businessman Herman Cain. From the announcement:
"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 also known as "The Talkmaster" and "The High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth."
"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."
The three Fresh Loaf readers who actually enjoy following Boortz will be delighted to know that he'll continue to post on a WSB blog and, says the station's news director, deliver a 90-second "daily rant."
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