Cain picks up where Boortz left off
June 4th, 2012
11:07 AM ET
11 years ago

Cain picks up where Boortz left off

(CNN) – Herman Cain's taking to the air waves again.

The former Republican presidential candidate will fill the spot left vacant by retiring radio host Neal Boortz, who announced his decision Monday on his program.

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January 18, 2013 will be the last day of "The Neal Boortz Show," which premiered on News/Talk WSB in 1993 and can now be heard on more than 200 radio stations nationwide, according to WSB.

Cain, who currently joins Boortz daily for a segment, will host his inaugural show on inauguration day, January 21, 2013.

Cain previously hosted an evening program on the radio station and jokingly thanked the over four decade long radio veteran Boortz for keeping his seat warm.

"Also, I am ecstatic that Neal has kept the radio host's chair warm for me all these years," Cain said in a statement. "He may be 'The TalkMaster,' but Neal's listeners know I'm the 'The Dean of the University of Common Sense.'"

The former CEO of Godfather's Pizza made a tumultuous run for the Republican presidential nomination last year, a bid that ended in December amid accusations of sexual harassment.

Boortz, known as the "The Talkmaster," said he plans to spend time traveling with his wife after his retirement.

"Believe me, this wasn't a decision I made lightly. I love this business and everything it has afforded me," Boortz said in a statement. "I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to be doing my talk show for 42 years."

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soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. jeffainatl


    You are an amazing talent and I will miss your intelligent take on the issues. Thanks for sticking up for freedom in a world where people love slavery to the master of big government. All the best, Jeff

    June 4, 2012 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  2. Carrie

    Could Boortz be retiring because his ratings have slipped?

    June 4, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  3. GOPlies

    Now he can group the blind Republican puppets through the airwaves.

    June 4, 2012 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  4. Ken

    Everyone knew that Cain was only in the race to up his profile in hopes that he'd get a radio or TV job. Watch Boortz's ratings crash when this ignoramus takes over.

    June 4, 2012 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  5. Mike Buck

    Great! Another right wing nut job on the radio!

    June 4, 2012 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  6. Mitzie

    I voted for Barack Obama but cannot stomach Herman Cain. Somehow that makes me racist? Really? Someone needs to get a grip!

    June 4, 2012 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  7. Shardik

    I always suspected his "candidacy" was really just an audition.

    June 4, 2012 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  8. bexon

    His first night on the air the city of ATL should call him to order a 9.99 pizza.

    June 4, 2012 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  9. Sydnium S. Washington

    Brought to you by McCain French Fries. And now, here lies Herman Cain. Perdue chicken, anyone?

    June 4, 2012 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
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