For those of you who don't know, Neal Boortz (that's me) has been a Talk Show Host (What any good Democrat would refer to as a "Preacher of Hate") in Atlanta, Georgia since 1969. He is now in his 41st year of talk radio. Since 1993 Neal has been holding forth on News Talk 750 WSB, a radio station with a 50,000 watt afterburner. Since early 1999 his show has been syndicated on radio stations from Maine to California and from Alaska to Florida. The program airs live from 8:30 to 1:00 pm each weekday. The latest count? About six million listeners nationwide listening to Neal on around 230 radio stations.
Neal was downloaded on April 6, 1945 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He didn't particularly like the accent of the people up there so after a few weeks he convinced his mom to move to Texas while his Dad returned to fly airplanes around the Pacific looking for other airplanes with big red dots on them. Though Texas was always his "official" residence, Neal, like most military brats, lived all over the place. Some addresses would include Honolulu, Hawaii, Laguna Beach, California, Morehead City, North Carolina; Virginia Beach, Virginia, Pensacola, Florida and others.
During his 40 years in talk radio Neal managed to find other things to do to supplement his meager talk radio income. Prior to practicing law Neal could be found working as a jewelry or carpet buyer, selling life and casualty insurance, loading trucks, slinging mail at the post office, working in an employment office, writing speeches for the Governor of Georgia and auditing the books overnight at a sleazy motel. Neal was 47 years old before he ever had less than two jobs. At his peak he had six. A few of them he actually did well.
In 2009 Neal was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago by none other than Rush Limbaugh! When Neal wears his HOF ring in public people look at him and naturally think it’s a Super Bowl ring. Neal doesn’t let them get close enough to tell the difference.