|Neal Boortz is handing his microphone to Herman Cain (AP Photo)
Conservative talk-radio host Neal Boortz ended his four-decade broadcasting career on Friday — turning over his Atlanta-based program to former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain.
“The Neal Boortz Show” aired on 230 radio stations and had six million weekly listeners, according to news reports. The show is syndicated nationwide through WSB radio.
Boortz was feted last Saturday at a sold-out concert at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Among those paying tribute at the “Happy Ending” salute were comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Fox News personality and syndicated radio host Sean Hannity — and fellow talk-show host Rush Limbaugh by video.
In announcing his retirement in June, Boortz, 67, told Newsmax that he was in good health and expected to enjoy retirement through travels with his wife. They plan to spend eight months on the road after his retirement.
His show has been “an absolute joy,” Boortz said.
Cain, an Atlanta business executive who also hosts a radio program, begins his show on Monday.
“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,” Boortz told Newsmax in June.
He also is known as “The Talkmaster” and “The High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth.”
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