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Your Turn: Thoughts on Boortz’s Retirement?

Neal Boortz, Atlanta’s longest-running talk show host, will call it quits in January. Will you miss him? Glad to see him go? Tell us in the comments.

Your Turn: Thoughts on Boortz’s Retirement?

An Atlanta radio mainstay announced Monday his impending departure from the airwaves.

Neal Boortz, the syndicated radio host who can be heard locally and across the metro Atlanta area on WSB Radio, will step away from the microphone on Jan. 21, 2013, to begin his retirement, or what he is calling his “Happy Ending.”

Boortz, in a post on his website, said his decision to retire wasn’t an easy one, but a move that will ultimately give him the chance to “pack up and hit the road” at his desire.

Boortz, known by many as “The Talkmaster,” seems to have fans here in Paulding. His reputation for the annual seated dinner this past January, . In case you missed them, you can see , which saw him focus mainly on the state of American politics, including the race for the White House.

What do you think of Boortz’s decision to retire? Do you hate to see him go? Are you ready to say “good riddance”? What are your thoughts on Herman Cain becoming Boortz’s successor? Tell us in the comments.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 67-year-old Boortz is the longest running talk show host on Atlanta radio. Taking over for him on Jan. 22 will be Herman Cain, the former presidential candidate who sometimes serves as a fill-in for Neal.

But although Cain will reign in Boortz’s former 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekday timeslot next year, the retiring talker won’t leave the industry and his current station entirely—he’s planning on doing daily commentaries, fill-in duties and some special projects.

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