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.
You’re not bored enough yet? You want more?
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.
the ever-loving skin of his teeth Neal graduated in 1963 from Pensacola High School with something like a C- average. A good
collection of Polaroid photos of a member of the admissions staff opened the doors to Texas A&M University, and off he
went to Aggieland. It seemed impossible, but Neal was a worse student at A&M than he was in high school. He finished at
A&M in 1967 and came to Atlanta, Georgia. He’s lived there until 2009 when he finally made the move to Naples, Florida.
Neal wasn't through with higher education after Texas A&M. He entered law school in
Atlanta in 1973 and graduated in 1977. This was the first time in his life that Neal actually paid attention in school.
Because he paid attention he passed the bar exam on the first try and went into private practice immediately. He continued
practicing law until he decided to devote his full energies to talk radio in 1992.
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.
When Neal is not on the air or giving a speech somewhere,
he likes to spend whatever free time is left traveling with Donna. When she gets tired of him he heads for the golf course
or for the skies. When it's time to slip the bonds of gravity he can choose between a hot air balloon, his Mooney Ovation3.
Neal’s prizes his Mooney for its ability to get him from point A to B without having to submit to a TSA groping session.
When Neal feels particularly frisky he will sit down and write. His first book, "The
Terrible Truth About Liberals," has been through six different printings. The FairTax Book, co-authored with Congressman
John Linder, debuted as the New York Times No. 1 Bestseller. A book of his talk radio rants and politically incorrect thoughts,
“Somebody Has To Say It." Debuted No. 2.
Neal is a confirmed Libertarian. He
believes that the principal difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats just want to grow our
Imperial Federal Government and spend money just a bit faster than the Republicans do.
wife, Donna, doesn't listen to the show. Never has. This is good. This is why they have managed a life together or relative
tranquility since 1973. Donna spends her time administering a charitable foundation she founded in 2005. Neal
will tell you that the best status symbol any can obtain is a long-term marriage.
for office? Well, thanks for asking --- but Neal’s afraid that the worst possible thing would happen. He might win.
That would be a financial disaster for him. Neal is, however, toying with the idea of running for President on the Libertarian
Party ticket after he retires from talk radio. He’ll run just once --- and just for the hell of it. He will select the
most qualified vice-presidential candidate possible just in case something strange happens and he wins. After he’s sworn
in he will hang around long enough to sign an Executive Order requiring all airport screeners to have graduated in the top
one-half of their high school class. He will ask his FAA Administrator to issue a regulation forbidding children under the
age of 10 in first class on any commercial flight originating or terminating in the United States. Then he will free all non-violent
drug offenders and take a few spins on Air Force One. Neal will then resign and let the vice president take the controls.
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.
Yes, Neal is available for speaking engagements.
And --- no. he is not free. He is a confirmed greedy capitalist with expensive tastes. He’s worth every penny though.