Via our WOKV Newspartners: Boortz Retires, Herman In

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The fiery iconic libertarian right radio talk show host, Neil Boort announced his retirement this morning from Radio. He will be replaced by former Presidential aspirant, Herman Cain. Read the announcement after the jump.

Jacksonville, Florida, June 4, 2012 - One of the highest-rated hosts on Jacksonville’s top-rated radio station is announcing his retirement.  
During Monday’s program, Neal Boortz announced his pending retirement from his popular talk show, which is consistently atop the ratings in his timeslot in Jacksonville. The program airs on WOKV-AM/FM on weekdays from 9am to 12pm. Neal Boortz’s last regular program will be on January 21, 2013.  

"It's time for me and my wife to hit the road and travel in ways that we have not been able to through most of our 42 years together," said Boortz.

"As my listeners know, we love traveling, and the restraints created by my daily radio show commitment have kept us on a rather short leash. At present, our post-show travel plans extend through most of 2013 and well into 2014 ranging from Florida to Alaska and Antarctica. We will then figure out where to go from there."

Also announced on the show Monday, Herman Cain, former Republican Presidential Candidate and businessman, will be the new host for the show.  Prior to his unsuccessful bid for the GOP nomination in 2012, Cain had a successful talk show of his own on WSB-AM, Atlanta, Georgia.  Cain has been very popular as the regular fill-in for Boortz, and takes over as the regular host on January 21, 2013.
Cain said, “Neal has spent his career as a bold, vocal advocate for what is right in this world and condemning that which is not.  I promise the torch that Neal is handing off to me will blaze brighter, bolder and louder than ever.”

Neal Boortz has made numerous appearances in Jacksonville at WOKV events, and both Boortz and Cain are scheduled to participate in “Stand Up For America”, in Jacksonville, on Nov. 2, 2012.  

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