CNY Talk Radio Plans for Neal Boortz' Retirement

June 11, 2012 by

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- From the "better late than never" file, syndicated talk show host Neal Boortz is getting ready to hang up his headphones.  Boortz made the announcement live on his own program last week, heard on over 200 stations nationwide, including the two-market CNY Talk Radio trimulcast (WFBL/Syracuse, WMCR-A/Oneida, WUTI/Utica).

According to, The Neal Boortz Show is heard by about six million people per week.  Boortz says his last day as host will be Friday, January 18, 2013.  The lawyer-turned-broadcaster says he's handing his timeslot over to frequent fill-in host and former presidential candidate Herman Cain.

Although Cain has yet to prove himself as an every-day radio host, CNY Talk Radio general manager Don Wagner tells, "we will stay with Herman at least for now.  He really sounds pretty good and we'll give him the benefit of the doubt."

As for Boortz, he says his schedule for life after radio is filling fast -- he and his wife of 42 years are planning some long-overdue vacations to places like Alaska, Antarctica and Florida.

One comment on “CNY Talk Radio Plans for Neal Boortz' Retirement”

  1. But it would be ra-a-a-a-cist to drop Herman Cain after all.

    Honestly I've kind of boycotted WFBL since they moved Cigar Dave to 10:00 PM Saturdays and put that news show on in the afternoon, and that was before WSYR canned Reith and brought in Lonsberry. Even with the baseball, I just wait for the podcast of Savage to get posted and I listen that way.


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