Neal Boortz is the host of The Neal Boortz Show, which airs throughout the United States on affiliates of the Dial Global Radio Network. Airing live Monday through Friday, the show revolves around politics, current events, and social issues and consistently ranks in the national Top 10 for overall listeners, with over 4 million listeners per week.
A native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Boortz started his radio career in 1969 while a student at Texas A&M University, where he was an on-air personality at WTAW-AM. After finishing at A&M he moved to Atlanta and became a fan of WNRG-AM, Atlanta’s first talk radio station. Boortz was an avid listener and regular caller to the morning show, which was hosted by Herb Elfman. But the untimely passing of Elfman created an opening for a new morning show host and after a two-week “trial run,” Boortz was offered the permanent position.
Boortz has received many industry accolades including being named one of the “25 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America” by Talkers magazine, and one of “Georgia’s 100 Most Influential People” by Georgia Trend. Boortz was also named to selected to NewsMax.com magazine’s “Top 25 Talk Radio Host” list. Boortz has written several books, including the No. 1 best seller The Fair Tax Book, was co-written by Congressman John Linder (R-GA).
Neal Boortz was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.