January 17, 2011 by USA Post
Royal Marshall, Observatory WHIO radio listeners who listen to “The Neal Boortz Show” weekday mornings from 8:30 to 12:00 are probably familiar with the voice of Royal Raymond Marshall as they are infamous as the host of the show insensitive.
“Royal” as he was known in the studios of WSB Radio in Atlanta freely offered informed opinions on the topic of the day, even if they differ from Boortz.
WSB is one of observatory stations WHIO many sister in the family business COX.
The 43-year-old Marshall died early Saturday, but the cause of death has not yet been published. He told his wife that he was not feeling well and went into a bathroom in their house and collapsed.
He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, but could not be resuscitated.
“I lost my other half,” said Belinda Skelton, executive producer for the show Neal Boortz. “It’s so surreal.”
Marshall worked with Boortz for 17 years. Skelton and he was interviewed for a job at the radio operator aboard the WSB at the same time and were both hired for a job because the station could not choose between them, “said Skelton.
The two later joined the Boortz show.
“My heart is just completely broken,” said Boortz Saturday afternoon, “I loved him like a brother.”
His daughters – 2-year-old Ava and 4 years, Amira, and his wife, Annette, survive Marshall.
Raymond Marshall was part Royal”a beloved talk WSB-AM/FM (750 / 95.5), and Neal Boortz on the show he was known for giving his opinions, even if they differ from Boortz. Boortz tells the Atlanta Journal Constitution; “There are many times he should have been kicking me in the ass. The show continues, but at this point, I do not know how. “Marshall died shortly after midnight on Friday night after complaining he was not feeling well and asking for a glass of water. He soon collapsed and could not be resuscitated.
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