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Belinda Skelton, Neal Boortz’s producer, gets her own WSB weekend radio show

Belinda Skelton, Neal Boortz's long-time producer, will continue to oversee Boortz's daily commentaries after he retires and adds her own weekend show to boot. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Belinda Skelton, Neal Boortz's long-time producer, will continue to oversee Boortz's daily commentaries after he retires and adds her own weekend show to boot. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Belinda Skelton, Neal Boortz’s producer for 16 years, has nabbed her own weekend radio show.

The program called “Belinda Skelton’s Atlanta Lifestyles” will air from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays after Boortz retires on Jan. 21, 2013 according to Condace Pressley, AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB’s assistant program director.

“Think of Pinterest, Martha Stewart or the Oprah brand where lifestyle can be defined by everything from food, wine and design to family, entertainment and local events,” according to a written statement by Ben Reed, vice president and general manager of Atlanta-based Cox Media Group, which includes The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Pressley said WSB has been looking for a program like this for a while. “Belinda is the ideal person to do it. That’s who she is.” Skelton is a University of Georgia graduate with a degree in interior design.

“I’m on cloud nine,” Skelton said in an interview this morning. “The show is right up my alley. I can throw a cocktail party in 20 minutes and be comfortable in my own skin. My parents entertained a lot. We travel a lot as a family.”

She said she will also address topics such as how to choose summer camps for kids or the best place to have an anniversary meal in Atlanta, “things that impact your every-day life.” And she may even get Boortz to call in once in awhile while he travels.

Though Skelton will not be producing Boortz’s replacement show hosted by Herman Cain, she will remain a full-time employee of CMG, handling Boortz’s schedule after his retirement as he will continue to do daily commentaries for the station. “I’m going to do research on his daily minutes and produce those. And when Herman’s off and Neal subs in, I’ll produce that,” she said.

Pressley said CMG is putting a production team together for Cain.

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141 comments Add your comment

missnadine

October 5th, 2012
12:00 pm

I guess her lawsuit against the airport and/or crocs didn’t yield enough $$ for her to retire?

Herb Emery

October 5th, 2012
12:49 pm

1-3 Saturday is Adam Goldfein’s slot.

Great. I’m glad WSB is doing their best to move quality consumer advocates like Clark and Adam into time slots that no one can reasonably listen to for novelty acts like Rush and Belinda.

Shannon

October 5th, 2012
12:57 pm

Hey missnadine – she didn’t ask for a dime in the Croc’s incident – you thanks to Belinda, you will see that every pair of Croc’s comes with a warning tag!

Thanks Belinda for all your great years – can’t wait to hear the new show!

Rickster

October 5th, 2012
1:03 pm

Sorry… I don’t see the draw for Belinda. I get tired of hearing her on all the commercials she does. No way I’d listen to her for 2 hours on the weekend.

OTP

October 5th, 2012
1:04 pm

Another good reason not to listen to WSB on the weekend. 106.7, here I come.

Mercedes S.

October 5th, 2012
1:07 pm

She has an irritating, grating voice. And her accent ought to make her a shoe-in for Baby Boo Boo.

Jason T

October 5th, 2012
1:08 pm

Sure she’s a nice lady but based on listening to Neal for years, there’s nobody home upstairs.

Just the facts maam

October 5th, 2012
1:10 pm

Shannon Shannon Shannon, Belinder said on air that the lawsuit cash would go in little orville’s or was it wilbur’s college fund.

don

October 5th, 2012
1:15 pm

who cares no one listen to that station they all are racist

Wayne No Offense

October 5th, 2012
1:39 pm

I had a weekend Show, once…….once!

The Truth

October 5th, 2012
1:40 pm

Another great Georgia Bulldog.

missnadine

October 5th, 2012
1:43 pm

Shannon – for a person who would have skewered people (esp if they were minority or a Democrat) over raising a lawsuit based on her own stupidity, she deserves all the flak she gets. She showed that taking responsibility for your own actions is only for the other guy.

A reasonable person who not outfit their kid in Crocs -period, especially in an airport. It is her fault her son got hurt, but she blamed everybody but herself. I am sorry her son got hurt, but her stupidity should NOT be rewarded.

Al

October 5th, 2012
1:49 pm

Life is too short, I will never listen to the show.
She has an irritating, too country sounding voice.
And her accent ought to make her a shoe-in for Baby Boo Boo.
Clark Howard or Handle on the Law, please.

Wally Spencer

October 5th, 2012
1:56 pm

Her voice might be terribly grating, but she has a way to go to beat Barbara Dooley.

W.

Wondering

October 5th, 2012
2:06 pm

Why would anyone want to listen to her?
I would rather listen to Clark or Handle on the Law … but not her?
Big mistake…the show will be short lived.

Tammy

October 5th, 2012
2:09 pm

I’m betting this show will not last long.

No visible talent here.

Re-Boortz, Clark Howard, or Herman Cain would be MUCH BETTER.

lkjlj

October 5th, 2012
2:34 pm

Crocs are still around? Haven’t seen anyone wearing them in quite a while…

Nohome4Oldguys

October 5th, 2012
2:47 pm

This is really sad. Here, we are looking at a talentless woman, another ‘hanger-on’, who should have been fired long ago. She is an buttkisser, a selfish person who offers nothing to the airwaves, and the faster that WSB can fire her usless butt, the better.

Nohome4Oldguys

October 5th, 2012
2:50 pm

” Georgia graduate with a degree in interior design.” Uhh, what? Isn’t that basket weaving?

oldschool15

October 5th, 2012
3:01 pm

I agree with the other posters. I find her irritating, incompetent, and arrogant. Hopefully this show has a short shelf life.

markie mark

October 5th, 2012
3:01 pm

wow…what a bunch of jerks….for years, I called into neal’s show as “mark from acworth”. Belinda was always charming, quick and to the point. I have met her many times at “meet and greets” and have always been impressed by her professionalism and intelligence. And for those of you who don’t care for Belinda’s accent? where the hell do you snobs think you live? and why in the world do you think CMG would employ an idiot for 16 years? you people have no clue….

James

October 5th, 2012
3:11 pm

Congrats Belinda!!!

I just want to know why Clark Howard was disbanded to night side when he’s been one of the most highly rated, reliable member and devoted members of the Cox team?

Belinda will do well. She’s worked with one of the best for a number of years.

OrlandoDawg

October 5th, 2012
3:13 pm

You go Belinda, the haters are just jealous!!! Go Dawgs!!!!

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 5th, 2012
3:13 pm

I wonder what her shtick will be to appeal to WSB’s “lily white entitled cracker” demo

Nohome4Oldguys

October 5th, 2012
3:17 pm

OrlandoDawg, no one is jealous, I really think people are tired of old BS, and that’s what you’ll get with a show from her. Ultimately, the woman has zero talent and cannot carry a show based around food and home decor. No one gives a damn, just the way it is.

erubi

October 5th, 2012
3:21 pm

WSB lost my ear when they got rush lardball!

BigAintheBigA

October 5th, 2012
3:28 pm

Who listens to AM radio on Saturday afternoon? Might as well turn the transmitter off. Except for those advertising dollars. But anyway, Go Belinda! You earned it.

DeVon

October 5th, 2012
3:48 pm

I’m just excited to hear that Neal Boortz is retiring in January. That just made my weekend and its not even 5pm!

Allison Wonderland

October 5th, 2012
3:52 pm

I am done with anything that has to do with Cox….even you Rodney!! Done! Bye!! Good Riddance!!

June

October 5th, 2012
4:02 pm

Congratulations Belinda!!

rod

October 5th, 2012
4:04 pm

she had a weekend food show that sucked and got cancelled. she rides neils coattails on the endorsement money, she gets a big checkf rom Crocs at the airport and now they are keeping her to manage Neils retirement. Must have been included in the retirement parachute. i will not use annyone she endorses

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 5th, 2012
4:07 pm

So what is the story about her Crocs?

Rodney Ho

October 5th, 2012
4:08 pm

SAWB

October 5th, 2012
4:09 pm

Why? Handle and Goldfein can run laps around her.

No icing for me, please!

October 5th, 2012
4:17 pm

Belinda, you have a cute Southern accent; however, I shudder to think of hearing your voice for 2 hours straight. Your accent is good for lil’ bits and pieces only.

WSB, please give us more Handel on the Law and Mark Arum!! Please lose Erick “Oink, oink” Erickson and Rush “Full of Hot Air” Limbaugh!!!

Blue Ridger

October 5th, 2012
4:19 pm

Glad to see a fellow dumb ass redneck do well

Captain Midnight

October 5th, 2012
4:22 pm

Congrats Belinda,she’ll do fine with the “hey there you” Sat afternoon soccer mom crowd.
RIP Royal, AMF Neal. Love the Talkmaster! Hate, hate, hate, to see him go.
WELCOME GODFATHER!
WSB, now go get Levin!
I like Herman, but I don’t give him a month. Ecspecially after President Romney is sworn in.

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 5th, 2012
4:23 pm

Thanks Rodney. I don’t want to see Belinda fail, but I can’t imagine that many people will tune in to a weekend AM talk show about anything, really. But you have to fill the airtime with something, and maybe it will be a spring board for her to something else. Unfortunately I think WSB radio has shamelessly cornered the “lily white and scared” audience in Atlanta, just like WSB-TV has done on television–so she’ll need some sort of gimmick to capture predominately racist listeners.

bill

October 5th, 2012
4:26 pm

Y’all might want to read Rodney’s link about the lawsuit before “poppin’ off”….

SAWB

October 5th, 2012
4:31 pm

So, WSB-TV is now racist. I wonder what Jovita would have to say about that?

Highlander

October 5th, 2012
4:32 pm

I’m betting most of the negative comments here are from folks who have never met Belinda and are assuming things based on her accent. (Are these negative critics FROM here? I mean, if you’re from Georgia, does Belinda sound like she has an accent or does she just sound like everyone you grew up with?)

@Markie Mark, fair play to ye! While I won’t be tuning into Belinda’s new show, it won’t be because of her “accent”. (C’mon, man! Saturday is NCAA football day!!!)

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 5th, 2012
4:33 pm

SAWB

October 5th, 2012
4:31 pm

So, WSB-TV is now racist. I wonder what Jovita would have to say about that?

Stunning logic, we’ve got a real brainiac here folks

SAWB

October 5th, 2012
4:39 pm

So, can you provide any examples of the racism on WSB-TV or do you prefer tossing around baseless accusations on faceless forum? Oh wait I forgot anyone that is successful must be a racist. Right?

Jamal

October 5th, 2012
4:48 pm

Nice “Ta-Ta’s”.

me

October 5th, 2012
4:50 pm

Mercedes S.

October 5th, 2012
1:07 pm

She has an irritating, grating voice. And her accent ought to make her a shoe-in for Baby Boo Boo.

Is her voice not afro centric enough for you. Mercedes? What a dumb azz name.

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 5th, 2012
4:52 pm

B

October 5th, 2012
4:39 pm

So, can you provide any examples of the racism on WSB-TV or do you prefer tossing around baseless accusations on faceless forum? Oh wait I forgot anyone that is successful must be a racist. Right?

It’s really not that hard, WSB-TV is following the Fox News model–primarily running stories about how mean ol’ minorities are gonna get you or how your hard-earned tax dollars are being wasted by the mean ol’ gubbamint. Throw in the same weather report every three or four minutes and commercials every story or two.

You are already resorting to reactionary talking points so I imagine you’re pretty blind to the whole “know your audience/control the narrative” thing WSB-TV and Fox News do extremely well. They know there are millions of scared white people (just like you) who watch the news; they tell you exactly what you want to hear–by conjuring up fear/anger stemming from your own self-loathing.

1911A1

October 5th, 2012
4:52 pm

So the lawsuit was settled with a structured settlement?

“It’s MY money and I need it NOW!”

(for pennies on the dollar…just sayin’.)

Mike

October 5th, 2012
4:53 pm

I like Belinda, It’s Herman that I won’t listen to. ihave tried to listen when he fills in for Neal, and it is not good.

Rufus

October 5th, 2012
4:54 pm

Annoying.If as the artile says “WSB has been looking for a show like this for awhile”. Why did they not do it “awhile” ago? Belinda has been the awhile. I’m sure it will be a battle for ratings between her show and O’Neil outside, and the garden show. LOL. I amuse myself.

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 5th, 2012
4:57 pm

I wonder if Skelton toed the line of Boortz, that we live in an overly litigious society with too many lawsuits–until of course something bad happens to me!

SAWB

October 5th, 2012
5:04 pm

Billy I’m not sure if attitudes like yours make me mad or just sad. I always wonder why we as a society have so much trouble moving forward and then I meet someone like you so blinded by the hatred of the past that you see evil even where none exists.

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

Well, you don’t see evil where it does exist. BOOYAH

Rock and Roll

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

Belinda is one classy lady and will ROCK!

Nohome4Oldguys

October 5th, 2012
5:26 pm

Bottom line with both WSB and boortz and ‘his’ people is simple. WSB is going down the tubes, and I’m glad to see this happening. rush, boortz, c’mon, Ludlow Porch has more class than these guys put together. And, while I don’t hate belinda, she has no talent Just like Neal, no talent. Hell, Neal was a lousy attorney, that’s why had to become a talk show host. Ask his clients, if you can find any.

gnd

October 5th, 2012
6:02 pm

Some of this sounds close to what the Mark Arum show does. light local topics and local food. 2 very similar shows right next to each other? Does not sound good for Mark.

the truth

October 5th, 2012
6:17 pm

Even if I wanted to hear a show like this I would not listen to her nasal toned southern drawl. Like nails on a chalk board.

SAWB

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

Billy Mays Here said, “Well, you don’t see evil where it does exist. BOOYAH”

Ok, Billy has convinced me with his excellent skills of persuasion that Cox Communication, WSB-TV, WSB Radio, The AJC and Access Atlanta are indeed all racist organizations. These organizations are of course controlled by Dick Cheney from a secret lair deep in the mountains of Wyoming. This location also holds the infamous Hurricane Machine that Bush II used to aim Katrina at New Orleans. Of course this is all funded by the Koch Brothers and directed by the Illuminati.

Geez…

Kat

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

Because she has a degree in interior design (one or two steps beneath “general studies”), she is now a lifestyle expert on par with Martha and Oprah? What a way to diss your potential audience’s intelligence by thinking that we are that stupid. If she was good at ID, she would have done that full-time rather than produce someone else’s work.

One two-hour slot on a Saturday is about 90 minutes too long. Her voice certainly sounds like she is a Southern girl, but I expected her to be on Honey Boo Boo.

William

October 5th, 2012
8:35 pm

She is as dumb as a bowling ball. Known fact!!!!!!!!

Thomas

October 5th, 2012
8:37 pm

I will be done with WSB after this bone head move.

Old timer

October 5th, 2012
8:49 pm

Belindawill do fine…she is interesting. I do not like Handel or Goldstein. I wish we had Kim Komando on Saturday or Sunday. Maybe Neal’s computer person could do a computer show…..

NoMoreKimPlease

October 5th, 2012
9:13 pm

Why should I have to meet her in person to know that I don’t like her or her accent. Here voice is irritating regardless of whether you’re from here or not. I can’t turn the sound on the radio down fast enough when I hear a commercial with her voice.

Ball Ground Bob

October 5th, 2012
9:15 pm

Sweet lady, zero talent who if not for being under Neal’s shadow would be working at bed bath and beyond all these years not in major market radio.

Jm rob

October 5th, 2012
9:20 pm

I will lIsten to Belinda,but not Herman..his voice is too grating.
I would vote republican if they would also get rid of hanitty and rush.s

Busterbrown

October 5th, 2012
9:41 pm

I am sick on tired of many of the black people I hear saying other people are racist when I hear some of the most obnoxious and bigotry comments from many blacks and yes I am black. I went to a majority black school (college) and it was disgusting, these people are little Klansmen. Belinda is a nice lady, Boortz knows how to raze up the show with his rhetoric. Barack and black preachers do the same thing, race bait then pretend they did not

aon

October 5th, 2012
9:53 pm

I wish her the best, but I just don’t see it happening.

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 5th, 2012
10:07 pm

SAWB

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

Ok, Billy has convinced me with his excellent skills of persuasion that Cox Communication, WSB-TV, WSB Radio, The AJC and Access Atlanta are indeed all racist organizations

I only named WSB-TV and WSB radio. I didn’t bring up the AJC nor Cox Communications–nice job flying off the handle. Thankfully we’re not talking in person or I would surely be drenched in your spittle.

Mercedes S.

October 5th, 2012
10:11 pm

Thanks for supplying croc story, Rodney. If the kid is five years old now and he got stuck in the escalator 4 years ago… who lets a one-year old ride an escalator? Or put a toddler in crocs anyway?

tc

October 5th, 2012
10:16 pm

WSB is panicking because their ratings are down. They shuffled the racists host around and demoted Clark and Adam. I am through with this station. Belinda, I hope you saved your money from your racist boss, because without him you are toast.

NotMe

October 5th, 2012
10:19 pm

Looks like this station is going down in flames like the other one. Good, get this crap off the air.

PM

October 5th, 2012
10:37 pm

WSB’s ratings are not down -yet. But the problem is what they will be six months or a year from now. They are trying to mitigate the damage while they can. Nobody expects Herman to do well. They can hope he will but still expect him to flop, but his job is not to replace Boortz, nobody can do that. Herman’s job is to limit the bloodloss and buy some time while they find another answer. Watch for Herman to “retire” soon enough.

In any case, most radio stations actually sell their weekend airtime. If you have a few hundred bucks, you, too, can have your own show. WSB is probably just trying to see if they can make more money this way than leasing the air time out to somebody else. If it works, great. If not, somebody will want to buy time for their investment brokerage or diy surplus warehouse or something.

Whitey

October 5th, 2012
11:35 pm

Billy Mays & tc – you are the real racists. All you do is promote your hatred of anyone not black. How sad that you only see the world in black or white. I doubt you can even define the word “racism”,

greengo

October 5th, 2012
11:38 pm

duhlinda sucks big boortz

Tom

October 5th, 2012
11:41 pm

Looking forward to her sex tips for couples and threesomes!

suwanee guy

October 6th, 2012
12:01 am

It’s pretty evident by the comments here that Belinda is not very well liked. She is just plain annoying. Why in the world is Cox keeping her? I had hoped we would be rid of her when Boortz retired.

skeeter

October 6th, 2012
12:13 am

Is it just me or do you think mighty whitey lusts over Belinda?

Gresham Brown

October 6th, 2012
1:24 am

I’d hit it.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 6th, 2012
3:01 am

Never listened to Boresme and I sure won’t listen to her.

Michael

October 6th, 2012
4:57 am

No where is Adam going ? Also please move Clark back to 1 pm to 3 pm. Otherwise I have no reason to listening to WSB.

Michael

October 6th, 2012
5:02 am

Does anyone remember David Paul, what happening to him ?

Fred Habacht

October 6th, 2012
5:51 am

I would rather listen to static than Belinda. Any product that she has ever pushed has made me immediately hunt for it’s competitor.

TEXGfield

October 6th, 2012
6:10 am

This woman makes me sick to my stomach. WSB blows.

Jaime

October 6th, 2012
6:29 am

I don’t like it when Belinda talks now. Where did Clarke go after rush took his spot? It’s talk radio for info. Put Belinda on NPR. She likes those “Shweaty Balls.”. Besides, I lost all respect for Belinda on the Croc issue and always wondered why Neal didn’t pounce on that.

OldGold1964

October 6th, 2012
8:05 am

Y’all are certinly entitled to your opinion, and this is the U.S.A. so you have a forum in which to express them, but I do also and in my opinion all this “Belinda Bashing” has got to stop. Nothing wrong with her voice; or her looks; or her attitude. You don’t like listening to her, you don’t have to listen. As for her own show: if you ran WSB-750, what would you program foro Saturday afternoons?

Susan Harris

October 6th, 2012
8:35 am

This is it for me – goodbye WSB radio – oh by the way I can get weather and traffic on other radio stations

UGotta B Kiddin

October 6th, 2012
9:03 am

What happened to this station?? Pretty soon I expect to hear Spanish language programming. Tailspin!

Former WSB Caller1

October 6th, 2012
9:04 am

Really? What the hell is going on at WSB? Great for Belinda and all at least it adds some sort of variety to the station. So lets look at this lineup…Herman Cain, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Eric Erickson…no one will be able to tell when one ends and the other begins…same right wing commentary over and over and over from this 4 headed 12 hour monster. Clark Howard on at 8 till 10 pm? 20+ years…what an excellent reward for past services…I am sure it is contractual and its just his way out the door. Best of all Adam Goldfein on at 1am till 3….seriously folks…the only really good live call in show you have exploring current topical events and subjects…and you stick that on in the middle of the night, on tape I imagine, when no one can call in? BRILLIANT! Have you guys every considered a little bit of a more balanced approach? This will be a terrible experiment and you will be blowing everything up again in 18 months…because anybody who is just a little bit left of far right won’t be listening and good luck getting them back.

Moderate

October 6th, 2012
10:09 am

To BILLY MAYS HERE:

If you think WSB is racist, I’d like to see your standard for non-racist. I don’t care for Limbaugh or much for Hannity, but the station has contributed much to this community, the whole community. I have many African-American friends who are WSB radio and TV listeners. Oh, wait a minute…..they all worked for an education, have jobs, and don’t spend any time blaming people. You have every right to tune in your hiphop stations or whatever. I don’t consider any of the “pure black” stations racist; they are just trying to make a buck like WSB. Some of the old line Atlanta black stations are pretty darn good. But to call anything you don’t like “racist” is not flattering to you.

Meta Parkinson

October 6th, 2012
11:13 am

Just saw about your new program. Congratulations. Wayto go.We hope to be at Neals show next month.Meta has been under the weather for the past 5 days, but I think she is on feeling better now. We keep looking at our pictures of our trip and Thank you and YMT for it. Hope you and all of your family are well.Hope to possibly see you next month. Your friends, Meta and Archie

gail

October 6th, 2012
11:43 am

Oh my gosh. what a waste of radio time. I turn her off when her commercials come on. BUT I am sick of wsb-radio, no matter who is on.

Buhlindah

October 6th, 2012
12:39 pm

Ah don’t know W-hiyee peohple do not lahk the sound of mah voyeece. Ah always reliahd on the kahndness uv strangahs.

RobC

October 6th, 2012
12:42 pm

Off the wall with David Paul. Best show atlanta radio ever had.

Long Richard Silver

October 6th, 2012
1:09 pm

Tried listening to that station, To much hate from the boortz man, Belinda seems nice

Circuital

October 6th, 2012
1:20 pm

If you want to know how “mainstream” black Americans think go read SnoopDick’s 10 reasons why he is voting for Obama. Then come back and tell me who the racist pigs are. Disgusting, vile, juvenile and hate-filled rhetoric is what passes for enlightened dialog in the black community. Nice role models to emulate. Unbelievable. November 6 cannot come soon enough.

Beth in Marietta

October 6th, 2012
1:48 pm

I have been listening to Neal and Belinda since 1994. As a female, I have always enjoyed the “bantering” between them and Belinda offering the female point of view, especially when it comes to her kids and domestic life. I look forward to hearing Belinda on the weekends offering her views and recommendations. I hope it is very successful.

Michael

October 6th, 2012
2:04 pm

There’s so much vitriol here that it may only be 4 or 5 people posting under different names. Good luck Belinda, whoever you are, on keeping a good paying job.

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 6th, 2012
2:23 pm

Whitey

October 5th, 2012
11:35 pm

Billy Mays & tc – you are the real racists. All you do is promote your hatred of anyone not black. How sad that you only see the world in black or white. I doubt you can even define the word “racism”,

Pointing out racism–however subtle–doesn’t make one a racist. You can stop projecting now.

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 6th, 2012
2:30 pm

Moderate

October 6th, 2012
10:09 am

To BILLY MAYS HERE:

If you think WSB is racist, I’d like to see your standard for non-racist. I don’t care for Limbaugh or much for Hannity, but the station has contributed much to this community, the whole community. I have many African-American friends who are WSB radio and TV listeners. Oh, wait a minute…..they all worked for an education, have jobs, and don’t spend any time blaming people. You have every right to tune in your hiphop stations or whatever. I don’t consider any of the “pure black” stations racist; they are just trying to make a buck like WSB. Some of the old line Atlanta black stations are pretty darn good. But to call anything you don’t like “racist” is not flattering to you.

I’m white, but it’s unsurprising you assumed I was black and you attached overused, blatant stereotypes to me. Bigots like you always get mad when someone calls them out for their bigotry.

For once I’d like to see one of y’all just say “yeah, I’m a racist/bigot/xenophonbe.” I could at least respect you then. But for now I’ll just lump you in with the other dummies who’ve posted contrived, worn-out replies to me. Don’t cry about it; admit you’re at least somewhat of a bigot, and work to improve your character.

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 6th, 2012
2:37 pm

Circuital

October 6th, 2012
1:20 pm

If you want to know how “mainstream” black Americans think go read SnoopDick’s 10 reasons why he is voting for Obama. Then come back and tell me who the racist pigs are. Disgusting, vile, juvenile and hate-filled rhetoric is what passes for enlightened dialog in the black community. Nice role models to emulate. Unbelievable. November 6 cannot come soon enough.

You wouldn’t know anything about enlightened dialogue–from any source–because you’ve never sought it. Snoop Dogg is not a leader nor an ambassador for black folks. You just wanted an excuse to post a thinly-veiled bigoted tirade, and you certainly accomplished that.

catmom

October 6th, 2012
3:30 pm

Meh. I won’t be listening. Belinda’s voice is like an icepick in my brain.

Ted

October 6th, 2012
4:30 pm

Please no !!! Not Belinda. I give up. Goodbye WSB !!!!

Bill Turner

October 6th, 2012
4:33 pm

There have been many people in Atlanta that would give anything to make the money that she has made during her stint with Boortz. She is the kind of individual that skates through life without a clue. A very lucky moron.

Jen

October 6th, 2012
7:14 pm

Belinda is a smart girl; you guys are just envious. Basing your career on something you obviously enjoy is genius! Good luck, Belinda!!!

Vashtai

October 6th, 2012
7:48 pm

If you go to Clark’s website at 1, you can hear him live. I’m still gobsmacked by WSB bringing Rush over.

Bill Turner

October 6th, 2012
9:43 pm

No, Jen I am not jealous. I just loathe ignorance awarded by promotion !!!

Tina Turner

October 6th, 2012
10:12 pm

People like Bill Turner post garbage because they have no life. He is like toilet paper stuck to the bottom of Belinda Skelton’s shoe.

Not me

October 6th, 2012
10:40 pm

Belinda’s voice is so like nails on a chalkboard I actually mute the radio when she does those incessant commercials. She is the useless sidekick of Boortz and I have never understood why she is allowed to open her mouth on air. She talks like a hillbilly. Giving her a show is a recipe for failure.

Whitey

October 7th, 2012
12:14 am

Billy Mays
Please help those of us that are apparently not as enlightened as you are – just how is WSB racist? As a business, one can assume they promote programming intended to earn maximum revenue for their company. Since you obviously believe their programming appeals mainly to white listeners, how is that any different from “urban” stations that direct their programming primarily towards black audiences? I guess racism only applies to whites, not blacks or other minorities. Here are some facts to consider – 70% of the U.S population is white. Since WSB’s powerful signal extends far beyond the Atlanta area and even Georgia, it seems like smart business to me to promote programming that is directed towards the majority race in this country. But don’t worry – you’ll always have that “racism” excuse to fall back on if you can’t defend your illogical comments. Enjoy the rest of your hate-filled life.

SanFranciscoTreat

October 7th, 2012
12:28 am

I think Belinda is kinda cute.

Scott Anderson

October 7th, 2012
6:26 am

Always liked Belinda but I could sense how she detested Neil most of the time. A lawyer who almost bankrupted Holyfield early on but who brags about being a lawyer. Neil did nothing.
Glad Neil is going after so many years of hate filled speechs. Putting ppl down and cutting them off with his finger worked well when someone disagreed with his often racist and asinine thoughts.
So Neil goes to Texas a few weeks ago as he is eligible for the Macaroni award for broadcasters. He is not optimistic but he goes thinking maybe this being his last year, they will feel sorry for him. Someone else gets the award and as he gets into the elevator he is with the President of the radio who asks him how was his dinner. Neil responds ok it could have been better. Neil was sulking over his slap in the face yet again. Got knew for you Neil , your a jerk and everyone there knows your a jerk. Too many years of hate and hostility. So glad you are off the air now. I would tune it for ten minutes at a time until I couldnt take the same mooochers and welfare speech over and over. A side note is as soon as Mitt Romney said the same thing about the 47 % moochers to a group of his rich donaters he was railed on. Thanks alot Neil. Romney got scalded with that hate rhetoric you espouse. So its over for Belinda. She was a good woman to be able to put up with that hate man for all these years. Good luck going forward.
As far as Neil goes I hope he does leave the country and never comes back. Let him travel in his million dollar RV far far from radio. He dont need to call in. He dont need to spread his hate no more. Will be tough finding any friends on the road as they see thru Neil like a glass bottle. Jamie Dupree was the even thinking logical one that put Neil in his dumb ars place many times. If I listened it was at 1205 when Jamie came on. At least you get a human being talking and not some screwed up thinking Neo Con with no clue except his own well being. Neil said that he would never pay more tax than he is paying now. He said he had ways to avoid it and he would at all costs. Thats the whole problem with the rich in America. They share that greed mindset. They would step on their mother to get more money . Its sad really .
So go off into the sunset Neil , take your drag queen with you, and never come back. Atlanta is finally done with you.

A Casual Observer

October 7th, 2012
7:17 am

Saturday afternoon? You must be kidding WSB…who listens to AM radio except when in the car anyway? As for the format…good luck on Saturday afternoon! Sounds like this was deal part of Boortz’s retirement package…throw Belinda a financial bone and if she doesn’t make it, well at least there was a guaranteed paycheck for awhile.
I must admit, I like her on air personality, but her flat pronunciation of words like right, white, light, night, etc is like fingernails on a blackboard to me. I can’t imagine ever deliberately tuning in…
As for the Crocks deal…get a life Belinda! There is a thing called parental responsibility…just because you weren’t paying attention to what you son way doing doesn’t mean that the shoe manufacturer, the escalator manufacturer, or the airport were responsible. Sorry he was injured, but you should have have stayed out of court, and put the blame where it belonged…squarely in your court.

Peter Tinkham

October 7th, 2012
7:20 am

Is this a joke?

Tia

October 7th, 2012
7:45 am

Thank goodness…weekends only. I, for one, will NOT be listening. I turn the station when she does commercials. Bet Boortz had something to do with this. She is NOT radio material. Get Handel on the Law and Clark Howard in prime time. Herman Cain does nothing for me either.

Scott Anderson . Bitter Much?

October 7th, 2012
8:23 am

The Scott Anderson Boortz Manifesto went on ad naseum. I think someone needs to investigate your obsession with Neal. Wow, just Wow!

Well from all the other folks that dislike Belinda, this new show is bound to be a success. For every “I won’t listen” just means that you will! No wonder conservative talk, Fox News, Boortz, WSB, etc. are all booming $$$ and ratings success stories.

Congratulations”progressives” as your bitterness and hatred lines the pockets of the rich and powerful even more!

bobo

October 7th, 2012
11:03 am

I am amazed at all of the jealousy being directed at Belinda and her success. Congratulations Belinda, it could not have happened to a better person.

Chris

October 7th, 2012
11:21 am

She’s a nice lady but I’ve gotten tired of listening to her exagerrated southen drawl in all of her commercials.

BYH

October 7th, 2012
1:53 pm

“She’s a nice lady but I’ve gotten tired of listening to her exagerrated southen drawl in all of her commercials”

Um, you do realize this is still the South? Even though our area has been invaded by people from all over, thank goodness we have retained some of our dialect and culture. I am always amazed at the people that move here for a better life and have the audacity to complain about how we southerners do things. If you don’t like it then you are more than welcome leave!

Advertisers pick Belinda for a reason. She makes them money, if not then they would not hire her voice that you outsiders don’t seem to like. And so you think WSB would have given her a time slot without thinking it through? Those advertisers are backing her up on this. If it fails, then she will lose the show. I think Belinda has been in the business long enough to know how these things work, don’t you?

It’s okay if you want to think we southerners are stupid. We are confident enough in ourselves to laugh along with you — all the way to the Bank! Bless your heart!

PHall

October 7th, 2012
2:11 pm

I am still pissed about losing Clark. I don’t have much faith in this new addition to the lineup.

Big Meanie

October 7th, 2012
2:40 pm

I agree she is annoying in ads. I surely will not listen to her show.

KLM

October 7th, 2012
4:49 pm

Shannon, she did too get $$$ from Croc’s and “said” she put it in a trust for her son. She talked about it on the radio.

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 7th, 2012
5:09 pm

Whitey

October 7th, 2012
12:14 am

Billy Mays
Please help those of us that are apparently not as enlightened as you are – just how is WSB racist?

I already did this. Try to keep up.

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 7th, 2012
5:10 pm

Scott Anderson . Bitter Much?

October 7th, 2012
8:23 am

Well from all the other folks that dislike Belinda, this new show is bound to be a success. For every “I won’t listen” just means that you will! No wonder conservative talk, Fox News, Boortz, WSB, etc. are all booming $$$ and ratings success stories.

Congratulations”progressives” as your bitterness and hatred lines the pockets of the rich and powerful even more!

That is precious.

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 7th, 2012
5:13 pm

It’s strange that people want gubernatorial failure turned nonprofit failure Karen Handel to do… anything.

McGarrett

October 7th, 2012
6:24 pm

I used to listen to them all the time. Then one night, Belinda guest hosted one of Royal’s shows I think. She made statements so intolerant and bigoted it was beyond belief. That’s when I chose to kick the whole crew to the curb and haven’t turned back to WSB since.

Graphite

October 7th, 2012
9:10 pm

When the lily whites retire,who is going to fund the welfare brood sows and numnuts? Any of you little dorighters walked through a hood lately?Biggoted…….damn right….you made me that way.

tc

October 7th, 2012
9:18 pm

If you want good news, weather and traffic, listen to 106.7. They kick WSB to the curb.

Bill Turner

October 7th, 2012
9:26 pm

To Tina Turner – Thank you so much for your input. I am sure your opinions are valued to the nth degree. By the way your statement proves that you are an ignorant em basil.

Big mama

October 7th, 2012
9:52 pm

Love her! Congratulations! She will make my.driving I-85 more interesting!

The American Dream

October 7th, 2012
11:03 pm

better than hooking I guess.

The American Dream

October 7th, 2012
11:04 pm

course she couldnt make much hooking

The American Dream

October 7th, 2012
11:06 pm

she is kinda of cute in a sarah palin way

The American Dream

October 7th, 2012
11:08 pm

course palin is a white hot mess kind of like the white trash women you pick up a waffle house.

The American Dream

October 7th, 2012
11:09 pm

i would still hit though

The American Dream

October 7th, 2012
11:09 pm

just wouldnt brag about it

The American Dream

October 7th, 2012
11:11 pm

maybe boortz would though if he could stay away from his lifelong obsession with 20s gay porn

Jack

October 8th, 2012
9:08 am

Guys, guys. For all of you who find a Southern accent “grating”, let me remind you what our great Southern Philosopher, Lewis Grizzard said about that. “GOD…talks like we do.”

And if it still bothers you, “Delta’s ready when you are.”

Jack a happy ending

October 8th, 2012
5:03 pm

Since when does an interior design degree land one a lucrative radio gig? She made FAT stacks for screening calls, and even more for endorsement deals, and a chunk out of the Croc makers, and now gets a show…all without being a trained broadcaster!? Gotta be connected. Bloodline of royalty or something of that sort. Just doesn’t add up…

EadieG

October 9th, 2012
8:22 pm

With all of these negative assaults, It is obvious that you do not know her- I do !
So much is being said, apparently just to see who can make the most hurtful , negative statement.
May I correct a few things? The injured child is NOW almost 9 yrs old ! Not a toddler
Belinda has t wo degrees from the U of GA .The first in Broadcast/Journalism. the second in Interior Design ! Without it, however could she have gotten a job at WSB?.
Another error: She NEVER did a show for Royal Marshall. I do not know who you might have heard that you so disliked. Many years ago she and Royal did one of Neal’s shows jointly on a holiday .
For those of you who think everyone working at WSB is racist, you are so wrong !
Belinda is the least likely of anyone you could accuse of it. But of course you would have to know her and apparently you don’t !

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 9th, 2012
9:43 pm

Jack

October 8th, 2012
9:08 am

Guys, guys. For all of you who find a Southern accent “grating”, let me remind you what our great Southern Philosopher, Lewis Grizzard said about that. “GOD…talks like we do.”

And if it still bothers you, “Delta’s ready when you are.”

So tired of hearing the same joke from the 80s over and over.

BILLY MAYS HERE

October 9th, 2012
9:45 pm

EadieG

October 9th, 2012
8:22 pm

For those of you who think everyone working at WSB is racist, you are so wrong !

I don’t think anyone has said this?

Claire

October 10th, 2012
11:55 am

Wow, can’t believe the sad vitriol. Says much more about the poster than the subject.

One thing, though, for those of you stuck on the Crocs issue. I remember scornfully laughing at the people who sued McDonalds for being burned by their coffee as being prime examples of the kind of unprincipled, overly-litigious nincompoops that are ruining our country. (To be fair, I think I was scornfully laughing at them as Neal scornfully described the case on his show.) And then I learned more about the case . . . that McDonald’s had the temperature settings too hot for the cups they were using, that there had been many prior instances of cups’ basically dissolving and collapsing as a result, and that McDonalds had been INFORMED of the issue and had yet done NOTHING and people were getting hurt–as clear a case of negligence as can be imagined. Considering all of this, the people who brought the suit against McDonalds–especially considering the unbelievably negative press they got–were both principled and courageous.

I bet there’s a similar situation in the Crocs case.

Good luck with your show, Belinda!