Neil Rogers: The man behind the radio mic

The strangest afternoon I've ever experienced was a Saturday at Hialeah race track with Neil Rogers, who announced his retirement this week after more than three decades on South Florida radio. Full Story
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“Beyond all comprehension”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon

#1 Jun 26, 2009
I have to go take a Joyce ..
jrA

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jun 26, 2009
One of the great radio talents...they dont make em like UNCLE NEIL ANY MORE...ENJOY retirement you have earned it Uncle Neil...GOD.....
Jenkins

Homestead, FL

#3 Jun 26, 2009
Who the hell is this ugly, fat bastard?
dave

AOL

#4 Jun 26, 2009
Still playing with little boys? Thats a bad habit
Neil was great

United States

#5 Jun 26, 2009
jrA wrote:
One of the great radio talents...they dont make em like UNCLE NEIL ANY MORE...ENJOY retirement you have earned it Uncle Neil...GOD.....
Neil was great. I had the opportunity to speak with him at a few Panther games. Unfortunately when he started to take more time off and left George at the helm, It got too boring. Neil will be missed.
Big Guy L

Jupiter, FL

#7 Jun 26, 2009
I do not care who he fancied, but I did enjoy listening to a very intertaning show
Brian

Pompano Beach, FL

#8 Jun 26, 2009
Maybe I caught his act when he was already over the hill, but it never impressed me. It was like listening to any old guy whine and complain about his life. What a bore. Glad he's gone so that they can replace him with someone with something to say.
Eddie

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#9 Jun 26, 2009
Brian wrote:
Maybe I caught his act when he was already over the hill, but it never impressed me. It was like listening to any old guy whine and complain about his life. What a bore. Glad he's gone so that they can replace him with someone with something to say.
The only thing more pathetic than Neil was his listeners. He would tell a lame joke then have this dramatic pause. My only hope is he stays in Canada and we never hear from him again.
GolTeefes

Cape Coral, FL

#10 Jun 26, 2009
It's a shame he's retired...I laughed my A Z Z off every day for 15 years whole working for a major Florida utility....one day a superior told me to quit calling him a d o u c h e b a g on Neil's show....wihile I've forgotten his name....he's still a DB!

Like many entertainers, when the switch is ON, they are ON....and when off....dead silent...that's Uncle Neil
Deputy Dog

Orange City, FL

#11 Jun 26, 2009
Most people that don't like called his show and were quickly embarassed. But that was the beauty of it.

He was Don Rickles of the radio waves and some can't take it.
Go Fish

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Jun 26, 2009
Great article, Tom.

Neil's a legend and I wish him well in his retirement. It wasn't a Neil Rogers show without something wonderfully outrageous or controversial. He's right, though; the FCC crackdown really hamstrung the show.
Republican party of FL

Richmond, VA

#13 Jun 26, 2009
Great Article Tom....what the hell took so long?
Mav

Richmond, VA

#14 Jun 26, 2009
Neil was great wrote:
<quoted text> Neil was great. I had the opportunity to speak with him at a few Panther games. Unfortunately when he started to take more time off and left George at the helm, It got too boring. Neil will be missed.
Jorge killed Neils career!
Nah

Pompano Beach, FL

#15 Jun 26, 2009
Harold wrote:
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Neil Rogers fancies little boys just like Michael Jackson did. Rogers is a POS.
Homophobs....single issue people. Can't get past a persons sexuality. Your loss.
Neil GOD

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Jun 26, 2009
Oi!!!
MrRadio

United States

#17 Jun 26, 2009
Well done Tom. Neil Rogers was the best talk show host this town has ever seen. There will never be another Neil Rogers!

https://twitter.com/MrRadio610
Robert Viands

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#18 Jun 26, 2009
Great article Tom, nice to remember him in a good way.

His popularity waned when he became a left wing supported and bashed the right. There is no left wing radio show that survived because none of them back up what they're saying with sound bites. Have to realize that about 50% of the people still support the republican party.

Polls blew, and what really did him in was reading articles in a mono tone voice.

But yeah, back in the day when he ragged on city officials, had pig reports, and played all those bits, he was the king.
just say no

Pompano Beach, FL

#19 Jun 26, 2009
vote for neil hall of fame radio

https://eballot.votenet.com/nrhof/register/in...
Moe Howard Davidedid

Boca Raton, FL

#20 Jun 26, 2009
D-d-d-d-DOY-d-d-d-DOY-d-d-d-DO Y !!
Roy Foster

Boca Raton, FL

#21 Jun 26, 2009
ROY !

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