Neil Rogers: The man behind the radio...

Neil Rogers: The man behind the radio mic

There are 89 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jun 26, 2009, titled Neil Rogers: The man behind the radio mic. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

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.

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jachearts14

Miami, FL

#89 Jul 10, 2010
Wow! A year later, I find this a fascinating read!

Do any of you out there (perhaps Neil) have a clue as to where I might find some historic print or actual library broadcasts of Tom Shaefer and Steve Daly from the 70's at WNWS and/or WVCG?

thnx/j
Have a good life wrote:
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Wow. You just about covered everything. Neil really succeeded because he was able to change. Back in the 70s at WNWS, he was doing heavy topics, and was the darling of the geriatric set - the heir to Alan Courtney's audience. I think after he saw the stupidity of the nuts who wanted an English only law (remember Emmy Schaefer?) he had enough and switched gears.(Remember the dating and biorhythm shows) I also love how he skewered the other "talent" in the market. He sent Alex Bennet packing with his sit down comedy and "studio audience." I never really got the full story of why he and The Bird ended so acrimoniously. And whatever happened to Dave Caprita? Thanks for the memories, Tom. Especially about Bill Calder. Remember meeting him with Larry King when Nathan's held a grand opening promo on Sunrise Blvd. in the 70s. My mom would call Bill every day and vote on his kitchy "Big Spinoff" on IOD when he'd pit two horrible songs against each other. Other names from the past: Big Wilson, Mike Renerie, Larry Kent, Doug Carrick, Shirley Peters, Carson Rennie, Mike Spindell. I'm rambling. Neil would have probably hung up on me by now. Have a good life, Neil.
Fed up in Lauderdale

Hialeah, FL

#90 Jul 11, 2010
Who do you think is more important in South Florida right now, however? Neil Rogers or Adam the Macho Lifeguard? You do know that Adam was a frequent guest on his show don't you?

Talk radio absolutely sux without Neil on the air and his constant griping.

“Weak People Blame Others”

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#91 Jul 23, 2010
Renewed my Sirius subscription 1 day after Neil went off the air and I will never go back. S. Florida radio is unbelievably bad. The Gator is W. Palm is ok but you can't hear it S. of Boca.
John

Melbourne, FL

#92 May 20, 2011
"I don't know what it is, but it's moving".
Dr Demento

Dunlap, TN

#93 May 21, 2011
The question should of been........Who were the MEN "behind" Neil Rogers?
texas_pride

Dallas, TX

#94 Jul 6, 2011
In enjoyed listening to Neil in the 90's when he was simulcast in Tampa. He was one of a kind. May he forever rest in peace.
Billy

Hollywood, FL

#96 Jul 7, 2011
Buy American or Drop Dead wrote:
Renewed my Sirius subscription 1 day after Neil went off the air and I will never go back. S. Florida radio is unbelievably bad. The Gator is W. Palm is ok but you can't hear it S. of Boca.
"S. Florida radio is unbelievably bad"

Yes it is but than this is the land of countless people who have never assimiliated and low quality is up their alley.
Boca Brian

Cedar Rapids, IA

#99 Jun 3, 2015
Jorge sucked, sucked, sucked! WHY did Neil allow that no talent phone jockey to take over his show? Jorge was AWFUL, and his lack of talent actually drained Neil's show of life.
I think that was the biggest sign that Neil had started to lose it--letting Jorge on the air. This was the same guy who had parted ways with the legendary Guitar Man because he said (rightfully) that GM was not a radio talent and shouldn't have his own show. Well believe me, I'd rather listen to an 8 hour marathon of Guitar Man or Drew Michaels before I'd listen to 10 minutes of Jorge, but somehow Neil couldn't see this in his advancing age. Sad end to a legend.
Boca Brian

Cedar Rapids, IA

#100 Jun 3, 2015
Joe S wrote:
Neil, I was a caller to your show back in the day. I was never hung up on, because I (apparently) entertained you while actually discussing something of importance. You will be missed. The memories will last a lifetime. Now that I live outside of south Florida, driving in a car with Neil blaring on the radio will never be the same. I was hoping you would sign on to satellite to hear you unfiltered, but that wasn't to be. All the best to you in retirement, Neil!
No, Joe--trust me when I tell you: you had nothing of importance to say. But you were a good hitter for Jetstar, and that is how you should be remembered.

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