YMMV: Neal Boortz
- Author Existence Failure: His show's producer Royal Marshall suddenly passed away in January 2011. The show was off the air for that day, and after running some memorial shows Neal helped set up a charity trust fund for Royal's daughters.
- Colbert Bump: Popular response to Herman Cain's substitution for him has led to him getting his own talk show. Went even further, since Cain ran for President in the 2012 election and was during October 2011 the frontrunner, but dropped out two months later. Finally, it culminated with him being named as the successor to Boortz.
- Crosses the Line Twice: Some years ago, he put a great deal of effort into faking an event where skydivers would throw cats out of airplanes and try to catch them. You can imagine how that went over. This actually caused a Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: As related in Somebody's Gotta Say It, some time after the event a California newspaper reported the incident straight, not realizing it was a hoax.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Despite having lower overall listeners when put against higher ranking host in the same timeslot, Boortz notes that when put head to head in the same timeslot against these shows, he beats them in ratings.