2013 Legacy Inductee
1968 - 2011
Raymond “Royal” Marshall was born March 23, 1967 in Augusta, GA.His younger years were spent primarily between Germany and St. Louis Missouri. Royal’s interest in radio was sparked at an early age. Upon graduating from Hazelwood East High School, he attended the University of Missouri – Rolla for two years majoring in Mechanical Engineering. After the death of his step father his family moved to Atlanta. Royal changed his major and transferred to the University of Georgia and graduated with a BA in Speech Communications. While at UGA, he began his radio career at WXAG AM 1470 in Athens. Marshall interned under at V-103 in Atlanta and upon graduation was hired by WSB Radio to work the boards on the over-night shift. He soon moved to days and in 1993, joined The Neal Boortz Show as engineer and board operator. Their casual, on-air banter became so popular, that Boortz made it a staple of the show by incorporating “A Minute with Royal T” into the format. Royals quick wit made him a natural to fill-in for Boortz. WSB made Royal host of his own weekend show, “The Royal Treatment” which aired on both WCNN and WSB from October 1998 to January 2005. During this time Royal continued to be an integral part of the Neal Boortz show and continued in that position for 18 years. Outside his radio career, Royal was committed to his family, church, and the community generously sharing his time and talent. He served as Chairman of the National Advisory Board of ForeverFamily, Inc., and either was a guest speaker or served as emcee for many charitable and civic events. Royal loved to play golf. He passed away in 2011.
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