Rush Limbaugh Has Passed

Conservative talk-radio pioneer Rush Limbaugh died Wednesday after a year-long battle with cancer.

During his more than 30 years on air, the talk radio host ripped into liberals, foretold the rise of Donald Trump and laid waste to political correctness making him one of the most powerful voices in political conversation.

Limbaugh’s death at age 70 was announced on his influential radio program, by his wife Kathryn.

“I know that I am most certainly not the Limbaugh that you tuned in to listen to today. I, like you, very much wish Rush was behind this golden microphone right now, welcoming you to another exceptional three hours of broadcasting,” his wife told listeners in a surprise noon announcement on his radio show.

“For over 32 years. Rush has cherished you, loyal audience, and always looked forward to every single show. It is with profound sadness I must share with you directly that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer.”

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Opposable Thumbs

Sorry for being the one to bear the bad news. As a former radio guy myself, I may not have agreed with Rush on many things, but I still have a lot of respect for his skills. He, alone, is probably THE greatest reason why AM radio didn’t die out thirty years ago, creating a platform to reach a Conservative… Read more »

Last edited 15 days ago by Opposable Thumbs
LC Wil, S.C.E.

Thank you, David. It’s not like we haven’t known for a while, but it still hurts when the candles go out. He was unique. I remember the first time I herd Rush. Back in 1989, I was working late night for the Army, and listening to the radio, killing a boring night. Only thing on the radio was Larry King,… Read more »

Last edited 15 days ago by LC Wil, S.C.E.
LCBren

Dammit…of all the names in conservative radio, his shone the brightest.

Prayers to his family.

Terrapod

We have lost a great man and educator in the truest sense of that word. There will be a hole in the afternoon from here on out. He was a voice of calm and sanity to me for the past 29 years, at work and in retirement. Godspeed Rush and prayers to his family, friends and co-workers.

Navvet55

I first heard Rush while stationed at NAS Moffett Fld. This would have been when he was first “starting out” out Sacramento way, in the mid to late 80’s. He was smart enough to realize there was a great “silent majority” who felt (and rightly so) their voice(s) were not being heard…and/or did anyone else agree with them…about anything. So… Read more »

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