How do you describe the man who revolutionized talk radio in this country?
Well, Rush is host of the highest-rated national radio talk show in America. He began hosting his nationally syndicated program on August 1, 1988, with 56 radio stations. The show is now carried by more than 655 radio stations and is listened to by more than 20 million people weekly.
He was born Rush Hudson Limbaugh III in January, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to a family with generations of attorneys. Rush chose to explore his passion for broadcasting at age 16 by working on-air each afternoon for a radio station in his hometown. After four years, it was off to Pittsburgh and KQV Radio. He later moved to Kansas City, where he eventually tired of DJ life and left broadcasting for baseball, joining the Kansas City Royals as Director of Group Sales in February, 1979. He was later promoted to Director of Sales and Special Events.
By 1983, Rush caught the broadcasting bug again and re-entered radio as a political commentator for KMBZ in Kansas City. A year later, he was hosting a daytime talkshow on KFBK, Sacramento, nearly tripling that program’s ratings in four years. From Sacramento, it was on to New York in 1988 and the birth of Rush’s record-breaking national show.
Rush was the 1992 recipient of the Marconi Award for Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year, bestowed by the National Association of Broadcasters. Rush was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in November, 1993.
Rush also hosts the “Rush Limbaugh Morning Update,” heard as part of AM650 KGAB’s ‘Morning Zone at 6:35AM weekdays.
His monthly newsletter, “The Limbaugh Letter,” has a subscriber base in excess of a half million. His two best-selling books, “The Way Things Ought to Be” and “See, I Told You So” have sold more than 8 million copies.
In a word, Rush Limbaugh is a phenomenon. Find out why, every weekday, on AM650 KGAB.
Rush’s Contact Information
You can call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line
between 10 am and 1 pm at: 1-800-282-2882
You can e-mail Rush at: ElRushbo@eibnet.com
You can fax Rush at: 212-445-3963
You can write Rush at:
The Rush Limbaugh Show
1270 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020