Rush Limbaugh
Brian Smith
United States

Premiere Networks

Rush
Limbaugh

Host, The Rush Limbaugh Show

Rush Limbaugh has been at the forefront of conservative political discussion for over 30 years, getting his start in 1984 at Sacramento-based radio station KFBK. The Missouri-born social commentator cut his teeth as a disc jockey, before coming into his own as a fiery and passionate program host. Mixing political commentary with listener’s calls, he’s been a staunch critic of the liberal media all throughout.

Limbaugh’s $400 million contact that he signed in 2008 made him one of the highest paid people in American media, while his 2016 renegotiation extended his program to 2020, taking it into its 32nd year of operation. “The Rush Limbaugh Show” has a weekly audience of nearly 13.5 million listeners, which makes it the most listened-to talk-radio program in the United States, while it’s also broadcast worldwide by the Armed Forces Radio Network.

He’s a New York Times Best Selling author, with titles including “The Way Things Ought to Be, and See, I Told You So,” and an award winning children’s author with the book “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans.” He even rolled out a stylish line of designer neckties after his customary fashion piece gained traction with fans.

Career

  • The Rush Limbaugh Show
  • See, I Told You So
  • The Way Things Ought to Be

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Rush Limbaugh Blasts Colbert Choice, Accuses CBS of 'War on the Heartland'

Rush Limbaugh Blasts Colbert Choice, Accuses CBS of 'War on the Heartland'

There's been ample amounts of praise for the choice of Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as the host of CBS' "Late Show," but it was almost inevitable that the selection would be viewed as a partisan slap in the face.Colbert rose to fame for his mockery of conservative punditry, and of Bill O'Reilly in particular, so it perhaps is not too much of a surprise that Rush Limbaugh announced on his show on Thursday that CBS has "declared war...

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