Rush Limbaugh
Brian Smith
United States

The Rush Limbaugh Show


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Limbaugh’s loyal listeners (called “Ditto­heads”) got a shock when the veteran conservative host announced in February he’d been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, this after iHeartMedia’s Premiere Radio Networks renewed his contract, which in the past was reported to be $85.4 million annually. Limbaugh remained on the air for much of his treatment but was hospitalized with a severe infection in August, and in October he revealed the cancer was progressing, acknowledging he must face the finality of his prognosis. Airing on 650 affiliates nationwide, “The Rush Limbaugh Show” has featured regular appearances by President Trump, who billed his two-hour October call-in as the largest radio rally in history.


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  • Southeast Missouri State University (MO, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Rush Limbaugh Discloses Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Rush Limbaugh Discloses Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Conservative radio firebrand Rush Limbaugh disclosed Monday that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer.Limbaugh, 69, told listeners of his syndicated radio show that he has an advanced form of the disease and will miss at least several days of his daily radio program."I wish I didn’t have to tell you this, and I thought about not telling anybody. I thought about trying to do this without anybody knowing, ’cause I don’t like making things about me," Limbaugh told his...


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