Rush Limbaugh
Brian Smith
United States

Premiere Networks


Radio Host

Limbaugh celebrated the 30th anniversary of his nationally syndicated show this year as America’s most-listened-to radio host, with an audience of some 25 million across more than 650 stations. Cemented as a bestselling author, he bolstered his digital presence with impressive subscriber growth for his Rush 24/7 subscription service and a free app released in January. While his targets may have shifted slightly in the Trump era — focusing now on what he sees as the Justice Department’s moves to undo the 2016 election and the enjoined effort by legacy media to break the bond between Trump and his base — his mission hasn’t changed: “Attract and hold the largest audience I can so as to be able to charge confiscatory advertising rates.”


  • The Rush Limbaugh Show
  • The Limbaugh Letter
  • Rush Revere


  • Southeast Missouri State University (MO, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Study: Rush Limbaugh, Buzzfeed Among Least Trusted News Sources

Study: Rush Limbaugh, Buzzfeed Among Least Trusted News Sources

Millennials, Baby Boomers and Gen Xers have been pitted against one another in study after study, but all three generations agree on at least one thing. According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, the trio of age groups distrust the same four political news sources: the digital outlet BuzzFeed and radio shows the "Glenn Beck Program," "The Rush Limbaugh Show" and "The Sean Hannity Show."The study, which surveyed 3,000 people to examine how the political news consumption...


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