Rush Limbaugh died this week at the age of 70.
To say he was a giant in our industry of talk radio is an exercise in understatement.
When I talk about the format of talk radio on my own program, I have often said that “Rush Limbaugh built the mall. Everyone else just has a storefront in it,” and I was true then—I’m true now.
I’m grateful for my own storefront, but I’m particularly grateful to Rush for building the superstructure of our medium.
There’s no question: talk radio is more needed now than ever.
I’ve been doing talk radio since 1990. Two years earlier than that, Rush Limbaugh had started his syndicated show—and he was already a monster hit. He, a giant in the industry, helped me out—a newbie—cutting promos for me. He was one of the great gentlemen in the business—and he never stopped being a professional’s professional.
Rush Limbaugh will be greatly missed. But the mall that he built is alive and fuller than ever. And for that, we should all be grateful.
Rest in peace, Rush.Read More »