Rush Limbaugh dead at age 70

Rush Limbaugh was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer a year ago. About a week ago, his staff was sending out signals the end was near. He died at home, not in a hospital.

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8 Responses to Rush Limbaugh dead at age 70

  1. RebelSansClue says:

    I know it’s trite, but it’s really the end of an era. There will never be another like him. I’m grateful to have been an off and on listener of his show since 1992. Obviously, we knew this day was coming, but it’s still shocking and sad. Just don’t have the words.

  2. Parrott says:

    Hey Guys, well, I agree ‘RebelSansClue’ end of an era is understatement . I listened to Rush first time in late summer 88, at lunch break in my truck at work, WFIR, sometimes taking a lite power-nap of 20 minutes .
    I drifted away from Rush from time to time, in the first decade after 2000, listened to others during that noon to 3pm eastern time slot, when I didn’t think Rush was hard enough or was a little to ‘establishment’. When he jumped on the Trump bandwagon I started listening more. Alex jones wore me out, John Gibson retired, Dennis Pregar puts me to sleep sometimes, & GB is right : If you are a fake, you will be found out. I don’t think he was fake. I would always check in on Rush and if in the car, he was on .
    I remember Fred talking years back, there is no one really on the bench after Rush and others as they age. Thats bad, we need someone now. Mitch McConnell is a turtle boy and cannot be trusted.
    I listen to John B Wells at nights now , he is live and back on terrestrial radio. ( WPMO Pascagoula ) 10pm to midnight eastern , you can listen on line with Vlan.

    I don’t know if they will trust Mark Steyn with that show, or will they move Beck to that slot ? I like Chris Plante, but he isn’t in the same professional announcer league as Limbaugh or Beck is. I listen to Plante a lot cause Beck went crazy in Obo era. I have been listening to Beck more lately , he is in his ‘wheelhouse’ on economy and that will be popular now with Joe-mentia pretending to be president and running the economy into the ground.

    we’ll see. Hope all is well guys ! Best regards for a prosperous 2021 or a ‘best we can do’ .

  3. prboylan says:

    A very sad day. We knew it was coming, but hoped for a miracle- as we always do when someone receives a terminal prognosis. End of an era? I hope not, but as the baby boomers age out it will be very hard to attract any critical thinking audience from upcoming generations whom are permanently addicted to watching cat videos.

    Does anyone else see the correlations between the death of Rush Limbaugh and the end of the constitutional republic? Not that they’re directly linked of course, but it certainly does contribute to that “end of days” feel we’ve been suffering through this winter.

  4. Fred Stiening says:

    “Rush Lives On” will continue indefinitely with live hosts playing clips of rush

    Kidd Kraddick died in 2013, but his show lives on. Bob Kevoin of The Bob & Tom show retired in 2015, but Bob & Tom lives on without Bob. One of the Click and Clack brothers died in 2014 but the show continued on, and Car Talk is still carried on some NPR affiliates.

    So this is nothing new

    • Fred Stiening says:

      Radio America sent out a press release announcing Dana Loesch is renewing her contract, preparing to take on the memory of Rush Limbaugh. You might remember that G Gordon Liddy was syndicated by Radio America. They do not have the gravitas to compete in syndication in major markets.

      The pitiful remnants of the newspaper business in St Louis essentially printed the press release and called KMOX to see if they plan to drop Rush. KMOX was owned by CBS Radio, and is now combined with Entercom. KMOX did not respond. The clickbait story seemed to be to lure people into believing that Conservative people will stop listening to Rush Limbaugh just because he’s dead.

      Most of the story refers to axios, a Democratic party astroturfing media entity.

      • Fred Stiening says:

        I do not dislike Dana, however I dislike syndicators to oversell their product. The show is heard in
        New York, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Orlando, Tampa, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Jacksonville, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Omaha, Las Vegas, San Antonio and Washington DC.

        The Radio America website does not have a list of Loesch affiliates, which is not a surprise.

        Syndicators will enter relationships with so-called “rimshot” stations in major markets that don’t begin to cover the entire market. The radio station listed as an affiliate in a Major market might carry an hour of the show on Sunday morning at 3:00 a.m. Advertisers need to be sure what they’re buying.

        I’ll spend a little time trying to validate their list, but I already am confident it’s a waste of time

        • Fred Stiening says:

          For New York City, I have found WJJF in Montauk, at the far Eastern end of Long Island. It is a very weak FM station which has absolutely no coverage inside any part of New York City. This is a work in progress. Maybe there’s an affiliate in New Jersey

  5. Fred Stiening says:

    James Golden talks about the day Rush broke the news he had cancer

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