Rush Limbaugh

U.S. Radio Talk Show Host + Commentator + Author + Television Personality
Born Jan 12, 1951

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III is an American radio talk show host, political commentator, and an opinion leader for American conservatives. He is particularly influential in matters affecting the Republican Party. Starting at age 16 Limbaugh worked a series of disc jockey jobs until 1984, when Limbaugh began with Sacramento radio station KFBK the Rush Limbaugh show: a talk show featuring his still maintained format of mostly political commentary and listener calls.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Rush Limbaugh.


1951 Birth Born in 1951.


1967 16 Years Old Limbaugh began his career in radio as a teenager in 1967 in his hometown of Cape Girardeau, using the name Rusty Sharpe.
1969 18 Years Old Limbaugh graduated from Cape Girardeau, Missouri Central High School in 1969. … Read More


1972 21 Years Old After dropping out of college, Limbaugh moved to McKeesport, Pennsylvania. In 1972, he became a Top 40 music disc jockey on WIXZ, a small AM radio station that reached much of the Pittsburgh area. … Read More
1973 22 Years Old Limbaugh moved to Pittsburgh station KQV in 1973 as the evening disc jockey, succeeding Jim Quinn. … Read More
1977 26 Years Old …  They were married at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Limbaugh's hometown of Cape Girardeau on September 24, 1977. McNeely filed for divorce in March 1980, citing "incompatibility." They were formally divorced on July 10, 1980.
1979 28 Years Old For the rest of the decade Limbaugh took jobs at several radio stations, working in music radio, before settling in Kansas City. In 1979, he left radio and accepted a position as director of promotions with the Kansas City Royals baseball team. … Read More


1983 - 1984 2 More Events
1987 36 Years Old Daniel Henninger wrote, in a Wall Street Journal editorial, "Ronald Reagan tore down this wall (the Fairness Doctrine) in 1987... and Rush Limbaugh was the first man to proclaim himself liberated from the East Germany of liberal media domination."
1988 37 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 1, 1988, after achieving success in Sacramento and drawing the attention of former ABC Radio President Edward McLaughlin, Limbaugh moved to New York City and began his national radio show. … Read More
1990 39 Years Old In December 1990, journalist Lewis Grossberger wrote in The New York Times that Limbaugh had "more listeners than any other talk show host" and described Limbaugh's style as "bouncing between earnest lecturer and political vaudevillian." … Read More


1992 41 Years Old In 1992, Democrat Bill Clinton was elected president of the United States. … Read More
When the Republican Party won control of Congress in the 1994 midterm elections, the freshman Republican class awarded Limbaugh an honorary membership in their caucus. … Read More


2001 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In late 2001, he acknowledged that he had gone almost completely deaf, although he continued his show.
In 2003, Limbaugh had a brief stint as a pro football commentator with ESPN.
2004 53 Years Old In September 2004, Limbaugh became romantically involved with then-CNN news anchor Daryn Kagan, and they broke up in February 2006. … Read More
2006 55 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In March 2006, WBAL in Baltimore became the first major market radio station in the country to drop Limbaugh's nationally syndicated radio program.
In 2007, Limbaugh earned $33 million. … Read More
On January 5, 2008, the conservative magazine Human Events announced Limbaugh as their 2007 Man of the Year.
2009 58 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 16, 2009, Limbaugh commented on the (then-upcoming) Obama presidency, "I hope he fails." … Read More
In March 2010, Limbaugh used the similarity of recently resigned Rep. … Read More


2012 - 2013 2 More Events
Limbaugh was awarded the Marconi Radio Award for Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year in 2014 (given by the National Association of Broadcasters). … Read More
2015 64 Years Old 1 More Event
…  According to December 2015 estimates by Talkers Magazine, Rush Limbaugh has a cume (cumulative weekly audience) of around 13.25 million unique listeners (listening for at least five minutes), making it the most listened-to talk-radio program in the USA. … Read More
2016 65 Years Old 1 More Event
His most recent contract, signed on July 31, 2016, will take his radio program to 2020, it's 32nd year. … Read More
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