Following a stint as a ticket salesman for Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, in the mid-1980s, Limbaugh landed a job as an on-air host at KFBK in Sacramento, California, with the help of a radio executive friend. There, Limbaugh took over Morton Downey Jr.’s slot, and met with success when his ratings surpassed his predecessor’s. Less than a year later, Limbaugh became known as Sacramento’s top radio host.
In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission repealed a long-standing rule known as the Fairness Doctrine, which required both television and radio stations to air for an equal amount of time each side to a political argument. The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine ultimately paved the way for Limbaugh’s now-distinct, politically conservative radio style to take shape. Not long after, the on-air host left KFBK for a position at the ABC Radio Network, bringing his newfound fame with him, as well as a reputation for having strong, right wing ideologies.
The Rush Limbaugh Show, nationally syndicated from New York City by ABC Radio, premiered on August 1, 1988. Known for its heavy political focus and sometimes extreme conservative slant, The Rush Limbaugh Show has been on the air for more than two decades and is credited today as the highest-rated American talk radio program. The show is currently syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, and can be heard on nearly 600 stations nationwide.
In addition to his success on the radio, Limbaugh makes regular appearances as a political commentator on various TV programs, and has authored a number of magazine articles and books, including 1992’s best-selling The Way Things Ought to Be and 1993’s See, I Told You So. “It’s my job, it’s my life, it’s my career, it’s my passion,” Limbaugh once said about his politically charged career as a radio host, commentator and writer. “I’m doing what I love. I think I’m doing what I was born to do. I have no specific goals from this point forward. I never have had specific goals. I’ve always thought, ‘I know generally what I want to do. I want to be in media, I want to be in radio.’ It’s what I love. It’s what I do best. And I’m open to all opportunities that come my way.”
Limbaugh was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993.
Instead of Federal Substities, Illegal Aliens monetary support, Foreign Government’s receiving our monies, support our Seniors who have paid all our working lives for our benefits. I am tired of The Government Officials, News people putting us into the catergory with freeloaders !
Rush you had a chance to attend college and quit. If it were not for radio and TV what work would have made you the millions you have today? You do not have children and those of us who do, would never have the funds to pay out right. Loans, scholarships have been the answer. One has had a full ride to a major University and is in the Phd program. There was no indoctrination, each teacher or professor was different. We have 6 college grads in our family and they are all professionals and making a difference in our Country. I hope you keep in mind, the National Debt was created by Congress and so much pork that cost taxpayers a huge amount, You will not need your SS but for those of us who have worked and payed into it we do deserve to get what was promised. BTW When you are living on SS, as millions are..there have been many years without any increase, Yet, Congress had no problem giving themselves a raise. .......Last your calling Sanders "Crazy Bernie" endless times makes you sound off center.
Save the taxpayers some money and get rid of most federal subsidies of colleges and universities! Many jobs shouldn't even require a four-year degree. Furthermore, many kids don't benefit from a college degree, anyway. The colleges and universities have been turned into schools of "lower" learning ..... i.e. "political indoctrination centers" and "propaganda mills". Why should taxpayers pick up the tab for someone else's education bills?! In the '60s, there was a marked increase in the number of students headed for college, and some were baby boomers trying to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War.
My generation (Gen-X) has had it worse than either the Boomers or Millennials. We have been through three severe economic downturns (Poppy Bush's early 90s recession, the Post-Clinton Dot.Com fallout and the Great Recession of W/Obama/Trump from 2008 to the present).
Were are the cancer spots on your face rush?
Millennials work? Many of the ones I have encountered show up , maybe, for the people who hire them but work? Most think it's beneath them. 😏
I love this all these super liberal baby boomers who pushed for liberal agendas, now facing the realization that the little monsters they created are going to be the ones who have their hand on the switch to turn off their life-support! Or to be the ones signing on the dotted line so the doctor can give them their involuntary euthanasia shot!
To get a job to work, you have come out of your "safe place", and face reality....
When President Macron Said To Congress That The United States Should Join The Woll, And Not Isolate Its Self !!!!!!!! I Could Only Translate That To Say, Submit Yourself To World Socialism !!!!!!!! Let Me Make Clear ,That I Will Make Sure That Progressive- Demarcate- Socialist , Don't Make U.S. Disappear !!!!!!!! VOTE-VOTE-VOTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sadly, none of it is the government’s money. The government only has what they have taken from the citizens.
Millennials have no say in anything because all they've done so far in their young and useless lives, is whine, complain and demand something for nothing. They're not in the same ball park with Boomers.
If you're having a problem with Rush's articles not appearing in your newsfeed just click on "following" at the top of the page and then click see first and you won't have any problems seeing them. You can do that for any site you like to read and for friends but they only allow you so many so don't go crazy. I had to make some hard choices LOL!
If they would shut down the Federal Assistance Program, that pay's $3,000. a month for illegals. We would not have a problem.
Bernie Sanders and Liberals with all their 'free' giveaways cost US Taxpayers - Jobs and putting all able bodied Americans back to work and paying into these Healthcare programs is the only solution to lowering cost on the average Working American - Government needs to Stop Taxing US and Budget funds better and Stop giving themselves and other Federal workers raises if the American Worker is not getting more funds in their pockets.
There was an article on Slate about a month ago about how many Millennials aren’t bothering to save for retirement because they’re positive it’ll either be a socialist paradise or world war three before then. Some people just can’t be saved, the best we can do is make sure they don’t take the rest of us down with them.
Snowflakes Work? You can’t be serious Rush 😂
Because Millennials are self victimized snowflakes who’s parents didn’t raise them right and never taught them to EARN their way in life! Well some millennials were raised right like conservatives children!
I have to think the college people in charge of the money are having a great time with it.
Apollo government is tax payer money!
It's taxpayer money, not grubermint money...
Good Question Rush!!
A novel concept!
The only authority the judges have is what the law says, nothing more. The Law that Congress has made is in place along with the Constitution. For decades the President has had the authority to stop anyone from coming into the country he deems is a risk,these are rogue judges.
5 , 4 Trump wins.
I'm starting to wonder if the lawyers Trump has defending his case are competent ..
I’m confident Trump will win by the smallest of margins. There are just enough sane justices for him to prevail. However, it’s frightening to know that a few Supreme Court justices can base an opinion on their bias emotions and not on the letter of the law or wording of the executive order.
Excuse us Supreme Court why was Obummer allowed to have the same countries blocked and No one said a word, interesting...Are you part of the deep state as well, DemoRats seem to be able to do anything they want, but let a Republican get in and everyone dissects every little Moselle...Maybe you people want to live in chaos like Europe , and now they are sorry opening their door , Remember “Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.” - Winston Churchill
You know what if we held every person that was running for some office, and held them to every word, it would be impossible, sounds like you guys don’t know your job... And remember 63 million voted him in , only a couple hundred voted you in
He's added a couple of good ones lately and Rudy is definitely one..
Time to get the National guard with gunships tanks good stuff
President Trump is totally Right to establish Travel Bans!! Please read the Constitution for confirmation!!
Trump ban is fake like him. The real terrorists Saudi Arabia and Israel not on the list, they are the one who piloting terrorists with UN .. get real
If the Supreme Court approve trump ban, I can tell u that we have lost our value and our country moving in a new direction... down down
Obama had a say in the countries chosen. His administration made the list !!
You guys put a lot of faith in Gorsuch. Just saying.
watch ouyt demOrats and freaks of cnnnnnnn we know who you are,......................................
Why is the State of Hawaii challenging the President's travel ban at all? The Muslim population of Hawaii is listed at 0%. No lower level federal judge should be allowed to usurp the President's authority --- and at the Supreme Court level. Some of these "punk" judges need to be fired. It's a national disgrace!
Just left the Supreme Court handle it
How is it possible that words and opinions outside of the court are admissible? I’m sure there is no such reference to “all” Muslims in the Executive Order. Is every Ex Parte’ utterance now admissible? President Trump is well within his Constitutional right to restrict immigration. These Judges need a refresher course in Constitutional Law.
Obama minions are like dandelions. They just stay around and irritate the hell out of you. Obama will prove to be the most damaging president ever
One of the many reasons I voted for President Trump was his stance on banning people from heavily terrorist countries. If a judge from Hawaii is so adamant about it's legality let the people from the listed countries go to Hawaii.
If the Court disagrees, can we drop illegal immigrants off in front of their homes?
Muslims should all be deported! Their interests are not in American values! They want to take over America! They don't need to be here!
It's pretty simple folks: The constitution prohibits discrimination based on religion. Trump publicly declared that he wanted a "ban on Muslims". Then he tried to stop citizens of certain Muslim majority countries entering The US. Sure he made up other reasons but clearly this is an action targeting people of a certain religion. Which is unconstitutional. No judge who cares about upholding the constitution could allow this discriminatory law to stand. Nor I suggest would any patriotic citizen who believes in the constitution. Make sense?
Looks like the Democrats are really hurting the country and do everything to destroy what Trump try’s to achieve. They are worse than the Nazie Party of the 3rd Reich! Talking about interfering with an election, the FBI should look in to this and earn their money!😠
What they are really worried about is #Obamagate and #Clintongate . . . plus the fact that Trump makes 95% of them look like they (and our world) would be better off driving Uber. 🇺🇸 #WINNING #MAGA!! 🇺🇸
God bless President Trump.
All I have to say is keep up the EXTREME Behaviors....What better way to destroy your party!
These Democrat donor-paid protestors (activists) and neighborhood organizers appear to be doing more damage to their own Party. Bring 'em on!
JESUSHCHRIST! THATS ALL THEY BEEN BANGING ON FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS!!!!!
Judgement day is coming.
Didn't they do that with Bush?
Pretty sure the predicted "blue wave" will be at best a blue trickle.
And always have voted Democrat so why waste your time on them
Never a real vision or solution!
What an idiot picture. Dumbfüks.
I'd stop being a Democrat then............
Your all nuts
Shh.who cares? Ignore this
Because if a democrat win in 2020 the republicans will go after their rapist President.
Donkey is the perfect Democrat symbol. A whole lot of donkeys all together braying and that’s called a herd. But you know they never heard a thing because they’re donkeys!
Liberalism is a mental disorder. All liberals should be put on the no-fly list and Joanne Fielding told us prohibited from buying guns and sharp objects.
If only we could give them a real taste of living under Hitler. That might shut up the BS oozing from their mouths.
Hitler was a SOCIALIST, A NATIONAL Socialist!
They should be worried about their behavior...not Trumps. They r nazis, not Trump
I don’t think trump should be a president, a liar... period
Macron is a sad excuse for a president in France, he is at best a Rino and at worst another socialist. I am French, this guy is similar politically to that insect "Rino Ryan" sitting there in the background smirking!
It’s easy to advocate something when your not the one paying for it. Of course they want America in the Paris Accord - they need us to foot the bill.
At least we don’t have to worry about this nonsense until President Trump leaves office... Once President Trump is out of office; America will be buried once and for all... There’s no one to fill his shoes...
Maybe democrats should pay the bill for the Paris agreement..
Climate change is real Rush.. deal with reality
Democrats & Climate Change - believe the science. Democrats & Gender Assignment - science doesn’t matter, it’s an individual choice.
Gee, I was surprised to see any democrats stand up and clap for once. It was nice to see these two leaders meet and greet one another and though they didn't agree on everything, they were able to talk and they respected one another. That is more than our congress did with our president. The country will end up going down the tubes if they don't quit fighting and join forces to improve this country.
He is like anything from France....they can't be trusted and sure as heck be relied upon.
How ironic, the French don’t even stand for this turd. #VoteRed 🇺🇸☕️
Like a true politician....make everyone happy...... Still needed to keep his own identity...can't suck up too much...lol
The man is a globalist. It scares them to death to hear this President declare the United States best interests will be his number one priority.
THE CLIMATE HAS BEEN CHANGING SINCE DAY 1
Of course Europe does not wish this country to invest in domestic priorities. Putting the United States first is not in their best interests. The gravy train is over with this President. (Hopefully )
Doesn't France tax the rich 75%? They are all leaving France. When all the other countries pay their fair share then you can talk your BS.
I love it when Rush goes off on his global warming rants. I'm so there.
What a shame...SMH...should have quit while he was ahead. And of course the DemocRATS stood for the proven wrong stuff...LOL.
Well, after all - he’s French you know...👨🏻🎨
OK, get the hell back to France now, skippy!
Where is the galactic eye roll emoji?
The climate changes in most places four times a year we like to call it seasonal 🙄😳🤣
Believe they may be having money troubles over there, lol all after USA money.Any one notice the hand sign he held up in the pic on the balcony?
I do like France's toast and fries though
I just hope the president does NOT reverse his position on that awful deal for America.
Maybe that's a French Money Tree they brought with them as a "gift" and planted on the Whitehouse lawn.
Your kidding right? He wasn't off the rails. He was cogent and concise. He was just talking about subjects you don't like...if you wanna hear "off the rails" let me refer you to a speach about the F35 made at a boyscout meeting.
I think the Caller You Had today made a Great Point regarding how TV/Images Can and Do lie, whereas radio is strictly words, Much harder to deceive minus the pictures.
Straight shooting works best and you sir have it down to a science
Nixon won the debate with JFK to those who listened on the radio, but lost to those who saw it on television. The television is programming you, and this is not a joke or conspiracy theory.
At 2PM every day I had to justify my programming to Chuck Rathert when I was at KFUO. it’s about time the rest of the radio world caught up with Chuck. I hated that half hour, but I’ve never appreciated anything more... because it made me (I hope) better at the craft.
I love my AM radio.
All because of you Rush!
Conservative AM talk radio is outstanding. It is the only way to learn the truth. Rush is the Master ! Rush is the master of AM radio.
I still use old fashioned radios to listen, I have 3 in the house... all on from 11-2. KTRH Houston!
Dems can't win honestly in any medium.
DID YOU KNOW that NIELSEN is just as much a GOVERNMENT AGENCY as the Post Office ❓❓❓❓❓
very well possible. many people listen to the same radio in the workplace.
That is because Silicon Valley folks haven’t figured out how to manipulate it.
Thank you Rush Limbaugh
Julie Wood Carroll, share this with your boy!