Rush Limbaugh on air 30 years

Although not everyone agrees with Rush Limbaugh he has managed to stay relevant for 30 years in the talk radio business, a feat only a few have achieved





Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been on the airwaves for 30 years now and his attitude hasn’t changed one bit.

A listener called in on Tuesday to tell El Rushbo that he mustn’t end the show without mentioning his 30-year tenure in the talk radio industry.

Caller: “Hello, Rush. It’s an honor and a pleasure to speak with you. I’m gonna get right to the point. It seems to me that you’re about to end the last show of your 30th year and nothing has been said about it yet. So I want to be the one who congratulates you and thanks you on behalf legions of Dittoheads and our Rush Babies like my children. You have meant so much to me. I’ve listened to you since you started, and I’m nervous and choking up here. But thank you. Thank you, sir.”

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Rush replied to the caller: “I’m kind of — not choking up here, but — scratching my eyes a little bit. I appreciate that. I hear from people throughout the year who say nice things like you have. It never ceases to hit me, affect me very deeply, you know. Thirty years, some of it seems like I can just imagine some of those days 30 years yesterday. Some of those days 25 years ago are yesterday. Others it does seem like 30 years. On balance it doesn’t, though. On balance it doesn’t seem like anywhere near 30 years. I think it’s because my attitude hasn’t changed in 30 years.”

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Happy 30th Rush!