Rush Limbaugh launched his phenomenally successful radio broadcast into national syndication on August 1, 1988, with 56 radio stations. The show recently celebrated its 25th anniversary in syndication and is heard on nearly 600 stations by up to 20 million people each week and is the highest rated national radio talk show in America.
Known as the media pundit who reshaped the political landscape with his entertaining and informative brand of conservatism, Mr. Limbaugh is also widely credited with resuscitating AM radio by many industry experts.
With his diverse media background, Mr. Limbaugh is also the author of “The Limbaugh Letter,” the most widely read political newsletter in the country, as well as two best-selling books, The Way Things Ought to Be and See, I Told You So, which have sold more than 8.9 million copies. The sales of See, I Told You So set an American publishing record.
In 2000, Mr. Limbaugh tackled the Internet, expanding his media dominance with the launch of RushLimbaugh.com. Employing cutting-edge technology, it is one of the most popular radio broadcasting websites. It offers subscribers the opportunity to experience his show via video and audio Podcasting as well as live streaming audio.
Mr. Limbaugh has been profiled on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” ABC’s “20/20,” and in numerous publications including US News and World Report, National Review, Time Magazine, New York Times Magazine and USA Weekend. Other guest television appearances include “Nightline,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” “The Today Show,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show,” and “Meet the Press.”
Recognized for his achievements, Mr. Limbaugh received the Marconi Award for Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year given by the National Association of Broadcasters in 1992, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2014. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993, the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Hall of Famous Missourians in 2012.