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Rush Limbaugh hosts the highest rated national radio talk show in America. He is known as the media pundit who reshaped the political landscape with his entertaining and informative brand of conservatism. Syndicated on 600 radio stations, Limbaugh has the most listened to talk show with 20 million people tuning in each week.
Born Rush Hudson Limbaugh III in Jan. 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to a family with generations of attorneys, he chose to explore his passion for broadcasting at age 16 by working on-air as a disc jockey for a radio station in his hometown. After four years, he left for Pittsburgh to work at the former ABC owned and operated KQV. He later moved to Kansas City where he eventually tired of disc jockey life and left broadcasting for business. He joined the Kansas City Royals as director of group sales in Feb. 1979 and later served as director of sales and special events.
By 1983, Limbaugh got the broadcasting bug back and re-entered radio as a political commentator for KMBZ in Kansas City. A year later, he was the host of a daytime talk show on KFBK in Sacramento, Calif., where he nearly tripled the program’s ratings in four years. From there, he went to New York in 1988 where his record-breaking national show was born.