Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh Changed America
Posted on 02/17/2021 4:45:26 PM PST by Rummyfan
It is hard to say something about Rush Limbaugh that hasn’t already been said, but I’ll try.
I was there on the day of his debut.
I was working at WPBR, an ocean-front radio station in Palm Beach, Florida. It was August of 1988 and I was doing one of a number of commercial radio gigs while in college. At WPBR, I did news on the hour but also ran the board. This particular day, a new and different show was debuting at noon – a talk show with a point of view.
he news of this new show was a technical headache. I had to capture the commercials off of the satellite for the Associated Press newscast to run through the Limbaugh show. I also had to frantically change satellite frequencies at the top of the hour and six minutes after the top to get the Limbaugh frequency. These were sharp little dials at floor level on the receiver. It might sound easy, but in the days of tape, it wasn’t.
Before Rush, talk radio was different. Talk radio was about cotton-candy issues. Larry King on the Mutual Broadcast Network hosted an overnight parade of callers talking about pets, childhood memories, landscaping, and just how they were doing. Scores of local talk show hosts – like Perry Marshall at KDKA in Pittsburgh – entertained with friendly chat, the sweet cotton candy that dissolves away quick into meaninglessness.
That was radio B.R. – Before Rush.
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I also engineered Rush’s show for a local station. It was a pleasure listening every day, though sometimes I’d get so involved with what he was saying, I’d forget to set up the commercials for the next break!
All is freepers need to come up with our famous and most cherished Rush Limbaugh quotes
Here it goes
Under billowing clouds of smoke, with my formally nicotine stained fingers!
I’m just a harmless lovable little fuzzball!
It’s open line Friday!
Behind the Golden EIB. microphone
Don’t doubt me!
Rush’s real story of Thanksgiving did it for me. I honestly believed the Pilgrims were starving and the Indians rode to the rescue and saved them.
Ted “The Swimmer” Kennedy
Good morning music lovers and thrill seekers all across the Fruited Plain
Count Taxula (BJ Clinton)
No need for me to be balanced, I AM the balnce
I know liberals like I know every inch of my glorious naked body.
Still, Miami had Alan Courtney on WIOD-AM. Wife, Bernice, was producer and call-screener. Alan, out of New York, was described as "gruff".
Rush, of course, expressed the identical conservative positions, but in a comforting baritone. It was very comforting to know the entire nation was listening.
He absolutely did change America and me in particular.
After voting for Clinton’s first term, I got in my car and drove from Florida to California. Listened to Rush all the way because that was the only station my car radio could pick up in unpopulated areas. By the time I got to California I was a Republican and have been one since.
Me too. Had to remember to get the carts ready to play local spots during Rush's show and remember to pot down his satellite feed to play the commercials. I also remember having to quickly change the satellite dials at ground level to switch between Rush and the national news broadcast at the top of the hour. This is all done automatically by computer now days.
MY FAVORITE PARODY SONG
BJ Clinton & Algore singing “All I wanna do is have some fun”
with the excellent lyric about Algore “he’s just plain dumb, and i wonder if he’s ever had a conscious moment in his whole life!”
A great man has been lost. Nobody will be able to fill his shoes. RIP Rush.
That is very true. We have lost a great voice.
Hillary’s parody song, Try to Remember...
My mind is Jello...Jello...Jello
Pretty much my EXACT experience, too! FReegards, and thank you, Rush, for all you did for all of us!
I really loved his early years. They were hilarious and he constantly pushed the envelope. Rush’s passing also reminded me of my own mortality. I started listening to Rush in my mid-20s over 30 years ago. I am now 57 and am no longer a young man.
I’m not sure how our weekdays will go without him.
“Firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila the Hun chair”
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