America and conservative causes owe Rush Limbaugh a debt of gratitude, but as a radio host, I owe Rush so much more. He opened doors for people like me, by bringing back the AM band and providing openings for thousands of us over the years. He taught a generation of broadcasters how it’s done. It wasn’t about politics, although most people focused on that. He was an entertainer, above all.
Great broadcasting isn’t necessarily about the subject matter. Howard Stern isn’t famous just because he had girls take their tops off in his studio. Many others have tried that approach and and failed. Just as other conservative talk show hosts have tried reading the Drudge Report as show prep and failed. They did not understand what Rush brought to the broadcasting side of things.
Rush and others like him tried their best to highlight what was happening politically in our country and the world. But in 30 years on the air, he did not eliminate corruption. Nor will I. That, we’ll always have with us. HOWEVER, his decision to trust Christ is what matters for eternity. See you soon, Rush.