Rush Hudson Limbaugh III is a man of various occupations. He works as an entertainer, a radio talk show host, a writer, and a political commentator. The man started out a DJ. In 1984, he started a radio talk show in Sacramento, California. The show, which was aired in KFBK, was known for segments featuring the calls of listeners and making political commentaries. His next show was at WABC in New York City which began airing in 1988. At present, The Rush Limbaugh Show is being broadcasted in Palm Beach, California.
Rush Hudson Limbaugh II was the son of Mildred Caroly “Millie” (nee Armstrong) and Rush Hudson Limbaugh Jr. Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the name “Rush” was originally his grandfather’s, used to honor their relative, Edna Rush.
Limbaugh’s ancestors were German. His clan was made of lawyers, judges, prosecutors, commissioners, and the like.
In 1967, Limbaugh started working as a radio talk show host using the pseudonym Rusty Sharpe. He finished secondary school in Missouri Central High School and attended two semesters at Southeast Missouri State University before dropping out and pursuing a career in the radio industry.
In McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Limbaugh started pursuing his career as a radio talk show host. He worked as the Top 40 music DJ in WIXZ in Pittsburgh and hosted after and morning shows afterwards using the name Jeff Christie. His next hosting gig was at station KQV in Pittsburgh in 1973. After being fired, Limbaugh moved back to Cape Girardeau.
After some time, Limbaugh moved to Kansas City and started working as the director of promotions for the Kansas City Royals baseball team.
During the 1980s, Limbaugh became a radio talk show host for KFBK in Sacramento. His success in Sacramento caught the attention of former ABC Radio president Edward McLaughlin. He offered him a job and began hosting a national radio show in New York.
In the 1990s, Limbaugh became so popular that The New York Times published an article about him. His political commentaries like the ones he made about the Persian Gulf War and Clinton’s policies as the U.S. president helped him in gaining the attention of his listeners.
In the 2000s, Limbaugh suffered from a medical condition concerning his hearing but it was eventually remedied later on. He also made a brief career as a pro football commentator. However, he also quit the job and not later on, admitted to his addiction to medications. He also voluntarily surrendered to the authorities when he was accused of a single charge of prescription fraud.