In the 1990s, Limbaugh's books The Way Things Ought to Be (1992) and See, I Told You So (1993) made The New York Times Best Seller list. Limbaugh began his career in radio as a teenager in 1967 in his hometown of Cape Girardeau, using the name Rusty Sharpe.
Limbaugh frequently criticizes, in his books and on his show, what he regards as liberal policies and politicians, as well as what he perceives as a pervasive liberal bias in major U. Because of his parents' desire to see him attend college, he enrolled in Southeast Missouri State University but left the school after two semesters and one summer.
; born January 12, 1951) is an American entertainer, radio talk show host, writer, and conservative political commentator.
Since he was 16, Limbaugh has worked a series of disc jockey jobs.
He started with an afternoon show and later did mornings, broadcasting under the name Jeff Christie.
Limbaugh moved to Pittsburgh station KQV in 1973 as the evening disc jockey, succeeding Jim Quinn.
Limbaugh was reportedly told by management that he would never make it as on air talent, and should consider going into sales.
His talk show began in 1984 at Sacramento, California radio station KFBK, featuring his ongoing format of political commentary and listener calls.
In 1988, Limbaugh began broadcasting his show nationally from radio station WABC in New York City, and the show's flagship station became WOR in 2014.
For the rest of the decade Limbaugh took jobs at several radio stations, working in music radio, before settling in Kansas City.
He currently lives in Palm Beach, Florida, where he broadcasts The Rush Limbaugh Show. media, signing a contract in 2008 for 0 million through 2016. fighter pilot who served in the China Burma India Theater of World War II. The name "Rush" was originally chosen for his grandfather to honor the maiden name of family member Edna Rush. is a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Limbaugh, Jr., is currently a judge in the same court, appointed by George W. Rush Limbaugh, Sr., Limbaugh's grandfather, was a Missouri prosecutor, judge, special commissioner, member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1930 until 1932, and longtime president of the Missouri Historical Society.
According to December 2015 estimates by Talkers Magazine, Rush Limbaugh has a cume (cumulative weekly audience) of around 13.25 million unique listeners (listening for at least five minutes), making it the most listened-to talk-radio program in the US. Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the son of Mildred Carolyn "Millie" (née Armstrong) and Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Jr. His family has many lawyers, including his grandfather, father and brother David. The Federal Courthouse in Cape Girardeau is named for Limbaugh's grandfather Rush.