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Conservative icon Rush Limbaugh dies at 70

A popular voice has been silenced.

Rush Limbaugh, whose show airs on 953 MNC, has lost his battle with lung cancer.

His network sent a message to his affiliate stations Wednesday afternoon:

It is with great sadness to inform you that Rush Limbaugh passed away today, February 17, 2021, after a long and brave battle with lung cancer.  In this time of sorrow, Rush’s voice will continue to be heard, providing comfort and continued insight to his legions of loyal fans.   

All of Rush’s audio has been extensively archived and cataloged by subject, topic and opinion.  Given how timeless and insightful Rush’s commentary is his producers will be able to pull segments that are relevant for each day’s news cycle and allow us to feature the best of Rush for the full three hours of the program.

The familiar voices of the programs’ guest hosts will be used in the show when needed to guide Rush’s audio from one topic to another, but Rush will be the predominant voice heard for the three-hour Monday-Friday show, the AM Daily Update and The Week in Review three-hour show.

Please note that we will continue with this transitional programming until the audience is prepared to say good-bye.

We will mourn together in a respectful way and celebrate the incredible life of Rush with his millions of loyal listeners.  Today, a three hour tribute will air in Rush’s regular time slot.  Follow-up information will be posted on

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david February 17, 2021 at 2:04 pm

RUSH – we will miss you!!!!!!!!

Charles U Farley February 17, 2021 at 3:01 pm

Sad news. Rush will be sorely missed.

That leaves MNC with exactly 1 good daytime host: Hendrickson. Kilmeade is a RINO, and Hannity is too whiny. Rush had some great guest hosts who would be honored to stand in his shoes, even if they could never hope to fill them.

david February 17, 2021 at 3:58 pm


aaron vandezande February 17, 2021 at 4:50 pm

too true

Lee February 17, 2021 at 11:21 pm

You are right on with your analysis.

Gerry Lawton February 17, 2021 at 3:44 pm

Spot On Charles Farley!! RIH Rush!

The Punisher February 17, 2021 at 4:20 pm

RIP Rush, you were as good as it gets. Prayers to your wife, family and colleagues. You were one of a kind and I mean that in the best way possible. You were our voice for 32 years, we need to step into the breech and be your voice in the future. Although the learning never ends we stand better prepared for the challenges ahead than we would have be otherwise. Godspeed!

Dona H February 18, 2021 at 8:30 am

Whenever we lose someone in whatever industry they were in, I ask everyone, “Do we have the caliber of actor/singer/author/and now commentator, to replace them?” I believe we have some who may come close, but never touch the caliber of commentator we lost yesterday. RIP Rush.


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