With the death of the living legend Rush Limbaugh this week, I’m sure many of you and wondering what will become of his show, at least in the short term. The short answer is that it is not going anywhere:
DC EXAMINER – The radio show of Rush Limbaugh, who died this week at age 70 following a battle with lung cancer, will remain on air for now.
The Rush Limbaugh Show will continue to be broadcast using old clips of the conservative icon’s voice and will continue “until his audience is prepared to say goodbye,” Premiere Networks, a division of iHeartMedia that oversees the program, said in an internal memo obtained by the Wall Street Journal. Limbaugh can continue to be heard from noon to 3 p.m. on weekdays.
“No one can replace Rush Limbaugh,” said Hosea Belcher, the senior vice president of affiliate marketing for Premiere Networks.
Limbaugh died Wednesday morning after a monthslong battle with lung cancer in his home in Palm Beach, Florida, according to his wife, Kathryn, who told the public on his radio show. The 70-year-old received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former President Donald Trump, authored seven books, and was a thorn in the side of Democrats, including Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
Limbaugh’s radio show, which held the title for most listeners in the United States, reached more than 20 million monthly subscribers.
I’m really glad Premier is doing it this way. Even though we knew that this day was coming, it honestly felt too sudden and I wasn’t ready for it. It was just a ‘few’ days ago that Rush was still on the radio, talking to his listeners.
We don’t know exactly how long Rush’s show will be on the air or who will replace him in his time slot. And honestly I don’t even want to think about the latter right now or speculate about it. Just too soon.