What will happen to the Rush Limbaugh Show, now that the man it is named after is no longer with us? Radio host and conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh passed away on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, after a long battle with lung cancer.
What will happen to The Rush Limbaugh Show?
The Rush Limbaugh Show has been labelled the highest-rated conservative talk radio show in the US and airs across hundreds of radio stations since the start of its run in 1984.
In 1988 it became syndicated radio and has been attracting audiences ever since, thanks to Limbaugh’s controversial commentary and loquaciousness. The radio host has been accused on multiple occasions of bigotry, sexism and racism over his remarks.
With the passing of its host and namesake, what will happen to the Rush Limbaugh Show?
Limbaugh passed away on 17 February and a dispute has already started about his radio legacy. Pre-empting this, the Premiere Network has released a statement to say the show will continue.
Who will replace Rush Limbaugh?
While Premiere Network has stated that the show will continue, their plan seems to be short-term for the foreseeable future.
They intend to use Limbaugh’s audio clips from previous segments to put together a few more episodes of his show, which will be presented by guest hosts. According to Radio Insight the guests will “guide Rush’s audio from one topic to another, but Rush will be the predominant voice heard for the three-hour Monday-Friday show.”
His wife, Kathryn Adams Limbaugh, talking about Limbaugh’s work, expressed hope that his mission will continue with everyone.
At the time of writing, we are unable to confirm any upcoming guests that are set to appear on the Rush Limbaugh Show. For updates on this, please check with Premiere Network’s dedicated page for Rush Limbaugh.
Dittoheads pay tribute after Limbaugh’s passing
Rush Limbaugh’s fans, better known as “Dittoheads”, paid tribute to the radio host on social media.
According to Fox News, “Limbaugh has lovingly referred to his passionate fan base as “Dittoheads,” as they would often say “ditto” when agreeing with [him].”
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