Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Rush, "the doctor of democracy," will be missed by people of all ages. He was a radio host and political commentator. He made complex political situations understandable.
His wife Kathryn made the announcement on his radio show this morning. His show aired locally on WBAP News Talk 820 AM every Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This was the highest-rated national talk show in America. He pioneered conservative talk radio back in August of 1988 and grew his syndicated program from 56 stations to 645 stations currently. He had a listenership of more than 20 million people weekly.
I remember discovering his show years ago and followed him when he had his television show. He covered all controversial topics. He was one of the premier voices of the conservative movement, and he molded the hearts and souls of many young conservatives. He was, indeed, a patriot. During the 2020 State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a well-deserved honor.
His voice will certainly be missed!