News Radio 1290 WJNO's own Rush Limbaugh has passed away.
His wife Kathryn announced his passing at the start of his program today. He was 70 years old.
Limbaugh, who announced that he had lung cancer last year, died this morning at his home in Palm Beach.
Best known as the host of the nationally syndicated Rush Limbaugh Show, Limbaugh was the author of seven books and hosted a national television show in the 1990s. During last year’s State of the Union address he was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump.
Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Limbaugh started his career as a disc jockey in 1971, and, after working at several local radio stations, he began broadcasting nationally in 1988.
Limbaugh has been a prominent voice for American conservatives since the 1990s.
A three hour tribute is airing in Rush's regular time slot today on WJNO.
Moving forward, 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.
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