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Radio Lost a Legend Who Saved The Industry and Kicked Cancel Culture’s Ass In The Process

Rush Limbaugh found a way to invest in the industry he loved, and in doing so, saved/created jobs within the AM radio frequencies that without Rush’s methodology, could have been wiped off the map entirely.

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Other shows cut off their nose to spite their own face in much of the panicked rushing around desperate to check the best box from the options listed when picturing their audience and their P1s—rather than utilizing Rush Limbaugh’s approach of making a new demographic that encompasses everything and everyone. No limited multiple choice confines and always includes the loyal audience’s best interest in mind, eliminating imposed pressures, unreasonable expectations on his audience as they tuned in from offices all over the country.

Rush chose to pave the way for a show that made room for all—inclusive to listeners of all ages, political affiliations, genders, ethnicities, and when paired with his history making midday time slot, the sky was the limit for El Rushbo.

Former President Donald Trump took the time to join Sean Hannity last night and weighed in on the kind of human being Rush was, his decision to honor Rush during his presidency and if nothing else, listening to or watching one of these exchanges would be significant to your understanding of the potential future for the broadcast industry—radio, in particular, and save yourself the time in locating Hannity speaking with Trump about his familiarity with syndicated radio and now, syndicated news talk radio, suggesting that the next stop on his tour may be pursuing a career behind the microphone.

“You would ask, ‘why are radio numbers so massive?’ I knew you knew radio, but you were surprised, there wasn’t this competitive thing going on. And I said, ‘There’s no competition. There’s nobody in his league.’” Hannity said to President Trump about the dynamic that allowed Rush to effortlessly dominate the format and daypart for three decades. 

“You’re right, I mean radio’s big stuff and he made it that way. He was the king. By the way, congratulations, I looked at some numbers and you do real well on the radio, but you’d be the first one to say that he was there first.” Trump replied.

“He was there first and he was a brilliant guy. He could do things that a lot of people couldn’t do. He could just talk for three hours, no phone calls, no anything—just talk, and everybody found it spellbinding,” Trump said about Rush Limbaugh’s presence on the airwaves.

“The loyalty of his audience was just incredible. It was staggering. Nobody had seen anything quite like it.” Trump said as the interview reached its conclusion.

“I know you said that in the months ahead that you have a lot that you want to tell us… I have a funny feeling that we’re going to hear a lot more from Donald Trump. Are my instincts correct?” Hannity closed the interview with the question that had been building.

“Well there’s a lot to talk about and our country is a great place and we’re going to make it even greater as the expression goes. And there’s a lot to talk about. But, today is all about Rush—don’t you think? And what he left behind. He’ll never be forgotten. His impact will never be forgotten.” 

Trump remained tight lipped to Hannity about the future plans and intimated the potential intersection of the contents discussed in this interview.

How do you think former President Trump would fare in a show host position? Would you listen?

It’s been troubling to see the trending hashtags paired with the passing of a radio titan and innovator, truth be told, these recycled posts on social media are laughable when considering the fact they’re admitting to being uneducated about Rush and his program in one sentence and in the next they are regurgitating the first seemingly divisive topic that their search engine could arm them with. In a way, that really highlighted a huge win that Rush managed to secure even in the face of the volatile political landscape. Needless to say, as many cited concerns they had about the kind of content associated with Rush’s program, many landed on similar points of shared contention…dating all the way back to the Clinton administration. All in all, the cancel-culture force was out in full force to ensure they could drive home what a menace to society Rush Limbaugh has been in his career—but they failed miserably because Rush has proven he cannot and will not be cancelled. Look at the facts.

If within hours of his passing and minutes of official news outlets reporting the tragic news, you feel it necessary to go full-on snowflake…refusing to reply to any fact checks done by the loyal EIB audience and media, while still refusing to listen to his program…you simply won’t be able to provide an accurate or reliable account of the content or character and tone of the show. Therefore, your irrational anger is bubbling at the surface and I’d say, your argument collapsed on itself. Rush isn’t holding it against you, that’s what makes the bandwagon outrage and #restinpiss threads even more ineffectual and potentially dangerous.

While I understand the program simply cannot resonate with every single individual, there is a human being who has shared his gift, found a way to invest in the industry he loved, and in doing so, saved and created jobs within the AM radio frequencies that without Rush’s methodology, could have been wiped off the map entirely.

I believe human beings and those who share this kind of love for radio, could find a way to locate the basic human empathy and respect for patriotic excellence as tens of millions mourn the loss of a beloved husband, friend, legend and recipient of The Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The beautiful memories and messages shared about listening to Rush as a child and how it became what was the catalyst for the pursuit of success have been incredibly refreshing to see. The nasty comments are unavoidable, however there is a lot of history to consider before jumping to attack on Rush—he always prevails in the face of criticism, he will always be the first person to effectively beat and thrive amid the cancel culture society…a mentality that is even more vitriolic than ever as so many people are fixated on instant gratification that goes hand in hand with hours of attempted viral mudslinging in the direction of the proverbial wall of social media.

The cancel culture that reignited a fire for Rush Limbaugh where he fought against moral and ethical repugnance while in a battle with stage IV cancer, and Rush won. Rush Limbaugh went toe to toe and his victory over the looming threats of cancel culture are woven into his legacy—bookended by his bravery and conquering spirit. Heroes get remembered, legends never die—as both a hero and legend, Rush Limbaugh’s presence will feel palpable to many. There’s one thing that cannot be argued; Rush kicked cancel-culture’s ass and that is amazing, poetic and undoubtedly a display of the strength and moral compass inside him.

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Mark Levin’s New Book “American Marxism” Sells One Million Copies

New York Times bestseller list in the category of Combined Print & E-Book Non-Fiction lists Levin’s book at number 1 for 10 straight weeks.  

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Syndicated radio host Mark Levin’s new book “American Marxism” has been wildly successful in its first 10 weeks on the market.

One million copies of the book have been sold including print books, ebooks, and e-audiobooks, according to Threshold Editions.

“We applaud Mark Levin for his compelling scholarship and work,” Threshold deputy publisher Jennifer Long told Breitbart. “Bookscan reports American Marxism is currently the top-selling nonfiction book of 2021, and we anticipate it staying high on bestseller lists through the rest of the year.”

New York Times bestseller list in the category of Combined Print & E-Book Non-Fiction lists Levin’s book at number 1 for 10 straight weeks.  

“There’s a massive movement that’s all but ignored galvanizing against the tyranny swirling around us,” Levin told Breitbart News. “Americans love their country, unlike the ruling class and their surrogates, and they’re fed up. There will be pushback. It’s already here and growing.”

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Steve Miller Steps Down From His Full-Time Role With WBBM NewsRadio

Miller has been employed at the station for 38 years. He’ll reportedly return for occasional fill-in work and special projects. 

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WBBM NewsRadio’s Steve Miller is stepping down from his full-time role at the Chicago’s Audacy-owned station, according to Roger Feder. 

Miller has been employed at the station for 38 years. He’ll reportedly return for occasional fill-in work and special projects. 

“We’ve been blessed with many great reporters over the years, but when it comes to digging for tough-to-find information, I can’t think of anyone better than Steve Miller,” brand manager Ron Gleason told Feder. 

Miller joined WBBM immediately after graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1983. 

Miller plans to spend more time at his condominium in Hawaii. 

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760 WJR Elevates Kevin Dietz To Full Time Hosting Role

The Emmy award-winning investigative reporter spent nearly 30-years at Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV before he was fired in 2019 for making an alleged racial comment about another reporter.

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Longtime Detroit reporter Kevin Dietz has been named full-time host at NewsTalk 760 WJR, he revealed on Twitter. Dietz has been hosting WJR Late Mornings since Frank Beckmann retired six months ago. 

“I took a pretty cool new job! Working 9-noon Monday -Friday on WJR 760,” he said. “I remember JP McCarthy as a kid on this station! I am blessed.”

The Emmy award-winning investigative reporter spent nearly 30-years at Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV before he was fired in 2019 for making an alleged racial comment about another reporter.

“The station has a zero-tolerance policy on racially insensitive comments, and they determined, despite the intent and context of my statement, that it violated the policy,” he said at the time.

Dietz garnered 17 Emmy awards in 26 years at WDIV. He began his career in Traverse City, Michigan in 1988.

WJR has not revealed if Dietz will continue hosting the show alone or if a co-host will be brought in.

You can listen to WJR and learn more about Late Mornings with Kevin Dietz by clicking this link.

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