Iconic conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

Conservative radio host, Rush Limbaugh, who defined political talk radio for more than 30-years, passed away at his home in Florida on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

Rush battled stage 4 lung cancer after disclosing his diagnosis to the public in February 2020. Even through treatments, he continued to host his nationally-syndicated radio show, heard on 960 WELI, on a regular basis. He was an author of seven books and also hosted a television show in the 1990s.

During the 2020 State of the Union address, Rush Limbaugh was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump.

His wife, Kathryn, announced his passing at the start of his program.

960 WELI will continue to broadcast past segments, relevant to the daily news cycle, from Rush Limbaugh as a continuation of his 3-hour radio show during a transitional time.

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