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The Most Pleasant Minute of Rush Limbaugh’s Career | MoveOn

2012 March 11

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This subject, Rushbo’s career and its decline, has special significance to me since Limbaugh got his radio start on KFBK 1530 AM in Sacramento. Folks in The Big Tomato have been trying to live this down ever since. A staple of right wing toxic talk is that others are a threat to you. But Sacramento has been noted as the most ethnically and racially diverse city in America [2002]. Could that diversity have contributed to the rise of Rush Limbaugh?
~~ Gypsy Chief

Limbaugh’s radio career was revived by Norm Woodruff, a San Francisco radio executive who urged friends at Sacramento’s KFBK to hire him at a time when he was essentially unknown in the radio business. Woodruff even took Limbaugh shopping for clothes, improving his appearance to make a better impression on KFBK brass. The station decided to take a chance, putting Limbaugh on in what had been Morton Downey, Jr.’s time slot. His ratings were better than Downey’s, putting Limbaugh’s career back on track. In telling the story of his success, Limbaugh occasionally mentions Woodruff’s help, but he never mentions that Woodruff was openly gay, and died of AIDS in the 1980s.
Source: NNDB.Com

 

Posted by Gypsy Chief