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Rush Limbaugh launched his phenomenally successful radio broadcast into national syndication on August 1, 1988, with 56 radio stations. Twenty years later it is heard on nearly 600 stations by up to 20 million people each week and is the highest rated national radio talk show in America. 

 Known as the media pundit who reshaped the political landscape with his entertaining and informative brand of conservatism, Mr. Limbaugh is also widely credited with resuscitating AM radio by many industry experts.

In addition to his radio program, broadcast weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. ET, Mr. Limbaugh hosts “The Rush Limbaugh Morning Update,” a 90-second commentary which debuted in March 1992 and airs Monday through Friday. “The Rush Limbaugh Show” and “The Rush Limbaugh Morning Update” are produced and distributed by Premiere Radio Networks.

With his diverse media background, Mr. Limbaugh is also the author of “The Limbaugh Letter,” the most widely read political newsletter in the country, as well as two best-selling books, The Way Things Ought to Be and See, I Told You So, which have sold more than 8.9 million copies. The sales of See, I Told You So set an American publishing record.

In 2000, Mr. Limbaugh tackled the Internet, expanding his media dominance with the launch of RushLimbaugh.com. Employing cutting edge technology, it is one of the most popular radio broadcasting websites. It offers subscribers the opportunity to experience his show via video and audio Podcasting as well as live streaming audio.  

Mr. Limbaugh has been profiled on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” ABC’s “20/20,” and in numerous publications including US News and World Report, National Review, Time Magazine, New York Times Magazine and USA Weekend. Other guest television appearances include “Nightline” with Ted Koppel, “Crossfire,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” “The Today Show,” “The Phil Donahue Show,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show,” “This Week,” with David Brinkley, and “Meet the Press” with Tim Russert.

Recognized for his achievements, Mr. Limbaugh received the Marconi Award for Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year given by the National Association of Broadcasters in 1992, 1995, 2000 and 2005. In 1993, he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame and in 1998, into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  

Born Rush Hudson Limbaugh III in Jan. 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to a family with generations of attorneys, he chose to explore his passion for broadcasting at age 16 by working on-air as a disc jockey for a radio station in his hometown. After four years, he left for Pittsburgh to work at the former ABC owned and operated KQV. He later moved to Kansas City where he eventually tired of disc jockey life and left broadcasting for business. He joined the Kansas City Royals as director of group sales in Feb. 1979 and later served as director of sales and special events.

By 1983, Mr. Limbaugh got the broadcasting bug back and re-entered radio as a political commentator for KMBZ in Kansas City. A year later, he was the host of a daytime talk show on KFBK in Sacramento, Calif., where he nearly tripled the program’s ratings in four years. From there, he went to New York in 1988 where his record-breaking national show was born.

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  • The Latest on the concert bombing in England (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Police lined the street as an athletic event went ahead in Manchester four days after a suicide bomber targeted the city's arena. Sebastian Coe, president of the IAAF world track and field governing body, says he wanted to show his support to Manchester by attending the Great City Games. Coe tells The Associated Press he 'just needed to be here. It can't remedy or gloss over what happened a few days ago. But at least it can help in that grieving process.' Former Olympic hurdles champion Sally Pearson was among the competitors at the games, which showcase world-class athletes competing on temporary track. The Manchester Arena attack, which killed 22 people on Monday, comes as London prepares to host the IAAF's world championships in August. Coe, who was the prime organizer of the 2012 London Olympics, said: 'It's important that we provide a safe and secure environment, but we don't lose sight of the fact that sport is a celebration of humanity.' ___ 9:00 p.m. British police say a 44-year-old man has been arrested in Manchester in connection with the suicide bombing at an arena in the city that killed 22 people. Greater Manchester Police said the man was detained Friday night in Rusholme, an inner city area of Manchester, 'on suspicion of offenses contrary to the terrorism act.' A police statement didn't provide any details about why the man was arrested, but noted that the department's investigation of Monday's bombing after an Ariana Grande concert was 'fast-moving.' The man is one of nine who is being held for questioning in England following Monday's attack. Two other people were taken into custody and then released. ___ 7:15 p.m. American singer Ariana Grande says she will return to Manchester for a benefit concert to raise money for attack victims and their families. A suicide bomber killed 22 people and wounded scores of others minutes after Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena ended on Monday night. Grande tweeted a statement that says 'I'll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families.' She said details are still being finalized and she will 'have details to share ... as soon as everything is confirmed.' Grande also said 'my heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester attack and their loved ones.' ___ 5:10 p.m. The police chief in Manchester says there has been an increase in reported hate crimes since the suicide bombing at a pop concert in the city. Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins said Friday there is no place for discrimination and hatred in Manchester and urged people to report any incidents. Hopkins said he has reached out to faith leaders to try to calm the situation. He also says there has been a lot of progress in the investigation, but much work remains to be done. Hopkins says 12 locations are still being searched. ___ 4:55 p.m. The mother of Martyn Hett, who was one of the 22 people killed in Monday's Manchester suicide bombing, says she feels no hate or anger toward the suspected attacker. She's taking solace knowing her son died doing something he loved. Figen Murray said in an interview Friday that the 22-year-old British man named as the bombing suspect doesn't deserve her energy. Murray says: 'I'm staying with my positivity for Martyn, and that's what I hold on to.' Hett, who was 29 years old, was believed to have been at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena with a friend. His mother says she treasures a selfie a woman took with her son at the show and the woman's message that 'he loved being there' and 'really enjoyed himself.' Murray says, 'You know he died, and his last moments were experiencing what he enjoyed, so that's you know...' Hett had a large social media following and was remembered for taking to Twitter to promote his mother's stall at a craft fair after she told him that no one was buying anything. The appeal led to many people buying his mother's knitted products ___ 4:28 p.m. A British train company says that a station in Manchester damaged in Monday's bombing attack will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Northern rail said Friday that Manchester Victoria Station 'suffered structural damage that still needs to be properly assessed and repaired. Until the work is completed, the station will remain closed.' The station directly links to Manchester Arena, where a British man of Libyan descent exploded a suicide bomb that killed 22 people and wounded scores of others after an Ariana Grande concert. Northern Railway says train services 'that would normally run into Manchester Victoria are unable to do so,' meaning 'significant disruption' for trains in and around Manchester. ___ 3:55 p.m. Members of the mosque attended by the Manchester suicide bombing suspect have been warned that police will be informed if there are signs anyone in the community has been radicalized. Manchester Islamic Centre board of trustees director Mohammad el-Khayat used a sermon before Friday afternoon prayers to strongly condemn the attack at the Manchester Arena that killed 22 people. Police have identified a 22-year-old man who used to attend the mosque, Salman Abedi, as the bomber. El-Khayat said: 'If we are radicalizing people, who god-forbidden, have any intention to do (harm), the police will be the first to know.' Speaking to reporters outside the mosque, El-Khayat said, 'We do not radicalize people.' El-Khayat acknowledged there had been concerns in past at the mosque about leaflets containing extremist views. ___ 3:20 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States takes 'full responsibility' for the leaking of information from Britain's investigation of the Manchester concert bombing. Tillerson said during a trip to London on Friday that the U.S. 'regrets' the leaks, which British officials complained had led to the publication of sensitive information. The breach prompted the U.K. to briefly stop sharing information about the bombing inquiry with the U.S. British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump about the disclosures on Thursday. Information-sharing resumed after U.S. officials said evidence would be protected. Tillerson said Friday that the 'special relationship that exists between our two countries will certainly withstand this particular unfortunate event.' ___ 2:20 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people and left dozens wounded. During a joint appearance with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in London on Friday, Tillerson said that 'the thirst for justice burns very hot' and promised to drive terrorists and extremists 'out of our communities' and off the face of the earth. ___ 11:55 a.m. The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party says there is a link between Britain's actions overseas and the increased extremist threat at home. Jeremy Corbyn spoke as campaigning for the June 8 general election resumed after a three-day pause following the concert hall bombing in Manchester, in which 22 people died. Corbyn says many experts including British intelligence professionals see a connection between terrorism and the wars Britain has supported, such as the one in Libya. ___ 11:10 a.m. Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has announced plans for a benefit concert in Manchester to help victims of the extremist bombing that killed 22 people. The Manchester native said on Twitter he will perform a solo show Tuesday at the 02 Ritz in Manchester. Profits will go to a fund for the families of the victims. Gallagher had earlier tweeted about his love for the city and said there were 'no words' that could describe the tragedy. ___ 10:00 a.m. London police say extra security is being added for major sporting events this weekend including the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. Chief Superintendent Jon Williams said Friday that extra protection measures and extra officers are being deployed throughout the capital because of the higher terrorist-threat level. He said fans coming to football and rugby matches this weekend should come earlier than usual because of added security screening. Williams said 'covert and discrete tactics' will also be employed to protect the transport network. He says police want the approach to be 'unpredictable' and to make London 'as hostile an environment as possible to terrorists.' ___ 8:00 a.m. British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have made a new arrest while continuing to search addresses associated with the bomber who killed 22 people. Seven other men are in custody in connection with Monday's blast, with police and security agencies working to prevent further attacks. Their ages ranged from 18 to 38. All are being held on suspicion of offenses violating the terrorism act. A 16-year-old boy who had been arrested has been released without charge, police said. Britain's security level has been upgraded to 'critical' meaning officials believe another attack may be imminent. .
  • Authorities are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a University of North Georgia student while she was on her evening run.  The assault occurred between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday along the Lake Zwerner reservoir trail in Dahlonega, Lumpkin County sheriff’s Lt. Chris Pfrogner said.  The 19-year-old victim described the man as having a beard with short brown hair who looked between ages 20 and 40. He was also wearing a dark blue or black shirt.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office at 706-864-3633. In other news:
  • Police say a metro Atlanta couple locked the woman’s 86-year-old mother in her room and used furniture to block the door. Katie Son and her husband are both charged with cruelty to an elderly person. Officers say 86-year-old Bong Le managed to escape out a front window. She was found a couple of blocks away, wrapped in a blanket and sitting under a tree. Investigators say she smelled like urine and feces. >> Read more trending news Her daughter and son-in-law, who are now out on bond, said they were just trying to protect her from herself. Son said “no” when asked if she locked her mother up. Gwinnett County Police Department said officers found tables, chairs and other items stacked high against the door of the downstairs bedroom in the home. “It looked quite unusual,” Cpl. Michele Pihera said. But Son said it was all to keep her mother safe and that when she and her husband went to work each day at a nail salon, her mother couldn’t be trusted alone in the house. “They told our officers that the reason they had stacked up the furniture was to prevent the mother from going into the kitchen to access the stove or access any kitchen utensils,” Pihera said. Deputies still have questions. “It’s very possible they were trying to prevent her from getting into the food or any kind of items to eat,” Pihera said, adding that the state of the room was disturbing. “They found human feces and what looked like human urine that looked like it had been smeared into the carpet or never even cleaned up,” she said. She said that, combined with the furniture, led to the arrests. “You combine the lack of access to food and water and the living conditions and that’s what led our detectives to take out warrants for their arrests,” Pihera said. Neighbors didn’t want to talk about what happened, but said they recognized Le as the woman who didn’t really have a memory and would get lost easily. She’s now in a hospital. Her daughter and son-in-law have been ordered not to go near her.
  • A Missouri bride wanted to include “something blue” for her wedding earlier this month.  >> Read more trending news She got it in a touching way, as her 92-year-old uncle participated in her service on May 13, in his Marine Corps dress blues. Alison Ferrell of Cape Girardeau wanted to include Bill Lee Eblen in her ceremony. But Eblen, a sergeant in the Marines who served during World War II and saw action at Okinawa, was sick with pneumonia. “When we first got engaged I knew that I wanted to include Uncle Bill in a special way,' Ferrell told KFVS.  “I come from a family where we were taught to have the utmost respect and admiration for the armed services and honoring him as the ‘something blue’ just seemed like the natural choice,” Ferrell told ABC News.  'The nurses there at the hospital asked him what his goal was and that what they wrote on the board. He said 'I want to be something blue in your wedding,'' Ferrell told KFVS. Eblen said he worked hard on his recovery, and on Ferrell’s wedding day he came down the aisle in a wheelchair, holding a sign that read “I’m her something blue.” 'I said I'm 92 years old this is a miracle happening to me,' Eblen told KFVS. Ferrell said she was grateful to have her uncle as part of her special day.'Looking at him in his dress blues, it gave me a lot of joy to see how happy he was that day. And obviously a lot of pride for him and his service,' she told ABC News. 'I really wanted to highlight that day and give him some recognition because he definitely deserves it.
  • Alex Wood has turned a substitute stint into a full-time gig in the rotation, and isn't showing any sign of letting go. He allowed two hits over five scoreless innings, Chase Utley and Adrian Gonzalez homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Friday night in the series opener. 'It was a pretty beautiful game, for sure,' Wood said. He extended his career-high scoreless innings streak to 25 1/3, longest in the majors this season. The left-hander began the season in the bullpen and has capitalized after getting a chance to fill in for some of the Dodgers' injured starters. 'I definitely feel confident now,' Wood said. 'The consistency of my stuff has been there and that's where my confidence is coming from.' Wood (6-0) struck out eight and walked two. 'I thought it was somewhat of a victory getting Wood out after five,' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. 'He started out hot. His numbers were high, but then all of a sudden his velocity came back down. But their bullpen was that good.' After Wood departed, Pedro Baez and Chris Hatcher combined to toss four hitless innings. The Dodgers have won nine of their last 11 at home, and their 19-8 home record is second-best in the majors. Jake Arrieta (5-4) continued to struggle for the World Series champions, whose three-game winning streak ended. The right-hander gave up four runs and five hits in six innings, struck out nine and walked one. 'For the most part, it was really good, it really was,' he said. 'Just a couple of mistakes came back to get me.' Arrieta had blanked the Dodgers in 16 consecutive innings and won his last six regular-season starts in California, but they jumped all over his fastball. Utley homered for the second straight game leading off the third for a 1-0 lead. 'The one that Utley hit out was on the corner,' Arrieta said. 'That's a good piece of hitting.' The Dodgers made it 2-0 in the fourth. Corey Seager drew a leadoff walk and came home on Yasmani Grandal's double to deep left center. Seager's helmet went flying off as he rounded third and narrowly beat the tag at the plate with a head-first slide. Gonzalez extended the lead to 4-0 on his two-run shot that scored Seager with two outs in the sixth. Chicago got its only two hits back-to-back in the second on singles by Jason Heyward and Javier Baez. The Cubs had hit 26 home runs in their previous 14 games. TRAINER'S ROOM Dodgers: OF Andrew Toles (right knee surgery) and LHP Scott Kazmir (left hip strain) were transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Toles had ACL surgery this week, while Kazmir hasn't pitched this season. Manager Dave Roberts said Kazmir is rehabbing in Arizona, where his velocity has reached 90-92 mph off the mound. ... INF Rob Segedin, on the DL since April 19 because of a right big toe strain, will have right wrist surgery on Wednesday. GONZO'S DROUGHT ENDS Gonzalez's homer was his first of the season in the team's 49th game, a rare drought for the slugger. His last homer came in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series last October against the Cubs, who eliminated the Dodgers in six games. 'I knew I'd hit a homer before the season ended,' he said. 'My body feels good, so my swing can do things. It's still a work in progress, but obviously it's trending in the right direction. If I'm healthy, I feel like I can do things. If not, I'm fighting myself.' Earlier in the month, Gonzalez was on the disabled list for the first time in his long career. UP NEXT Cubs: RHP John Lackey (4-4, 4.82 ERA) has an 8.00 ERA in the first inning this season and a 4.15 ERA from the second inning on. He lost to the Dodgers on April 12 despite allowing just one earned run on four hits and striking out a season-high 10 batters over six innings. He owns a 1.73 ERA against the Dodgers, his lowest against any single opponent. Dodgers: RHP Brandon McCarthy (4-1, 3.76) beat the Cubs 2-0 on April 12 at Wrigley Field, allowing four hits in six scoreless innings, striking out four and walking three on 91 pitches. He's held hitters to a .245 average in seven starts this season. ___ More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
  • The way Jaime Garcia was pitching, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker didn't think twice about letting him hit in a key spot in the seventh inning. Garcia made sure that move paid off. Garcia pitched 6 2/3 innings and drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. 'I was glad he left me in,' Garcia said. 'It worked out. Their pitcher was doing a great job. He was pitching great. I just got a good fastball in the middle of the plate and was able to do some damage.' Garcia (2-3) did just about everything to get the Braves off to a good start on their nine-game trip. He allowed four hits and two walks to earn his fourth straight win against the Giants and delivered in the biggest at-bat of the game in the seventh inning against Matt Cain (3-3). With a runner on second and two outs in the seventh, San Francisco opted to intentionally walk No. 8 hitter Dansby Swanson to face Garcia. The move backfired when Garcia grounded a single to left field to score Tyler Flowers from second. Brandon Belt's throw from left field hit Flowers and rolled away, allowing Swanson to score on the throwing error to make it 2-0. 'I was prepared to let him stay out there,' Snitker said. 'As long as he kept throwing up zeroes, let him keep pitching.' Garcia was then replaced with two outs and a runner on first in the bottom half and Jose Ramirez retired pinch-hitter Mike Morse on a comebacker on his first pitch to get out of the inning. Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 13 chances, giving the Braves their first shutout of the season. Cain was sharp, allowing just one earned run in seven innings but it wasn't enough to prevent a fourth straight loss for San Francisco because of a big hit by the opposing pitcher. 'It's definitely tough when a pitcher does that,' Cain said. 'We're definitely working on what we do as a craft on the mound and as a hitter so, he did a good job.' Neither team scored in the first six innings. Cain escaped a first-and-third, one-out jam in the fourth by inducing Flowers to hit a double-play grounder and then retired Matt Kemp with a runner on third to end the sixth inning. The Giants got their first runner to third in the sixth when they loaded the bases. But Justin Ruggiano grounded out to end San Francisco's best threat in its fifth shutout loss of the year. 'Once again we're in this offensive struggle right now, six runs in four games,' manager Bruce Bochy said. 'I thought we'd come home and gets some rips in tonight but it didn't happen.' TRAINER'S ROOM Braves: 3B Adonis Garcia (Achilles tendon strain) is expected to come off the DL next weekend in Cincinnati rather than earlier in the week in Anaheim. Giants: INF Aaron Hill (right forearm strain) was activated from a rehab assignment after being sidelined since April 24. LHP Steven Okert was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. HIDDEN BALL Braves second baseman Brandon Phillips tried to pull off a hidden ball trick in the sixth inning after an intentional walk to Buster Posey loaded the bases. Phillips walked back from a mound meeting with the ball and tagged Eduardo Nunez at second base . But it didn't matter because timeout had been called. HOME COOKING Despite the defeat, Cain had another strong start at home. He is 3-1 with a 1.21 ERA in five starts at AT&T Park. Cain is 0-2 with an 8.28 ERA in five road starts. BACK ON THE BIKE Giants ace LHP Madison Bumgarner (ribs, shoulder) is ready for the next step in his rehab after being sidelined since mid-April following a dirt bike accident in Colorado. 'Ride horses, dirt bike riding. We're getting back on them,' Bochy joked. 'He's feeling better.' Bochy said Bumgarner should be ready to start throwing off flat ground during this homestand in what he described as a 'big step' in the recovery. UP NEXT The Braves will face a lefty starter for just the fourth time all season when they take on Ty Blach (2-2) in the middle game of the series. Mike Foltynewicz (3-4) starts for Atlanta. ___ More AP baseball: apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball