Skip to comments.Monday July 4, 1988 Who has been listening to Rush since then? - Vanity
Posted on 07/04/2013 1:31:04 PM PDT by SMGFan
I heard Rush on WABC when he first started his local show on 07/04/1988. He began a national show separate from NYC on August 1st (?) I remember the Iran Air Flight 665 being shot down. I have listened to him ever since.
Has anyone else listened to him regularly since then? Is Rush still relevant 25 years later?
Not me, but close, I’ve been a listener since 1989 although when I was 5 or 6, I vaguely remember him as Jeff Christie here in Pittsburgh.
Me too...used to travel from So NY to NEPA for work, listened to Dr. joy Brown (for some reason) all of a sudden there was this bombastic guy on, and the rest is history. actually got through on the local show once...about a guy who ate his girlfriends cat...used shake and bake....
All The Worlds a Stage for me and they are still touring.
Before Rush all I could listen to were Bob Grant or Barry Farber. I tired of Morton Downey JR.
Yes and Yes.
I listened to him at KFBK Sacramento before he went nationwide.
You answered your own question when you asked the question!!!
AND, honestly, if you really have to ask, you probably won't understand when you get the answer.
I think I first heard him on KFI in So Ca,back in 88, though he had been broadcasting in Sacramento since 84.
I’ve listened since around ‘92
He’s still pretty entertaining and he’s right way more than he’s wrong.
That was me....
i started listening to him in the fall of 1989.
I remember listening to Tom Leykis on KFI in the mid 80s
Been a fan since the old Sac days. Summer of ‘79 when I first heard him.
md jr was a shock radio ranter for’the most’part. a more conservative jerry springer with roid rage.
I first noticed them when Permanent Waves came out.
When he appeared on WSJS in Winston Salem NC, I started listening. It was one of the early stations I think.
June 1990 after 60 Minutes did a profile segment on him and the Rush to Excellence Tour
For some reason, I'm always surrounded by those known as "liberals", family, friends, work, school, always dating liberal women...you name it. Seems like no matter where I go, I'm "in country" and surrounded.
And then, one day on my way to ASU, I tune in to Rush on KFYI after seeing him on their billboard by I-10 near Sky Harbor.
He was a major sanity save for me at the time. Been listening ever since.
I listened to Rush in the mid 80’s before he went national. He was on a Sacramento radio station then.
I started listening to him when he was on Wife #2.
Yah, Rush is great! Upbeat, insightful, thoughtful, funny. Who could ask for anything more?
I started listening to Rush in about 1989. I traveled a lot in those days and ran across him on an AM station. I have listened ever since.
I’ve listened to Rush since August 1988 and even back in those early days I knew that Rush was the BEST radio host I ever heard.
I started listening to Rush in 1988 when I was stationed in 29 Palms Ca.
The same I’ve listened since 1992. I think he has become more serious over the years. To put it another way he has decreased his use of humor. I miss that. Further, humor has the benefit of reducing to proper proportion today’s exalted egos.
Me! I heard him the first week he was on the air nationally and have listened ever since. I remember when the moving van from CA lost is furniture, I remember caller abortions, I remember The Made For TV Movie of the Week about the Gulf War, I remember Dan’s Bake Sale...
I still remember the day I first heard him in 1989. So amazed by someone actually speaking the truth. I still listen occasionally if I’m going someplace in the car, but I’m usually too busy.
Not Me, I was only 10 days old :)
Get off my phone!!!!!!
Mario, Mario, azienda me...tu se profiono sfacim!.
I loved listening to that guy.
Me since Aug 22 1988. More relevant today than then.
I started listening to Rush in the early 1990s. A friend of mine had told me about him a number of times, and said I should start listening to his program. However, the first time I heard Rush was not on the radio, but, of all places, on the Phil Donahue Show. The gym that I went to at the time had TVs mounted around the room, and always had on either Oprah or Donahue. This particular day, Rush was a guest on his show, and Donahue made the mistake of asking him about his views on women in the military. Rush responded by describing his proposal for the creation of the All-American First Calvary Amazon Battalion. Women would be assigned to their units and housed together based on their menstrual cycle. If hostilities broke out, we would send in whoever was experiencing PMS at that particular moment, ensuring total victory and complete destruction of the enemy. Donahue and the women in the audience went nuts, much to Rush’s delight. I have been listening to him ever since.
I remember him back in 82-83 during the CAMP raids
I don't listen so much now. Rush is fine, I just don't have much interest in hearing about the shenanigans of the left. It is like a radio show describing the sun coming up in the morning.
Didn’t even know about him until I moved to Houston in 1992 and discovered him on KTRH. Been listening ever since.
I have now listened to Rush more than half my life. :). I was at his TV show for a few double episode recordings.
Don’t remember the year, but was there when his program began airing in Detroit.
I remember my first impression: ‘This guy sounds like. Bruce Williams!’ Turned out he was doing a dead-on IMPRESSION of Bruce Williams...
I’ve continued to listen through the years, except for a short period when he was on a weaker station that I couldn’t pick up at work. It’s a rare day that I don’t catch at least part of his show.
I took the plunge and am forever indebted.
In the years of traveling and establishing our business, I would time my brief sales calls for the top of each hour. I'd arrive at about :54, and usually be done by :06, having hardly missed a word. I suppose that makes me a fanatic. I'd imagine I'm in the 1st percentile of hours listened.
He was right. Find something you love and you'll probably do it better than anyone else. Starting small is no impediment. Growth happens when you can handle it. Long hours don't seem long, nor do they seem like work. Just passing along my lessons from the fuzzball in hopes it helps someone else.
Not 25, but around 22 years (wow). I always listened to talk radio in Philly. Sometime around the time Frank Rizzo died (coulda been before or after), the station I listened to changed its lineup and started playing Rush.
I wasn’t quite a Republican then, more leaning toward libertarian. I was also afraid of Rush - I expected him to be mean, racist, just awful.
Well, the only channel I could get in my office was that talk channel and there was no choice but listen to Rush if I was going to listen to anything at all. And, as Rush often points out, I was one of those people who realized that Rush was echoing what I was already feeling and thinking.
So, twenty plus years later, is he still relevant? Yes, I still get a fair amount of inside info from him, though I think I get a lot of the news first here on FR. I could care less about golf, flying, or football, so I often tune out mentally when he starts on about those topics. I also think he can be repetitive and a bit reactionary. Sometimes I think he says something clever in reaction to an event, without thinking through what he’s said or really analyzing the issue.
But all in all, I’m still a Rush fan. I belong to Rush 24/7 and haven’t had a reason to stop subscribing. The world is better with Rush than without him.
I listened at first maybe 8 years. He quickly became a bore with his all about me stuff. I never listen to him since. But then I have never heard Michael Savage...don’t know who he is. I also never listened to the Fox News guy who writes on The Blaze. These people have a personal agenda, not a national patriot one.
Got to a point I could see that my ship had come in as far as conditions would allow and I had to swim out to it.
Life and responsibilities get to the point where, you know how to swim, the whos and whats you're responsible for are covered and all that's left is the plunge of faith and a hard swim against the waves out to that waiting ship of fortune and/or fate.
And then, along comes typhoon obama.
How many small businesses and great ideas are being mothballed for a better time in a hopefully more sane world? Keeping my eyes open for a break in the weather.
Not quite the fourth, but the week of, for his NY local show that ran in the 10-2 ET slot right before his national show (after Dave Dawson, but before Lynn Samuels and Bob Grant). My favorite memories from those days were “Paloma Blanca” with the Satanic encoded message peace update, the Dukakis update with a horrible performance of Ode to the Working Man (some Copland piece) supposedly by the Brookline Pops, but most of all, an Open Line Friday call on his NY program.
An older woman from New Jersey decided to take her time to tell a long and winding story having to do with cat leash laws in some community in New Jersey. This was the type of stuff you expect to hear on a 1,000 watt station in a medium town, not on a 50,000 watt NYC based blow torch. Rush let her begin her story, but had her hold while he took other calls and went to breaks. The woman stayed on, and told the whole story. It seemed to take the better part of an hour. At the same time, I thought that Rush was letting us in on a little joke shared with a few hundred-thousand listeners. I think I am the only one who remembers the first feminist update (Lesly Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me”), which dovetailed perfectly into the (Blow Monkeys/Klaus Nomi) versions of the same song. Who can forget the caller abortions, the Condom update (curious not allowed on the NYC show), Pounds for Peace, and the busload of homeless to go to Palm Springs?
That’s just for starters.
Since 1992. Found him by mistake and laughed harder and had more fun with radio than ever before. And since my college professors hated the man, I paid more attention to him. Even sent one the Limbaugh Letter.
Well then who remembers the dog being lost in the subway??? Rush started talking about the report of the dog and then out comes this series of sounds like if the dog got ^%$^&^@$%^#$^@#$%!#$. Don’t want to go there. But he had a lot of humor during the Clinton and Bush years. The tone has taken a more serious turn since the creep took office.
I found online: On the Friday after Easter 1991, we were in Ralph's car returning to Ft. Bragg when he turned on the radio saying, "Hey Wally, you'll like this guy; he has your sense of humor!" It was Rush, and he was covering the "unpleasantness" surrounding William Kennedy Smith and the Kennedy Florida compound the previous Easter weekend. Part of the routine was a tape loop with Bart Simpson saying, "I didn't do it; nobody saw me; you can't prove anything!" interspersed with Ted Kennedy referring to the period of the events as "a typical Kennedy family Easter weekend."
I can’t say for sure. Maybe sometime around 1990.
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