New York City's 77 WABC Radio, which was late conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's home radio station for 25 years, will honor the icon's legacy by marking Thursday "Rush Limbaugh Day."
Limbaugh, who died Wednesday after a year-long battle with lung cancer, moved to New York to broadcast at WABC Studios in 1988. "The Rush Limbaugh Show" became nationally syndicated soon after and was heard on 77 WABC Radio through December 2013, WABC notes.
"Rush Limbaugh is a revolutionary icon in talk radio, who laid the framework and foundation for people — on both sides — to express their opinions on the airwaves," said John Catsimatidis, chairman and CEO of 77 WABC Radio.
"His style was one-of-a-kind, with broad influence in politics, and even greater influence in our studios. Although fellow broadcasters may have disagreed with Rush, he was respected in the industry, for his prominence, commitment, and patriotism. We are proud to call Thursday, Feb. 18 'Rush Limbaugh Day' and honor his legacy."
The radio station will air uncut and historic audio of Limbaugh's show, and talk show hosts who broadcast alongside him will share stories about the "King of Talk Radio."
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