CPAC 2021 speakers: Rush Limbaugh honored: ‘Singlehandedly saved radio’


The late talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh was honored Saturday at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Ronald Reagan Dinner.

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p class=”speakable”>In a touching tribute, the nine-minute ode touched on all parts of Limbaugh’s career — from an up-and-coming DJ in suburban Pennsylvania to America’s top-rated radio talk host at EIB Southern Command in Palm Beach, Fla.

As the video described, Limbaugh once went by the alias “Jeff Christie” on a top-40 station in McKeesport, Pa. — near Pittsburgh, as he worked his way toward becoming “America’s Anchorman.”

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, who organized the CPAC conference, remarked in the tribute that Limbaugh — who died Feb. 17 after a battle with cancer — “singlehandedly saved radio.”

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Fox News’ Charles Creitz contributed to this report.