What is the future of talk radio?

What is the future of talk radio?

Talk radio is the most popular form of radio entertainment in America, and commands daily listening audiences in the tens-of-millions. It took off in the 1980s, thanks to the pioneering genius of radio legend Rush Limbaugh. But now that Rush has passed, many are left wondering about the future of talk radio. There’s no question that Rush Limbaugh was the king of talk radio, and now with his departure, how will talk radio survive? WIll it? What is the future of talk radio.

Contrary to what many on the left might believe, when the leader of a movement dies, that doesn’t necessarily mean the movement dies. History is replete with examples about this truth. When Jesus died, Christianity lived on. When Mary Kay died, Mary Kay (the company) lived on, when Babe Ruth died, baseball continued to have legends that lived on through the generations, and so-on.

Now, if Rush had passed away in the 1980s, before other talented, conservative hosts were able to jump into the field, then perhaps talk radio’s future would have been quite bleak indeed.

However, after an illustrious career spanning more than three decades, Rush helped a small army of conservative talk radio hosts find their voices and carve their way into the world of talk radio. And though they all have different voices and different shows, they are all united in advancing the cause of conservatism through the power of talk radio.

So, even though Rush Limbaugh is departed and his place as the GOAT is irreplaceable, there is good news. And that good news is that his work was not in vain. His work inspired others to carry the torch of freedom through radio broadcasts. People like Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Ben Shapiro, and more.

So, as we are still tremendously sad about Rush’s passing, we can also be glad that other talented folks were inspired by his work and are still carrying-on the conservative cause through talk radio.


March 5th, 2021

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