Rush Limbaugh's program to continue 'until his audience is prepared to say goodbye'

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The late Rush Limbaugh’s iconic radio program will continue “until his audience is prepared to say goodbye,” officials for Premiere Networks announced.

The show will continue to address the news of the day with clips and segments from the archives, said Premiere, which is part of iHeartMedia.

Limbaugh’s death Wednesday at age 70 was announced on his program by his wife, Kathryn, after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

The news about the show’s future came in an internal memo obtained by the Wall Street Journal.

“No one can replace Rush Limbaugh,” said Hosea Belcher, senior vice president for Premiere.

Amid a flood of tributes on Wednesday, former President Trump said Limbaugh was a “legend,” and for those who listened to him every day “it was like a religious experience.”

Former President George W. Bush called Limbaugh as an “indomitable spirit with a big heart” who was “a friend throughout my presidency.” Mark Steyn, Limbaugh’s top guest host in recent years, described him as “a giant of American broadcasting, a uniquely talented performer, and a hugely generous man to whom I owe almost everything.” Steven Hayward of the Powerline blog echoed Steyn, saying Limbaugh “can’t be replaced, full stop.”

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