Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is a well-known and sometimes controversial conservative radio and television host and also an author. With its host often claiming to possess "talent on loan from God" and spouting catchphrases like "megadittos", Limbaugh's three-hour daily radio show emanating from New York's WABC has been syndicated nationwide since 1988 on Premiere Radio Networks.
He was also a commentator for ESPN's football coverage, until he made a comment that the media desired the success of a black quarterback in the NFL, specifically referring to Donovan McNabb, then of the Philadelphia Eagles, which got him into trouble. Limbaugh resigned from ESPN three days later.
In the early 2000s, Limbaugh underwent cochlear implant surgery to correct hearing problems. During this time, he relied on transcribers to communicate with callers to his radio program.
Limbaugh provided his voice in Blue Harvest.
Limbaugh also appeared in "FOX-y Lady" after Lois Griffin, a Fox News Channel reporter at the time believed he was in a homosexual relationship with Michael Moore, it is revealed that he is one of the many celebrity personas of Fred Savage.
He appears in "Excellence in Broadcasting" where it is revealed that he is not actually Savage's persona, because that story became a lie just by being reported by Fox News. He meets Brian Griffin at a book signing, convinces him to actually read one of his books, and the two become friends. Griffin temporarily becomes Republican, but Limbaugh tells him he'll always be a liberal. After a brief scuffle, they show signs of mutual respect. It is also revealed that he can transform into an eagle.