Listen to Rush Limbaugh deliver the speech he wanted to give to induct Mark Levin into the Radio Hall of Fame

· November 19, 2018  
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Last week when LevinTV host Mark Levin was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, talk radio icon and Hall of Famer Rush Limbaugh was unable to attend because of a travel delay caused by snow. Monday on the radio, Limbaugh explained his absence and delivered the speech he would have given.

“AM radio hasn’t died. Radio in general hasn’t died because it is a superior communications medium. And it really sings, and it really dominates and triumphs when you have people that know what they’re doing, who have built up a lot of experience, who love it, who understand the ability to talk to a microphone where there might be millions of people listening, but that microphone is one of them,” Limbaugh said.

“The people who do it well make it look natural and easy. And Mark Levin is one of these people.”


From the transcript on

Mark Levin is a constitutional scholar, in addition to being a radio broadcast professional. And while it might be said he’s self-taught, he has studied from the best and really taken the time to learn it. He didn’t get into it to be famous. He didn’t get into it to be known, didn’t get into mass media like so many other people do. He got into it because he really believed the American people needed to know about things that he was passionate about, and he wanted to tell them about it. One of those things is the Constitution.

The Constitution can be a very esoteric, very deep. You let a bunch of lawyers and constitutional experts start talking about it and they will bore you silly. You will become disinterested in it and you’ll think, “It can’t be that complicated!” And it probably isn’t, but this is what intellectuals do. What Mark has done is take a scholarly and genuinely intellectual interest and expertise and understanding of the Constitution and not only made it understandable to a mass audience, he’s made it fascinating.

He’s made the governing document of our country fascinating to people who otherwise are like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They think the three branches, the three chambers are the House, the Senate, and the White House. Levin has one of the most educated and knowledgeable audiences in all of radio, and there’s no better use of the medium than that. To teach, to inspire, to inform. So it is with a great respect and honor that I induct Mark Levin into the Radio Hall of Fame. There’s a couple of them, but this is the big one, the Radio Hall of Fame.

And I regret that I couldn’t be there Saturday night when he actually went in. I was supposed to be doing this then. So I promised I would do it today since I couldn’t be there. And that’s it. It really is a special thing. And for people in radio, it is a tremendous honor.

Levin thanked Limbaugh for his remarks in a Facebook post.

Today, Rush Limbaugh made incredibly generous remarks on his radio show, remarks he was going to make when inducting me…

Posted by Mark Levin on Monday, November 19, 2018

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Author: Chris Pandolfo

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.

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