Following Rush Limbaugh’s death two years ago, his name may soon be memorialized on a Hernando County street.
Sen. Blaise Ingoglia filed legislation (SB 982) to name the section of Cortez Boulevard between U.S. 41 and S.R. 50 in Brooksville as “Rush Limbaugh Way.”
The naming would be an honorary designation.
“Rush Limbaugh is an American icon having inspired me, as well as tens of millions of Americans, to get involved in politics,” Ingoglia said. “He stood for freedom and American excellence. His passing left a void in the conservative talk radio space that will never be filled. This road designation will remind people of his passion and love of country.”
Limbaugh was an acclaimed conservative radio talk show host. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2020.
WWJB in Brooksville carried The Rush Limbaugh Show for years.
“Rush Limbaugh graced Brooksville’s own WWJB for many years with a message of American freedom,” Brooksville Mayor Blake Bell said. “Limbaugh believed in democracy, capitalism and the First Amendment. It is only fitting for the state to honor this Floridian by naming a road after him in Brooksville.”
Ingoglia said he also promised Limbaugh’s longtime on-air producer, Bo Snerdley, that he would name a street in Hernando County after Limbaugh.
Limbaugh began his radio career in the 1970s and started political commentary in the 1980s. The Rush Limbaugh Show debuted in 1984 and stayed on the air until his death in 2021.
His popularity soared into the 1990s and served as a precursor to the conservative TV and radio personalities of today.
Limbaugh, who lived in Palm Beach, died Feb. 17, 2021 of complications due to lung cancer at age 70.
February 22, 2023 at 10:38 am
I guess the requirements have loosened enough to enable any d-bag to have a street named after them….
February 22, 2023 at 11:28 am
If we get a Rush Limbaugh Way I want a Howard Stern Blvd.
February 23, 2023 at 8:06 am
Rush for Mt Rushmore.
Rush was the best most honest articulate radio commentator ever in America.
He was an American patriot and informed everyday citizens on the facts and issues of the day to the ire (of the narrative) of the mainstream media. May God, whom he loved bless him in eternity.
Stephen E Lee
February 23, 2023 at 9:10 am
Rush and the current base of the GOP is a cesspool of collective stupidity and mental health issues.
Stephen E Lee
February 23, 2023 at 9:08 am
What a great idea! He has so many accomplishments to the benefit to society. Notable quotes and hits such as airing “Barack, the Magic Negro,” a racist parody song about then-Sen. Barack Obama’s popularity with many white voters, in 2007. -or- “When a gay person turns his back on you, it is anything but an insult; it’s an invitation. – Rush”. How about “The Earth’s eco-system is not fragile. – Rush”. “Women should not be allowed on juries where the accused is a stud. – Rush”. Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she publicly advocated for universal contraception coverage, NPR reported in 2012. “”If any race of people should not have guilt about slavery, it’s Caucasians. The white race has probably had fewer slaves and for a briefer period of time than any other in the history of the world.” – Rush. On and On and On. No contribution to anything except terrible political takes. Rush Limbaugh is a Creighton.
February 24, 2023 at 9:32 am
This is a stupid idea and a waste of time. money and effort. there are real problems Florida politicians need to solve for Floridians, but i guess its better for them to grandstand like this rather than address issues like homeowners insurance, climate change in an ecologically fragile state, and a mass shooting in Orlando, out tourism capitol. Limbaugh was a divider who helped cause a lot of the divisiveness and difficulty we have in our politics and culture today, and “honoring” him makes me sick to my stomach.
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