BRETT: And you think about that, and it's eight years ago, and Rush is reflecting on that sort of a wonderment.
BRETT: We were brought to this place at this time for a specific reason, and Rush understood the glory and the power and the passion that was out there in this country.
CALLER: I can't think of a single personality, individual, who has ever been able to hold an audience of any size, let alone the size of his audience, for that amount of time.
BRETT: There has been nobody like him and will not be anybody like him moving forward. Brilliance. Absolute brilliance.
BRETT: Here's a song request from a longtime caller hearkening back to the early days of the show and some of the memorable bits that Rush did.
BRETT: An unbelievable connection between this man, half a world away — Sergeant Clay from the U.K. — and Rush Limbaugh.
BRETT: He's taking this listener on this journey and explaining how this all kind of morphed and changed.
BRETT: I think you put right there with Ronald Reagan — the inspiration that he was — our own Rush Limbaugh.
Brett Winterble hosted today's tribute to America's Anchorman. Read stories about Rush in Brett's Stack of Stuff.
KATHRYN: It’s been a very difficult time, as it probably has been for everyone who’s listened all these years. But we know that Rush is in a good place. He’s in heaven. He’s looking down on us.
MARK: It doesn't matter if you're the most famous guy in America as Rush was. When you're in love, you're just a courting couple like any other courting couple and you have your favorite song.
MARK: Rush is absolutely right there, that if you cease to have faith, there's not a lot left except government and the state.
MARK: This is always a feature I loved on the Rush show — his list of his 10 most favorite ladies' names.
MARK: That's one of the greatest and most basic of all Rush Limbaugh lessons. When there's something you want to do, you don't think of all the obstacles that are in the way to achieving it.
MARK: The tone… You know, I won't disguise it. The tone changed in the last year.
MARK: That brilliant knack that millions of people found. "Suddenly, there's someone on the radio talking exactly like I think, as nobody has done through all the decades beforehand."
Mark Steyn hosted today's very special tribute to Rush. Read stories about our beloved host.
MARK: A very special show for you on Monday, and it is going to be one you will not want to miss.
MARK: America's Real Anchorman is away, playing among the stars on that great radio set in the sky for all eternity, because those radio waves never stop.
MARK: Rush's is one of the very best in the history of American broadcasting, as instantly recognizable as Bob Hope's Thanks for the Memory or Johnny Carson's Tonight Show theme.