Happy Anniversary Rush!!  Today, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh officially celebrates his 23rd anniversary as a syndicated radio host. Limbaugh started his radio career at 16 working for a hometown radio station. In 1971, he worked for a short time at KQV in Pittsburgh under the name "Jeff Christie". During the 1970s, Limbaugh was employed at various stations including KUDL/ Kansas City (as Jeff Christie) and KMBZ as himself. For a short time, beginning in 1979, he worked for the Kansas City Royals in public relations. Then, in 1984, he moved on to KFBK-AM in Sacramento where he replaced Morton Downey, Jr. His success there would help to launch his syndication. Limbaugh's national show began August 1, 1988 on flagship station, WABC-AM, New York and is now heard on over 600 stations reaching and audience of more than 20 million people each week