RUSH: If you’re just joining us, we’re doing a mixture program today, and as is always the case, nothing structured here, other than formatically, but content-wise it’s all improv, and we’re gonna mix reflections from the past 25 years, audio sound bites from past 25 years, and we’ll eventually get to the important things that we want to talk about that are happening today.
So it was August 1st, 1988, but before I got there — I was in New York — before I got there, I had to get, you know, a lot of breaks. And it’s dangerous, risky, when you start mentioning people that have helped you along the way because success has many fathers. Failure is an orphan. But whenever there is success, there all kinds of people who want to touch it. In my case, there were a lot of people, and I can’t mention them all, and I don’t mean to slight anybody by leaving them out. But the first name that I would mention, Little Willie Brian, who gave me my first ever radio job at age 16, having not ever done it, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He’s a well known raconteur in our little town. Little Willie, we called him. He was a radio personality himself, and he owned this little radio station.