Brett Winterble

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As heard on 600+ radio stations coast-to-coast, WBT’s Brett Winterble filled in for Rush Limbaugh on his nationally syndicated radio program Wednesday afternoon.

The former producer for the most famous voice in talk radio lived out a dream by standing in for his former boss on the EIB Network.

“I got to work with the legends on this program. The names you know so well,” Winterble said.

“Talk radio is special because Rush makes it special. The reason why progressives and and the elites diss it, hate it, try to copy it, or try to ignore it,  minimize it, you name it. The reason why they do it is because they want you to feel isolated.” He went on to say “Rush built this. He was the first guy to really take phone calls, not from just big cities but from America.”

Limbaugh, 69, has taken regular breaks from his show over the past year to seek treatment for lung cancer, but was out on much needed vacation over the holidays. He told his listeners back in October that his cancer fight is now terminal.

“The days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over,” Limbaugh shared.

“From the moment you get the diagnosis, there’s a part of you every day, ‘OK, that’s it, life’s over,’ you just don’t know when,” he continued. “So, during the period of time after the diagnosis, you do what you can to prolong life, do what you can to prolong a happy life. You measure a happy life against whatever medication it takes.”

Shortly after learning of his cancer diagnosis, Limbaugh was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Trump at the State of the Union speech in February. He is expected to return to the airwaves after the New Year.

Listen to Brett Winterble in for Rush Limbaugh below.