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Rush Sells Out Broadway, Talkers Aid Victims

Wednesday, 07 September 2005 12:00 AM

NewsMax first reported that Limbaugh is taking his show to Broadway to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief.

But don't rush out to get tickets – the one-man, one-night performance sold out within 20 minutes after he announced it on his radio show.

Rush will appear on Broadway on the night of October 18 at the New Amsterdam Theater, where "The Lion King" is playing.

"We're doing this to promote Hurricane Katrina relief and to fund it," Rush told listeners during his Tuesday radio show.

"I do this sparingly these days, ladies and gentlemen. Sort of like the old Rush to Excellence Tour that we used to do.

"It's about an hour and a half to two hours. It goes until I decide I've said enough, and when I feel like it's over. It's just going to be a great night, a fun night, Rush on Broadway."

Rush also had a laugh: "We're especially thrilled to be superseding ‘The Lion King' for one night. The animal rights people are going to be upset about this, no question about it."

For sure, most of the nation's hosts, who reach an estimated 60 million Americans each week, are urging help for disaster relief agencies like the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Operation Blessing. Many hosts' web sites offer links for their listeners to put them in touch with these groups.

NewsMax sampled some of the major hosts around the nation and here's what we found:

They're even organizing a convoy (trucks, trailers, RVs, etc.) to Mississippi and joining up with the Arkansas Southern Baptist Convention, which is feeding 60,000 people a day, working with the Red Cross.

Jim Quinn says his show broadcasts from the "war room." We're changing that to the "mobile war room."

"The Mike Gallagher Show" is once again partnering with Feed the Children, a Christian international nonprofit relief organization, to deliver food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to those who are suffering, all under the direction of FEMA. Call 1-888-58-CHILD right now to make your contribution.

Also, Mike's show, as part of a network-wide effort through Salem Radio Network and the Salem-owned and operated radio stations, partnered with FTC in order to raise money to deliver needed items to the Gulf Coast.

All the Salem network talk shows appealed to listeners for donations; in a span of a few days, that yielded incredible results. In addition, Gallagher is scheduled to travel to New Orleans this weekend to assist a group called "Pets in Peril" (www.petsinperil.com) in recovering companion animals that were left behind during the disaster. Mike plans on airing the recovery efforts on his radio show.

In Knoxville, Tenn,

Blogger at large

Hewitt's colleague,

Rusty's favorite: "The fine folks at The Salvation Army are among the finest around at helping folks out so please donate what you can today."

Also at TRN,

Proving Texas has a big heart,

McManus adds: "Every $280 donation pays for the transportation of 2,000 pounds or 1 ton of supplies including ready-to-eat meals, snacks, baby food and diapers, bottled water and blankets. That brings our grand total to 178 tons of supplies delivered to those who most needed them throughout the Gulf Coast in the name of Jesus Christ. Plus, I am encouraging the 5,200 people on my daily e-mail alert list to consider opening their homes to some evacuees through http://www.shareyourhome.org.

And finally, I'm encouraging my listeners to personally bring supplies and a listening ear to the thousands of evacuees who are being housed here at KellyUSA, our former military base."

Joining the brigades of volunteers is

"On the radio show, you've heard us announce specific needs for two families. Here is an update and also a request to help us find other families among our friends who need housing: www.kgov.com."

These are just some of the good deeds hosts across America are doing for their fellow citizens. Our hats are off to them.

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