“The nation’s No. 1 radio host says Steve Jobs doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Frank Barnako writes for MarketWatch. “In a posting on his Web log, Rush Limbaugh disputed the Apple founder’s statement that podcasting is the hottest thing in radio. Limbaugh countered: ‘I am the hottest thing in podcasting.'”

Barnako writes, “Limbaugh has begun offering podcasts of programs to subscribers of his online fan club. ‘This program is the hottest thing in podcasting,’ he claimed. He added that he’s thinking about bolstering the content distributed by file downloads to include a morning update and interviews he does for his newsletter. ‘Raw, unedited, just to see what these things sound like,’ Limbaugh said.” Full article here.

From the RushLimbaugh.com “Podcast Media Center” webpage:
Drop the Rush Limbaugh Podcast into your iPod or MP3 player for mobile listening, or just turn up the speakers and listen right there on your computer! Getting started is simple. Click the PC or Mac download link to run the installer (Guide), enter your Rush 24/7 username and password — and then forget about it. You don’t have to do a thing! The Podcast will automatically download the MP3 audio files to your hard drive after each day’s excursion into broadcast excellence, and Rush will be waiting for you when you have the time to listen.

MacDailyNews Take: If you’ve ever listened to Limbaugh, you’ll know that the boasting is part of his act, partly a joke, but, at the same time, he sort of means it, too. Limbaugh is a great (unpaid) promoter of the Mac, iPod and, now, podcasting. Limbaugh is currently heard on nearly 600 radio stations by approximately 20 million daily listeners on the Excellence In Broadcasting (EIB) Network.

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