Mark Steyn’s obituary for Limbaugh’s invaluable right-hand man of 27 years, who died of cancer yesterday, age 56:
Kit was not, as he used to say, “a radio guy”, but he was better than almost all the TV and radio guys I’ve worked with. When I first guest-hosted from the New York studio, he’d look through the glass from the control room and watch you sitting at the Golden EIB Microphone, reaching for papers from the stack or looking something up online or swiveling behind you to the printer. And, if you seemed to be having to reach too far or stretch, next time you went in he’d have moved something six inches to the left or three inches forward – just so it would be where you wanted it when you needed it. His whole idea was that everything should work so well you don’t even notice it, and you should be free to concentrate on the content. Only the other day I was complaining about someone on an entirely different project that I wished could be more like Kit. But very few are. I owe him more than I can say.
Please keep Kit’s wife and sons in your prayers – and his EIB family, too. Rush paid a wonderful, heartfelt tribute to his dear friend today. I will miss his wise counsel guiding a foreigner and dilettante through three hours of radio every now and then, but for Rush and James and Mike and the rest the loss must be devastating. Rush’s team is very stable, which is one of the reasons the show works so well: people join EIB, they like it, they love it, and they stay. But Kit was the very first to join – after Rush, of course – and he loved it all the way to the end, which came far too soon. Rest in peace.