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Rusty Humphries (born August 29, 1965) is an American broadcaster, conservative political commentator, and songwriter. He hosts the Rusty Humphries Rebellion podcast. Humphries' former nationally syndicated radio show, The Rusty Humphries Show, aired on over 250 stations and was ranked as the 6th largest talk program in the United States.

Rusty Humphries
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Rusty Humphries in May 2017
Born (1965-08-29) August 29, 1965 (age 54)
ResidencePhoenix, Arizona, U.S.
EducationMount Rainier High School University of Washington Harvard University
Occupationradio personality, actor, author, writer, singer, songwriter
Years active35

Radio careerEdit

Talk showsEdit

Humphries has hosted radio shows in New York, Dallas, San Diego, Atlanta, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Chicago, Los Angeles,[1] Seattle, Kansas City,[1] and Portland, Oregon.[2]

Humphries was named one of "America's 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts" for 17 years in a row, and he was nominated as "Talk Personality Of The Year" by Radio & Records in 2006. Humphries was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame as its youngest inductee ever. He was ranked number 14 in the Talkers Magazine "Heavy Hundred" for 2013.[3]

After his two "Rusty Humphries' Salute to the American Veterans" concerts drew a 7,000-person, sold-out crowd on Veterans Day in 1999 and 2000, Humphries was named "Reno's #1 local entertainer."[2]

In addition to his national program, Humphries simultaneously hosted a local show in Atlanta on WGST for 2011 and 2012.[4]

Humphries has produced five musical albums, including Bomb Iraq: Rusty Humphries Takes On the Terrorists, and Greeting from America: Wish You Were Here, a compilation album made for American troops serving in Iraq.[citation needed]

His podcast, We Review Everything, is cohosted by Orson Scott Card.

Investigative ReporterEdit

Humphries successfully "smuggled" a toy knife, a toy gun, and toy hand grenades into the DFW Airport as an on-radio shock jock stunt on January 15, 1991. He was arrested for the investigation, done as a personality for KEGL (97.1 FM) based in nearby Fort Worth, Texas.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Humphries graduated from Mount Rainier High School of Des Moines, Washington in 1983.[6] Humphries graduated from the University Of Washington of Seattle, Washington in 1987 And he also likes to tell people he went to Harvard but only for a weekend.

Humphries is a singer/songwriter. Rusty has two young daughters, Katelynn and Karaline. Humphries' first wife, Ami Kathleen, died on July 17, 2008, after a long battle with interstitial cystitis.[7] Humphries discussed her death when he returned to the air on July 28, 2008.

Humphries' father was killed in the Vietnam War on January 26, 1969.[8][9][10]

Humphries helped raise $1,500,000 as part of Nevada's contribution for the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.[11]

Partial discographyEdit

  • Bogged Down by Reality (as "Rusty and the Boneheads") (1993)
  • Bomb Iraq: Rusty Humphries Takes On the Terrorists (February 2003)
  • Greeting From America: Wish You Were Here
  • Thank Allah I'm a Jihad Boy (October 2006)


  1. ^ a b Brass, Kevin (1989-11-06). "Guild Gives Its Negotiators Strike Authorization at U-T". Los Angeles Times. p. F2. KKLQ (Q106) has hired Rusty Humphries from KBEQ in Kansas City, to supplement its morning show.
  2. ^ a b "The Rusty Humphries Show 9pm – 11pm". WLOB Radio. Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Heavy Hundred 2013". Talkers Magazine. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
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  5. ^ St. Pierre, Nancy (January 16, 1991). "D/FW accuses 1 in hoax KEGL worker named in toy-gun smuggling". The Dallas Morning News.
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  7. ^ "Wife of Rusty Humphries succumbs to long-battled illness". Radio Business Report. July 25, 2008.
  8. ^ Associated Press (November 8, 2002). "Equipment, donations stolen at Moving Wall in Reno". Archived from the original on March 17, 2013. The theft infuriated KOH radio host Rusty Humphries, who helped bring the display to Reno. His father, Army Capt. Gary Humphries was killed in Vietnam in 1969. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ "Radio Interview with General Bell on the Rusty Humphries Show". New York Jewish Times Magazine. 2006. Retrieved November 3, 2007.
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  11. ^ "Assembly Bill 278: Makes appropriations for establishment of national memorial for World War II veterans and for preservation and maintenance of Nevada Veterans Center and Museum. (BDR S-247)". Minutes of the meeting of the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means. Nevada State Legislature. March 22, 2001.

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