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 in May 2017
|Born||August 29, 1965|
|Residence||Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|Education||Mount Rainier High School University of Washington Harvard University|
|Occupation||radio personality, actor, author, writer, singer, songwriter|
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.
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.
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.
Humphries graduated from Mount Rainier High School of Des Moines, Washington in 1983. 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. Humphries discussed her death when he returned to the air on July 28, 2008.
- 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)
- 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.
- "The Rusty Humphries Show 9pm – 11pm". WLOB Radio. Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Heavy Hundred 2013". Talkers Magazine. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- St. Pierre, Nancy (January 16, 1991). "D/FW accuses 1 in hoax KEGL worker named in toy-gun smuggling". The Dallas Morning News.
- "Wife of Rusty Humphries succumbs to long-battled illness". Radio Business Report. July 25, 2008.
- Associated Press (November 8, 2002). "Equipment, donations stolen at Moving Wall in Reno". Archived from the original on March 17, 2013.
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- "Radio Interview with General Bell on the Rusty Humphries Show". New York Jewish Times Magazine. 2006. Retrieved November 3, 2007.
- "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.