Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rusty Humphries, 47, is in Honolulu for an event that will be held Friday, July 19 at the Waialae Country Club.
Humphries, one of the nation’s top radio talk show hosts, has been in the radio and music business for over 25 years.
Based in Arizona, he is heard through The Talk Radio Network on over 250 radio stations nationwide.
Named one of “America’s 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts” for 12 years in a row, he was also nominated as “Talk Personality Of The Year” by Radio & Records in 2006. Rusty was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame as its youngest inductee ever. He is ranked number 20 in the Talkers Magazine “Heavy Hundred” for 2012.
Humphries is a singer/songwriter and 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 has done numerous charitable activities including working with U.S. Troops in Iraq and sending children needed school supplies.
Rusty has two 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. Humphries married Tricia Lyons in Hawaii on Valentine’s Day 2010. His father was killed in the Vietnam War on January 26, 1969. Humphries helped raise $50,000 dollars as part of Nevada’s contribution for the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The Friday, July 19 event is hosted by the Hawaii Republican Assembly and Smart Business Hawaii.
Tito Montes, president of HIRA, said: “HIRA is determined to give all conservatives in Hawaii a home and a strong voice and to actively, openly, and fearlessly promote conservative values and policy solutions. There is no better place to start than one of America’s premier conservative radio talk show host.”