Fairly straightforward poll. Which one do you think has had a greater impact on both the broadcasting industry and on society. Please state your reasons. I voted for Rush, even though I disagree with him on most everything. Rush has had both an incredible career in broadcasting, and still pretty much dominates the talk format. Plus, he's been very influential politically for well over 20 years, influencing presidential elections, congressional races, and lots of legislation. Howard also garnered great national ratings and cultural relevance for about 15 years, but his biggest legacy besides Fartman is his battle with the FCC which resulted in him losing and running to satellite radio.