Ralph E. "Rusty" Humphries (born August 29, 1965) is an American radio host, conservative political commentator, and songwriter. Humphries' nationally-syndicated radio show, The Rusty Humphries Show, based in Atlanta, Georgia, airs on over 250 stations through Talk Radio Network.

Early life and career

Career:

Humphries has hosted as a substitute radio shows in New York, Dallas, San Diego, Atlanta, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has also substituted at radio stations in Chicago, Los Angeles,Seattle, Kansas City, and Portland, Oregon.

Humphries was named one of "America's 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts" for 12 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 is ranked number 43 in the Talkers Magazine "Heavy Hundred" for 2008 and 38th in 2009.

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

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.

Shock Jock:

Humphries tried, unsuccessfully, to "smuggle" a toy knife, a gun, and hand grenades into the DFW Airport as an on-radio shock jock stunt on January 15, 1991. He was arrested for the hoax, done as a personality for KEGL-FM (97.1 FM) based in nearby Fort Worth, Texas.

Personal life:

Humphries is a singer/songwriter. Humphries' 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.

Rusty has two young daughters, Katelynn and Karaline. Humphries married Tricia Lyons in Hawaii on Valentine's Day 2010.

Humphries' father had joined the military when he was only 14 years old and 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.

Partial discography

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)