Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh’s gatekeeper, ‘Snerdley,’ opens up (for the Rush fans)
Posted on 01/19/2014 10:36:57 AM PST by 12th_Monkey
It takes a special kind of person to keep pace with the king of conservative talk radio, Rush Limbaugh. Long-time producer James Golden, aka Bo Snerdley, accepted the challenge over 25 years ago, and he hasnt had time to look back since.
The years flew by, Golden told BizPac Review in a candid interview. At the beginning I was real skinny and I had hair, he said.
Despite juggling the duties of producer, researcher and call screener, Golden made the high-stress job sound almost effortless as he described a day in Rushs world.
He and his boss have a similar work ethic and a knack for radio built on decades of experience, Golden revealed (see insight video below).
The golden rules: Work hard, keep up with the news and have patience with people.
The down-to-earth conservative charmed a South Florida crowd at Wednesdays Republican Business Network meeting, where he answered questions both political and personal in nature.
(check out the video at the link)
(Excerpt) Read more at bizpacreview.com ...
Thanks for the post. Rush, Bo, and the show is great and gets better every day.
FR has a ball???
I thought it was kind of a cool interview. he’s one of those background people that helped make Rush, “Rush” .... IMHO
So, in the moniker of “el Rushbo”, Rush is tipping his hat to Snerdley! Good on him!
I’m not a big a listener as I used to be, don’t have as much windshield time anymore.
I like Rush, but I think we need more Mark Levin’s.
I love “Bo’s” “translations”, don’t hear ‘em often enough.
I will profess ignorance here, I know that means Bump To The Top, but what exactly does that mean???
So that’s the origin of the words ‘El Rushbo”, right?
I used to listen to Rush via proximity to my parents, then actually started listening years later. Still learning.
That's you or that's him? /
I don’t think Rush puts in the effort he used to and the show has suffered a good bit for it. His analysis is still on point, but the bits that made the show for me were the parodies on feminists, Jocelyn Elders (those were classic), the Clintons, etc etc.
For such a small staff back in the day, they beat the pants of SNL for pure laughs. I really miss the updates and the show has not been the same since those stopped. Nothing needles the left like making fun of them..... nothing. His show needs humor and it would not take too many hires to go back to the classic parodies he pulled in the late 80’s through the 90’s.
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Wonderful bright eyes! There is wisdom behind that gaze.
You have it right, and it’s a show of approval.
Yup, Mark is awesome. The fire combined with his intelligence and sense of humor is tough to beat. He also is rising to the battle. I thought Rush used to be a little too full of himself but he has matured and I truly look forward to him every day. (Along with Mark)
Bo has a good synergy with Rush. There was a short time when Bo left and went on his own for something else- the show suffered for it
When Bo came back it picked back up. He has a unique ability to pick the right calls for Rush
I find his arrogance a bit off putting, but it works and REALLY pisses off the libs, which I love.
just like any good TV show or movie, the “cast” has to have chemistry. Bo and Rush have that
O.O.C-— Official Obama Criticizer.
Yes we had an Inaugural ball for W’s first election and Mike Huckabee’s band was our entertainment.....WHILE he was Governor.
wow, thats kinda cool
thanks. I will keep that tip in mind.
I was fortunate enough to attend the one in 2000.
Don't know if you heard of or were part of the short lived "Talkspot" live internet radio show years ago (Which was an absolute blast with live chat during the show). James Golden had a slot for an hour or so there. Talk about a man with talent! Hilarious doesn't cover it! Quick witted and as well informed as Rush for that matter (well of course! He's a FReeper! Or was then...).
In the early days Rush had not one but four Snerdleys:
I started listening in 1990 when Rush was making fun of D.C. `homeless advocate’ Mitch Snyder, who was apparently driven to suicide by Limbaugh’s lampooning.
Miss the updates & the update themes (”Ain’t Got No Home”). Rush used to have more time for what he called “the lighthearted stuff”. Oh, well.
My favorite bit was always the Gorbasm, his Gorbachev update that he gave while The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back played in the background:
Bump for later.
Get Stuffed. I’ve spoken with Goldie before. Jealous maybe?
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