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Rush Limbaugh’s gatekeeper, ‘Snerdley,’ opens up (for the Rush fans)
bizpackreview ^ | January 18, 2014 | Michele Kirk

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 hasn’t 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 Rush’s 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 Wednesday’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: rush; snerdley
I've always wondered who exactly "Bo" was.
1 posted on 01/19/2014 10:36:57 AM PST by 12th_Monkey
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To: 12th_Monkey
He graciously posed with me at the FR Inaugural ball. (cropped here)

 photo BoSnerdly.jpg

2 posted on 01/19/2014 10:43:21 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Thanks for the post. Rush, Bo, and the show is great and gets better every day.


3 posted on 01/19/2014 10:44:20 AM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: 12th_Monkey
B T T T ! ! ! ©

4 posted on 01/19/2014 10:45:45 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: gorush

Nice hat.

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


5 posted on 01/19/2014 10:50:40 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: bramps

So, in the moniker of “el Rushbo”, Rush is tipping his hat to Snerdley! Good on him!

HF


6 posted on 01/19/2014 10:53:26 AM PST by holden
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To: bramps

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.


7 posted on 01/19/2014 10:53:46 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

I love “Bo’s” “translations”, don’t hear ‘em often enough.


8 posted on 01/19/2014 10:53:56 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: onyx

I will profess ignorance here, I know that means Bump To The Top, but what exactly does that mean???


9 posted on 01/19/2014 10:55:12 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: bramps

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.


10 posted on 01/19/2014 10:55:35 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: gorush
(cropped here)

That's you or that's him? /

11 posted on 01/19/2014 10:56:28 AM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: bramps

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.


12 posted on 01/19/2014 10:56:32 AM PST by volunbeer
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To: 12th_Monkey

Adding a post to the thread puts it at the top of the Comments page


13 posted on 01/19/2014 10:57:43 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

OK, thanks.


14 posted on 01/19/2014 10:59:09 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: steve86

That’s him.


15 posted on 01/19/2014 11:01:37 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Wonderful bright eyes! There is wisdom behind that gaze.


16 posted on 01/19/2014 11:01:43 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

You have it right, and it’s a show of approval.


17 posted on 01/19/2014 11:02:00 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 12th_Monkey

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)


18 posted on 01/19/2014 11:03:19 AM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: 12th_Monkey

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


19 posted on 01/19/2014 11:04:26 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: bramps

I find his arrogance a bit off putting, but it works and REALLY pisses off the libs, which I love.


20 posted on 01/19/2014 11:07:16 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Mr. K

just like any good TV show or movie, the “cast” has to have chemistry. Bo and Rush have that


21 posted on 01/19/2014 11:08:48 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

O.O.C-— Official Obama Criticizer.


22 posted on 01/19/2014 11:09:13 AM PST by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: 12th_Monkey

!


23 posted on 01/19/2014 11:13:27 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Yes we had an Inaugural ball for W’s first election and Mike Huckabee’s band was our entertainment.....WHILE he was Governor.


24 posted on 01/19/2014 11:13:36 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 12th_Monkey
I keep my screen set on comments so I can see the threads that have most recently been commented on. Bump to the top keeps the thread up there on the top of comments and I also use it as a place marker so I can come back where I was when I had to stop freeping.
25 posted on 01/19/2014 11:16:39 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ann Archy

wow, thats kinda cool


26 posted on 01/19/2014 11:17:24 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Ditter

thanks. I will keep that tip in mind.


27 posted on 01/19/2014 11:18:49 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey
Favorite news anchors (video):
  1. Tamron Hall of PMSNBC – but with the sound down and the closed captions off.
  2. Megyn Kelly of Fox with the sound up "because she's so smart."


Tamron Hall

Megyn Kelly

28 posted on 01/19/2014 11:28:32 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: 12th_Monkey
Sure the (we) do!

I was fortunate enough to attend the one in 2000.

29 posted on 01/19/2014 11:56:54 AM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: gorush
Bo should get Rush's spot when he retires!

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...).

30 posted on 01/19/2014 12:03:58 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: volunbeer
I don’t think Rush puts in the effort he used to

Agreed

31 posted on 01/19/2014 12:31:18 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: volunbeer

In the early days Rush had not one but four Snerdleys:

Bo Snerdly
Mario Snerdly
Mervin Snerdly
Chin-yang Snerdly

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.


32 posted on 01/19/2014 1:07:40 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: volunbeer

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:

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2005/02/02/the_original_gorbasm2


33 posted on 01/19/2014 2:04:58 PM PST by Roberts
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To: MHGinTN
Wonderful bright eyes! There is wisdom behind that gaze.

Pander much?

34 posted on 01/19/2014 2:34:20 PM PST by Misterioso (All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal. - Ayn Rand)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Bump for later.


35 posted on 01/19/2014 2:37:58 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123, Bahbah, and Just Lori.)
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To: Misterioso

Get Stuffed. I’ve spoken with Goldie before. Jealous maybe?


36 posted on 01/19/2014 3:22:57 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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