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Rush Limbaugh’s gatekeeper, ‘Snerdley,’ opens up
BizPacReview.com ^ | 1 - 18 - 2014 | michele kirk

Posted on 01/18/2014 5:00:35 AM PST by T.O.K.

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.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conservative; limbaugh; radio; rush; rushlimbaugh; rushlive; snerdley
25 years . . . And yet they call Rush a racist?
1 posted on 01/18/2014 5:00:35 AM PST by T.O.K.
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To: T.O.K.

Bump


2 posted on 01/18/2014 5:10:13 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: T.O.K.

Many years ago he had his own show on WABC, the James and Joel Show. It was a good listen.


3 posted on 01/18/2014 5:15:46 AM PST by gusty
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To: T.O.K.

That’s because Rush sees a hard working daily companion. He doesn’t see “black”. Like I said to a friend after years and years when he started a sentence with “as a black man...” I cut him off and asked “when did that happen?!?”


4 posted on 01/18/2014 5:16:34 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: T.O.K.

Snerdley is probably well compensated by the evil, rich white boss who demands excellent work. The Lieberals would rather he be on welfare and vote DemoRat for his own (and their’s) good.


5 posted on 01/18/2014 5:17:52 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Biggirl

ping


6 posted on 01/18/2014 5:18:13 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: T.O.K.

What a cool dude! Now I can put a face on snerdley!


7 posted on 01/18/2014 5:19:57 AM PST by refermech
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To: T.O.K.

Bump for read later.


8 posted on 01/18/2014 5:25:52 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Caipirabob
Exactly. For a white person to see a black person and say "I don't see you as black, but a person." is what MLK wanted right?
But NOT the race baitters. If we start seeing black people as people, then the baitters don't have a job.

9 posted on 01/18/2014 5:26:01 AM PST by Paul46360
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To: T.O.K.
Rush has no animus towards people of other races. In fact, one of his faults is that he is far too trusting of others.

He is also extremely generous, but doesn't talk about it much.

10 posted on 01/18/2014 5:27:49 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: T.O.K.

Seems like a great guy! Enjoyed the interview.


11 posted on 01/18/2014 5:32:28 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Caipirabob

The day that everyone looks at it that way is what people like Sharpton and J. Jackson wake up in a cold sweat having nightmares over.


12 posted on 01/18/2014 5:32:45 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: gusty

Cool guy, great interview!


13 posted on 01/18/2014 5:39:09 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: gusty
Many years ago he had his own show on WABC, the James and Joel Show. It was a good listen.

Joel was a disaster. James was excellent.

14 posted on 01/18/2014 5:53:44 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: T.O.K.

Another thing to commend Snerdley - he’s an Eagles fan!


15 posted on 01/18/2014 6:00:17 AM PST by randita
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To: T.O.K.

Bumpity bump bump.


16 posted on 01/18/2014 6:00:37 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: T.O.K.

ltr


17 posted on 01/18/2014 6:15:06 AM PST by digger48
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To: Noob1999
Good morning.

Didn't we do something for Golden back in the day? Or, am I thinking of Les Wandler's deal.

Sheesh, I'm getting old...

5.56mm

18 posted on 01/18/2014 6:23:38 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: T.O.K.

Very enjoyable! Godspeed, Snerdly!


19 posted on 01/18/2014 6:27:25 AM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: tflabo

Bo looks like he’d make a good body guard. That man is big.


20 posted on 01/18/2014 6:29:36 AM PST by goat granny
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To: T.O.K.

I first listened to Rush in 1990 after seeing his show simulcast on C-SPAN’s “Talk Radio Week”. At that time he had not one, but four Snerdley characters.

Bo Snerdley, of course (his “a black man replies to Obama” segments are priceless)

Mario Snerdley, the Italian guy
Mervin Snerdley, the Jewish guy

And Chin-Yang Snerdley, the Asian guy. What became of the other three, I don’t know.

Anyway, El Rushbo doesn’t have a racist trace in him. It’s just that nowadays a “Racist” is defined as someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.


21 posted on 01/18/2014 6:29:36 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: T.O.K.

Thank you sir for the post. Amazing interview.


22 posted on 01/18/2014 6:30:47 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: T.O.K.

WOAH!!!! Mr. Snerdly has packed on a few lbs.!!!!!! Still a good guy though!


23 posted on 01/18/2014 6:38:03 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: T.O.K.
4later

Thanks TOK

FMCDH(BITS)

24 posted on 01/18/2014 6:48:05 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Paul46360

“For a white person to see a black person and say “I don’t see you as black, but a person.” is what MLK wanted right?”

Exactly. But if things were done that way; tens of thousands of race baiting poverty pimps would be unemployed. Trillions in wealth transfers would be not needed.
And the horrible thing; many people living desperate poverty riddled lives have lived that way for no reason.


25 posted on 01/18/2014 6:48:08 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: elcid1970

“It’s just that nowadays a “Racist” is defined as someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.”

A racist who is a white person who agrees with MLK’s vision that all humans are treated equally. In other words one who sees blacks as equally capable of achieving; with no special help help needed.
That is racist.


26 posted on 01/18/2014 6:51:18 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: FreeReign

I forgot about the James and Joel show. I loved it!


27 posted on 01/18/2014 6:53:00 AM PST by Gefn (RIP Holly, April 1999-December 31, 2013 the best cat ever)
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To: T.O.K.

Did you hear him say he couldn’t tell her what time they get to the office for security reasons?

We really are a bannana republic.


28 posted on 01/18/2014 6:55:18 AM PST by DManA
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To: T.O.K.
I would bet many Freepers have called the show. Every time I've called in --and on the rare occasion I got through-- Mister Snerdley has been so very professional. And if we think Rush is up on the news, know this, that Bo is always a step ahead of Rush on matters which will be aired.

But it is dangerous for James Golden to be getting publicity, because we all know how the slimedia will deal with any blackman who does not stay on the democrips' plantation.

29 posted on 01/18/2014 6:56:08 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

But the exact opposite of the Ir-Reverend Al Sharpton&Jesse Jackson, the Concressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, White Liberals, and last but not least Chris Matthews who resents that God made him a Creepy Old White Man.


30 posted on 01/18/2014 7:13:42 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: refermech

I had the pleasure of shaking his hand at the Free Republic Inaugural Ball of 2001.

Glad I clicked on this thread, as I had often wondered about his odd last name, and now I know.


31 posted on 01/18/2014 7:19:42 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: T.O.K.

I never knew Snerdly’s real name. :-)


32 posted on 01/18/2014 7:25:01 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: T.O.K.

Bfl


33 posted on 01/18/2014 7:44:06 AM PST by gaijin
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To: T.O.K.

Wow his personality is soo similar to an old co-worker that I really enjoyed. Really brightened up each morning. Humble, intelligent and cheerful.

Rock on James!


34 posted on 01/18/2014 7:45:46 AM PST by catbertz
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To: gusty

I really liked that radio show. It was a favorite and I was sorry when he went off the air.

As far as racism goes-— I have eyes, and when I see a person for the first time, I can see black, white, brown, or yellow, as well as male, female, tall, short, fat, skinny, etc,etc. but when the person starts speaking, that is when I see the real person. It is the inner person that is important, not physical appearances.


35 posted on 01/18/2014 7:56:12 AM PST by Exit148
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To: Bigg Red
He graciously posed with me for a picture at that event...I have cropped it for public exposure.

 photo BoSnerdly.jpg

36 posted on 01/18/2014 8:02:20 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Spunky

Ping


37 posted on 01/18/2014 8:17:59 AM PST by Spunky
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To: T.O.K.
I always got a kick out of the way Limbaugh would give these monikers to his staff. "Bo Snerdley" is a name that is very familiar to his listeners, but I also remember him referring to some other members of his staff such as "H.R. Kit Carson" (I think this was when Limbaugh was broadcasting his show out of NYC) and some guy named "Lo Bianco" (this may have been on his TV show).

There was also a brief interval when Bo Snerdley was working at a satellite or internet radio station, and his stand-in was a female program manager named "Maria Snerdley." I think she ended up getting married to Steve Malzberg, who also had a show on WABC radio at the time.

38 posted on 01/18/2014 9:05:57 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: gorush

Nice!


39 posted on 01/18/2014 12:45:19 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
I never knew Snerdly’s real name. :-)

Even better. I always thought Snerdly was imaginary.

I'm pretty sure that Rush has said on more than one occasion that Snerdly's 'interruptions' were merely a theatrical device.

40 posted on 01/18/2014 2:19:43 PM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: M Kehoe

Hi Mike! No, not me with Golden. Must have been Les

Cheers


41 posted on 01/18/2014 6:49:52 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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