You may not know the name James Golden but you know who he is: even if you don’t. Let us learn!
James Golden, under the pseudonym “Bo Snerdley,” serves as call screener, producer, and engineer for the syndicated Rush Limbaugh radio talk show. Since 2001 he has been a Producer/Executive for Premiere Networks (formerly Premiere Radio Networks), the largest radio syndication company in the United States.
He runs the biggest radio thingy in the country. I’ll bet his mom is definitely proud of him for that.
Although Golden works from a control booth off the air, a 2008 New York Times Magazine profile of Limbaugh reported that during the show, Golden “banters with and occasionally badgers Limbaugh via an internal talk-back circuit” (an IFB). On occasion, Golden has been accorded airtime on the program. In February 2008, Golden, who is black, was assigned (as Snerdley) a satirical cameo role by Limbaugh as the show’s Official Criticizer of Barack Obama (“certified black enough to criticize”); the role has become an irregular recurring feature.
He was deemed the man to deliver scathing criticism of the most important man in the world on the biggest political talk show of our era. That’s pretty darn impressive. I don’t have that gig!
Golden was part of the production team on the Rush Limbaugh television program, which aired from 1992 through 1996.
Produced a TV show for years. Neat!
He attended City University of New York-Queens College from 1973 to 1976.
I don’t know if that’s a good college but college is important and so is he!