Pre-orders begin for rare behind-the-scenes Rush Limbaugh book

James Golden is set to release a must-read memoir next month documenting his 30 years of working alongside the late Rush Limbaugh and he appeared on the “Bannon’s War Room” podcast to talk about his experiences with the legendary conservative radio talk show host.

As the lovable Bo Snerdley, Golden was the call screener on Limbaugh’s syndicated radio program, “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” and senior producer when guest hosts filled in, and his new book,  “Rush on the Radio,” is a “heartfelt reminiscence” from the person who was there from the beginning to the end that “will make you laugh, cry and always remember America’s great friend on the radio,” the book’s description reads.

“I’m so glad to have the opportunity to do this book,” Golden told host Steve Bannon. “Because Rush Limbaugh was a genius. Rush Limbaugh earned every measure of success he had. This was a guy who, for 33 years, was still hungry to do the best possible show he could do every day. He was the excellence in broadcasting persona. This was who he was and I’m so proud of my association with him.”

He also spoke about the “generosity” and “human spirit” of a man roundly demonized by the “drive-by media,” as Rush called them, for decades, calling his former boss a “beautiful human being.”

Golden also explained that after Rush was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer, his so-called bucket list consisted of primarily two things: his radio audience and his family.

“Rush wanted to spend every available moment he could on the air and he did,” he said. “Sometimes, after those shows, when he had had treatment, Rush could barely move. It was heart-wrenching. It was heartbreaking to watch him being so fatigued, but while that show was on the air you could not tell he was even sick. He had the energy, the drive — Rush epitomized what it is to be a broadcast professional.

The author and radio personality — “Bo Snerdley” was launched two months ago on WABC-AM in New York — shares in his book what it was like “to be a part of the supersonic ride on the Rush Limbaugh program, the highest-rated radio show in history that spanned 33 years and changed the American political conversation,” as the description further states.

Following in Limbaugh’s footsteps, Golden seeks to educate the public on conservatism and help “create as large an informed, participating, voting bloc of citizenry possible,” as Rush once said.

Golden’s publisher, All Seasons Press, said in a press release that the book will also focus on Golden’s “fascinating career” — both before Rush and with Rush.

“For those who ever wondered what it was like to be a part of the inner circle of the most successful radio show in history, this book tells the story with candor, humor, and heart,” the publisher said. “For the many who knew the voice of Bo Snerdley but wondered about the man, and why Rush trusted him so much, James Golden’s fascinating career before meeting Rush, personal story, and occasional disagreements with Rush will delight fans of the show. Despite some differences, James and Rush shared remarkable similarities in their life and career, and James continues his passion for radio today with his own show.”

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In the opening moments of his interview with Bannon, Golden effectively suggested that Attorney General Merrick Garland should recuse himself on issues involving critical race theory and the Justice Department’s focus on the treatment of school board members — which arguably puts concerned parents on the same scale as domestic terrorists.

“The money behind it is also a story,” Golden said of CRT. “Merrick Garland’s son-in-law, Xan Tanner, and the company’s name is Panorama, they have contracted with 23,000 schools across the United States to provide the materials that are the backbone of this critical race theory. So it is no accident that our attorney general then comes out and calls the parents that are protesting this… This is a conflict of interest, and if we had a legitimate mainstream press in this country, they’d be all over this story.”

Tom Tillison


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