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James Golden    

"Bo Snerdley," Call screener, producer, and engineer for the syndicated Rush Limbaugh radio talk show

You've heard him on the Rush Limbaugh show as Rush's sidekick .. Now experience him in person!

A native New Yorker, James graduated Andrew Jackson High School in Queens, New York and attended Queens College.

During his high school years, he played in a local band and met then 13-year-old professional drummer Omar Hakim; who has since become an internationally acclaimed musician, producer, and Grammy nominated composer and artist. The two began collaborating on music and have written several hit songs as BMI writers and publishers. They remain close friends and collaborators.

During and after his high-school years, Golden also spent time assisting his cousin – Gerry Bledsoe, a well-known radio and Television personality at WWRL-AM, and WBLS-FM, and WPIX –TV in New York. He acquired production skills, as well as writing copy.

In his early twenties – he accepted a position at WWRL – as a Marketing and Research director, and later as the radio stations first Music Research director.

That led to a position at WABC-AM – the largest Top-40 radio station in America, as Music and Music Research director. Later – Golden would produce the last music program – and the station’s first “talk” program, and spend the next nine years producing an assortment of diverse radio programs, becoming the senior producer for the ABC flagship station.

In addition to producing programs – James hosted television segments for NewsTalk Television – a Gannet property. In 1991 – he also became a weekend host for the WABC Talk radio – hosting highly rated broadcast on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

In 1991 – James began producing the Rush Limbaugh Program and also became known for his call screener persona “Bo Snerdley.” He is also a contributing editor for the Limbaugh Letter, the most widely read political newsletter in America.

In 1998 – he accepted a part-time position with the program – in order to take a full time position with Internet start-up company Worldstream Communications, in Seattle. He was Vice President of Programming, responsible for 98 hours of weekly broadcast, and later moved to Vice President of Business Development.

Shortly before 2000, James relocated to Washington DC and established a media and political consulting firm – as well as continuing his part-time status with the Rush Limbaugh Program. He made regular appearances as a political commentator on Fox and MSNBC television networks, and a frequent guest on the ABC broadcast, Politically Incorrect.

In 2001 – after commuting to Florida on a weekly basis – he “flipped” the order of business – returning as a full time contributor of the Rush Limbaugh program – and a part-time partner with Golden Creative Communications.

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