New York talk radio host James Golden shared his feelings about the late Rush Limbaugh, the hatred that was directed towards the former radio host on the day of his death, and how social justice messages have impacted the NFL.
Golden, aka “Bo Snerdley,” served as Limbaugh’s call screener and producer for 30 years. He recently sat down with RT America’s Steve Malzberg on “Eat the Press.”
Malzberg and Golden have known each other for 40 years and worked together at WABC; Golden now has a daily show there, it’s also where he first met and worked with Rush. Golden said Limbaugh’s original agreement with WABC was that the station would supply him with a call screener and an engineer.
“There were two other scenarios, and no one remembers them because they didn’t last long, and I was rotated onto his show,” Golden said. “Rush, and I clicked, and once that happened, I never left.”
Golden told Malzberg that he doesn’t pay much attention to what’s written on social media. The same goes for left-leaning pundits like MSNBC’s Joy Ried, who accused Golden of providing cover for Limbaugh “to be able to do that outright racist stuff.”
“I heard about the remark, other people were outraged about the remark, and this is the first time I’ve seen it,” Golden said, referring to the clip played by Malzberg. “I could care less what a little rated show on a very low rated station with a bitter, angry woman has to say about me.”
Golden said he didn’t watch the Super Bowl and hasn’t watched it for years.
“After this whole kneeling business started, I was out,” Golden said. “I am tired of seeing these very well-paid people who are living the American Dream bending on a knee complaining about America. And so that was it for me. And some of them would not be able to translate their skills into anything else but football.”
Ryan Hedrick works for WIBC in Indianapolis as a Morning News Anchor/Digital Content Producer. Prior to moving to Indy, he served as Assistant Program Director and Co-Host of the Morning News Express at WFMD. His career also includes stints at News Talk 103.7 FM in Chambersburg, PA, Sirius XM in Washington D.C., WBEN in Buffalo, NY, and WIBW-AM in Topeka KS where he earned the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting in 2016. To connect with Ryan, find him on Twitter @SureToCover.
Dan Bongino: Best Thing Radio Hosts Can Do is Make An Announcement About An Announcement
“Honestly folks, if you’re in this business long enough, one of the best things you can do, if you ever get in it, is make an announcement about an announcement.”
Dan Bongino has teased an announcement for his syndicated radio show and joked that’s the best thing he can do as a host.
During The Dan Bongino Show Wednesday, the host pitched that he would announce details on the future of the program on Thursday.
“I got some cool news for you tomorrow. ‘Well, why are you telling us today?’ Because I can’t say anything today but I definitely will say something tomorrow. And I just want you all to know, because I love you all,” said Bongino. “And I just want you to know we got a pretty cool announcement. I mean nothing like bananas or anything, but if you’re interested in this show, and you like everything that’s going on, you’re probably gonna like this, too. Lots of good stuff.”
Dan Bongino then joked that he’s keenly aware that he’s announcing that he has an announcement, but that’s one of the best things you can do as a radio host.
“Honestly folks, if you’re in this business long enough, one of the best things you can do, if you ever get in it, is make an announcement about an announcement. You know why? Here’s the apple,” Bongino said as he mimicked the sound of eating an apple. “You get it? You can make an announcement about an announcement…There is a real reason I can’t get away but it’s pretty cool. And I hope you like it.”
Bill Handel: Ken Chiampou Retirement ‘Big, Big Hit to KFI’
According to KFI, John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou are the longest-running duo in talk radio history.
KFI AM-640 host Ken Chiampou is in his final week hosting the station’s early afternoon show before he retires. Morning host Bill Handel shared his sentiments on the longtime host Tuesday.
John and Ken are airing a series of tributes to Chiampou throughout the week, and Tuesday, Handel shared that the loss of the radio host is a big one for the iHeartMedia station.
“Frankly, it’s a big, big hit to KFI. Obviously, you’ve been a huge part, not only of the radio station, but of talk shows all over the country,” Handel said. “Everybody knows who you are. Even though I hate to say this — because that’s not how I role — you are going to be missed. And it’s kind of a nice feeling to end a career the way you are doing, leaving at the high end of your career.”
According to KFI, John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou are the longest-running duo in talk radio history. The pair have been working together since 1988, when they joined 1400 WOND in Atlantic City, NJ, after leaving competing stations in Elmira, NY.
Hugh Hewitt: I Will Never Discuss Colleagues On the Air
“It is professional courtesy and I extend it to all my collegaues, present and past.”
Hugh Hewitt welcomed author Tim Alberta to his Salem Radio Network morning show Wednesday to promote Alberta’s recent book. However, there was a point of contention about how the interview would be conducted.
While promoting that he’d appear with Hewitt, Alberta shared that he had agreed not to discuss Eric Metaxas and Charlie Kirk — Hewitt’s Salem Radio Network colleagues — during the interview, despite being prominent figures in his book The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism.
“I agreed to keep his Salem Radio colleagues, Charlie Kirk & Eric Metaxas, whose radicalism I document in detail, out of this conversation,” Alberta wrote in a post to X.
Hugh Hewitt followed that post up by pointing out the condition for Alberta to appear on the program and not talk about Salem Radio Network hosts isn’t a new policy for the longtime radio host.
“In the interests of accuracy, (Tim Alberta), on air I told you I don’t discuss colleagues from (NBC), (The Washington Post), or (Salem Media Group) on air and that therefore we wouldn’t be discussing Charlie or Eric, and you agreed to my groundrules,” Hewitt wrote. “It is a rule set for every interview with every author and guest for all three platforms. It is professional courtesy and I extend it to all my collegaues, present and past.”