Rush Limbaugh: The Man Behind the Golden EIB Microphone

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 May 29, 2021
Wonderfully produced memorial to the greatest radio host ever


Narrated by James Golden, Limbaugh’s long-time call screener and “official show observer” known to listeners as “Bo Snerdley”, the 12-episode series will detail legendary radio host Rush Limbaugh’s award-winning, 30-plus year career in radio that revitalized the spoken-word format, and provided a platform for him to develop and lead modern conservatism in America. Featuring Limbaugh’s own words and never-before-heard stories shared by colleagues, friends and family, the series will give listeners a guided tour of the five-time Marconi Award winner’s historic journey from Cape Girardeau, Mo., to becoming the No. 1 talk radio host in America.  The series will also highlight Limbaugh’s lasting legacy, which includes “The Rush Limbaugh Show’s” continued dominance as the most-listened-to talk radio program in the U.S.

Episode Date
Kindness and Character
Host James Golden shares very personal, never-before-told stories about Rush Limbaugh’s kindness and strength of character that his most loyal listeners - even many of Rush’s closest friends and family - have probably never heard. He’s also joined by staff from two radio stations inside the EIB Network, who personally witnessed Rush’s charitable nature in their own towns after tragedy struck, without any recognition or fanfare. This episode also includes an appearance from radio and tv personality Glenn Beck, who narrates a special feature dedicated to the early days of the national Rush Limbaugh Show. Additional audio courtesy of KZRG radio in Joplin, MO, and WDAY radio in Fargo, ND.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 16, 2021
Highest Civilian Honor
James Golden shares insight and never before heard backstory about President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address - the day after Rush Limbaugh announced his cancer diagnosis - when the President surprised Rush by awarding him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian honor. Radio personality and Fox News host Sean Hannity joins James and shares intimate details of conversations behind the scenes that ultimately led to the award, in addition to heartfelt stories about his 30+ year friendship and admiration of Rush. This episode includes an appearance by television personality Megyn Kelly, who narrates a special biographical look at Rush Limbaugh’s meteoric rise as a nationally syndicated radio personality.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 09, 2021
That’s My Brother
Few people on earth can say they’ve known Rush Limbaugh literally since the day they were born, but James Golden speaks with a man who certainly can: David Limbaugh, Rush’s brother. Lawyer, best-selling author and devoted younger brother, David shares stories of mischief and childhood in the Limbaugh house and gives a look behind the scenes as Rush's career progressed from the early days in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Sacramento, and ultimately New York City, the original home of the nationally syndicated The Rush Limbaugh Show. This episode also contains an appearance by Mark Levin, a longtime friend of Rush, who narrates a special feature dedicated to Rush’s transition from Top 40 DJ to talk radio icon. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 02, 2021
Behind Great Broadcasters
For more than 20 years, broadcast executive and Radio Hall of Fame President Kraig Kitchin worked side by side with Rush Limbaugh as a business partner, friend, and confidant in developing the most successful radio talk show in history. James Golden, a.k.a. Bo Snerdley, sits down with Kraig to discuss how the Rush Limbaugh Show came to be what it is today. From the early days in New York City to the addition of several hundred affiliates across the country (plus a few pirate stations in the Caribbean, as Rush might say), Kraig gives you a unique perspective of Rush’s business acumen, in addition to sharing intimate details of how he learned of his advanced lung cancer diagnosis and how the decisions were made to carry on with the program during his treatment. This episode also contains an appearance from radio and Fox News personality Sean Hannity, who narrates a special feature dedicated to Rush’s early Top 40 radio days in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 26, 2021
EIB Southern Command Family
For 20+ years, Rush Limbaugh created his daily program from the “EIB Southern Command”. There were just four people present each day, including Rush. Meet and hear from the other three, including podcast host James Golden, as they describe the person off the air as he prepared his daily program. It’s different than what you might expect. The areas explored – such as Rush’s hearing loss in late 2001 – have never been revealed nor has how Rush overcame that obstacle. It’s rare that three individuals would share that kind of space day in / day out for two decades, but then again everything about the man behind the Golden EIB Microphone is special. This episode also features a special appearance by program guest host alum Mark Steyn, who provides additional insights into Rush’s life, as well. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 19, 2021
Most Difficult Day
Host James Golden had a front row seat to the Rush Limbaugh Show for nearly all its 33 years. He acted as the Show Observer and was the program’s call screener. You might know him better as “Bo Snerdley,” as Rush would lovingly refer to him on the air. In this podcast, you'll hear from "Snerdley” himself, as he shares his own unique perspective of the man who changed the conversation in America forever. It’s a heartwarming, emotional and revealing testimony, particularly as James takes us through Rush’s final year on the radio. Even in the midst of a Presidential election and a pandemic, throughout Rush’s battle with an advanced lung cancer diagnosis, the only item on his bucket list was to spend time doing what he loved most: being with you on the radio. This episode also contains an appearance by Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who narrates a special feature dedicated to Rush’s childhood dream of being in radio. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 12, 2021
Introducing: Rush Limbaugh: The Man Behind the Golden EIB Microphone
Rush Limbaugh: The Man Behind the Golden EIB Microphone... a new podcast hosted by James Golden, known better as Bo Snerdley, that takes you behind the scenes for an intimate look at the man who changed America as we know it. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Apr 21, 2021