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“Bo Snerdley” Announces Prostate Cancer Battle

James Golden began hosting a podcast about Limbaugh recently

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Rush Limbaugh’s long-time call screener, James Golden, known to listeners as Bo Snerdley, recently revealed that he had been battling prostate cancer. Golden made the announcement during a podcast called Rush Limbaugh: The Man Behind the Golden EIB Microphone.

Golden said that he had just finished his treatment in Maryland when his former boss made the announcement to his staff that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

Golden shared how he felt when Limbaugh called a meeting in 2020 to reveal his terminal diagnosis to his staff. He said the emotions that he felt at the time given the news and his recent battle, were overwhelmingly.  

“Premiere Networks and our engineers on the West Coast did extraordinary things to allow me to work in Maryland, where I moved to for almost a half-year while I was being treated,” Golden said. “No one knew, because I kept working, my workdays were kind of normal, I would have my treatment in the morning and then just go to work in the afternoons.”

The new podcast documents Golden’s experience as Rush’s phone screener. The newly released series also gives listeners a unique perspective into the inner workings of the one of the most successful radio shows in the country.

“I had the feeling like Rush was invincible,” Golden said during the podcast. “But in the same sense that word “advanced” was a bothersome word.”

Limbaugh lost his battle with advanced stage lung cancer on Feb 17. Premiere Networks is still airing Rush’s show utilizing special guest hosts and insight from Limbaugh’s previous shows.

To learn more about the new podcast dedicated to Rush and hosted by James Golden, tap here

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NPR TV Critic Rips Tom Hanks for Op-Ed In New York Times

Eric Deggans said Hanks did not go deep enough in his piece in which he referred to the Massacre as “systematically ignored.”

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An NPR-TV critic is criticizing Tom Hanks for not being “anti-racist” after the award-winning actor penned an op-ed in the New York Times about the Tulsa Race Massacre.

Eric Deggans said Hanks did not go deep enough in his piece in which he referred to the Massacre as “systematically ignored.”

“These are wise words,’ Deggans responded in his own article. “And it’s wonderful that Hanks stepped forward to advocate for teaching about a race-based massacre – indirectly pushing back against all the hyperventilating about critical race theory that’s too often about silencing such lessons on America’s darkest chapters.”

Deggans said Hanks has made a career out of playing a “righteous white man” in films.

The Tulsa race massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of White residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma

“The truth about Tulsa, and the repeated violence by some white Americans against Black Americans, was systematically ignored, perhaps because it was regarded as too honest, too painful a lesson for our young white ears,” Hanks wrote, urging schools to teach the lessons of Tulsa as early as elementary school. 

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Fox News Sean Hannity Tops Annual “Talkers Heavy Hundred”

Hannity’s show is distributed by Premiere Networks and is the second most-listened to commercial radio show with about 15 million listeners per week.

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Sean Hannity is at the top of the talk radio game. Last week, the Fox News star who also hosts a popular nationally syndicated radio show, topped the annual “Talkers Heavy Hundred” published by Talkers.com. 

Hannity’s show is distributed by Premiere Networks and is the second most-listened-to-commercial radio show with about 15 million listeners per week.

Talkers said the total number of listeners that a particular show garners is not the only criteria that judges look for. The website shows are measured by “courage, effort, impact, longevity, potential, ratings, recognition, revenue, service, talent and uniqueness.”

“We acknowledge that it is as much as art as science, and that the results are arguable,” the magazine added.

The annual list is considered to be a subjective power ranking of the nation’s top hosts. 

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Boston’s WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Celebrates 100 Years on the Air

The station will promote the 100-day celebration online and on-air with stories and photos.

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A legendary all-news radio station is celebrating its 100th anniversary in a special way.

Boston’s WBZ NewsRadio 1030 is commemorating a century in broadcasting with a 100-day celebration. The station first went on the air on September 19, 1921. 

“For a station to broadcast for 100 years is nothing short of amazing,” said Alan Chartrand, Market President of iHeartMedia Boston. “Listeners and advertisers consistently utilize this heritage brand as evidenced by WBZ’s continued ratings and revenue success.

The station will promote the 100-day celebration online and on-air with stories and photos.

“WBZ NewsRadio is defined by our strong, unmistakable presence in the communities we serve,” said Rob Sanchez, Vice President of News, Talk & Sports for iHeartMedia Boston. “As the media landscape continues to evolve, our reach has only increased as WBZ listeners have adopted streaming on smart devices and the iHeartRadio app.”

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