James Golden on Rush Limbaugh's Legendary Work Ethic


And rush would he had a famous kind of Christmas series he would do and a famous Thanksgiving series he would do. Talk to us more about the man of that rush was just his optimism doing three hours of radio a day. I could say from personal experience, two hours is a lot. He would do three hours almost no gas collars on only one day open line Friday. Just talk to us about the man. How much prep did he put in? How much study did he do? Tell us from your inside perspective. I'd be so fascinated by that. Rush never stopped working. And this was his work ethic was was astounding. Russia would get to the studio at 8 o'clock in the morning or 8 30 ish. And prep right up until the time of the show. So three hours. Wow. Okay. But, but it didn't end there. After he left the studio, sometimes we'd be around the three of us that were there in there with him during the chinsky. Austin Agra Russia stenographer and Brian Johnson, his engineer in Florida. We have another engineer in New York, Mike ramone who's been with us for 30 years, over 30 years. And if we stayed around the studio, about 40 minutes after he left, Russia's printer would start firing off. What stories for the next day? And it could go on and on and on. He would take a break. I don't know saying he worked around the clock, but he really did work all the time. He said, he used to say show prep, life is show prep. Life is show prep. And he brought so many things of interest to the show, things that interested him. But more to the point to me was this was a man that studied this medium. He wanted to be a broadcaster at age 6. At age 6, he had a little toy that was put out. I think by remco or one of the toy companies where you can broadcast inside your house. So he had the microphone he had his toy set rigged up and would broadcast to his mother. He knew what he wanted to do from the time he was a

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