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According to his biography posted by KGO 810 AM, Rothmann is a frequent lecturer on American politics and the Presidency, and has spoken at over 150 campuses throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. He has been involved in many political campaigns on the national, state, and local levels, including Richard Nixon's in 1968. Rothmann has also published a wide range of articles on American political history, the Middle East, and education. John's personal love is his 15,000-volume library - one of the finest private libraries in the country - specializing in American political history and political biographies.
Rothmann is co-author of the book Icon of Evil, released on June 24, 2008.
Show on KGO
From 1996 until 2009, Rothmann hosted shows in the early morning hours every Saturday and Sunday. He also substituted for other hosts intermittently. He has worked for Republican, Democrat and Independent politician, is a self-described liberal Democrat and an active member of the San Francisco Jewish community. He is known for discussing a wide range of political and social issues such as the war in Afghanistan, the State of Israel, global warming, racial discrimination by law enforcement and substance abuse, with a non-partisan viewpoint. His early work with President Richard Nixon, his support for Israel and his views on the war in Afghanistan have led some listeners to label him as conservative-leaning, despite his alignment with the liberal Democrat view points on issues such as climate change and education<https://omny.fm/shows/kgo-810/august-16-2019-afghanistan-should-we-stay><https://soundcloud.com/omnimedia/rothmann-slugging-ot-out-over-global-warming>. Rothmann's early-morning show had a 'caller's club' character, with most shows featuring the same few callers over and over. On September 14, 2009, he became host of the 10 PM through 1 AM slot Monday through Friday previously held by Bernie Ward.
Rothmann is also the host of a podcast called "Fight for the White House" (www.fightforthewhitehouse.us), which explores the history of presidential elections in the United States through sound clips and music.
On December 1, 2011 John Rothmann along with other KGO talk show hosts and staff were dismissed by KGO management due to an all news format change by the radio station.
On March 11, 2019, as part of the reshuffling of the on-air lineup, Rothmann returned to KGO, this time hosting an evening program airing weeknights from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
- John Rothmann's show on KGO at the Wayback Machine (archived July 13, 2011)
- Fight for the White House podcast site
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