Welcome Back, Karel!

My Saturday night burger ritual included a nice surprise. Karel, a loud, over-the-top radio host, has been rehired by KGO. He and his late partner were the first openly gay talk show hosts on KFI in Los Angeles, the #1 talk station in the country.

Anyway, he was on KGO until 2.5 years ago. A rant filled with obscenities about Joe the Plumber during a break was aired. The sound engineer forgot to turn off the mic. Yikes. It was picked up on the live feed on the KGO website, and within 30 minutes, it was all over Conservative blogs. Bill O’Reilly got a hold of it within 45 minutes. Talk about viral! He was canned. As of tonight he’s back! Two people on the KGO team have been pleading his case, and fans from all over wrote and bugged management to rehire him. It took a while, but it worked.

I always wondered what happened to him. I didn’t hear about the controversy. The time slot has been a revolving door since he left. It’s great that he’s back – liberal, a tad crazy, and a total flaming queen. Makes for great radio!

16 responses to “Welcome Back, Karel!

  • Terrance H.

    Just in case you couldn’t find it.


    • SpinnyLiberal

      Heh. Thanks for that. I was so into the campaign – it wasn’t until after the elections, I thought, “Hey, where’s Karel?” Had no idea.

      • Terrance H.

        After the O’Reilly video is over, there is a better one of Karel that doesn’t include any bleeps. It’s the Up Next one, I think. I didn’t catch that one until after I posted Bill-O’s.

  • Terrance H.

    By the way, it’s a shame what happened to his partner, Andrew Howard. I heard he died of a pulmonary embolism, but also that Bouley was filing a wrongful death suit against a doctor. I wonder what exactly happened.

  • lbwoodgate

    By Bill’s definition of someone conveying acerbic anger is a pinhead?

    Very well, I give you Bill the pinhead here, here, here, and of course, here

    • Terrance H.

      We know Bill must be doing something right, because he sure gets the Leftwad panties in a bunch. You wasted your time finding and showing us his penchant to come unnerved. Congratulations! Clearly none of us had a clue…

      But find me one clip where O’Reilly wished someone dead and you might be able to cry hypocrite – and that’s precisely what you’re trying to do.

      So, how ’bout it?

  • SpinnyLiberal

    Everyone but him.

    His blood pressure must be through the roof! In that last one (the classic), I’m surprised he didn’t climb over the desk and start beating the guy he was talking to. He spit on the desk. Seriously? Dude needs help.

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