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!