Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Karel comeback

Several months after getting KO'ed from KGO, the outspoken San Francisco talker known as Karel is looking to make a comeback.

Brad Kava at the San Francisco Examiner has gotten word that the prickly talk show host, otherwise known as Charles Karel Bouley, is roughly a week away from getting back on the air.

If and when he does, it will be a self-syndicated effort, airing 9P-12A Monday through Thursday, originating from KNGY (92.7FM), a dance club music station across the bay in Oakland. The show would also likely air on KRXA (540AM) in Monterey.

Last November, Karel was fired by KGO after unleashing an accidental tirade complete with some rather naughty FCC-unfriendly language. He blamed the incident on an engineer who should have turned his mic off during the break.

I'm told you'll soon be able to hear him on KNGY-FM (92.7) M-Th 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. and on Monterey's KRXA-AM (540) M-Wed 9p.m. to 12 a.m. and Thursday 11p.m. to 12a.m.
His Website, however, says he is eight days away from returning to radio.

According to Kava, Karel told him he is self-syndicating his show, and looking for affiliates. One station he'd like to be on is KKGN (Green 960).


Prog Talker said...


NYLefty said...

Interesting post on the KKGN ("Green 960"} web site by that station's program director, John Scott. Responding to a listener's question about why the station was considering other talk show hosts to fill the spot formerly occupied by Randi Rhodes, Scott said:

I will always level with you. I will address this in future posts. What we're doing is trying to figure out how to make us, oh, 20% more successful. If we do that, we SURVIVE for the long term, as long as I have something to say about it. And where we are, is not where we need to be. Randi's ratings? Not great. It's unethical and illegal for me to talk "ratings" or attempt to influence the system in a public forum, but in a general sense, we have been consistently not good and not great in afternoons. Maybe something different can change that. This is why we are talking about it, the circumstances merely forced the conversation we're having.

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