KYNS 1340 signs up controversial gay talk show host
February 10, 2010
Charles Karel Bouley, who broadcasts simply under the name “Karel,” bills himself as the “nation’s first openly gay liberal talk show host.” In an email announcement sent out to his fans Wednesday, Karel said to “look for new markets, including San Luis Obispo next week.”
Karel, who hosts his show from his home in Long Beach, broadcasts live from 3 to 6 p.m. No word yet on whether KYNS will carry the show on a delayed basis, or bump local host Bill Benica, now heard from 4 to 6 p.m. on weekdays.
Karel was fired from KGO radio in San Francisco for an obscenity-laced tirade against political figure Joe the Plumber that accidentally went out over the air during a network news break. Karel claimed he didn’t know his microphone was on at the time.
KYNS lost some key programs when Air America recently filed for bankruptcy.