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  • KSFO San Francisco Dumps Glenn Beck, Levin moved to pre-recorded only

    04/01/2016 7:30:55 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 74 replies
    4-1-2016 | ShivaFan
    KGO which is basically the affiliated liberal side of the same KSFO – KGO radio family (“sister stations”) is in the middle of massive firings and shakeups. KGO changed their format a long while back, the stalwart of liberal talk didn’t work and their ratings dropped, with the exception of course of the longtime KGO talk host Ronn Owens who does have a dedicated audience and instead he has now moved over to KSFO taking Mark Levin’s slot. Mark Levin has been taken off his current live 3pm to 6pm slot, and instead for now put into a “red hear”...
  • KGO's ol’ Bernie Ward may be released Dec. 21, 2014

    03/16/2014 6:41:18 AM PDT · by pansgold · 37 replies
    III /XVI / MMXIV | pansgold
    Child pornography conviction On September 20, 2007,Bernie Ward was indicted by a grand jury on two federal counts of Attempting to Distribute and one count of Receiving child pornography via the internet from December 2004 to January 2005. The police investigation of Ward originated with a complaint from a Stanislaus County homemaker who was posing online as a dominatrix under the screen name "Sexfairy2005" and who had engaged in online chats with Ward According to the police report, Ward sent pornographic images of children to the chat partner, which caused her to contact police. The police began collecting evidence with...
  • KGO-TV crew robbed in Oakland

    08/03/2013 11:50:41 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 68 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 3, 2013 | Henry K. Lee
    A KGO-TV news crew was robbed at gunpoint of camera equipment while accompanied by a security guard in West Oakland in broad daylight, the latest in a spate of holdups in the city targeting the media, authorities said. The crew and security guard were on the 2700 block of Chestnut Street when they were robbed shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday by three men, at least one of whom had a gun, police said. The robbers fled with camera equipment. None of the robbery victims was injured.
  • Lee Rodgers, Rest In Peace (KSFO, KGO conservative talk show host)

    01/31/2013 8:24:36 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 50 replies
    Melanie Morgan ^ | Melanie Morgan
    Lee Rodgers, Rest in Peace Written by Melanie Morgan I really don't want to write about this, I don't want to think about this, and I don't want it to be true. Lee Rodgers, friend and mentor, is dead. I owe everything that I have in my professional life to Lee Rodgers, who took me under his wing back in 1988 in the halycon days of KGO Radio. Lee was a nighttime talk show host, a former rock and roll DJ, hired by my husband Jack Swanson. He hired him twice, in fact. "Lee Rodgers was a real radio guy....
  • Ross Mirkarimi Case: SF City Hall's Latest Witch Trial

    07/01/2012 5:08:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Let's start with all the things San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi did wrong: 1) Mirkarimi bullied his wife, Eliana Lopez, when he grabbed her right arm and bruised it Dec. 31. 2) When police first contacted Mirkarimi about the episode, the sheriff did not cooperate with the investigation. Instead, he circled the wagons. 3) He hired a small army of attorneys for himself and his wife, which slowed the legal process. He's the elected sheriff of San Francisco, and he tried to move his trial outside the city. 4) When Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment,...
  • Four Hosts Out At KGO/San Francisco As Station Adds More News

    12/02/2011 12:44:31 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 19 replies
    All Access ^ | 12/2/11 | All Access
    ALL ACCESS hears that CUMULUS cuts have hit the on-air staff at Talk KGO-A(M)/SAN FRANCISCO hard, with hosts GIL GROSS (2-4p), GENE BURNS (7-10p), RAY TALIAFERRO (1-5a), and JOHN ROTHMANN (10p-1a) let go on THURSDAY as the station prepares to add more news programming on MONDAY (12/5). GROSS, the nationally-known host and newsman who joined KGO's lineup in 2007 and confirmed his departure to ALL ACCESS, bade his local listeners farewell on FACEBOOK, posting, "It's been fun SAN FRANCISCO. Truly the most fun I've ever had was at KGO. See you soon." KGO will be going to an essentially all-News...
  • CA: GOP Guv debate is on --- minus Meg Whitman -- for Thursday on KGO

    09/08/2009 8:36:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 981+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/8/09 | Joe Garofoli
    Here's the first post-Labor Day chance for you to hear what the Republican candidates for Guv sound like live, unscripted and grilled by someone who knows how to ask questions: A "moderated conversation" at 9 a.m. Thursday on the highly-rated "Ronn Owens Program" on KGO (810 AM). And they'll be welcoming calls, too, so start dialing. Well, most of the Republican candidates will be there. Ex-Rep. Tom Campbell and Insurance Commish Steve Poizner will show. Ex-eBay CEO Meg Whitman won't. Here's a reminder about about all the backstage drama behind this. Whitman's reason for blowing off one of the nation's...
  • Radio Host Gets the Hook for Joe-the-Plumber Comments

    11/11/2008 7:55:40 PM PST · by Deek1969 · 30 replies · 726+ views
    WSJ ^ | 11/11/2008 | Sarah McBride
    The Supreme Court is still pondering whether to permit fleeting expletives on the airwaves, but a San Francisco radio station isn’t waiting for the decision. A host on San Francisco’s top-rated KGO told his fans Tuesday that the station had fired him over comments he made a few days before the election about Joe Wurzelbacher, the suddenly famous unlicensed plumber who got caught up in the candidates’ tax policy debates
  • Karel the Radio Host Gets Booted After Joe the Plumber Comment

    11/05/2008 9:13:35 PM PST · by SpaceBar · 29 replies · 5,123+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 4, 2008 | Sarah McBride
    Joe the Plumber has ticked off a lot of pundits, but over the weekend, he cost one his job, at least temporarily. Charles “Karel” Bouley, a weekend radio personality on San Francisco’s KGO, had just gone from a listener phone call into the top-of-the-hour news feed, with his microphone off– or so he thought. Instead, his mic was still live, broadcasting his musings on that night’s news to thousands of listeners to KGO, the Bay Area’s #1 radio station. He didn’t have nice things to say about Joe Wurzelbacher, the unlicensed Ohio plumber who ended up caught in the tug...
  • Huffington Post writer urges death of Joe the Plumber

    11/03/2008 4:00:26 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 69 replies · 1,996+ views
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | NOV 2, 2008 | By Aaron Klein
    A left-leaning San Francisco radio host who doubles as a columnist for the Huffington Post let loose an expletive-laden, on-air diatribe in which he called for the death of Joe the Plumber. Toward the end of a segment on his weekend radio show on KGO in San Francisco, Charles Raymond Bouley Jr., more popularly known as Karel, shouted on air, "F--- Godd--- Joe the Godd--- Mother F---ing Plumber! I want Mother F---ing Joe the Plumber dead!"
  • San Francisco Radio Host Caught on Mic Calling for Death of Joe the Plumber

    11/03/2008 4:48:13 AM PST · by SoCalJB · 12 replies · 927+ views
    BreitbartTV, YouTube, ^ | 11/02/2008 | Video
    Warning: Graphic language. Charles Karel Bouley is a weekend host on KGO-AM and a contributing writer for The Huffington Post. Watch and *listen* to video verbatim!
  • DEATH TO 'JOE', KGO Talker Wants Ohio Plumber Killed

    11/03/2008 3:46:42 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 55 replies · 2,706+ views
    BeltWayBlips ^ | Nov. 2, 2008
    DEATH TO 'JOE'CAUGHT ON TAPE: KGO Talker Wants Ohio Plumber Killed*** EXCLUSIVE TO THE RADIO EQUALIZER ***BREAKING: KGO / San Francisco libtalker / Obama supporter Karel has been caught on tape calling for the death of Joe The Plumber. According to a key industry source, this DID go out over the airwaves. Here's the clip (NOTE -- EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WARNING):
  • DEATH TO 'JOE' - CAUGHT ON TAPE: KGO Talker Wants Ohio Plumber Killed

    11/02/2008 5:30:51 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 2,645+ views
    radioequalizer.blogspot.com ^ | November 2, 2008 | Brian Maloney
    BREAKING: KGO / San Francisco libtalker / Obama supporter Karel has been caught on tape calling for the death of Joe The Plumber. According to a key industry source, this DID go out over the airwaves. Here's the clip (NOTE -- EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WARNING):
  • Lib Radio Host Karel Calls For Joe Wurzelbacher's Death In On-Air Obscenity Laced Tirade

    11/02/2008 5:10:33 PM PST · by paltz · 83 replies · 2,523+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/2/08 | Kerry Picket
    Audio H/T to Radio Equalizer’s Brian Maloney who picked up this on-air obscenity laced diatribe from San Francisco KGO radio host Karel, who called for the “death” of Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, AKA “Joe the Plumber.” “F__G__D__Joe the G__D__M__F__plumber! I want M__F Joe the plumber dead.” Maloney notes some interesting background information on the San Francisco radio host: Karel, also known as Charles Karel Bouley, is an evening and weekend host at KGO radio in San Francisco. Based in Los Angeles, Karel is a gay activist who also writes for the Huffington Post website. This latest incident caps a weekend of...
  • San Francisco Radio Host Caught on Mic Calling for Death of Joe the Plumber

    11/02/2008 3:54:40 PM PST · by RDTF · 96 replies · 4,417+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 2, 2008
    Warning: Graphic language. Charles Karel Bouley is a weekend host on KGO-AM and a contributing writer for The Huffington Post.
  • KGO (San Fran) Radio Host: 'I want M-F'ing Joe the Plumber Dead!'

    11/02/2008 1:44:32 AM PDT · by bugseye · 73 replies · 5,060+ views
    Bugseye | 11-01-08 | Bugseye
    KGO San Francisco Radio host Charles Karel Bouley (aka Karel) who, according to Wiki..., once played an audio of 'Ding-dong the Witch is Dead' as a 'tribute' to President Reagan upon his death and who wrote in a March 2007 article at the Huffington Post that White House spokesman Tony Snow's daily 'lying to the American people' caused his cancer, wants 'Joe the Plumber dead. During the 11-01-08 9PM Saturday broadcast of ABC national news, Karel, the local host can be heard over-talking the national news broadcast stating: "F*** GD Joe the GD Plumber!" "F*** him. F*** him." "I want...
  • Bernie Ward sentenced for child porn

    08/29/2008 11:32:05 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 2 replies · 250+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | August 28,2008 | Tamara Barak Aparton
    SAN FRANCISCO – Bernie Ward, the popular radio talk-show host disgraced by federal child-pornography charges, was sentenced Thursday to seven years and two months in prison. Ward, who is married and has four children, was fired in December 2007 from KGO-AM in San Francisco after a grand jury indictment accused him of actively uploading and sharing images of child pornography on the Internet. His KGO-AM shows included the Sunday morning “God Talk” program.“I feel very sorry for you and your family,” Judge Vaughn Walker told Ward. The judge said he was troubled by Ward’s hypocrisy — while the former priest...
  • Feds seek 9-year term for ex-KGO host Bernie Ward in child-porn case

    08/21/2008 2:16:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 128+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/21/08 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal prosecutors are recommending a nine-year prison sentence for Bernie Ward, the liberal radio talk show host who pleaded guilty in May to distributing child pornography. Ward, 57, a former Roman Catholic priest, spent 24 years with KGO-AM in San Francisco, as a reporter and later as the host of a talk show that ran three hours every weeknight. The station fired him in December after his federal grand jury indictment was unsealed. Ward was charged with two counts of distributing and one count of receiving Internet images of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to one charge...
  • KGO Greenlights Talking On-Air About Bernie Ward

    05/08/2008 5:56:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 169+ views
    SFGate: Culture Blog ^ | 5/8/8 | Joe Garofoli
    One of the more conspicuous silences during the whole Bernie Ward saga has been coming from KGO-Radio (810 AM), his longtime employer. Long the Bay Area's ratings king, the news-talk station has -- on the advice of its corporate parent Citadel Broadcasting says KGO president and general manager Mickey Luckoff -- suggested that its on-air talent not talk about Bernie. Not yet. "It wasn't an edict," Luckoff said Thursday, moments after Ward changed his plea to guilty to distributing child porn. "We have never, ever put restrictions on anybody here. We have never put an embargo on what people could...
  • Ex-talk show host Bernie Ward admits to distributing child pornography

    05/08/2008 3:07:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 130+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/8/8 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Bernie Ward, a prominent radio talk show host and reporter in the Bay Area for more than two decades, admitted today to distributing child pornography in a plea deal that will send him to federal prison for at least five years. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker was prepared to accept Ward's guilty plea at a hearing in San Francisco to one count of distributing child pornography, but agreed to hold off at the request of Ward's attorney, Doron Weinberg. Had the guilty plea been officially submitted today, Ward could have been sent to prison immediately. Instead,...