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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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,...
  • A Slave To "Research"

    02/16/2008 8:11:07 AM PST · by Deek1969 · 9 replies · 65+ views
    Thw Smoking Gun ^ | 2/15/2008
    Explicit police reports detail child porn case against Bernie Ward FEBRUARY 15--When radio talk show host Bernie Ward was arrested last year on child pornography charges, his lawyers downplayed the federal rap, saying that his client was merely doing research for a book when he accessed and distributed illicit images. But police reports indicate that Ward, a 56-year-old former Catholic priest, began a graphic online correspondence with a San Francisco-area dominatrix who used the name "Sexfairy" and called cops when Ward sent her a lewd digital image featuring a topless woman, a nude boy, and a young girl. According to...
  • Inside Bernie Ward's online chats (libtalk host accused of child porn)

    02/14/2008 12:52:56 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 47 replies · 305+ views
    KGO-TV ^ | 2/13/08 | Dan Noyes
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The ABC7 I-Team has the inside story of what lead up to the arrest of popular talk-radio host, Bernie Ward, on federal child pornography charges. It's an investigation you'll see Only On 7. We warn you that some of the information is graphic. Bernie Ward got indicted in December and got fired from his job at KGO Radio, effective at the end of last year. Now, police reports just obtained by the I-Team tell us who blew the whistle on Ward, and how he came to send the woman child porn, by his own admission. The...
  • Keep the faith: Talk radio to continue 'Godtalk' {without Bernie Ward & his child pornography}

    01/29/2008 7:54:55 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 300+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/29/8 | Rebecca Rosen Lum
    KGO radio's popular "Godtalk" show will stay on the air whether its embattled host returns or not, a spokesman for the all-chat channel said Friday. NewsTalk 810 fired Bernie Ward in December after he was indicted on two counts of possessing and distributing pornographic images of children, charges that stem from a period at the end of 2004 and the beginning of 2005. Ward said he was researching a book on hypocrisy. He has pleaded not guilty. A trial is set for June 9. In addition to "Godtalk," Ward also talked politics on the nightly "Bernie Ward Show." Fans have...
  • San Francisco Radio Talk Show Host Bernie Ward (KGO) Indicted For Child Pornography

    12/07/2007 8:45:24 AM PST · by modyoulater · 42 replies · 1,181+ views
    The Examiner ^ | December 6, 2007
    SAN FRANCISCO (Map, News) - San Francisco radio talk show host Bernie Ward has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of using the Internet to send and receive child pornography, his lawyer said today. The indictment is under seal, but the charges were confirmed by Ward's lawyer, Doron Weinberg, and by his employer, KGO radio. Weinberg said Ward, 56, pleaded not guilty to the indictment before a federal magistrate in San Francisco today. He said Ward is due to reappear in court in late January before U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker for a status conference and scheduling...
  • SF radio personality Bernie Ward indicted on child porn charges

    12/06/2007 2:56:21 PM PST · by SmithL · 211 replies · 1,673+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/6/7 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    San Francisco -- Bernie Ward, a popular San Francisco radio talk show host and former Catholic priest, has been indicted on federal child pornography charges, authorities said today.
  • Newsmen arrested reporting on fire

    07/13/2007 11:10:14 AM PDT · by California Desert Rat · 10 replies · 967+ views
    SF Gate.Com/SF Chronicle ^ | 12 July 2007 | no byline
    Napa County sheriff's deputies detain KGO-TV cameraman Craig Southern after he attempted to get video of firefighters battling a brush fire off Atlas Peak Road near the Silverado Country Club on Wednesday.
  • MORE FRANKENFAWNING -- Plus: More Asheville Fallout, ABC Fear, Willie's a Bad Penny

    12/03/2005 9:59:18 AM PST · by chuckpez · 3 replies · 442+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | December 3rd, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    While we gear up for our next major pieces, here's a roundup of the latest fodder: --- Did Al Franken really mock a disabled Vietnam Vet during a recent Asheville radio interview? BoreAmerica has the details, we'd like to hear the audio of this interview, if the host could please make it available. BoreAmerica also believes Janeane Garofalo has a promising future doing public service announcements, especially for booster seats. --- Lots of tension at ABC Radio, as worried staffers ponder who will be taking over some of America's largest talk radio stations (KGO, KSFO, WLS, WBAP, WABC, WMAL and...
  • Mary Mapes Whinning Again

    11/17/2005 3:02:04 PM PST · by muleskinner · 5 replies · 401+ views
    KGO radio 810 AM San Francisco | Nov -17 - 2005 | muleskinner
    That whinning snitch (har), Mary Mapes, continues her whinning tour-de-force, this time on KGO radio 810 in S.F. "I've always worked like a dog", proclaims the Mighty Mapes. Snausages anyone?
  • Listening to KGO (the radio station)?

    11/12/2005 11:39:01 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 48 replies · 4,047+ views
    For people living in Northern CA...Do you listen to KGO? I am familiar with the station...I lived in Northen CA for a few years. One could listen to KGO, at night, in Southen CA. Tonight, I listened to Bill Wattenberg at 10 PM. He was discussing how idiotic other KGO hosts were...Apparently, the hosts had some kind of debate on Iraq Friday night. (Bill is probably the only reasonable host on KGO.) Bill mentioned that some KGO host compared US troops to Nazi troops...A father of a Marine, who was killed in action in Iraq, called Bernie Ward show. (I...

    11/10/2005 8:12:32 AM PST · by CharlieOK1 · 66 replies · 1,893+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 11/10/05 | Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU NOV 10, 2005 10:33:08 ET XXXXX ABC NEARS SALE OF RADIO NETWORK, STATIONS; FINAL BIDS DUE THIS WEEK **Exclusive** DISNEYABC CEO Robert Iger is prepared to sign off on the sale of the network's ABC radio network and ABC radio stations, top sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. Negotiations between DISNEY and three major suitors have intensified in recent weeks; contenders were asked by bankers representing ABC to meet via phone to discuss their final questions. Final bids are due this week, a top source says, with DISNEY then having a 15 day window to accept...
  • Seminar callers burned up the phone lines on Bill Wattenber's show on KGO in San Francisco

    09/05/2004 12:42:55 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies · 914+ views
    KGO, San Francisco | 9-5-04 | dfu
    Dr. Bill Wattenberg has a great weekend show on KGO in San Francisco. Along with questions about science, many of the calls in this political season are political. Tonight, many seminar RAT callers were on the phone. Their behavior was so typical. They talked over Bill and yelled to try to get their point across. I had the great pleasure to be able to get through and get the correct perspective on the air. You will be seeing more and more of these seminar callers as we get closer to the election. They know the power of talk radio and...

    11/01/2003 9:19:10 PM PST · by doug from upland · 84 replies · 463+ views
    LINK TO KGO TO LISTEN LIVE ONLINE Dr. Bill Wattenburg, a man who has worked in the forest for 40 years and who has designed nuclear weapons at Lawrence Livermore, has a weekend show on KGO in San Francisco on Saturday and Sunday nights. Dr. Bill is an expert regarding protecting our forests. I expect him to be absolutely ripping the ecofrauds tonight and tomorrow. It will be worth your time to listen to him.
  • Freep this poll (needs help!): KGO Radio--Yes or No on the recall?

    10/03/2003 4:04:57 AM PDT · by tame · 13 replies · 202+ views
    October 3, 2003 | tame
    The following poll by KGO radio in Northern California (bay area) is seriously slanted the wrong way. The poll asks if you will vote yes or no on the recall. Please FREEP THIS POLL.
  • Taking the 'local' out of radio programming (High-speed phone lines let talk-show hosts work @ home)

    06/01/2003 8:53:51 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 20 replies · 485+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 27 May 2003 | Brad Kava
    <p>When the host on your local radio station tells you about the weather or traffic, there's a good chance that not only is he not in the radio studio, he may not even be in the state.</p> <p>A trend that started with large corporations saving money by having music disc jockeys tape shows for several markets, it now includes ``local'' talk show hosts, people who traditionally gave radio its local flavor.</p>
  • FReep the ABC 7 KGO-TV Poll!

    01/29/2003 6:44:26 PM PST · by ElephantMan · 4 replies · 381+ views ^ | 1/29/03 | KGO.COM
    ABC-7 Let your voice be heard! It's not too late to become a member of our polling team. We're conducting a series of surveys and we want to include your opinion in these scientific and statistically-valid polls. You might even win a small prize for participating.Click HERE To Register!You'll find the results of previously conducted polls are on this page.
  • California fans still want Gore for president (Stranger than fiction alert)

    11/22/2002 1:46:05 PM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 33 replies · 284+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/22/02 | Carla Marinuci (D-Chronicle)
    <p>They showed up hours in advance to stake out a spot. They formed endless, snaking lines. Some waited by the hundreds in the dark outside just to get a glimpse.</p> <p>All this for Al Gore?</p> <p>The scene at Book Passages, the Corte Madera literary landmark where Gore and his wife, Tipper, signed their new book about the American family, "Joined at the Heart," looked part religious revival, part rock star sighting.</p>
  • Simon finally says he's sorry for photo mistake (Ronn Owens BARF Alert)

    10/14/2002 6:26:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 205+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/14/02 | Erica Werner - AP
    <p>He finally said so Monday morning, badgered into the admission by a talk radio host.</p> <p>The Republican candidate for governor spent the past week parsing his words carefully, saying he "regretted" wrongly accusing Gov. Gray Davis of illegal fund-raising, but never saying he was sorry.</p>
  • Author of "Islam Unveiled" on Pete Wilson KGO 810 AM NOW (3 p.m. Wed. 9/25) in San Francisco

    09/25/2002 3:16:26 PM PDT · by bootless · 14 replies · 392+ views
    KGO 810 AM ^ | 9-25-02 | Robert Spencer
    Talk show host Pete Wilson is talking with Robert Spencer, author of "Islam Unveiled" NOW on KGO-AM 810. Also available on their website's streaming audio. Sounds like a good one!
  • Bill Simon on KGO Radio Now

    08/27/2002 11:18:13 AM PDT · by Tony in Hawaii · 23 replies · 430+ views
    Webcast on above URL now.