Charles Karel Bouley is a syndicated talk show host who has had #1 talk
shows at Citadel/ABC's flagship station, KGO AM 810 San Francisco (#1 overall
station) and for KFI AM 640 Los Angeles and The Karel Show can be heard in
various markets including on KRXA 540 Progressive Talk Monterey/Santa Cruz, KUDO
Anchorage Alaska at Green960.com San Francisco and more.. He is an entertainment
reporter and film critic as well having worked for KNX 1070 Los Angeles (CBS).
Karel also has filled for Bill Press on his national show on a regular basis.
The show is available at iTunes as a free podcast and on Foneshow.com Karel
He is a blogger for the HuffingtonPost.com and has been a columnist for the #1
gay/lesbian newsmagazine The Advocate at Advocate.com and IN Magazine Los
Angeles, as well as Billboard and others. His book of essays "You Can't Say
That" is published by Alyson Press. His music is available at iTunes and other
online stores and he maintains a blog, podcasts and message boards at
www.radiokrl.com and can be reached at
Karel also appears as a guest on topical issues having appeared on such cable
news networks as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. He is a regular guest on Techlink for
Time/Warner, as a Macintosh Computer expert and even did two seasons as a lead
actor on TNN's "Ultimate Revenge" hosted by Ryan Seacrest (an improved practical
joke show a la Punk'd) created by industry veteran Woody Fraiser. Karel
produced, directed and wrote a marriage equality PSA that won second place in
GLAAD's "I Do" contest, being aired at OutFest and on national television,
featuring 12 youth and a cameo by Thomas Jefferson.
Karel made history with his late partner (on and off air) Andrew Howard as the
duo became the first openly gay male couple to host a major market talk show
when they took over afternoon drive at KFI AM 640 Los Angeles (following Rush
Limbaugh and Dr. Laura on the #1 talk station in the country). Upon Andrew's
untimely death in 2001, Karel went solo and personally changed state law in
California so he could pursue a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of his partner.
He does his shows from his studio at the home they shared, Park Howard, in Long
Beach, CA, where he lives with his dogs and cat.