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Charles Karel Bouley
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Karel (Charles Karel Bouley) is an entertainer and syndicated major market talk show host with a show heard on KGO AM 810 San Francisco weekends as well as nationally M-F. Karel continues his #1 talk show at Cumulus' flagship station, KGO AM 810 San Francisco (being rehired after being fired in 2008 for off-air comments about Joe the Plumber!) and made history for KFI AM 640 Los Angeles with his on and off air partner, the late Andrew Howard. He is an entertainment reporter and film critic (having worked with KNX 1070 Los Angeles CBS, as a columnist for Billboard, The Advocate and others). There is an Karel app at the App store for all of the Karel content and at his website The Karel Show you can watch him do the show live seven days a week.

Karel often appears on the cable and news networks as a guest and takes his special brand of satire to the stage in sold out comedy club and cabaret versions of Karel Stands Up! He is the founder of KDW Productions, LLC, a multi-media production company for TV, Film, Stage, Recording, Web and other content production. 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. He also cowrote two music videos for the late Vesta Williams, producing many for international singer Thea Austin and co-wrote and co-produced his first two albums.

Shortly after making history at the #1 Talk Station in the Country, KFI AM Los Angeles, Karel became a series regular on "The Ultimate Revenge" produced by Woody Fraiser and starring Ryan Seacrest. This improv reality show blazed a trail for shows like "Punk'd" and was aired on SpikeTV for three seasons.

He is a blogger for the, joining in it's first year and has been a columnist for Billboard Magazine as well as the No. 1 GLBT newsmagazine The Advocate at and prestigious publications since the mid-1980s. His book of essays "You Can't Say That" is published by Alyson Press and his latest book, Shouting at Windmills, BS From Bush To Obama hits the stands in the Fall of 2011.

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 is currently single and does his shows from his TuffStudio at the home they shared, Park Howard, in Long Beach, CA. He is joined there by his dogs and cat.

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Grand Prix Long Beach: 40 Years Strong with Celebs, Thrills and Upsets (VIDEOS)

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 12:54 AM

The 40th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach has roared to a close with a spectacular finish as Mike Conway takes the checkered flag for his second victory on the streets of Long Beach.

The race Sunday April 13, 2014 was the crowning event in a week filled with...

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The American Left Radio Could Use a Right Hook (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 5:32 PM

"Let's face it, your country doesn't give an SH*T about the poor," the enigmatic grey haired man said to me as we spoke in the library of the Dylan Hotel in Dublin over St. Patrick's Day weekend. His name is George Hook, and he was fired up that afternoon.


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Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way Out West Diverse, Exhilarating (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2014 | 10:44 AM

This is Part III of III chronicling a trip to Ireland for 12 remote radio shows and a media trip surrounding St. Patrick's Day by the Karel Cast, Karel, Niall Forester and Dennis Cope. It started at the end of the trip with St. Patrick's Day and that article can...

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Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way: Heading West On Adventure

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2014 | 10:34 AM

This is Part II of III chronicling a trip to Ireland for 12 remote radio shows and a media trip surrounding St. Patrick's Day by the Karel Cast, Karel, Niall Forester and Dennis Cope. It started at the end of the trip with St. Patrick's Day and that article can...

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St Patrick's Day, Ireland 2014: A Celebration of Pride and History

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 4:48 PM

2014-03-17-IMG_0372.jpg St. Patrick Greets Guest in Dublin prior to the Parade (Photo Dennis Cope)

The chronicle of this sojourn to Ireland for St. Patrick's Day 2014 beings at the end: with the parade and Dublin City. Having gotten in the country the...

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Keeping Real Estate Real on Mun2

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 11:07 PM


Jackie Mateos (L) and Liz Perez (R) Reinas de Realty on mun2

The housing market has taken a beating over the last few years much like reality shows that are centered around it. It's been uncertain times and markets with people more interested...

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Anne Rice to Reveal New Novel Live March 9 on Dinner Party Show

(4) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 12:54 PM


She is one of the most popular fiction novelists of our time and she's about to reveal the title and subject of her new book; and when you're Anne Rice people take note.

Rice is perhaps best known for her series of Vampire...

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I'm Here, I'm Queer, and I'm Pissed

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 8:39 PM

"Shut up, calm down, and be happy. In the last 10 years there's been more progress in LGBT rights than in your lifetime, so relax."

Silly me. I'm gay. And I'm pissed.

Now, I know that's unpopular in my community. We're not supposed to be angry; we're supposed to be...

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Let's Stop Being #SurplusGiraffe

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 9:08 AM


Marius in his Danish Home. Photo BBC News/AFP

This is the story of a Marius. Like many, Marius grew up knowing "his" life -- meaning if there was another out there, he didn't know it; he had only seen his own. And it...

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Rep. Lee on Congress: It's Time the People Saw Who These People Are

(11) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 9:33 PM

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-13th District, CA) Talks SOTU


Rep. Barbara Lee (D-13th District, Calif.)

There's a 78-million-person-gap going on in the U.S.A. and it needs to be bridged soon or the S in U.S.A. will stand for Shell, as in the United Shell...

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Puzzling Polls Signal Disconnect

(20) Comments | Posted December 27, 2013 | 3:00 PM

If the recent polls, including the CNN/ORC one released the week of December 23, are any indication, then America has lost its collective mind: whether it's the 49 percent to 44 percent lead the Republicans enjoy in a hypothetical election or the tie that other polls show, the fact is,...

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Guccione, Jr. Helps BMI Celebrate a Diverse 75 Years

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 2:12 PM

Bob Guccione, Jr. In A Vintage Photo From Spin

What is the essence of American music, and can it be captured in one book?

That's the question facing publishing legend Bob Guccione, Jr. and one he's in the midst of answering....

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Eder Delivers Musical Holiday Gift

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2013 | 3:19 PM


In 2000 she recorded an album that would become a Christmas staple. Now, 13 years later, she's release another group of Holiday-themed songs proving the first was no fluke. Linda Eder has the goods year round, and can really deliver at...

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Christopher Rice Making the Heavens Rise

(1) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 1:04 PM


Christopher Rice is vampire chronicler extraordinaire Anne Rice's son. There. Now put that out of the way. Because while that fact might have gotten him in a few doors, once they opened, he had to perform. And perform he did, and has. His...

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Once Fair Game Plame Delivers Blowback

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 6:48 PM


She never wanted to be famous. In fact, her life was to be one in shadows, a double life of secrets and yes, intrigue. The stuff of spy novels. So it makes sense that she's written one of her own entitled Blowback. After...

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Oz Still a Magical Place After 75 Years

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 4:59 PM


America's -- the world's, for that matter -- fascination with L. Frank Baum's classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is at an all-time high. It's been some 113 years after the book was first published in 1900 and almost 75 years after...

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When It Comes to the Real WMDs, It's Time to Get Off the Pot

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 1:11 PM

Flags are at half-mast on Capitol Hill, just a few miles away, while Secretary Chuck Hagel laid a wreath at the Navy Yard, this scene of America's latest mass murder... Meanwhile the Senate observed a moment of silence in honor of the victims of this latest tragedy in America while...

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Russia and Egypt: An Interesting Sense of Outrage

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 3:09 PM

"The United States criticizing Russia over gay rights is like Rwanda criticizing the Darfur over genocide... "

Yes, that is what I said when asked by a listener about President Obama's condemnation of Russia over their stringent anti-GLBT laws.

"And spare me your concern for Egypt; our Revolution took...

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Emeli Sandé: The Start of Something Big Over Here

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 4:52 PM


It should be called the "I was there when tour..." because it truly was one of THOSE nights; the nights where you know what you just experienced was special, was the beginning of something spectacular. The first time an audience saw Streisand, the...

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h.wood Group: Crafting the L.A. Nightlife One Club at a Time (Video)

(1) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 2:36 PM

There's a new club in town, and if the opening night is any indication, it's going to be one of the hottest. It's Hooray Henry's at 8713 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles (across from Cedar Sanai Medical Center) and celebs, media, family and friends filled the room August 7th for the...

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