Karel, who was fired by KGO NewsTalk 810 in 2008 after shouting obscenities on the air during a news report about “Joe the Plumber,” is returning to that station.

Listeners heard about it last night from Marty Nemko, a career coach, said he wanted to talk about lessons he had learned from being fired from previous jobs. At that point, Nemko noted that he was being let go by KGO, and that his last show would be on Sunday, March 20. He said that Karel would be getting the 7-10 p.m. slot on Saturdays and Sundays beginning March 26. (Here’s KGO’s new schedule.)

Bay Area Media News


  1. California has one of the highest unemployment rates in the United States. KGO executives clearly wondered why anyone would want to listen to a career coach when they could hear a barely stable, always irrational, over-the-top circus act throw tantrums on the air for three hours at a time…

  2. Karel wasn't exactly getting big numbers at Green 960, so you've got to wonder why a station in trouble like KGO would give him a second shot.

  3. I didn't hear Marty's show, but I hope the irony wasn't lost on him that he helps people find jobs, and now he was losing a job himself.

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