The microphone was hot when Karel went on a swearing tangent and made comments about Joe the Plumber that the audience was not meant to hear. The comments interrupted the ABC Network News at the top of the hour and he quickly apologized for his remarks.
The board operator on duty that night has also been fired over this incident.
On his web page, Karel said a heartfelt goodbye to the KGO listeners and gave reassurance he would not disappear. He will still produce his own podcasts and blogs on his website www.radiokrl.com.
In one of his podcasts Karel said, "960 The Green has already extended a hand in some way," but it is still undetermined in what capacity.
Karal claims he is the only openly gay talk show host in the Bay Area.