Tuesday, November 11, 2008

KGO-AM's Luckoff's writing a book

A couple of notes about KGO NewsTalk 810. First, longtime general manager Mickey Luckoff was inducted into the national Radio Hall of Fame on Saturday, joining the likes of Jack Benny, Harry Caray, Dick Clark, Bing Crosby, Lee DeForest, Jim Dunbar, Paul Harvey, Bob Hope, Groucho Marx, Wolfman Jack, Rush Limbaugh and Garrison Keillor. But in an interview with ABC7's Don Sanchez before he was inducted, Luckoff said he was writing a book. "Is this a tell-all book?" asked Sanchez. "It's experience. My experiences," said Luckoff. Luckoff is shown here with his award at the ceremony in Chicago.

The other piece of KGO news involves weekend host Karel, who is on suspension for an obscene tirade he launched on Joe the Plumber during a news break. Karel's mic was left on during the news. His engineer has also been suspended. Radio critic Brad Kava notes that Karel is now speaking out about the incident, via the Internet. "This was a horrible mistake. The engineer is horribly sorry. I'm sorry," Karel writes. Karel, whose real name is Charles “Karel” Bouley, lives in Long Beach and does the show from his home. Karel says that police have stationed a car in front of his home because of threats he has received.

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