What do the #1 talk stations in the United States, the #1 talk station in Northern California, the most respected music industry publication, most respected gay and lesbian newsmagazine and chart-topping singers all have in common? Simple, Karel.
Karel previously hosted a weekend drive time show on the #1 Talk Station in Northern California, KGO AM 810, Sat. and Sun. 7pm to 10pm. Also hosted a show for KFI AM 640 (home of Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura). Called by USA TODAY "wildly popular and irreverent," declared by the L. A. Times to be "..the freshest breath of air Los Angeles radio has had in years..." called by Radio and Records "the new face of radio, the future of the format..." and picked by the Los Angeles Daily News as the "Radio Show of the Week, always entertaining.." (June 21, 2000)
Author of "You Can't Say That" on
Alyson Press (July, 2004)
Contributor to Billboard Magazine
Writer for Advocate and Advocate.com
Multiple Television appearances including the Woody Fraiser/TNN production "The Ultimate Revenge"
Debuted as a comic in the Belly Room of the Comedy Store on Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, CA.
Freelance feature writer for The Orange Country Register (daily), The Long Beach Press Telegram (daily), Genre (monthly) and hundreds of smaller outlets and columnist for Advocate.com, In Mag LA, Gay Web Monkey and more;
Co-wrote a song for the film "Just One Time" from acclaimed director Lane Janger for Summer 2000 release
Co-wrote the International Press Academy's 1999 Golden Satellite Awards at the Beverly Hilton, and hosted the event broadcast in several countries
Co-wrote the treatments for two major videos for A&M Records by Vesta Williams
Co-wrote and produced three videos for himself and headed the film production
Released two singles executive produced by Jellybean Benitez on Jellybean's label in 1997-98
Recorded and released successful independent album in 1995 with top name producers and vocalists
Emceed and hosted over 100 prestigious and televised events in 1999-2000 including the IPA Awards (televised internationally), and West Hollywood Pride Parade (Los Angeles market)
Appeared in interviews on every major network
Co-authored several screenplays and novels currently in development
Guest speaker/lecturer for Mensa 1999 national convention, workshops on long-term relationships, lectures on the entertainment industry including recording, artist commentary and radio perspectives.
Karel started his career on the opposite side of the business, working as a music journalist, photographer and publicist for some of the biggest magazines and artists in R&B music. A student of theatre, performing was a natural progression for him. After session and demo work, he enlisted the help of contacts made over the years to create his own project. He released four singles and an album independently, on his own record label to rousing success. He worked with incredible writers and producers, including Eddie Holland (Holland-Dozier-Holland), Steve Bronski (Bronski Beat), The Factory Team (Mauro Farina) and Thea Austin (Snap!, "Rhythm Is A Dancer").