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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:21 PM

Sly Sylvester let go by WTDY

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/180409501.html#!page=3&pageSize=10&sort=newestfirst



I didn't see this one coming. I was a sporadic listener when I could for years, but when Scotty "dropped the bawmb" (thanks Sly) I found myself turning him on far more regularly. I assume many others did as well which makes me wonder how his ratings could have been the reason for his dismissal.

Thanks for the great run brother and hope to hear you when you catch on with another station. Solidarity!

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Reply Sly Sylvester let go by WTDY (Original post)
milwaukeelib33 Nov 2012 OP
Cleita Nov 2012 #1
Scuba Nov 2012 #2
Big Tent Nov 2012 #3
madrchsod Nov 2012 #4
LTR Nov 2012 #5
alp227 Nov 2012 #8
dembotoz Nov 2012 #6
lutefisk Nov 2012 #7
AAO Nov 2012 #9
Lefta Dissenter Nov 2012 #10
Lefta Dissenter Nov 2012 #11

Response to milwaukeelib33 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:27 PM

1. Reading your link, it sure smells of a liberal purge.

Look for Fox News clones to arrive in their place.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:40 PM

2. Oh, they're already here ....

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Response to milwaukeelib33 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:59 PM

3. Sly

I listened into the pod-casts after my work day, and was wondering why today's were not up and this explains it. Sly is one of the few progressive voices in the state and not having him on the airwaves hurts. State wide progressive radio online would be cool but the sponsorship would just not be available in my mind to make it work, but Sly had sponsorship so you never know. This looked like an ideological/national change. Way to spoil the food on Thanksgiving WTDY.

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Response to milwaukeelib33 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:47 PM

4. looks like someone is buying a station for the next election

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Response to milwaukeelib33 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:29 AM

5. They're flipping to sports

http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/79720/wtdy-madison-dismisses-staff-flips-to-christmas/

The station never did very well in the ratings, and having all those local personalities and news staff had to be expensive. They didn't over-rely on syndicated shows, unlike most talk radio stations.

http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=38374

Wonder how soon it will be until he winds up on The Mic. In his favor, he's well-known, gets decent ratings and most importantly, has sponsors.

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Response to LTR (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:10 PM

8. Sports? So did progressive stations in Portland and Seattle!

At least Clear Channel decided NOT to flip 92.1 the Mic from progressive to sports six years ago! Maybe the station will hire Sly next year, who knows? John Nichols wrote about Sly's layoff.

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Response to milwaukeelib33 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:54 AM

6. should be a reminder of how tenuous progressive voices are on the radio dial

wish someone would buy tmj--the format i would prefer is dead air

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Response to milwaukeelib33 (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:35 AM

7. He's a really good person- this is unfortunate

Hope he continues to have a regular role in the local media.

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Response to milwaukeelib33 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:22 PM

9. I can only hope we can hear him again in Madison soon.

 

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Response to milwaukeelib33 (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:57 AM

10. He stopped by the Sing Along yesterday

I was late, and getting there just as he was leaving, so I didn't hear what he had to say. But I have to believe he's laying the groundwork for his next gig.

I'm actually more worried about Dylan and the others, who are not as high profile (by Dane County standards), and might have more trouble finding his next job.

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