John “Sly” Sylvestor Fired From WTDY, Along With Many On-Air Voices
I have had my deep differences with John “Sly” Sylvestor who has long been featured on WTDY. His lack of professionalism, over and over through the years, has grated on the sensibilities of radio listeners. Today the management of WTDY released him as an employee.
I would have desired that his removal taken place when he made outrageous comments on the air, and not right before the Thanksgiving holiday. I certainly am not in agreement with the firing of the radio talent who also was included in the change of format. Dylan Brogan, Amy Barrilleaux, Shawn Prebil, Crystal McKenzie, Deanna Wright and Lindsay Adjavor are now also without a job.
I have been dismayed with ”Sly” dating back to the time Sue Bauman was the first woman to be elected Mayor of Madison. He proved then to be a sexist loud-mouth, and so when I see young people adore him for his comment about Tommy Thompson’s penis I want to puke.
I love to jazz it up with politics too, but know there are standards that must be met when it comes to the airwaves the public owns.
No one wants anyone to be fired on the Holidays.
But seriously, John “Sly” Sylvestor, should have been out on his rear a long time ago.
Let me again spell it out clearly as to why I have such a problem with “Sly”, and those like him.
I expect radio personalities to be like my guests in the house. I like good talk, humor, and spirited conversation with ideas that conflict with mine. But I do not want, and will not tolerate, the most base of shock jock type rancid talk just because some radio station has an itch for a rating. I wish to be thought of as a listener that deserves respect, rather than just a notation in a ratings book.