David Blaska Asks FCC To Take John ”Sly” Sylvester Off WTDY Radio

Caffeinated Politics stands with David Blaska.  I plan to keep my readers up to date on this matter.

Before we get to the Blaska story I want my readers to think about why we tune to a radio station in the first place.  In making a selection on the dial we are asking the announcer to be a guest in our car, home, or place of business.

Considering that, and after reading the transcript below, would you really want John ”Sly” Sylvester sitting in your living room?   If not, then why have him as your guest in your home over the radio?

Blaska’s Blog has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against WTDY radio. My intent is to knock the Vile Radio Talker off the air.

It is Complaint 11-WB14678720. 

I do not like Big Government. But the Vile Radio Talker does. Let him go up against the lawyers at FCC. Live by the sword …

This is what the Vile Radio Talker said on Monday morning over the airwaves:

“She performed fellatio on all the talk show hosts in Milwaukee” and she “pulled a train.”

Here is a partial transcript:

How amateurish is it to have Rebecca Kleefisch, who, I don’t know, she has some like little panty business in her basement or something, I don’t know. She’s hardly a, she’s hardly an entrepreneur. You know what? You know how amateurish that is? Cold-calling?

(Using high-pitched voice, speaking as Kleefisch)

Would you like to move to Wisconsin? Would you like to move CouponCabin to Wisconsin? I’m Rebecca Kleefisch. I performed fellatio on all the talk show hosts in Milwaukee. And they endorsed me and that’s how I became lieutenant governor. And then I got colon cancer and I ran around the state to help people. Even though I have government health care, screw everyone else.

17 thoughts on “David Blaska Asks FCC To Take John ”Sly” Sylvester Off WTDY Radio

  1. I hate to start asking the FCC to start censoring speech, no matter how offensive. If you don’t want Sly in your living room, turn to another station.

  2. Todd W


    You say that you do not like Big Government, yet you are supporting David Blaska in his attempt to utilize Big Government, or the sword as you call it, to knock Sly off the airwaves.

    You could not be a bigger hypocrite.

    If you truly have values that decry big government, then you should not support a man who attempts to use it against someone else.

    You are a fascist, not a defender of freedom.

  3. I am beginning to wonder if you only like the Constitution when it works for you. First you don’t like guns and now you don’t like free speech. Might you also have a problem with two political parties and voting for a President every four years?

  4. Todd and Andy,


    NO ONE has ever accused me of being for smaller government. EVERYONE seems to think I am a walking definition of a ‘big government tax and spend liberal’

    So you can see why I am confused with your comments.

    But then it gets better.

    One of you calls me a socialist and the other calls me a fascist!


    How can I be both?

    You can see why I sit here laughing my ass off.

  5. Reasonable Citizen,

    There are 129 posts about radio on this blog. Over time it is clear that radio and the ‘tone’ of radio is something I care about, and try to make a point to others about why they should care too.

    My mom lamented the use of the word “damn” in a news actuality when I was a kid. I still recall that and the way she thought the airwaves should not allow cursing.

    Things sure have changed when one like Sly can talk about sex acts of a politician that never were true all to gin up the ratings.

    Now to your point.

    I have expressed my desire that the crazed Westboro Baptist Church not be infringed upon concerning their antics at funerals when the Supreme Court rules later this year. That I stand on the side of the First Amendment is not in doubt, even when the anti-gay foulness of this group is aimed at guys likes me.

    But Westboro is not doing their deed on the public airwaves that are licensed for the use by a broadcaster that MUST adhere to certain guidelines. Sly walked over those rules by a mile and then some.

    The guidelines for use of these airwaves should have some meaning. Ever letter of the regs should be honored. Call me old-fashioned on this one, I guess.

    So there is NO constitutional question about free speech here. If Sly wants to mouth off on the street corner, or write a book, or even blog he can have it. If someone tried to stifle him at that point he would be advocated for on my blog. Not for content, but for his right to do so.

    No one is trying to stifle what he says.

    I am however, along with others, trying to limit his misconduct of the airwaves.

    I hope that clears the point up.

  6. Todd

    No, you are not trying to “limit his misconduct” on the airwaves. You are supporting Blaska in his attempt to have him removed from the airwaves.

    I did not say the Constitution was necessarily implicated. I said that you are a fascist for attempting to take away a persons livelihood for what you call vile speech.

    You are not the arbiter of what is misconduct on the airwaves. You write a blog which apparently includes many posts about radio.

    If you don’t like a particular radio host, don’t listen. Sly has been on the air for over 30 years in Madison. You have no credibility to decide his longevity nor what is “over the line.”

  7. Todd,

    Few points.

    I am not sure where you are quoting from to get nuggets such as “or the sword as you call it” meaning that I had used the term sword at some point, which I really do not see in this post I wrote.

    Second you state I like small government and I want to know where in heck that came from. Most of my conservative readers would like to know too.

    You are right in that I think Sly should be off the air. Common deceny mandates it.

    Madison has been my home since late December 1986. 25 years. As such I have heard much from Sly. Including his outbursts against Mayor Sue Baumann, who I saw on Friday night at the MCO. Calling her husband ‘pussy-whipped’ was another ‘fond’ memory that so many of us who do listen to radio, and care still cringe at.

    Let me make my last point perfectly clear. It is the FCC that takes action in cases likes this. It is folks like myslef you care about the airwaves, and understand the role of licenses for broadcasters, that are pressing this matter to insure the airwaves are not trash talk.

    Not sure about you but I have higher ideals for the airwaves we own.

  8. Todd


    I am assuming that you will call for FCC fines against WKOWTV and 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee as well, since both of those stations ran the audio clip repeatedly on broadcast.

    Second, Rebecca Kleefisch accepted Sly’s apology live on the air on WTMJ.

    Third, Blaska now wants Sly’s guests targeted. Sly is the only host in Madison who invites guests from all sides on his show, including Glenn Grothman and Scott Walker.

    Fourth, Blaska is angry with Sly because Blaska was no good on the radio when Sly gave Blaska the chance to fill in for him. Its a personal vendetta for him.

    Finally, the fact that you don’t like what Sly says on the radio about your friends, such as Baumann, certainly clears up the point that this is personal for you too. It’s not about the airwaves. Again, if you don’t like his show, don’t listen. Sly hasn’t lasted over 30 years in madison radio due to your support.

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