A lot of you probably don't know this, but Sly is actually the love child of Mike Royko and John Candy: He uses his crude--but funny--sense of humor to fearlessly and incisively defend the little guy and really get under the skin of the powers that be.
In Sly's 30+ years on the air, he has created a place where the left and the right--the populists and high-brows--can get together and discuss the local issues of the day. Glenn Grothman, Scott Walker and many other conservatives have been regular guests on Sly's show over the years. Unlike his counterparts on conservative talk radio, Sly also not only lets conservative callers join the conversation, he puts them to the front of the line when they call in.
While all local programing is important, this is what makes Sly's show unique: he's a populist progressive, but he gives everyone a chance to discuss their point.
And that is why we've so desperately missed Sly's voice on the air waves the last month and a half. We're so glad to learn that Sly will be at one of the midwest's largest FM stations and will have the ability to reach new audiences, while keeping those in all of southern Wisconsin and the Madison area informed, amused and perpetually offended.
Starting February 4, Sly will be back on the air at WEKZ from 3:00-6:30 PM every day in a show that is going to be called, "Drive Home with Sly." As you can see from the coverage map above, WEKZ reaches a huge area, including most of northern Illinois and northeast Iowa.
Sly said in an interview this morning on WEKZ, that he plans on keeping largely the same format that he had at WTDY, but that he'll be incorporating Illinois and NE Iowa politics into the mix-- including asking Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and NE Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley to make frequent appearances on the show.
It's a great day for progressives not only in Wisconsin, but Illinois and Iowa as well!