When it comes to destroying the right, there is no better way to do so than with the force of a sledgehammer. That is the kind of hard hitting destruction that Lonald Weiler-Sledge has given conservatives, bigots, racists, homophobes, Republicans, and more since joining Public Radio Seattle in 1999.
Weiler-Sledge, born Lonald Weiler, married his wife Corrine Sledge in 2001. He hyphenated his last name not just as a sign of equality with his wife and to showcase his feminism, but to give a new name to his show: “Sledgehammering the Right”. Since 2001, “Sledgehammering the Right with Lonald Weiler-Sledge” has been smashing conservative ideals to pieces and shows no signs of slowing down.
“The right doesn’t play by the rules. There is no low too low. You have to fight fire with fire in order to take on the right. Therefore, it takes the brute strength of a sledgehammer in order to smash their pathetic ideology into the smitherens that it deserves to be in.” said Weiler-Sledge. “You can’t expect to take on the right with kid’s gloves. You need the force of a hammer.”
Lonald Weiler-Sledge’s no holds barred approach when it comes to the right wing has turned him into one of radio’s biggest stars in the Pacific Northwest. He goes where other hosts are too afraid to go. He has drawn the attention of the FCC and dared them to fine him at times. If you want as close to uncensored opinion on the radio as possible, there is no better option than Sledghammering the Right.
Weiler-Sledge doesn’t just hide behind the microphone to battle with conservatives. He has taken them head on, face to face, many times as well. As a college student living in the University District in 1998, he stood face to face with Bigot Christians who were rallying in support of a Seattle couple sending their child to conversion therapy. He has gotten in the face of pro Iraq War supporters, as well as stood up to birthers. Most recently, he attended a Donald Trump rally and told each rally attendee as they exited the arena that they were racist bigots, to their face. Naturally, the cowardly Trump supporters walked away instead of engaging.
“I have zero tolerance for the right. I have zero tolerance for hatred and bigotry. It’s a passionate fire that burns in me and the only way to quench it is to unleash my inner monster against them.”
Weiler-Sledge lives in First Hill with his wife Corrine and his two children, Pryly(who identifies as gender neutral) and a daugther Caroline.