When I lived in Seattle I used to make road trips over to eastern Washington. These drives took me over the Cascade Mountains, which are stunning to view. There’s nothing I love more than a road trip. Problem was, on the way you would lose most or all radio stations. Except one. I cannot remember the dial numbers of it at the moment but it was the soft rock hits we all know and love and hate at the same time. And if I took the trip at night, which I normally did, I got to listen to the women with the biggest heart in the world-Delilah.
If you don’t know who Delilah is, then you are missing out. That is all I have to say.
No it’s not. her real name is Delilah Rene. She plays all those songs that you always claim to hate bearable. She has a call in and dedication format. She talks with the caller about how their cat just died or how their fiance’ is stuck in Iraq for an extra month. Then she picks an appropriate song for the listeners to hear and most definitely sing along to. I always wonder of the golden lady of night time radio is also singing when she hangs up the phone.
When I first discovered the show I was annoyed, I wanted to get back the stations that I was getting in the city and was bothered that this is what I would have to put up with for the duration of my trip. The obvious easy answer to you would be to bring along a CD, however, at this point in time I had not yet graduated my tapes to CDs. I am a late bloomer. And I really don’t like listening to tapes the whole way through. But I believe road trips are for singing. Turns out one can sing along very respectably to Delilah. But only when it is pitch black in the midst of a mountain pass with no street lights or buildings or people around just the sad little deer that you just swerved to avoid.
Being that the women is from Seattle I thought that she was a west coast exclusive, however in my recent searches for the All Christmas All The Time Station on the radio I found out that she is national. And she is doing Christmas hits right now. The other night she broke down in tears because the caller was,in her words, “SO much stronger than I will ever be. You inspire me young lady because you are so brave.” I think it’s the over the top emotions she exudes that makes her show a hit. Seriously can you imagine having that for a mother? You would have self esteem like steel, or however self esteem is measured. I tend to measure it in the number of hits I receive on my site.
Go visit Delilah and see if she plays in your area–especially if your itching to hear some Christmas tunes deejayed my the most upbeat person on the planet.