Tim Coates (WSTP) For years I have listened to Delilah on other stations thinking it would be nice if we could bring her to our station. Over the last 10 years I have called her network to no avail. She was under contract to other stations in the Charlotte and Greensboro market and there was no possibly we could get her.
While I normally don’t like computers in general I do have a Facebook site that I check from time to time. I have her on my site and recently mentioned that she had lost some stations and was asking people to call into the stations complaining about her show being cancelled. Well, I did better than calling a station, I e-mailed and offered her one! I immediately called her Affiliate Relations Manager the next day and asked if there was a possibility of picking up her show because she lost the Charlotte market station. I got a maybe, they would look into it. Over the next few days Mike Mangan, the station general manager made some calls, I sent an e-mail or two and to my surprise we got approved!!!
Delilah lost some stations because they changed the formats to music that appealed to a 14-21 age group. Of course I am glad they made the change.
Delilah has one of the most recognized names in the radio business. She is on 200 stations with over 8 million listeners! I will be posting more information on this site and the station’s Facebook site in the upcoming days. Sometime this week we will have her on the air 7 to midnight, and also on the 1490wstp.com streaming website. More to come…..