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The Telecommunications Act of 1996 lifted the limit on the number of stations a single company could own, paving the way for conglomerates like i Heart Media (formerly Clear Channel) to expand across the country.
Many DJs lost their shows, and others were ordered to talk less and play from scripted, market-tested playlists.“During this time of deregulation, where there was less spontaneity on the air, you had the rise of shock jocks,” explains Steve Knopper, author of music business history Appetite for Self-Destruction.
“You have Howard Stern and Opie and Anthony, so there were personalities.
But they weren’t quirky, regional Wolfman Jacks.”When Premiere Networks (now a subsidiary of i Heart) signed Delilah, it encouraged her to pursue a middle path: The show would be farmed out to previously independent stations, synchronizing the airwaves in over a hundred cities.
Truckers follow her across the dial to break the loneliness of the road.
At least one New York City bodega owner plays her show because it helps pacify drunk customers, and Sleepless in Seattle re-created it to connect the characters played by Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
But I can remind you that tomorrow is gonna be a brand-new day, and whatever it is that you're going through, there's hope.
And if you can find a purpose, find something to focus on where you're pouring your love and your energy into others, it's gonna get better.
A lot of heartache, some fussing, one couple fussin' at each other while they're on the phone with me! "If you had a rough day I'm here to smooth off the rough edges, not that there's anything I can say or do or even a song I can play that will fix it.
"It's like going to your hairdresser," Delilah tells me.