8 - 10 million weekly listeners on 161 radio stations across the U.S.
1.6 million followers on Facebook
Celebrated the 30th anniversary of her nighttime radio program in 2016
Received the NAB Marconi Award for “Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year” in 2016
Inducted in the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2016
Inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in April 2017, marking the first female inductee in 35 years
Identified by Radio Ink as one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio”
Author of three books, published by Harlequin Books, over the past 10 years
Mother of 13 children, 10 of whom she adopted
Founder of Point Hope, a foundation established in 2004 as a voice for forgotten children everywhere
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Delilah is the most-listened-to-woman on radio in the U.S. Her soothing voice, open heart and love of music have expanded Delilah's audience to more than eight million weekly listeners on approximately 160 radio stations in the U.S. Delilah, who celebrated the 30-year anniversary of her nighttime radio program in 2016, was honored with the radio industry’s highest accolades– an induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2016, the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcast Hall of Fame induction, marking the first time in 35 years that a woman would receive such a distinction. As well, the NAB honored her with a prestigious Marconi Award for “Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year” in 2016. In addition, there are yearly honors by Radio Ink as one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio”. Delilah took home the trophy for “Outstanding Host Entertainment/Information” at the Alliance of Women in Media’s 37th Annual Gracie Awards Gala.
Delilah’s distinctive blend of story-telling, sympathetic listening and encouragement – all scored with adult contemporary music– makes her top ranked in most cities with female and male listeners, alike. She says her show is a “safety zone where listeners take off their armor, slip into a ‘Mr. Rogers’ cardigan, sit around the electronic hearth and share their secrets.”
She adds that her audience is “just like me and the two women working on the show, who were once listeners. We are single parents who work hard to strike a balance between family and work life. We also enjoy our friendships and remember to laugh as much as possible.”
Often referred to as the “Oprah of Radio,” Delilah is also the author of three books, including “Arms Full of Love,” which was released in 2012. Published by Harlequin Books, it features a poignant and emotional collection of heartfelt listener stories and Delilah’s own tales that demonstrate the importance of family.
As a mother of 13 children, 10 of whom she adopted, Delilah established a foundation called Point Hope as a voice for forgotten children everywhere. Now in its 14th year, the immediate focus of the Foundation is on refugee children in Ghana and on special needs children in the foster care system nationwide and in her neighborhood of White Center in Seattle. Delilah also recently partnered with Feed The Children, an international non-profit relief organization which distributes food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to those in need. Delilah has joined the effort to help provide food and necessities to hungry children in America by raising awareness of the heartbreak of hungry children with her millions of nightly listeners.
In addition to a passion for children and radio, Delilah is devoted to music because “it touches the heart the way nothing else can.” Her father had a Country-Western band, and her brother played in a Jazz band. Though she writes lyrics, she cannot sing. Delilah says, “I always wanted to be a performer, but I can’t sing, dance or act. Luckily, I found I could talk!”
Delilah loves her work “because it has allowed me to bring together a distinct community of people who reach out to help one another. We don’t try to fix people. We listen. We sympathize. We empathize. If the show has a message, it’s listen to your own gut. Trust your own intuition. Go where it leads. Don’t give up.”
Daily broadcasts, caring for her children, running a foundation, writing books, traveling and public speaking add up to a very busy life for Delilah. And she wouldn’t have it any other way.
ABOUT DELILAH’S NEW BOOK, ONE HEART AT A TIME
“You’re listening to Delilah.”
Nighttime radio host Delilah has written a new book, One Heart at a Time, published by Rosetta Books and distributed by Simon & Schuster.
Delilah, the most listened-to woman on American radio (with an estimated 8-10 million listeners per week, nationwide, on her daily program), has distinguished herself as the “Queen of Sappy Love Songs” and America’s ultimate romance guru. But Delilah’s life off-air is all the more extraordinary—a life full of trials, forgiveness, faith, and adventure.
In One Heart At A Time, Delilah’s heartfelt account of her own story reveals what shaped the voice that millions listen to each week and love.
Today, Delilah is the founder of an NGO non-profit called Point Hope, the owner of a 55-acre working farm, and an inductee of the National Radio Hall of Fame. But to achieve this, she often had to pave her own way. Disowned by her father, divorced, and fired from a dozen jobs over the years, Delilah pushed forward through family dysfunction and devastating loss, through glass ceilings and red tape.
Her consistent goal to help those in need took her everywhere from the streets of Philadelphia to refugee camps in Ghana.
Along the way, Delilah was blessed by thirteen children—ten of them adopted. Though many of them contend with special needs and the forever effects of a broken foster care system, her children have been able to transform their own remarkable lessons into guiding lights for other kids in need. Just as Delilah has done.
One Heart At A Time exposes the real woman behind the microphone. In her easy-going style and beloved voice Delilah tells her deeply moving life story.
What people are saying about One Heart At A Time
“Delilah’s own life story and advice is beyond compelling. She has so much love to give others because she is blessed to have so much love in her life.”
— ROBIN ROBERTS, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ABC TV
“Delilah speaks from the heart, writes from the heart, and touches the heart. This is a book everyone needs to read.”
— DEBBIE MACOMBER, #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
“Delilah’s stories hum with the joy of serving others. Fans of her homespun style will enjoy her stories of care, concern, and love.”
— PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Delilah is one of America’s most popular radio personalities; her program airs daily, with an estimated 8-10 million listeners each week, nationwide. She has been inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Her show’s success earned her a National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award in 2016 as Network/Syndication Personality of the Year and a GRACIE Award in 2012.
Delilah is also the founder of Point Hope, an NGO non-profit that champions forgotten children, particularly those in the Ghanaian community, Buduburam, as well as those in the American foster care system.
The mother of thirteen children—ten of them adopted, Delilah splits her time between her nighttime radio program, trips to Ghana, her 55-acre working farm, and her large family.
She is the author of three previous books: Love Someone Today, Love Matters, and Arms Full of Love.
Aaron Crisler – 615.474.8673