The influence of radio on the music industry has changed drastically. This change started with the introduction of iTunes which showed people a different way of listening to music. Internet radio has increased the scope of broadcasting. Now anyone can hear their favorite radio channel from any part of the world. In this type of radio stations, the owner controls it’s own market, instead of being regulated by the government.
The hosts or presenters of a radio show greatly affect the rating of the show. They are the ones who can take the shows to a new height. They exert their unique personality into people’s mind. The most influential radio personalities are those who have created a particular niche for themselves. Here are the top radio presenters of all times.
1. Howard Stern
He was known as the ‘King of all media’. He was unbeatable in the ratings and became the best disk jockey in Washington D.C. He saw phenomenal success in New York.
His show was listened by more than 20 million listeners every day. He now works for satellite radio and controls two channels at SiriusXM. He is famous for conducting very revealing interviews in the music industry. He brings out the most intimate details of an artist’s personal life.
2. Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh is known as the best conservative voices in the USA. He started his career in 1970. He had to struggle a lot at that time as he was being constantly fired by many radio stations.
They thought that he was too controversial to be a news commentator. As soon as ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’ started, he became famous and one of the highest paid personalities in the media. His shows are the highest rated talk shows having 15 million listeners every week.
He created quite a stir in the media when he expressed his view about Michael J. Fox’s views on Parkinson’s disease, as part of promoting his stem cell research, as complete exaggeration. It is this straight forwardness about him that makes him so popular.
3. Ryan Seacrest
He is a media conglomerate.
He has the number-one rated music show on radio. He also owns a production company and hosts a number of television programs including the top rated ‘American Idol’.
In 2004, he hosted ‘American Top 40’ which made him very popular.
His show ‘On Air With Ryan Seacrest’ is syndicated across 150 radio stations in North America with worldwide audience of more than 20 million.
His television production company produces shows over many networks.
The program ‘Delilah’ is hosted by Delilah Rene Luke. Her show is very popular among women of age 25-54. She has about eight million listeners. In her show, the listeners feel safe to share their secrets.
She broadcasts the show from her home. She uses a mixture of music and use of callers. At times, she would listen to a caller’s story and choose a song that relates to the situation.
She was awarded the ‘GRACIE’ award in 2012 as the most influential women in media.
All these presenters have won the hearts of millions of people across the globe with their mesmerizing personalities. People will always remember them for the positive influence they have created in people’s regular lives.