Str8 Up With Delamar: A New Challenge for the Famous Radio Star
Delle Arias, the DJ we all heard every morning as Delamar on RX 93’s Morning Rush with her partner Chico, is back with an online program called Str8 Up With Delamar which is featured and produced by 8list.ph
The online talk show, which can be viewed live on 8List.ph’s Facebook page, is on for about five minutes, during which the eloquent host will talk about topics that Filipino viewers can relate to. Whether it’s about love, politics or comfort zones, 8list.ph chose the right woman for the job as Delamar is known to engage and entertain everyone with her wit and interesting anecdotes.
One of the interesting highlights of the show is the Facebook Live session that comes immediately after, which enables viewers and fans of the show to interact with the well-loved DJ and answer the questions they’ve been meaning to ask.
Str8 Up is Delamar’s first solo project after retiring from her morning talk show on RX. She took a break to focus on her family with BPO executive Tyler Ashby and her three kids (two sons and a newborn daughter).
“I have three kids now and it's (still) a rush for me in the morning…” she laughs when asked about how her life has changed after retiring from radio.
According to her, a talk show was always what Delamar wanted but the timing wasn’t always right up until 8list.ph approached her. This was after an article came out in which she talked about how she wanted to have a talk show even if she hadn’t done anything like that at all.
"I do like telling stories. Not fiction but more like things that are really happening and then say my opinion, ask my questions," she admits.
She says it was hard for her to transition from radio to video, as before no one cared what she looked like as long as she gave her thoughts and spoke out. But a video broadcast required so much more. Her appearance, the way she dresses, down to the lighting and angles—everything mattered, and this is something Delemar is still adjusting to.
“I’m not comfortable being seen, I’m most comfortable being heard,” she confesses as she talks about how she definitely feels like she jumped out of her comfort zone by doing the online show for 8list.
She also says it’s definitely harder to go solo. That also needed getting used to, especially since she did the radio show with Chico for a long time. She was also used to not having a script since their conversations always flowed nicely on air and it was always so genuine and spontaneous.
“When you succeed you share it together and when you fail, you divide the failure between each other. With this, I am all alone. If I fail, I take it all and if I win I take it all and that’s a huge difference,” she says, listing differences between the two.
It’s obvious that Delamar is still passionate and dedicated to telling her story and to relate to people all around the world, as she shares her plans for the future.
Aside from Str8 Up, Delamar also wants to be a part of a web series that will make a difference, win awards and gain international recognition. She wants to try something new and challenging. The talk show host also wants to be a business woman and have a youtube channel featuring her adorable kids.
(Her kids have gotten a lot of love from her fans whenever she posts about them and their adventures together.)
Stay tuned to the 8list Facebook page to watch Delamar Arias’ new talk show, “Str8 Up” every Wednesday at 12 noon, starting June 21 and a Facebook live after every show. To know more about Str8 Up, visit the 8List social media sites: