delamar pregnant – the morning rush radio show no longer wholesome?
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delamar is not like us. when something happens to us, something as big as getting pregnant, it gets known to just friends and relatives. for someone like delamar, not only does it get known to friends and relatives, it also gets known among her listeners of her radio program with chico. that can count to as many as hundreds of thousands of people, or even a few million that stretches across mega manila, many parts of luzon and other countries that can listen in to their very popular morning radio show through the internet.
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delamar and chico announced on air today that delamar is 9 weeks pregnant. they even made a big deal of it by hyping it up since yesterday and at the start of today’s show. the audience bit and the internet is a buzz with the news.
chico and delamar’s morning radio show The Morning Rush is the top rating FM radio prgram in mega-manila. that means they get the most number of radio listeners during their time slot of 6am to 10am.
the show has a wide following from adults, teens, to kids and families many of them in their cars as they commute from their homes to school or work. chico and delamar know their audience well. in fact, you will often hear them refrain from talking about mature topics or even using mature words on sex in deference to their audience of children and teens listening in to their show.
we often hear greets for children who are in grade school and high school coming from parents or classmates. at times we hear a whole section of kids in a grade school or high school being greeted for many reasons – a school fair, a field trip or exams. the point is this show at the early hours or first half of the show do get children as listeners.
if they have to talk about sex or refer to something sexual, they usually use code words or words that rhyme with the actual word. there seem to be an unwritten rule that sex is a prohibited topic from 6am to 8am when kids are most likely still listening to them. they can get raunchier from 8am till the end of their show at 10am as the kids most likely are already in school and no longer listen to them.
not only do they avoid mature topics or the use of mature words on sex when kids are still listening to them because kids can hear them, but they are aware that it will also put the parents on the spot as the kids hearing the words said on radio will most likely lead to the kids asking their parents what these sex words mean. for example, the parents just might not be ready to explain to their young children what sexual orgasm is and how it is achieved. they often joke about these situations where parents are asked sex questions by their young children.
this was something we admired about the show. The Morning Rush with chico and delamar know their audience and respect them. there is another talk show on another popular radio station that we used to listen to and we thought many of the topics discussed in that show are inappropriate for teen-agers and kids. aside from the off-colored topics on sex, one of the male hosts in that other radio show often gets too aggressive and impolite for his own good. chico and delamar we thought was just wholesomely funny most of the time with very little danger of going overboard and being inappropriate for minors.
with delamar’s pregnancy, some of the things that parents found agreeable for their young children to listen to may need to be re-assessed not just by the parents but by delamar and chico themselves.
delamar is a single woman. she is unmarried and is now having a child. that signals pre-marital sex. that also says she is going to be a single mother and will have a child outside of marriage. for now, it appears she will need to raise her child as a single mom and without the dad.
that also signals an irresponsible male partner who fathered a child with a woman but did not take the responsibility of taking care of his child and marrying the woman.
we are in a society where we still look at marriage as a pre-requisite for having children.
what we see here are pictures of a woman and a man that most parents will not want their children to grow up to be. in fact those are models that parents probably fear the most that their children will fall into and will do anything to prevent it from happening. parents want their children to have the right values of a good education, good career and children after marriage. a single mom for their daughters is a worst fear of most pinoy parents. and a son who fathers a child who walks away from it is not something they want their sons to be.
delamar’s pregnancy for sure will be a hot topic in the coming weeks. in fact it can potentially be a hot topic in the show for the next 7 months. that is a lot of children hearing the topic and a lot of explanation for a long time that needs to be done by parents to their young children.
we think chico and delamar will need to think the whole thing through very carefully and very thoroughly. they may have not realized it but they have crossed a line. putting it in simple terms – they have crossed the line of a GP rating to a potentially R rating kind of show.
pregnancy for a single mom is hardly a topic grade school students can fully understand. it will be a topic that high school students will understand but it is something that parents will not want them to think as the right behavior and the ideal model.
during the show, how much of it can they find humor in? in fact is any of it humorous at all? isn’t single motherhood and pregnancy without marriage very serious topics that should not be joked about for kids?
there are many more questions that chico and delamar need to answer. these are just a few of them.