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WSCL 89.5 listeners,

WSCL 89.5 FM will experience periods of silence during the week of August 26th.  We will have to temporally turn off our transmitter to allow tower crews to safely perform maintenance.  During this time, you may still listen to WSCL’s internet streaming service. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

For the curious:

DPR will be airing live broadcasts from the National Folk Festival via a Tieline audio-over IP box.  One Tieline is at the Festival, the other is at our station.

We ran into a bit of difficulty as there is no reliable (other than wi-fi) internet connection at the stage. Thankfully, we can use a Ubiquity Nanobeam as a bridge. Think of it as a cat-5 ethernet cable via a 5G microwave link.

The following are some photos of our setup.  Watch this space for furture updates.

DPR is proud to partner with the National Folk Festival , happening in Salisbury, MD, on September 6 - 9, 2019. This year, DPR will partner with WESM 91.3 FM at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to present live simulcast coverage of the diverse musical acts who will be visiting from all over the globe.

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As the families and friends of those shot and killed in El Paso and Dayton say their last goodbyes Delmarva Public Radio Essayist Tom Hehman reflects on the shootings less than a year after killings at the synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Campus Compact

A federal judge has granted Wicomico High School Graduate Taylor Dumpson more than $725-thousand in her suit against a neo-Nazi website operator.

The judgment came down after Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin failed to respond to her lawsuit.

The judge award over $100-thousand in compensatory damages, $500-thousand in punitive damages and $124-thousand in costs.

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