Chris Ranck

Assoc. Director- Program and Operations Services

Chris Ranck is Delmarva Public Radio's Executive Producer,  Program Director  and  Automation Engineer.

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Progress is being made on WSCL 89.5's tower move.  As of Monday, February 2, the transmitter and antenna have been installed. What remains is to install the coaxial cable that connects the antenna to the transmitter.  This work is scheduled for this week.

update: Due to the expected rain this week, work may again be delayed.

Thank you to everyone who has called or emailed out of concern and for your continued patience while we continue with this project.

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We are truly in the midst of a great global cultural revolution that has an impact on everyone. It is called variously “the digital revolution” or “the information age.” What is the impact of today’s digital technology that offers us such great benefits and on the other hand, such dire threats?  Wilson’s guests on Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition are Don Rush, Adam Wood, and Randall Cone.  Don Rush is Associate Program Director- Sr.

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In the first half, a recap of the first week of the impeachment hearings.  In the second half, the The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is celebrating the 50th annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival


A look at the confrontation between the United States and the death of Iranian Leader Soleimani with Muqtedar Khan, author and professor for Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware and Jacques Koko, Associate Professor  with Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Department at Salisbury Univeristy. 

Following Salisbury University's Women and Money Conference, we take a look at the wage gap and the challenges women face regarding money.


Jessica Eisenmann, financial advisor at Edward Jones

Annette Johnson, women’s leadership coach and author with Salisbury University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Mary Angela Baker, director of Salisbury University’s Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning

Here are some photographs of our recent WSCL  relocation. Our antenna and  transmitter aremoving from Virginia Avenue in Seaford, Delaware to a new location on Rt. 13, just north of the Seaford Walmart. 

WSCL 89.5 FM’s broadcast antenna and transmitter in Seaford, DE, are currently being  relocated to a new tower approximately two miles away from its current site.

The planned move comes at the request of representatives for WHYY, which owns the tower to which the equipment is attached. WSCL’s coverage area will remain unchanged, though the station may go off the air for a brief period during the relocation.

WSCL, 89.5 FM will be broadcasting for the next few days from a temporary transmitter and antenna.  We are in the process of moving our regular transmitter and antenna to a new tower location.

Some listeners may recieve a weaker signal during this transition process, but we will be back to full broadcast strength as soon as possible.

In the first half, we take a look at the new murals recently painted around Salisbury.

In the second half, we look at the possible ending to the Afghanistan war.

Guests: Salisbury Mayor Jake Day

Artists Brandon Bell and Desirea Martin

Anthony Cordesman, with the Center for Strategic and International Studies

January 1st, 2020 at 11AM on WSCL 89.5 FM

The Vienna Philharmonic and conductor Andris Nelsons present its ever popular annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You'll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more -- a festive way to start off the New Year. It's presented by NPR Music and hosted by WBUR's Lisa Mullins.

Two stories read by actors from the Community Players of Salisbury


We talk about suicide prevention in the first half of today's program.  In the second half, we learn about the Christian Shelter and homelessness during this holiday season.

Donna Leffew with the  Life Crisis Center

Chef Gretchen Hanson

Robin Tomaselli  the Baked Dessert Cafe & Gallery

Ron Pilling with the Jesse Klump Memorial Fund

The holiday season is fast approaching!  While you cook, clean, and spend time with family and friends, keep your radio tuned to WSCL 89.5 for some relaxing and uplifting programming.


December 23rd at 6PM Candles Burning Brightly

Mindy Ratner hosts this 2017 encore celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. "Candles Burning Brightly" explores the meaning and traditions of Chanukah, including holiday foods and Sephardic and Ashkenazi music.

Christmas Eve

10AM- A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

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Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition is on the road this  week at The University of Delaware in Georgetown, Delaware. Wilson’s guests are Wilson Wyatt, Executive Editor of the Delmarva Review and Anne Colwell, poetry editor as well as associate professor of English at the University. The program features discussion of the latest edition, volume 12, of the literary journal.

The 2019-2020 season of live Saturday Matinee broadcasts from the Toll Brothers- Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network  begins this Saturday, December 7th at 1PM on WSCL 89.5 FM with a broadcast of Phillip Glass' opera,  Akhnaten.

For more information on the opera selections for this season, please click here.

Happy Thanksgiving from Delmarva Public Radio.

At 11AM, listen to Every Good Thing. Host Andrea Blain and classical music fans from around the country take time to give thanks and celebrate one of life's most meaningful gifts: music.

Anaylsis of two week testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in the formal impeachment inquiry of  President Trump.

Guests: Jeremy Venook with the Center for American Progress

Dr. John Bartkovitch

Dr. Adam Hoffman and Michael O'Loughlin, Professors of Politcal Science at Salisbury University. 

Dr. Susan Pickman is the Faculty Advisor and USCG Auxiliary Flotilla Staff Officer for the John Jay College Auxiliary University Program Detachment. Her career in education and the criminal justice system is broad and deep. On this occasion she has turned her skills toward history with her book, "Life on the Spanish-American Colonial Frontier", she contends that the beginning of slavery in what would become the United States of America began much earlier than 1619. Dr. Pickman joins Don Rush in this latest episode of Delmarva Today.

Cynthia Hammer stops by to talk about her new book, A Good Case.

Then, as Veteran's Day approaches, we look at those who have returned from our conflicts abroad.

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Salisbury voters go to the poll Novemember November 5th. In the first half of the program, Greg Bassett of the Salisbury Independent helps us sort out the issues and the candidates.

In the second half, an interview with Mayor Jake Day.

Saturdays at 1PM on WSCL 89.5 FM

Wilson’s guest on Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition is Jerry Sweeney author of the seven book series The Columbiad . Today Sweeney discusses the fifth book in the series, Comes the Electric Circus, a fictional memoir that takes place in the 1950s. On the surface, the 1950s was felt to be a bland time, a tepid time even. A sleepy little era quickly forgotten under the explosive upheaval of the 1960s. But for those who came of age in that era, there was also a sense of unease that manifested itself in a number of ways.

On the one year anniversary of Mike Pretl's death, the Wicomico Environmental Trust has announced the new Mike Pretl Award for Environmental Advocacy  to be presented at  their upcoming annual dinner and awards event on October 25th.

In the second half of the program, Salisbury University is marking the history of slavery with the 1619-2019: 400 years of Resilience series of events.

On the first half of today's program, we look at a new device that helps people take much needed medications. In the second half, we look at the "Mighty Moms" of Walter Reed Hospital.

Joel Feldman, President of Terripin Pharmacy and Medherent, LLC.

Dimitri Cavalthas, CEO of Lower Shore Clinic

Lori Brewster, health officer for Wicomico and Somerset Counties

Dava Guerin- author of Rebuilding Sergeant Peck and Unbreakable Bonds

As of October 10th, 2019, we have raised $32,000 towards our goal of $40,000 in or Fall Silent Drive. Many of you have expressed your satisfation with our "less is more" approach to fundraising and we heartily thank you for your support. If you havent had a chance yet, please click the red "Donate" button at the top of our website.

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Local reaction to the fast moving story of potential impeachment of President Trump.

Guests: John Bartkovitch, former head of the Wicomico Country Republican Central Committee

Michael O'Loughlin, political science professor at Salisbury University

Jeremy Venook, research analyst with the Moscow project at the Center for American Progress.

Tuesday October 1st at 9PM on WSCL 89.5 FM

The shofar, a trumpet made from a ram’s horn, has been heard in synagogues all over the world during the Jewish High Holidays since time immemorial. It has also been heard outside those contexts as a call to battle or a way for shepherds to summon their flocks. 

Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition is on the road this month at The Writer’s Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Harold Wilson’s guest is poet Holly Karapetkova.  Karapetkova’s writings are broad ranging and unveil the deep wounds left by our history of racism, slavery, and environmental destruction. In sad recognition of the 400 year anniversary last month of the introduction of slavery into the colonies with the offloading of 20 to 30 slaves in Jamestown, Virginia, Wilson’s discussion with Karapetkova focuses primarily on her poems on slavery.

Greg Bassett of the Salisbury Independent stops by in the first half otoday's program to discuss the controversy in Salisbury regarding the National Folk Festival's liquor license.

In the second half, John Chester of Apricot Lane Farms talk about his children's book, "The Biggest Little Farm- Saving Emma the Pig" and his misson of sustainable farming.

Good news! As of September 17, 2019, we have raised just over $22,000 towards our Fall campaign goal of $40,000.   Our Silent Drive concludes on October 19th.  Help us to keep the momentum going by donating online here.

What is a "silent drive"?

Our contributing listeners make it possible for DPR to provide commercial-free, around-the-clock music and news programming on WSCL 89.5 and WSDL 90.7 FM.

This fall we are changing it up!