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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Poet Jane Satterfeld and the Salisbury University Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

Welcome to Delmarva Public Radio’s celebration of National Poetry Month featuring “Literary Biographies with Sue Ellen Thompson.” I’m your host Harold Wilson.

This year, Holy Week begins on April 14th with Easter falling on Sunday April 21st.  Passover begins April 19th and concludes April 27th. WSCL celebrates both faith traditions this year with the following classical music special programs.

Thursday April 18th at 9PM

Rachmaninov's All Night Vigil

This spiritual, haunting Vespers program is an a cappella setting of texts taken from the Russian Orthodox All-Night Vigil ceremony, and a unique opportunity to hear this masterpiece performed in Russia by the Moscow State Chorus.

Chris Ranck sits down with Mark Tyler of the Lower Shore Performing Arts Company to learn about the group and thier new production of the musical Pippin.

Local reaction the the Muller Report and the fight to have it released.

Welcome to Delmarva Public Radio’s celebration of National Poetry Month featuring “Literary Biographies with Sue Ellen Thompson.”  I’m your host Harold Wilson. In this series, Sue Ellen Thompson discusses the life and work of three eminent American poets: Robert Frost, Jane Kenyon, and Jack Gilbert.

Harold Wilson speaks with local author Neal Jackson about his book, Market- Portraits from the World's Meeting Place.

Join us on Thursdays in April at 9 AM on WSDL, 90.7 for a series of lectures by distinguished poet, Sue Ellen Thompson, on three emminent poets: Jane Kenyon, Robert Frost, and Jack Gilbert.

National Folk Festival

We take a look at the expanding role of women in politics and the upcoming Presidential elections.

In the second half, the next four performers at the National Folk Festival are revealed.

In light of recent events, we get a primer on the history of blackface in the first half of this program. In the second half, we look at the history of slavery on the Easten Shore.

Guests: Dr. Joshua K Wright, Associate  Professor  at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and host of UMES 30 on WESM 91.3

Jaqueline Simmons Hedburg, author of "Plantations, Slavery and Freedom on Maryland's Eastern Shore".

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of March   25th 2019

DPR Socks

Mar 8, 2019

Available as a thank -you for a $75 donation.

Call 410-543-6895 or give online

Sunday Baroque CD

Mar 7, 2019

We are delighted to bring you "Sunday Baroque: Hand Picked Vol. 3"   as a thank you gift for a $50 donation.  This relaxing cd features selections by Bach, Marais, Corelli and many more.

You can hear Sunday Baroque every Sunday from 10AM-2PM on WSCL 89.5 FM.

Call 410-543-6895 or donate online

A note from Chelsea Boog, DPR's Membership Coordiator-

Just a reminder the membership office has moved!!!

Saturdays at 7AM on WSCL 89.5 FM

In celebration of Women's History Month, Delmarva Public Radio is pleased to bring you a new music program, Feminine Fusion,  highlighting the achievements women have made in the realm of classical music.

In the first half of today's program, we take a look at the first five artists annouced to perform at the upcoming 2019 National Folk Festival. In the second half, we get a preview of the upcoming Ocean City Film Festival

Truth and its traveling companion lying, appear to be very much on the nation’s mind these days. The nature of the country’s  current acerbic political dialogue, for example, fueled by the daily bombardment of ideas and opinions from ubiquitous social media platforms has not only served to harden our political divisions but has sewn general confusion about  not only what is true but about the very nature of truth itself.

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of February  25th 2019

In the first half of today's program, author David Blight discusses his book, Fredrick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.  In the second half, Richard Blackett discusses his book The Captives Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and the Politics of Slavery.

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Our Political Rountable reacts to the State of the Union speech and to the political turmoil in Virginia.

Guests: Michael O'Loughlin, Professor of Political Science at Salisbury University

John Bartkovich, former chair of the Wicomico Republic Central Committee

Barrie Tilghman, former mayor of Salisbury, MD

Join us February 18th at Salisbury University and February 19th in Rehoboth Beach for a meeting regarding collaboration between WESM 91.3 and Delmarva Public Radio.

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of February 11th 2019

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In the first half of today's program, Salisbury University Professor Michael O'Loughlin stops by to discuss the recent Federal Goverment shutdown and other recent events.

In the second half, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day shares his vision and updated on the ongoing Salisbury downtown revitalization.

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of February 4th 2019

SALISBURY, MD---Local folk music is coming to Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) with the addition of Chesapeake Folk, airing 1 p.m. Saturdays on WSDL 90.7 FM.

Produced by WBYC 107.3 FM in Crisfield, MD, the hour-long show was created in 2016 by Dr. Diana Wagner, associate professor and M.Ed. program director in Salisbury University’s Education Leadership and Graduate Studies Department.

A collector and performer of local and regional music, she also serves as the show’s host and a volunteer program director for WBYC.

This summer, July 20, 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the day Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the moon while Command Module Pilot Mike Collins orbited overhead.  Jack Clemons’ recent book Safely To Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home reminds us of the special character, commitment, and intelligence of the men and women who worked to achieve Kennedy’s ten year goal of putting a man on the moon, and bringing him and his two mates home

Memorial Pamphlet

Delmarva said good-bye to Mike Pretl this last Sunday with a memorial service where over a hundred showed up to remember him.

Don Rush

To kick off Maryland’s official month-long celebration of craft beer, “FeBREWary,” Shore Craft Beer and Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) will host a special Trivia Night at Hopper’s Tap House, 1400 S. Salisbury Blvd., in Salisbury, MD, on Friday, February 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to vie with representatives from towns and breweries on the Eastern Shore in an ultra-competitive Town Throwdown while enjoying Hopper’s Happy Hour pricing. Prizes are offered by Hopper’s and local breweries.

WSCL 89.5 FM  will be temporalily off the air on Tuesday, January 15th from approxiately 9AM-Noon for tower maintenace.

Salisbury University will open at 10 a.m. Monday, January 14.

Essential personnel must report to work at the direction of their supervisors. Liberal leave is in effect for non-essential personnel, but supervisors should be notified in advance for those needing to do so.

A make-up date for classes missed due to the delayed opening is scheduled Thursday, January 24.

The Guerrieri Academic Commons remains closed and reopens with the campus on Monday.