Chris Ranck

Assoc. Director- Program and Operations Services

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

Ways to Connect

Aired 02-11-2012

Our very first show!


Beginning this Saturday, February 11th, WSDL, 90.7 FM is please to bring you our new, locally produced half hour talk show...Because I Said So!

Here is an article about the show from the Salisbury Daily Times.

On Delmarva Today, a look at the life of illustrator and Delaware native Howard Pyle.



Joe Plummer, an actor an teacher who has performed off Broadway and throughout Delaware

Kara Dahl Russell, WSCL Classical music host

Chris Ranck, Delmarva Public Radio producer

Most people don't think about the powers of the County Sheriff.


But in Sussex County, Sheriff Jeff Christopher is taking matters into his own hands as he fights with the local County Council, who has told him his deputies cannot make arrests.



Wicomico County, MD Sheriff Mike Lewis

Somerset County, MD Sheriff Robert Jones

Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher

Former sheriff's deputy Margaret Reyes, a local blogger


Plan Maryland


It's an executive order by Governor Martin O'Malley to limit growth and preserve land.


On Maryland's Eastern Shore, it has drawn sharp criticism, including the charge that it potentially limits government control in their planning communities.


Richard Hall, Maryland Secretary of Planning

Gail Bartkovich, Wicomico County Council member


Salisbury University's Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement recently held a Forum for Civil Discourse on January 17th. The topic was "The Evolution of Democratic and Republican Ideologies".



Harry Basehart, Past Chair of the Dept. of Political Science at Salisbury University

David Parker, Current Chair of the Republican Central Committee, Professor of Mathematics at Salisbury University

Moderator: Don Rush, Delmarva Public Radio

What do a ballet, a rock band with an usual name, a restaurant and a silent auction have to do with each other?

They are all coming to downtown Pocomoke City, Maryland. The first few weeks in February in particular are a flurry of activity which residents hope will bring in both tourists and money.

Annapolis Summit 2012

Jan 12, 2012

Recorded Wednesday January 11, 2012 at the Governor Calvert House of Annapolis. 


Hour 1- Speaker of the House Michael Busch, and Senate President Mike Miller.


Hour 2-  Governor O'Malley gives you the inside scoop on the legislation that will affect you in 2012. 



DPR New Media Survey

Jan 9, 2012

2012 DPR New Media Survey

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2012 DPR New Media Survey

A look at the recent activity in Iowa.


Dr. Michael O’Loughlin, chair of Salisbury University’s Political Science Department 

Will Marshall- President of the Progressive Policy Institute

Happy Holidays from all of us at Delmarva Public Radio!

Wednesday, Dec 21st

6PM - Chanukah in Story and Song with Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th

10AM- A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, from Cambridge England

Noon- Metropolitan Opera- "La Fille du Regiment"

As winter approaches, the news on the homeless is profound.

The new figures from the National Center on Family Homelessness found that 1 out of every 45 children in the country are without a home.  The majority of those children at 7 years or younger.


Jim Barnes- administrator at the Christian Shelter

Sister Connie Ladd at The Joseph House

Today we meet Dawn Manyfeathers of the Lenape Tribe, who came to Delmarva about 15 years ago.

Join WSCL, 89.5 FM this Thanksgiving for a special day of music and programs.

At 1pm, listen to Giving Thanks from American Public Media. You'll hear classical music and stories from Roy Blount Jr. and Nora Ephron.

At 3PM, listen to Thanksgiving with Cantus from American Public Media.

Finally, join Garrison Keillor and the VocalEssense Ensenble  at 6PM  for a Thanksgiving Celebration. 


Voices of Delmarva collection, pt.2

Nov 18, 2011

More items in our "Voices of Delmarva" series.


Voice #4- Nancy Lynch

Voice#5- Gordon Gladden



Voices of Delmarva collection pt.1

Nov 18, 2011

Here are some of the stories we have collected in our "Voices of Delmarva" series.


Voice #1- Eighty-six year old Lavenia Jefferson from Somerset County


Voice #2- Capt. Stony Whitelock of Chance, MD.


Voice #3- Robert Robinson/ Georgetown Oyster Eat



Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor Marin Alsop joined On Delmarva host Marc Steiner recently  to discuss the massive new piece that the symphony will be be playing this Friday and Saturday, the 17th and 18th at th

Just a reminder -

On Wednesday, November 9,at 2 p.m., the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.

 Join WSDL, 90.7 FM  this Friday, November 4th at 1 PM for Understanding Social Security,  a live forum from Arsht Hall on the Wilmington campus of the University of Delaware. This live event is hosted by Delaware First Media.

Featured speakers include U.S. Senator Chris Coons and Jo Ann Barnhart, a former commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration.

For more information on this event and to read a variety of stories about  Social Security, please visit 

Website Tips and Tricks

Oct 25, 2011

If you are use Microsoft Internet Explorer, you may be having having trouble viewing the "Now Playing" information on our website.  We are troubleshooting the problem.

Meanwhile, you may want to download and install either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers.

Delmarva Public Radio's own 2 Boomer Babes Radio Hour was recently  named a top choice in baby boomer media on the website, Second Act.  The Babes are included in a field with Jane Pauley's Your Life Calling and Leeza Gibbos' My Generation programs.  Congratulations, Kathy and Barb!

The Public Plaza is celebrating a closing sale, Saturday October 8th at 9AM. Restaurants, Spas, Health and Fitness, Theare and More...all at 75% savings. The Public Plaza will be closing in October with all final sales benefiting Delmarva Public Radio. The closing of the the Plaza in October will be making room for the "Deals that Give Back" coming in November. Mark the calendar to shope online at, Saturday October 8th. Support Delmarva Public Radio.

Do you love wine, the great outdoors, delicious food and live entertainment? Join us for the Autumn Wine Festival at Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury, Maryland. Hosted by Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism, this two-day wine festival is slated for Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th. The Autumn Wine festival hours are Saturday from 11:00am until 6:00pm and Sunday from 12:30pm until 6:00pm.


Gadgets and Apps

Sep 19, 2011

The Ida May Returns

Sep 6, 2011

Salisbury, MD – After six years of repairs, "The Ida May" returned to the skipjack races off of Deal Island. In this portrait of the vessel, the Gladden brothers describe their efforts to refurbish the boat built in 1906 as a tribute to their late father.

Salisbury, MD – Senator Ben Cardin(D-MD) says he would like to see existing federal money redirected toward programs to help those without jobs.

Salisbury, MD – As many reflect on the end of the Space Shuttle program, the Mid-Atlantic regional Spaceport on Wallops Island is expected to pick up some extra business.

Salisbury, MD – Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, stars of NBC's "Today" program, are making an appearance July 26th in Rehoboth Beach, DE. They chat about their show, their books, and their connection to our area.