Delmarva Public Radio

On today's program, Delmarva Public Radio General Manager Dana Whitehair and Programming and Operations Director Chris Ranck discuss the results of the 2017 Delmarva Public Radio Winter Survey and the future of Delmarva Public Radio.

you can view and download a .pdf copy of the Survey Results here.

SALISBURY, MD---To the average person, Delmarva Public Radio’s (DPR’s) new 20,000-watt transmitters may look like nothing more than big gold-and-silver boxes sealed away in concrete sheds on the outskirts of Seaford and Roxana, DE.

To DPR General Manager Dana Whitehair, however, they look like the future.

Replacing the stations’ 30-year-old transmitters — one still using vacuum tube technology and the other a prototype model (serial No. 00001) — is the latest step in upgrading DPR’s broadcasting equipment — and, along with it, sound quality and reliability.

UPDATE:- The Transmitter replacement date has been moved.

During the week of September 19th, Delmarva Public Radio will have its aging and failing FM transmitters replaced with two brand new models.  These new transmitters will improve WSCL’s and WSDL’s signals, sound quality, and allow us to improve our on-air reliability as well.

Greater Salisubury Committee

Former Salisbury City Council President Mike Dunn has been named the next president and CEO of the Greater Salisbury Committee.

His appointment comes after a four month search.

WBOC reports that Dunn that said he was humbled by the appointment adding that he hopes to take the organization into the next phase.

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day called the hire a fantastic choice and said that Dunn has demonstrated a commitment to the community.

He will take over as of January 4th.

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Salisbury lost one of its own this month.

Elizabeth Conti Bellavance died from cancer on July 24th at the age of 77.

In 1980 she came to Salisbury University with her husband Thom Bellavance who became its sixth president.

During the next two decades she spent her time working and promoting the university’s development and was a founding member and longtime supporter of Delmarva Public Radio which went on the air during her husband’s tenure.

SALISBURY, MD---Chamber music from Lincoln Center; works from the “Great American Songbook” with Michael Feinstein; Broadway classics; news, information and culture (including from a Latino perspective); music from Mountain Stage and World Café; expanded local news, as well as the latest in medicine, education and technology — all these and more will be available at Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) starting Monday, September 16.

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Dana Whitehead, whose career has spanned three decades in public radio, is coming to Delmarva Public Radio as the station’s new manager beginning July 24th.

Whitehead’s experience includes WXXI in Rochester, New York which has a classical music format and WSCI in Charleston, South Carolina which featured both classical music and news/talk.

He spent 17 years of his career at KUT the public radio station at the University of Texas in Austin.

SALISBURY, MD--A seasoned broadcasting professional with extensive experience in radio production and a strong background in classical music has been appointed the new general manager for Delmarva Public Radio (DPR).

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The Friends of Delmarva Public Radio will be meeting this afternoon with the President of Salisbury University Janet Dudley-Eshbach and the University’s Provost Diane Allen with a proposal to take over management of the station.

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Dr. Diane Allen, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, says she has not heard President Janet Dudley Eshbach say she is terminating funding for Delmarva Public Radio.

Dr. Allen says that the Salisbury University Foundation is weighing options for the stations and no decision has been made.

But in a statement released by the media relations department she added that the station cannot expect the University to “indefinitely provide an unlimited subsidy.”

The statement notes that Universities are facing difficult choices in allocating resources.

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