DPR Programming Notes

Whether or not you're going to be enjoying fireworks this Independence Day, you can tune your radio to hear great patriotic specials in the evening this July 4th.

Starting at 6PM, listen to a special from American Landscapces celebrating American Composers.

At 7PM, listen to an hour of music by America's great millitary bands on a special program, "To Honour and Inspire".

At 8, join us for a special from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, "Let Freedom Sing".

Happy Independence Day!

Delmarva Public Radio has won awards from the 2018 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcaster's Association Contest. Winners were announced June 8th in Ocean City, MD. For a full list of awards, click here.

Category- Best In Show - Radio

Don Rush

WSCL/WSDL, Salisbury, Md.

Outstanding Feature/Human Interest

“Facing Deportation”

Category- Outstanding Use of Sound (Radio)

First Place

WSCL/WSDL, Salisbury, Md.

Don Rush

WSCL 89.5  is currently off the air.   We have had to temporarily switch off our transmitter to allow tower crews to safely climb and replace equipment.

On June 6th (tomorrow), we most likey will be off the air beginning at 6AM to allow the work to continue.

We apologize for the inconvenience. You can still stream WSCL 89.5 online or ask your Amazon Alexa to "Play WSCL"

The 2018-2019 Season of live Saturday Matinee broadcasts from the Toll Brothers-International Metropolitan Opera Network concludes this Saturday at 1PM on 89.5, WSCL, with a performance of Francis Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites. Opera lovers, take heart...Our Saturdays with the Metropolitan Opera will resume next December 7th with a performance of Phillip Glass's Akhnaten.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Year's Day at 11AM on WSCL 89.5 FM

The Vienna Philharmonic presents 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. Presented by NPR Music.

We are thrilled to be partnering with the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore on the Shore Gives More Giving Campaign. Shore Gives More brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for our local nonprofits during the 24-hour online giving challenge. We inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all.

This Saturday, December 1st, marks the 88th year of live broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera.

Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele begins this season, Saturday, December 1st at 1PM.

For more information about this and all of the operas broadcast this season, please click here.

Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcasts

This year, Veterans Day (Sunday, November 11th) marks the 1ooth Anniversary of the end of World War One. Delmarva Public Radio will be airing the following programming-

7AM (repteated at 10PM) With Heart & Voice

With Heart and Voice will mark the solemn observance of the centennial of the World War I Armistice, with sacred choral and organ music of remembrance.  Join Peter DuBois as we listen to powerful music for the occasion.

11AM  Music From the Trenches

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.

Christmas Eve

10AM- A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Pipedreams host Michael Barone presents this live service of spoken-word and music (choral and organ) broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

Sunday, November 11th at 11AM on WSCL 89.5 FM

Lynne Warfel hosts this hour-long special commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I. Listen to music from and about the historic period spanning WWI through the signing of the armistice from both sides of the Atlantic.

Halloween Night 8-Midnight

The Annual WSDL Halloween Spooktacular is back!

Tired of the same old Halloween tunes?

Monster Mashed out?

Need a hip soundtrack for your Halloween Party?

Tune into WSDL's  90.7 Retro Halloween Madness Spooktackular!  Do the Frug with Frankenstein! Shimmy with a Mummy! Groove with a Ghoul!

Join us tonight (and every Thursday)  at 5:44 for BeerNotes !

Beer Notes is a two-minute weekly radio show brought to you by Shore Craft Beer and Delmarva Public Radio on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where World Class Beer meets World Class Beauty. We’re here to celebrate beer. Join us on Thursday evenings, where we’ll give you a brief lesson on where your favorite beers comes from, why they taste so good, how the craft beer lovers culture developed and more. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Begins Saturday, September 15th on WSDL, 90.7 at 10AM

Take one word, add two teams, create three definitions and throw in a live audience. That’s Says You! – the last word in radio quiz shows since 1996. Join us for a warm and witty hour of recreational thinking. Five rounds mixing words, associations, pop-culture and live music - all at the expense of the English language. Curious listeners know our motto: It’s not important to know the answers…it’s important to like the answers. If you like Scrabble, crosswords, anagrams, and Jeopardy! — you’ll love Says You!

Delmarva Radio Theatre will air an original drama titled “Doreen” this coming Sunday night, September 9, at 8:00 pm ET on Delmarva Public Radio WSCL 89.5.

"The Piano Matters" will be heard at its regular time next week.

National Folk Festival

The National Folk Festival is coming to Salisbury, Maryland September 7-9th.

Delmarva Public Radio will be bringing you highlights from the festival on both WSCL 89.5 and WSDL 90.7 that weekend. You'll hear inverviews with the artists and performers as well as performances from the many stages.

Regular programming will be interrupted so we can bring you this special event. We will return to regular programming on Monday, September 10th.

Get ready for a world of new music and fun starting Monday, September 3rd on 90.7 FM, WSDL.

DPR aims to position itself as a distinct, sustainable, and forward-thinking public radio service, which is why we are transitioning WSDL toward an Adult Album Alternative (AAA) format. AAA is fast-growing format for public radio stations. WSDL will be the only public radio station employing that format on the Eastern Shore.

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of August 27th, 2018

Join us  next  week for some special programming celebrating the life and legacy of Leonard Bernstein.

To begin, we have  a special week of "Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin" episodes, celebrating Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday (August 25)

On the next Delmarva In Performance, a recording made right here on the Campus of Salisbury University of the Allegheny Trio performing works by Schuman, Schubert and Beethoven. Join us this Wednesday evening at 7 on WSCL 89.5 FM.

Wednesday Evening at 7 on WSCL, 89.5FM

In anticipation of the 2018 Chamber Music By the Sea Festival (August 14-19th), we bring you performances from the 2017 season with Violinist Elena Urioste and friends on the next Delmarva In Performance. Hear thrilling works by Dvorak, Suk and some American standards as well, plus a special interview with Elena Urioste.

Chamber Music By The Sea