Angela Byrd

Membership Director and Social Media Coordinator

Angela Byrd is Delmarva Public Radio’s Membership Director and Social Media Coordinator. Angela produces the Membership Drives, coordinates the volunteers and is also one of the SU Practicum Student Intern coordinators. Angela, along with Don Rush and Chris Ranck, produces a monthly series for DPR called Voices of Delmarva. When Angela isn’t at DPR she is busy writing. She’s a published writer, lyricist and poet.


DPR Programming Notes
3:30 pm
Thu December 4, 2014


The on-air portion of our end-of-year Holiday Membership Drive has ended! We raised over $34,000 thus far!

Thank you to everyone who contributed and volunteered.

It's not too late to make a tax deductible charitable gift! You can donate anytime safely & securely online anytime. Just click the red Support This Station tab at the top right of this page.

Thanks again for supporting Delmarva Public Radio!

Local News
7:04 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Rocket explodes after liftoff

The rescheduled launch of the Antares rocket from Wallops Island tonight was a catastrophic failure according to officials.

Seconds after liftoff the rocket exploded. Fire and smoke filled the sky. There is significant property and vehicle damage but no injuries. The Antares rocket was unmanned carrying supplies to the International Space Station.

Local News
3:54 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Thank you!

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed during Delmarva Public Radio's "Season of Giving" Fall Membership Drive !

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Local News
9:10 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Fall Drive postponed!

Those of us who love, devotedly listen to, support, work for, produce for, and/or volunteer for Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) – whether it’s WSCL 89.5 or WSDL 90.7 – sincerely want what’s best for the future of these two genuinely Delmarva institutions.

So, it’d take something extraordinary for us to place our fall membership drive – A Season of Giving, the lifeblood of our membership and funding efforts – on hold.

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Local News
2:43 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Fall Membership Drive underway!

DPR's "Season of Giving" Fall Membership Drive is underway!

Fall Membership Drive runs through October 17th. The overall goal of the drive is $100,000!

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Local News
8:12 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Last Day of Summer Drive!

DPR’S Sailing into Summer  drive ends at 8pm today, June 20th!

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Local News
2:32 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Summer Online Auction is Open!

Preparing for some summer fun? Jump right in with Delmarva Public Radio's Summer Online Auction!

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DPR Programming Notes
2:42 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

LAST DAY of the Extended Spring Membership Drive!

It's the LAST DAY of our extended Spring Membership Drive!

Thank you to everyone who contributed thus far to our Spring Membership Drive! Thanks to your support we have raised over $96,000! We haven't met our $125,000 goal yet so we have extended the Drive through Friday.

Thanks to a few of our dedicated donors we have substantial Challenge Grant of $17,600 which will be awarded if we reach our goal. You can help us reach our goal so we are awarded this Challenge Grant by contributing today.

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Local News
9:23 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Salisbury University closed today!

Salisbury University remains closed today due to the winter storm.

Visit for more information or stay tuned to Delmarva Public Radio for the latest closings and weather conditions!

Be safe out there!

Local News
3:22 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Join us for A Spring Night Out!

Spring Night out

The postponed event A Silent Night Out is now... A Spring Night Out!

Join us Sunday, March 30th, 2014 from 4-7pm at the Avalon Theatre in Easton, MD for an evening you won't want to miss!

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Local News
9:33 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

A Silent Night Holiday Online Auction is CLOSED!

Delmarva Public Radio's Silent Night Holiday Auction is now closed!

We are now working on awarding items to winners.  If you bid on an item and aren't sure if you won, you can view the auction by clicking here.

Thanks for bidding and for supporting Delmarva Public Radio!

Have a very merry and happy holiday season!

Local News
12:41 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

POSTPONED: A Silent Night Out fundraising event!

Due to the threat of inclement weather on Sunday, Dec. 8th, DPR’s A Silent Night Out fundraising event at the Avalon Theater in Easton has been postponed. No payments for tickets have been processed (credit cards have not been charged & checks will be returned).

For more information please visit or call Angela Byrd at 410-543-6220. Stay tuned to DPR for more details! 

Thanks for your understanding and support. 

10:33 am
Fri August 23, 2013

NPR's Jamie McIntyre heads to SU

Jamie McIntyre

NPR newscaster Jamie McIntyre is coming to Salisbury University!

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3:15 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

DPR goes Paddleboarding

Instructor Elizabeth Deeley
Credit Michelle Malinger

By Michelle Malinger

Several staff members from Delmarva Public Radio had the chance to experience a standup paddleboarding adventure on the back waters of Turville Creek in Ocean City, MD.

Walk on Water Paddleboarding Company hosted the two hour excursion in combination with their donation to DPR’s adventure-filled Summer Solstice Auction taking place online June 20 to 24.

Participants were able to enjoy the sights of local wildlife, learn the history of the water sport, and tone several muscle groups in the process.

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DPR Programming Notes
1:36 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

DPR's Summer Carnival auction is closed!

DPR's Summer Carnival Online Auction is now closed!

Thank you to everyone who bid and/or won items in our auction.

To visit the auction site click here to see if you won one of the fabulous items offered!

Thanks for supporting Delmarva Public Radio!

DPR Programming Notes
2:08 pm
Wed April 3, 2013


We are proud to announce as of 5:30pm we hit our goal of $125,000! DPR's "Paving the Way..." Spring Drive was a huge success thanks to YOU!

On behalf of the staff here at Delmarva Public Radio we would like to thank all of our volunteers and thank everyone who donated during our drive.

If you didn't get a chance to pledge your support you may donate here or click the red Support This Station button at the top right of our home page.

8:43 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Thank you!

Volunteers answering phones for our recent one day, end of year Holiday Drive!

Thanks to you our recent one day, end of year Holiday Drive was a great success! We raised over $6,000.00!

Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered! Your support truly makes a difference.

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1:38 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Trash Bash on Deal Island

The Paradise Grille at Lucky's in Chance,MD
Credit photo by Angela Byrd

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Join us in our effort to clean up Deal Island and the surrounding areas!

The first annual Trash Bash will take place on Saturday, November 10th from 2-5pm. The event will start off at The Paradise Grille at Lucky’s in Chance, MD. From there we will disperse into small groups to clean up Dames Quarter, Chance, and Deal Island. These areas need our help now more than ever after the devastation from the Frankenstorm!

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DPR Programming Notes
8:29 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Fall Drive - Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who made a donation during the Fall drive. Together, we raised over $65,000!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this drive a success....from the restaurants and businesses who donated food and gift certificates, to all the volunteers who came in to answer phones and the volunteers who came in to pitch.

2:56 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

SU Gets a Taste of “Staying Human”

Review by Simone Brown

Jonathan Batiste & The Stay Human Band brought the spirit and the music of New Orleans to Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall Monday.  The band gave a two hour performance, which concluded a funky, jazzy dance progression down aisles.

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4:13 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

The secret of Seacrets

One of the most popular bars on the Eastern Shore is now one of the busiest & most successful nightclubs & bars in the country. Seacrets in Ocean City, MD has grown into "the" summer hotspot on the East Coast!

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1:14 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Homeless Animals Take the Spotlight

Iris - the sweet, shy cat born without eyelids.
Sue Nevins Road Runner Rescue

Helping pets in need is something those who work in animal rescue do throughout the year. But International Homeless Animals’ Day – which is celebrated this week – puts a focus on homeless animals for those who don’t think about the issue on a regular basis.

International Homeless Animals’ Day is sponsored by the International Society for Animal Rights, and according to the organization’s website, the third Saturday of August is a day when the spotlight is put on what ISAR calls the “pet overpopulation epidemic.” That day is Aug. 18 this year.

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12:12 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

DPR wins 5 AP awards!

5 Associated Press awards were presented to Delmarva Public Radio Saturday night at the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcaster's Association ceremony.

OUTSTANDING USE OF SOUND, "The Nanticoke Celebrate Heritage at the 34th Annual Powwow", Don Rush

OUTSTANDING NEWS SERIES, “Racial Inequality in Somerset County”, Jamyla Williams

OUTSTANDING EDITORIAL OR COMMENTARY, “Stroke: One Woman’s Thoughts” Penny Hartman

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Online Auction update
12:16 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

The Online Auction is open!

Delmarva Public Radio's online auction is open! 

Bid on great items such as Baltimore Orioles tickets, spa package, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, golf, limited edition art, tickets to Tangier Island, a kayak and more! Check out the new items too!

The auction runs through Monday, June 4th. Bidding closes at 11:00pm. Proceeds from the online auction benefit Delmarva Public Radio.

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25 Years
1:35 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Where were you 25 Years ago?

Delmarva Public Radio is celebrating 25 years on the air!

Do you remember what you heard when the station first went on the air May 29th, 1987? Do you have photos or memories you'd like to share? If so please let us know by emailing Angela Byrd at

Thanks for 25 years, here's to 25 more!


Online Auction
11:56 am
Wed May 2, 2012

The Online Auction is now CLOSED! Thank you for your participation!

The online auction is now closed!  Thank you all for taking the time to point, click and bid in order to support Delmarva Public Radio.

Thanks to all of you who generously donated an item for auction, and to those who invited family, friends and community to place bids. 

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6:00 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Last chance!!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who donated to our recent 2 Day Drive! Together we raised over $21,000! If you didn't get a chance to call in with a pledge of support, it's not too late. 

In fact, on June 30th we close the books on this budget year and as you know, almost 50% of our annual budget comes from listeners. Your support now makes a difference. 

12:54 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Voices of Delmarva collection, pt.2

More items in our "Voices of Delmarva" series.


Voice #4- Nancy Lynch

Voice#5- Gordon Gladden



11:22 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Voices of Delmarva collection pt.1

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



DPR Station Info
11:41 am
Tue October 25, 2011

A Silent Night Out with Delmarva Public Radio

NOTE: If you didn't get a chance to buy tickets in advance for the "Silent Night Out", you may still purchase tickets at the door this evening. 

Then join us for a special evening Thursday, December 1st, 5-8pm at Victoria's Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, DE where you could win wonderful items in our silent auction!


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