Chris Ranck

Assoc. Director- Program and Operations Services

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

He is the executive producer for Delmarva Today  and audio engineer for  Soundbites on Delmarva.

Chris also is fill-in classical music host and the host of Rule, Britannia and The Show About. 

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of March 30, 2015

Join us on Monday, March 3oth at 1PM for a special program, "A Celebration of Peace Through Music".

As our regular listeners know, many of the evening symphony orchestra series we broadcast are seasonal. Most are 13 or 26 weeks long and change with the seasons. All concerts begin at 7PM on WSCL, 89.5 FM

On Tuesday March 31, A special 5 week series of broadcasts from the 2014 Salzburg Festival replaces the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Join us Thursday, April 2nd at 2PM  for a special program presented by WFMT and Music of the Baroque:  Bach’s Passion According to St. John, conducted by Jane Glover.

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On today's program, Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton stops by to talk about the possibility of an elected school board, the recent  Wicomico County Council Elections, and his recent State of the City address.

In the second half, Salisbury University Political Science Professor Dr. Michael O'Loughlin discusses Maryland politics, including the legacy of Barbara Mikulski and a possible Presidential run by for Gov. Martin O'Malley

The Show About...Youth

Mar 18, 2015

This week, we relive our misspent youth. Oh, to be back in from of the Atari 5200 for endless rounds of Wizard of Wor......

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In the first half of today's program, we discuss the public reaction to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's proposed plan for offshore drilling in Atlantic coast waters.

In the second half, Dr. John Fredrickson, Superintendent of   Wicomico County Public Schools stops by talk about education spending, testing, and school construction proposals.

Guests:

Matt Heim, Assateague Coastal Trust Outreach Coordinator

Dr. John Fredrickson, Superintendent of   Wicomico County Public Schools

After 15 broadcast seasons, the Sound Medicine

   weekly health magazine radio program heard Sunday at 11AM on WSDL, 90.7 FM,  will conclude its current production format and delivery schedule on April 30. 

WFYI and its production partners, Indiana University and IU School of Medicine, are proud of the radio show’s long run and of its public service mission – educating NPR listeners about timely health and medicine topics in a lively and engaging format.

The Show About...Wales

Mar 8, 2015

Wednesday at 9PM on WSDL, 90.7

Dust off your longbows and eat a leek. The Show About celebrates bands and singers from Wales this week. Yes, I know St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, but The Show About thinks its high time the Welsh get their due. You'll hear Jones and Bassey of course....but also some Welsh language rock music (which I try and fail miserably to pronounce correctly).

Like this...

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With  competing Phosphorus Management Tool  legislation introduced by both Md. Governor Larry Hogan and Md. State Senator Paul Pinksy, a battle is brewing in Annapolis. In the second half, we visit with newly elected Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver.

Guests:

Alan Girard with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Charlie Wright, President of the Wicomico Country Farm Bureau

Bob Culver, Wicomico Country Executive

Salisbury University remains closed Friday, March 6, due to inclement weather. Essential personnel not on approved leave should report to work.

This week, we dare to go there....to disco land! You won't be hearing the Village People or "The Car Wash" this week, but you will hear Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah  Band. Dust off your platform shoes, feather your hair and hit the floor.

Speaking of Dr. Buzzards Original Savanna Band...

so, please, just keep on dancin'

This week, author Harold O. Wilson sits down with authors Bonnie Feldstein and Janice Marshall. Janice Marshall was born on Smith Island and is the wife of a waterman. She currently lives in Crisfield, Maryland and is a curator and preserver of the waterman culture. She has worked with the Board of the Chesapeake Foundation and currently teaches in the Roads Scholar Program of the Crisfield Heritage Foundation.

Salisbury University reopens Friday, February 27, at 10 a.m.  Liberal leave policy is in effect for non-essential personnel.  Personnel must notify their supervisors prior to the beginning of their regularly scheduled shift if they intend to use leave.
 
Despite the best efforts to clear roads, parking lots and sidewalks, freezing weather can result in ice reforming. Please continue to use caution while driving and walking.

Salisbury University is now closed and classes are canceled on Thursday, February 26. Only those employees designated as essential personnel should report to work. Non-essential personnel with questions about their schedule should contact their supervisors. 

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Every year, in the Spring and again in the Fall,  the public radio satellite system experiences what is known as a solar outage.  During a solar outage, the signal we receive can be temporarily blocked for anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. If we are carrying a live program (such as Here & Now), you may hear a temporary bit of silence or a short recorded message we play announcing the outage.

The next outage season should run March 3rd-6th for Maryland.

Flying saucers and little green men drop by this week on the Show About. Grab your ray gun and space go-go boots! Wednesday at 9PM on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

Here's Zager and Evan's "In the Year 2525"

and a little vintage fluffy hedgehog era David Bowie

SU Cultural Calendar Week of March 2nd,  2015

"Fireplace Burning". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

If the cold snap is getting you down, warm up to some great music this weekend on Delmarva Public Radio!

Here are just a few highlights...

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Friday at 6PM  Fiesta! highlights classical composers from Cuba. Pair that with the New York Philharmonic, and you have two tickets to (classical) paradise.

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In the first half of today's program we take a look at how the Wallops Island Flight Facility has boosted the economy of  Virginia's eastern shore.

In the second, we find out how Delmarva's homeless are fairing in this week's record setting cold snap.

Guests: Bill Wrobel, Director of NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facillity

Peter Bale, Chair of the Wallops Island Regional Alliance

Claudia Nagel, Executive Director of Diakonia

Jim Barnes, Director of the Christian Shelter.

For no particular reason, the Show About is talking a nice long walk this week (perhaps off a short pier).

Your appertif this week is Kristy MacColl...

and a Junior Brown song, "Long Walk Back to San Antone"

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 23th,  2015

How will potential sea level rise change life on Delmarva?  In the second half, we look at Presidential third terms.

Guests: Barbara Hale,  with the League of Women Voters of the Mid Shore

Greg Farley, Director of the Chesapeake College Center for Leadership in Environmental Education

Former Congressman Wayne Gilchrest

Dr. Dean Kotlowski, Salisbury University Professor of History

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 16th,  2015

The Show About...Love

Feb 10, 2015

Its not hard to come up with songs about love...so The Show About just set his phasers for "random" and came up with a  collection of love (both falling into and out of) songs, just in time for Valentine's Day!

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Your free samples this week are Lou Rawls (the coolest and smoothest singer ever)

This Saturday, February 14, two new programs debut on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

At 2 PM, sit back and listen to some great guitarists on "Live from the Fur Peace Ranch". Host Jorma Kaukonen introduces each program's featured artist in a series of concerts recorded at the Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp. An eclectic blend of performances includes  blues, folk, Americana, rock, bluegrass, and jazz.

In the first half of today's program, we meet Parkside High School student Hannah Lewis, who has been selected to be Part of the 2015 High School  Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.

In the second half, we look at a potential conflict between the town of Henlopen Acres and the Rehoboth Art League

Guests:

Hannah Lewis, French Horn

Jenny Lewis, Hannah's mother

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