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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Delmarva Today
10:46 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Delmarva Today 07/18/2014

Guest Host Dr. Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University, speaks with Neda Biggs, Victim Immigration Attorney  about  the growing refugee and immigration issue.

In the second half,  Mike Pretl and Dave Parker discuss how immigration may impact the upcoming midterm elections.

La Esperanza

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DPR Programming Notes
1:04 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Lightning and Barix Boxes don't mix

The WSCL transmitter Barix box.

Here is a (hopefully) simple explanation of our audio troubles, with a little slideshow to illustrate.

Audio from our studios is delivered to our transmitters in Seaford, Delaware  (WSCL, 89.5) and Roxana, Delaware (WSDL, 90.7) via a gadget called a  "Barix Box".  A Barix unit basically sends the audio through the internet to another Barix unit.

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Developing
8:58 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

DPR Audio outages:updates

Both WSCL, 89.5 and WSDL 90.7 are back on the air. 

We thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

DPR Programming Notes
10:50 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Postcards from Paradise...for the Show About

The Show About...Seafood

Build it and they will..post? 

The Show About is a funny fellow...he's not on Facebook, not on Twitter, and doesn't really want to be....we think it has to do with his time spent as a  international spy for Luxembourg  in the late 1970's.

But...he does love him some postcards! We'll keep a running slideshow of TSA tagged postcards here.

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Delmarva Today
2:40 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Delmarva Today 07/04/2014

Delmarva Today
10:51 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Delmarva Today 07/11/2014

Round the Pond by Linda Duyer

We speak with two local authors on today's program. Linda Duyer's work, "Round the Pond" explores the lost African-American community in Salisbury called "Georgetown".

Next, Jacque Baker stops by to talk about Gilbert Byron,  the "Chesapeake Thoreau"  and his book, "Gilbert Byron: A Life Worth Examining".

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Delmarva Today
9:08 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writers' Edition #13

The Beach House

“Fair Warning,” a clever, film-noir-style drama set in contemporary Rehoboth Beach. The drama is an adaptation of a story of the same name written by Dennis Lawson and included in The Beach House, a collection of short stories set in and around the area.

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DPR Programming Notes
11:33 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Support DPR and meet Hoda Kotb!

Hoda Kotb

Saturday, July 5th from 10-noon at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach.

This July 4th weekend, you can support your friends here at Delmarva Public Radio and have fun at a book signing with NBC Today show host Hoda Kotb.

We have 15 VIP bags that include:

Hoda Kotb VIP bag.... beach TOTE $20

Book , HODA $20

4 Delmarva Shorebird tickets $32

1 ift card Avalon Theatre $20

2 Tickets to Christina Pato at Freeman at Bayside July 18th $10

Nage gift card $25

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Delmarva Today
11:37 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Radio Drama on "Delmarva Today

The era of the old-fashioned radio drama will return on Delmarva Public Radio’s “Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition” on Friday, June 27th at 9 am featuring “Fair Warning,” a clever, film-noir-style drama set in contemporary Rehoboth Beach.

DPR Programming Notes
7:20 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

The Show about...Our Summer Drive

Tonight's show is all about our "Sailing into Summer Drive"...so I picked a bunch of songs with the word "Summer" in the title...some obvious, some obscure.  If you enjoy this program and our other locally produced programs on WSDL like Van Days and Saturday Night With Robin, please take the time to call us during the day at 410-534-6895 or click the

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DPR Programming Notes
9:11 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Can't get enough eTown?

Can't get enough of the show that brings you both terrific live performances and people doing good things in their communities? 

If you have an iPhone, you can now download the free eTown App!  You'll get podcasts of pasts episodes, behind the scenes information and much more. Did we mention it's free?

Don't forget to listen to eTown every Sunday evening at 7PM on WSDL 90.7.

eTOWN APP

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Delmarva Today
10:36 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Delmarva Today 06/13/2014

Plans for a new homeless shelter in Easton and a new way of thinking about downtown revitalization in Salisbury.

Guests: Jack Herrald, President of the Talbot County Interfaith Shelter

Julie Lowe, Executive Director of the Talbot County Interfaith Shelter

Dan Burden, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Walkable and Livable Communities Institute

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Delmarva Today
11:22 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Delmarva Today 06/06/2014

Meet Salisbury's newest newspaper, the Salisbury Independent. In the second half, Wicomico County Health Officials tackle  a high STD rate.

Guests: Greg Bassett, Salisbury Independent General Manager and Editor

Dr. James Cockey Deputy Health Officer Wicomico County Health Department

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Delmarva Today
9:07 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #12

Credit Angela Byrd

This week, Hal Wilson chats with Dr. Mary Brinkmeyer with the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

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DPR Programming Notes
9:08 am
Thu May 29, 2014

The Show About...the Sky

Delmarva Today
11:50 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Delmarva Today 05/23/14

What does the future hold for the Class of 2014? Plus a look at Baseball played by 1864 rules in the Mid Atlantic Vintage Baseball League.

Guests: Dr. Rebecca Emery,Career Services Director at Salisbury University

SU student Austin Whitehead, a native of Salisbury who is interning at PricewaterhouseCooper in Baltimore

Chris Nicolo with the Arundel Excelsiors

Jim Oechsler with the Milford Excelsiors

Jeff Puglia with the Milford Excelsiors

Fred Fontz

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The Show About...

It could be pop, it could be soul, it could be songs with the word "fire" in the title, it could be that obscure college /jangle pop/new wave//shoegazer band you used to love ...it could get some wind for the sailboat*

Delmarva Today
10:30 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Delmarva Today 05/16/2014

Part two on our series looking at a controversial proposal for redistricting the City of Salisbury.

Guests: Terry Cohen and Tim Spies, Salisbury City Council Members

In the second half, a re-broadcast of an interview with Meredith Ramsey, author of "Community, Culture and Economic Development".

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Delmarva Today
10:46 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Delmarva Today 05/09/14

The Salisbury City Council looks at redistricting proposals with the  potential to change political power on the Crosswords of Delmarva. Also, we look at an effort to help seniors.

Guests: Salisbury City Vice Council Laura Mitchell

Shanie Shields, who represents the majority-minority district created in the 1980's.

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Pam O'Brien with Partners in Care

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Arts
9:06 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Analog A go go announces 2014 lineup

2014 Analog a go go

The 2014 Analog A go-go festival , hosted by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, celebrates the people who still prefer to listen to  the long playing 33 and 1/3 vinyl record. This year's performers include Bob Mould,

formerly of Husker Du, and the "chamber folk" band, Mutual Benefit.

The festival begins June 13th. Tickets are on sale now.

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Delmarva Today
10:49 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Delmarva Today 05/02/2014

Former Vlasic pickle plant in Millsboro, DE

Plans to turn a former Vlasic pickle factory into a chicken processing plant near Millsboro, DE could bring

700 jobs to the area, but it also brings controversy and opposition.

Next, the fate of the Great Bay Wind Project. A measure on MD Gov. O'Malley's desk might delay or even kill the project.

Guests:

Cindy Wilton and Jay Meyer, with Protecting our Indian River

Rob Arlett, former chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Sussex County Association of Realtors

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Arts
8:34 am
Tue April 29, 2014

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Environment
2:46 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

WIR 04/25/2014

More from the Robotics Team from Parkside High.

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Delmarva Today
9:45 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #11

The Saints of the Streets, by Luisa A. Igloria

Hal Wilson speaks with poet Luisa A. Igloria, author of 13 books including Juan Luna's Revolver and The Saints of the Streets.

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Environment
10:22 am
Fri April 18, 2014

WIR 04/18/2014

Robin chats with the  students of Parkside High's Robotics Team 3389.

This is also the final day of our spring membership drive. Call 410-543-6895 or click the red "Support this station" button at the top of this page to help. Thanks!

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Delmarva Today
10:59 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Delmarva Today 04-11-2014

Dave the Potter by Bryan Collier

The 2014 Salisbury University Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival

Guests:

Dr. Ernie Bond, Professor in the Seidel School of Education

Byran Collier, author and illustrator

Frane Lessac and Mark Greenwood, husband and wife publishing team

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DPR Programming Notes
3:58 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

The New DPR

One of our new consoles

The new Delmarva Public Radio.....courtesy the generosity of listeners just like you! To contribute, call 410-543-6895 or click the "Support this Station" button.

Delmarva Today
11:45 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Spring 2014 Challenge Grant

Power of You Challenge Grant - Thanks to 4 of our very generous donors, we have a Challenge Grant of $17,600. If we meet our drive goal of $125,000 we will be awarded the challenge grant! For more information please call our Membership Department at 410-543-6220.

DPR Programming Notes
11:26 am
Thu April 3, 2014

DPR T-SHIRTS

DPR T-SHIRTS

Our New DPR T-Shirts!

Available for a donation of $125 or more.

DPR Programming Notes
10:05 am
Fri March 28, 2014

WSDL 90.7 audio issues

WSDL is currently experiencing some difficulty with our audio signal. We are aware of the problem and working as quickly as we can to remedy the problem. Thank you for your patience.

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