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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DPR Programming Notes
9:22 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report Coming To Morning Edition

Marketplace Morning Report

Starting on September 22, American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report will be featured daily as part of Morning Edition, broadening the reach of this robust business segment.

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DPR Programming Notes
9:10 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Clock Changes Coming To NPR's Programming

New Morning Edition Clock, effective November 17
Credit NPR

Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

This fall NPR is making some changes to their newsmagazine clocks, in partnership with member stations across the country. This will help align programs with the way people listen to radio today, and provide stations with more flexibility to include the local content that's important to their audiences.

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Arts
11:46 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Coastal Concerts Volunteer Recognized By Governor

Coastal Concerts has been a long term supporter/underwriter of Delmarva Public Radio, and WSCL listeners know we have aired two  of their concerts from last season the past two Saturdays.   We are happy to share this news of MD state recognition of their work in the arts community, with special congratulations to  Denise Emery.

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Delmarva Today
9:14 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Delmarva Today 9/15/2014

Photograph by Earl Dotter
Credit Earl Dotter

Who are the immigrants who work in our agricultural fields and chicken plants and build our homes?

This Thursday, Salisbury University's Downtown Art Gallery features an exhibit  of photographs by Earl Dotter titled  Work. Respect. Dignity.

Reception: Thursday, September 18, 6pm, light refreshments will be served.

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Delmarva Today
10:34 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Delmarva Today 09/12/2014

Rick Pollitt, Don Rush and Bob Culver
Credit Delmarva Public Radio

On today's program, Wicomico Country Executive Rick Pollitt  and challenger Bob Culver face off on a host of issues facing voters in the upcoming November election.

In the second half, Lucy Cochran drops by to play for us and discuss the upcoming Berlin Fiddlers Convention, September 19th through the 21 in Berlin, MD.

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Delmarva Today
9:01 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #15

Credit Angela Byrd

Exploring "life stories" with Lynn Schwartz, creative writing instructor.  In the second half , the life story writers with "Page to Stage" from the Compass Rose Theater in Annapolis, MD.

Compass Rose Theater

Writers Wordhouse

Page 2 Stage

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Delmarva Today
10:33 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Delmarva Today 08/22/2014

Michael Brown
Credit family photo

Local reactions to the Ferguson, Missouri shooting and a look at the past and future of Salisbury's City Council.

Guests: Orville Penn, community activist

Michael O'Loughlin , Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Greg Bassett, Editor and General Manager of the Salisbury Independent

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Delmarva Today
12:13 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Delmarva Today 08/15/2014

The many resources available to Delmarva's Veterans.

Dina Karpf with Maryland's Commitment to Veterans

Jon Black with Maryland Army National Guard family programs

Allison Pulcher,  Military Spouse and Military Community advocate

Sam Webster with Delmarva Community Services

Shannon Hardester with Diakonia

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Arts
1:11 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

DPR to air local concert series in September

Staring Saturday, September 6th, Delmarva Public Radio will be airing a series of locally recorded and produced concerts.

The first two concerts come from the 2013-2014 Coastal Concerts series. The next two come to us from the 2014 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition.

The programs will be broadcast at Noon, beginning Saturday, Sept. 6th.

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Delmarva Today
9:36 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Delmarva Today 08/08/2014

Credit Don Rush

NOTE: This is a re-broadcast

The Salisbury City Council looks at redistricting proposals with the potential to change political power on the Crosswords of Delmarva. 

Guests: Salisbury City Vice Council Laura Mitchell

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

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

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DPR Programming Notes
10:45 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Let DPR give you the Blues!

Blues Unlimited, Mondays at 9-11PM on WSDL, 90.7

Begins August 18th

Rainy  days and Mondays get always get you down?

Well..Mondays, mostly.

Delmarva Public Radio has the cure for you...Blue Monday on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

Join us at 9PM-11PM "Blues Unlimited" . Explore the history, heritage and rich cultural traditions of Blues Music  in many different forms.  You'll hear Chicago blues, Piedmont blues, acoustic and electric blues, and so much more.

Delmarva Today
10:41 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Delmarva Today 08/01/2014

In the first half of today's program, Don Rush speaks with Donald and Jeannie Keister  about losing their son, Tyler,  to heroin addiction and their group, AtTAck Addiction.

In the second half, Sue Collins and Nancy Taylor Robson discuss their book, "OK, Now What: A Caregiver's Guide to What Matters."

AtTAck Addiction Website

OK Now What? website

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Delmarva Today
8:56 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writers' Edition #14

A Kingdom's Future, by Caryle Murphy
Credit http://www.carylemurphy.com/

Hal Wilson and Don Rush speak with Caryle Murphy, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and the author of several books including  "A Passion for Islam" and "A Kingdom's Future". 

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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
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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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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