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
4:57 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

The Show About...Obscure Disco

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'

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Delmarva Today
9:30 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #21

"Smith Island, Maryland (6632617567)" by Lee Cannon from Bayville aka West Fenwick, DE, USA - Smith Island,

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.

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Local News
8:44 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Salisbury University reopens Friday, February 27, at 10 a.m.

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.

Local News
5:51 am
Thu February 26, 2015

-Salisbury University closed Thursday, February 26

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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DPR Programming Notes
9:57 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Spring Solar Outage Season

Credit http://www.sattvengg.com

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.

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DPR Programming Notes
3:25 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

The Show About...Science Fiction

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

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Arts
2:08 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of March 2nd, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of March 2nd,  2015

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DPR Programming Notes
2:44 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Red Hot Music for an Ice-Cold Weekend!

Credit "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...

WSCL89.5

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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Delmarva Today
10:21 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Delmarva Today 02-20-2015

Credit nasa.gov

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.

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DPR Programming Notes
8:50 am
Wed February 18, 2015

The Show About...Walking

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"

Arts
11:03 am
Tue February 17, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 23th, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 23th,  2015

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Delmarva Today
10:27 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Delmarva Today 02-13-2015

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

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Arts
1:38 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 16th, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 16th,  2015

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DPR Programming Notes
11:03 am
Tue February 10, 2015

The Show About...Love

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!

Spotify Version

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

DPR Programming Notes
1:36 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Dig! and Fur Peace Ranch coming to WSDL, 90.7

Dig! Saturdays at 3PM on WSDL, 90.7

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.

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Delmarva Today
10:33 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Delmarva Today 02-06-2015

French Horn

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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Local News
10:00 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Maryland Gov. Hogan's 2015 State of the State Address

Live video feed begins January 4th at Noon.

video courtesy Maryland Public Television

DPR Programming Notes
8:51 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Annapolis Summit 2015 Highlights

Credit creative commons

Recorded January 30th at the Governor Calvert House in  Annapolis, MD.

The Marc Steiner Show

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Arts
2:58 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 8th, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 8th,  2015

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DPR Programming Notes
12:58 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

The Show About...Sophisti-Pop

Fashion plates unite! Put on your sharpest suit and gel that hair...it's Sophisti-pop this week on the Show About.  Sophisti-pop was a genera of late 1980's UK pop blending elements of jazz, soul, and new wave.  No grungy guitars or screaming vocals this week. Occasionally, sophisti-pop just skirted the edge of adult contemporary blandness, but when it was good, it was very, very  good.

Your teaser this week is Prefab Sprout....

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Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #20

What We Won, By Bruce Reidel

This week, Harold Wilson speaks with Brookings Institute Senior Fellow, Bruce Riedel, author of "What We Won: America's Secrect War in Afghanistan 1979-1989".

Joining Harold Wilson in this discussion are Don Rush and some faculty and students from the  Salisbury University Political Science Department.

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Arts
9:27 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Christina Pato to visit Delaware

Christina Pato, master of the Galician bagpipe, brings her Migrations Band to Delaware on Friday, January 30th.  Event details are here.

Delmarva Public Radio's Chris Ranck had a brief chat with Christina  earlier this week.

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DPR Programming Notes
8:46 am
Wed January 28, 2015

2 Boomer Babes interviews with Chris and Taya Kyle

Barb and Kathy, The 2 Boomer Babes, were honored to have the opportunity to interview both Chris Kyle and his wife, Taya Kyle.  With the continuing popularity of  Chris Kyle's autobiography,  "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History" and the recent film  based upon the book, we thought you might want you hear both of these interviews  in their entirety.

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DPR Programming Notes
3:12 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

The Public Radio Player App

The Public Radio Player app for iPhone offers the best experience for streaming audio from public radio stations and programs across the United States. Live, on demand, even offline listening – it’s all free.

Choose from thousands of stations streams, programs, and podcasts from PRX, NPR, PRI, and APM. Get news, culture, personal stories, and a wide variety of music: jazz, indie, folk, bluegrass, classical, and more.

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Arts
1:14 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb 2nd, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 2nd,  2015

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DPR Programming Notes
8:55 am
Mon January 26, 2015

The Show About...The Paisley Underground

Wednesday at 9 on WSDL, 90.7

Before alternative music was alternative music, it was called "college rock", mainly because the only place you could hear it was on college campus radio stations.  The Show About this week looks at one of the many (unfortunately mostly forgotten) sub-genera of college rock...The Paisley Underground.

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DPR Programming Notes
12:52 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

Ever feel like you were...Stuck in the Psychedelic Era?

Stuck In the Psychedelic Era Saturday Night at 10 on WSDL, 90.7FM

...or just wish you were?

Tune in every Saturday night from 10 to midnight for Stuck In the Psychedelic Era! The best in groovy, swinging 60's music.

Stuck in the Psychedelic Era is a weekly two hour radio show featuring music from roughly the years 1964-70. The show is rooted in the music generated by self-contained American bands of the late 1960s (and their British inspirations), yet is constantly expanding beyond those roots to create an eclectic blend of music unlike anything else in modern radio.

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Delmarva Today
10:13 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Delmarva Today 01-23-2015

MD Governor Larry Hogan

Today, we get local reaction to both President Obama's 2015 Sate of the Union speech and the Inauguration of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.

Mike Pretl, with the Wicomico County Democratic County

Dr. John Bartcovich

and Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin

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DPR Programming Notes
9:39 am
Wed January 21, 2015

The Show About...Winter

Wednesday at 9 on WSDL, 90.7

It has been cold, damp, and icy lately around here...which set The Show About to thinking about songs about winter!  To whet your musical appetite...here is a little Gordon Lightfoot.

and...for a complete bit of stylistic whiplash...Aussie rockers Midnight Oil perform a song about global cooling.

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