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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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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Arts
3:42 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Jan. 26th 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Jan. 26th 2015

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Delmarva Today
10:24 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Delmarva Today 01-16-2015

RICHARD F. COLBURN, Republican, District 37

In the first half of today's program, we talk to retiring Maryland State Senator Richard F. Colburn, about his long career in Maryland politics.

In the second half, we get some local reaction to the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo magazine  office in France.

Guests:

Former MD State Senator Richard F. Colburn

Dr. David Burns, Associate Professor in Salisbury University's Communication Arts Department

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DPR Programming Notes
11:07 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Vintage Country with Tom Pittman, Friday Night at 9PM

Vintage Country with host Tom Pittman, Friday night at 9 on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

Please join us this Friday Evening at 9PM on WSDL, 90.7 for a different kind of classical music...classic country music!

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DPR Programming Notes
1:31 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

State of the Union 2015 Coverage

Tuesday, January 20th at 9PM

WSDL, 90.7 FM,  will broadcast NPR's complete coverage of President Obama's 2015 State of the Union speech at 9PM.  NPR will provide live anchored coverage of the President's speech as well as the Republican response.

DPR Programming Notes
9:33 am
Tue January 13, 2015

The Show About...Foreign Phrases

Le Chat Noir- is that a roll of T.P. she has there?

The first postcard of 2015 came with a request. "How 'bout songs with foreign words on the title or lyrics?" Sacrebleu! You'll hear everything from  "Le Freak "  to "Que, Sera Sera" on the next show. Enjoy as your host mangles not one but three or more different languages!

Wednesday night at 9 on WSDL, 90.7

Enjoy these little tibits from Doris Day Les Rita Mitsouko...

DPR Programming Notes
3:34 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

WSCL 89.5 Off Air 1/15

WSCL, 89.5 FM will be temporarily off the air on Thursday, January 15th, 2015. We are continuing a maintenance  project at our Seaford tower location.  You can listen to WSCL that day via our web stream.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Arts
1:18 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Jan. 19th 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Jan. 19th 2015

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Delmarva Today
10:25 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Delmarva Today 01-09-2015

Headquarters Live, Salisbury, MD
Credit www.HeadquartersLive.com

On today's program, we meet the people  behind Headquarters Live, Salisbury's Community Performing Arts Center located in the old Salisbury Firehouse.

In the second half, we visit another well-known Salisbury landmark, Poplar Hill Mansion.

Guests- Brad Gillis and Jim Baeurle with Headquarters Live

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DPR Programming Notes
2:32 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

The Show About...Starting New

Happy 2015!

My New Year's Resolution for this year is to start promoting this little musical mutt called "The Show About..a bit better. What a coincidence, because the first song this week will be Spike Jones and His City Slickers "Happy New Year!"

So, our theme for this week is "New"......how many songs can you think of with the word "new" in the title?

Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Delmarva Today 01/02/2015

Pictured, from left: William Burke, SU director of entrepreneurship competitions; Shelley Wetzel; Zachary Bankert; Brian Arnold, Dan Cowens, Jason Mathis and Marco Le Gette of Oasis Marinas; and Dr. Christy Weer, interim dean of SU’s Perdue School of Business.

Today, we meet some of the entrepreneurial participants of Salisbury University’s Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery program

In the second half, a re-broadcast of a recent interview  with outgoing Maryland State Delegate Norm Conway.

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DPR Programming Notes
1:41 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

New Year's Day from Vienna 2015

January 1st at 11AM on WSCL, 89.5 FM

The Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You'll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more -- a festive way to start off the New Year. Presented by NPR Music and WGBH, Boston.

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DPR Programming Notes
1:56 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

The Show About...New Wave New Year!

Wednesday, December 31st 9PM-Midnight!

Break out the big shoulder pads, the hair gel, and the skinny ties for  special three hour version of "The Show About". Its a New Year's Eve New Wave Dance party!

Delmarva Today
11:52 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #19

Bay to Ocean Writers Conference
Credit http://www.baytoocean.com/

On the next Delmarva Today...Writers Edition...we preview the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference set for next year...

And then...it's a Christmas Story set in the south of France...featuring a magical transformation.

Bay to Ocean 2015 Information

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DPR Programming Notes
12:57 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

2014 Holiday Programming on WSCL, 89.5

Credit MPR Photo / Michael Barone)

Join us on December 24th , 25th and 26th for some special Christmas Programs on Classical 89.5FM.

Christmas Eve at 10AM- A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, live from King's College in Cambridge, England.

Noon- Music of the Baroque: Brass & Choral Holiday Special

2pm- Handel's "Messiah" from Calvin College

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Delmarva Today
10:38 am
Fri December 19, 2014

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Just this past year, we had an all-female crew win the Skipjack race off Deal Island. Long before that, we had the "Woman in the Wheelhouse".

We chat with Nancy Taylor Robson about her book and her six year odyssey as relief cook and deckhand on a tugboat.

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Delmarva Today
10:23 am
Fri December 19, 2014

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The Oblate's Confession, by William Peake
Credit http://www.secantpublishing.com/

On the second half of today's program, we travel back to 7th century England though local author William Peak's new book, "The Oblate's Confession".

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Delmarva Today
9:03 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Delmarva Today 12/12/2014

http://orgs.salisbury.edu/naacp/

The deaths of two African American men at the hands of police have set off a series of protests across the nation.

Here on the Eastern Shore there have been small protests, including those on the campuses of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University.

Guests: Dr. James King, Associate Professor of English, Salisbury University and faculty advisor of SU's chapter of the NAACP

Juliez Benjamin, student President of SU's chapter of the NAACP

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Delmarva Today
9:03 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Delmarva Today 12/05/2014

Credit official photo

In the first half of today's program, we discuss the latest developments concerning Maryland's Phosphate Management Tool.

In the second half, we sit down with outgoing Maryland State Delegate Norm Conway.

Guests: Dr. Memo Diriker, Director of BEACON.

Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Norman H. Conway, Maryland State Delegate, District 38B

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DPR Programming Notes
8:22 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Hallelujah Handel

George Frideric Handel

Join us Saturdays at 2PM on WSCL, 89.5 FM for a special four part series exploring the life and works of George Frideric Handel.  The series finale highlights Handel's "Messiah". 

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DPR Programming Notes
10:41 am
Thu December 4, 2014

World of Opera coming to WSCL, 89.5

On Saturday, January 3rd  at noon,  the program "World of Opera" makes its debut on WSCL, 89.5 FM.

World of Opera with host Lisa Simeone brings listeners compelling performances from top American and international opera companies. World of Opera encompasses the seminal operas of centuries past as well as today's masterpieces.

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8:46 am
Wed December 3, 2014

WSCL Off Air 12/04/2014

WSCL 89.5 FM will be off the air Thursday December 4th .  Crews will be performing routine maintenance to our broadcast tower located in Seaford, Delaware.

We apologize for the inconvenience  on that day and remind you that you will still be able to listen to WSCL 89.5 on Thursday December 4th via our internet stream

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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