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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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.

and

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.

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.

Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #10

Poet Sue Ellen Thompson  and an original play- "Tea at Four"

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Environment
7:09 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

WIR 03/28/2014

Checking in with Dave and Jenny Miles

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Delmarva Today
10:40 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Delmarva Today 03/21/2014

Berlin, MD

The town of Berlin, MD has been named "America's Coolest Small Town" by Budget Travel. We speak with Gee Williams, Berlin's Mayor, to see what this town is doing right.

Next, Jeremy Cox stops by to highlight an upcoming series in the Salisbury Daily Times looking at the future  of Salisbury, MD.

Guests: Gee Williams, Mayor of Berlin, MD

Jeremy Cox, Salisbury City Reporter with the Daily Times.

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DPR Programming Notes
2:10 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

New Program-Boombox Classroom

Boombox Classroom

Join us this Sunday at 6PM for a fun new addition to our Sunday "Family Night" programming.  Your Children will love it...and you will, too!

Boombox Classsroom is a series of curriculum-based music lessons for kids in grades K-5 based on the national standards for Music Education.  We have more than 200 artists on the shows each year, performing live — both world and classical music.  We celebrate diversity and promote appreciation of other cultures.

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Delmarva Today
10:38 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Delmarva Today 03-14-2014

Elizabeth's Field, by Barabara Lockhart

Analysis on the recent allegations of CIA spying on the US Senate and a conversation with local author, Barbara Lockhart.

Guests: Salisbury University Professor Michael O'Loughlin

Barbara Lockhart, author of the novel, "Elizabeth's Field".

barbaramarielockhart.com

The book is also available at the News Center in Easton, The Arts Center in Cambridge, and Mystery Loves Company Bookstore in St. Michaels.

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Environment
9:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

WIR 03142014

Meet Dave and Jenny Miles, mentors for Parkside High School's Robotics Team 3389.

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DPR Programming Notes
9:55 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Let DPR take you to SXSW!

SXSW 2014

SXSW 2014

Cold weather giving you the blues?  Why not pop into sunny Austin, Texas and check out this year's offerings at SXSW?

NPR Music brings you the best music and events from Austin, beginning March 12, 2014.

While you're at it, why not take a break and enjoy a Tiny Desk Concert or live concert from NPR Music?

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Environment
12:10 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

WIR 03-07-2014

Robotics

Amy Davis, Program Manager of NASA's Robotic Alliance Project at Wallops

NASA ROBOTICS

Wallops Flight Facility Education Office

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Environment
9:41 am
Fri March 7, 2014

WIR 02-28-2014

Caroline Massey, assistant director for management operations at Wallops Island.

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Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Delmarva Today 03-07-2014

Salisbury, MD Mayor Jim Ireton

We sit down with Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton to discuss the long-term pans for revitalizing downtown.

In the second half, an interview with author Sonia Sanchez, who recently visited Salisbury University's Campus

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Delmarva Today
9:25 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writers Edition #9

Hal Wilson chats with Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow the with Brookings Institution  and Director of the Brookings Intelligence Project. He is also the author of several books, including Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America, and the Future of the Global Jihad.

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Delmarva Today
10:37 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Delmarva Today 02-21-2014

A look at America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the life and works of Author Zora Neal Hurston.

Guests: Dr. Anthony Jenkins, VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Dr. Clara Small, Professor of History at Salisbury University

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Delmarva Today
3:56 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Delmarva Today 02-14-2014

For the sweethearts, the sound of the Sweet Adelines .

Guests: Faith Flynn with the Ocean-Bay Chorus in Salisbury.

Gordon Bugby, a pianist who often plays for events at the Dorchester Center for the Arts

Shelly Abbot, who has had a full-time musical career since 1993

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Delmarva Today
10:35 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Delmarva Today 02-07-2014

Taking a look at the adoption of Common Core standards in Maryland.

Guests: Jon Andes, instructor in the Education Specialties Department at Salisbury University

Kelly Stephensen, with the Wicomico Country Education Association

Betty Weller, President of the Maryland State Education Association

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Environment
11:02 am
Fri January 24, 2014

WIR 01-24-2014

Jeremy Eggers, NASA Wallops Chief of Public Affairs.

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