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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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.

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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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.

SU Cultural Calendar Week of March 2nd,  2015

"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.

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.

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 23th,  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

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 16th,  2015

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.

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

Live video feed begins January 4th at Noon.

video courtesy Maryland Public Television

creative commons

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

The Marc Steiner Show

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 8th,  2015

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.

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.

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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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.

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 2nd,  2015

...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.

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

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Jan. 26th 2015

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

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

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.

WSCL 89.5 Off Air 1/15

Jan 12, 2015

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.

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Jan. 19th 2015

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

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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