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. 


Because I Said So
10:00 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #19

This week, we react to that horrible video of a 68 year old bus monitor who was bullied in upstate New York.  Would we discipline a stranger's kid? Would we want  a stranger disciplining our kids?  

Delmarva Today
9:43 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Delmarva Today 06-29-2012

Discussing the Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court Decision


Mike Pretl, with Heath Care for All

Dr. Mark Edney, a urologist and member of the American Urological Association's Health Policy Committee


Dr. Charles Stegman, with Physicians for a National Health Program

and Michael O'Loughlin, a political science professor at Salisbury University




DPR Programming Notes
3:25 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

New Shows on WSDL

Starting this weekend, WSDL  90.7FM is adding some new programming to our lineup.

Saturday at 3PM- Americas Test Kitchen Radio

Sunday at 2PM- The TED Radio Hour

Sunday at 9PM- The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour

Sunday at 10PM- Celtic Connections

Monday at 9AM- World Link from Deutsche Welle

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Because I Said So
9:54 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #18

Ocean City MD Boardwalk August 2009
Bill Price III Wikipedia

The Junebugs have landed in Ocean City, MD...we talk to Jessica Waters, Public Affairs Specialist with the Ocean City Police Department about what "really goes on" during Senior Week down on the beach.  We also talk about keeping our teenagers safe and discuss the importance of crosswalk safety in O.C. 


Delmarva Today
9:38 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Delmarva Today 06-23-2012

Our Political round up.


Because I Said So
1:45 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Because I Said So #17

Our Father's Day Show!

DPR Programming Notes
10:32 am
Fri June 15, 2012

WSCL Celebrates Fathers' Day

Lynn Harrell

Join us on this Fathers' Day, June 17th for some special programming celebrating dear old Dad.


At Noon- Harmonia will explore early music by drawing inspiration from popular gifts ideas for good ‘ol Dad.

Then, join us at 1PM for a special program,  Songs My Father Taught Me, an intimate, musical memoir by the internationally celebrated cellist, Lynn Harrell.

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Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Delmarva Today 06-14-2012

Wine grapes

Local Delmarva Wineries


Mike Baird, with Taylor Landing Vineyard

William Layton and Jennifer Hoffman, with Layton's Chance Vineyard and Winery

and Doug Griffith, with Xtreme Brewing 

Because I Said So
12:04 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #16

Bathing suit shopping season is here...  How can we promote a healthy body image in a photo shopped world?

Plus, we share some more "mom of the month" stories. 

Because I Said So
11:52 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #15

Did you see that recent Time magazine with a breastfeeding mom on the cover? We did, and it got us thinking and talking about breastfeeding in public and our own breastfeeding experiences.  We end the show with some new parenting apps that may make your life a little bit easier.

Because I Said So
3:13 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #14

Sunscreen, bug spray, tick bites, jellyfish stings...we sit down with Nurse Practitioner Joyce Blevins about keeping our kids safe this summer.

Delmarva Today
2:07 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Delmarva Today 05 25 2012

How will rising sea levels change life on Delmarva and what can be done about it? 


John Mateyko, Chair of the American Institute of Architects in Delaware

Dave Wilson, Executive Director of the Maryland Coastal Bays Program

Don Ford, Chief of the Deal/Chance Fire Department

10:34 am
Tue May 29, 2012

2012 Celebration of Music

Asbury United Methodist Church is once again pleased to be able to host the WSCL/WSDL Celebration Concert; one of the finest concerts on The Shore. Early seating is advised for this concert, that will feature some of the most inspirational Classical Musicians from the region. Saturday evening, June 2, 2012, at 7:30 PM, in the nave of Asbury United Methodist Church.  


This concert is sponsored by the Peter and Judy Jackson Music Performance Fund. 


2:22 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Voices of Delmarva 05-18-2012

Today we meet fencer, artist and caterer Angela Herbert-Hodges, who came to Delmarva from Northern England. 

Because I Said So
2:07 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #13

This week, we sat down with DFC Jennifer Hall  of the Wicomico County Sheriff's School Resource Division for a very important and informative discussion about drugs and children.


Delmarva Today
1:22 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Delmarva Today 05-18-2012

Don Rush speaks one on one with Ajmel Queseshi, Adjunct Professor at Howard University Law School.


1:37 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

2 Day Summer Drive

As the end of the fiscal year draws near, join us June 14th & 15th for a special, 2 day only, Summer Drive from 6am-6pm on Delmarva Public Radio!

Stay tuned!

Because I Said So Radio
12:30 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #12

Happy Mother's Day! We begin this week by congratulating the winner of our "Mother of the Month" contest.  Enjoy that Massage from Essential Life Therapeutic Massage! Next, Jackie's aunt, Kim's sister and Cathy's mom share their own "mother of the month" stories. Plus, we try to answer the question, "what does mom really want for Mother's Day?" 



DPR Programming Notes
1:48 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Happy Mother's Day from DPR

Join us this Mother's Day, May13th at 3PM for a special program from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, "Honoring Mothers".



DPR Programming Notes
1:41 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

America's Music Festivals Returns

Join us this Saturday, May 12 at 4PM,  for America's Music Festivals.

DPR Programming Notes
1:31 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Celebrating 25 Years May 29th

Delmarva Public Radio celebrates 25 years of service on May 29, 2012.  Stay tuned for more details, memories and specials.

Delmarva Today
9:28 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Delmarva Today 05-04-2012

Helping Senior Citizens avoid con-artist schemes.


Guests:  Peggy Bradford, Executive Director of M.A.C. Inc

Teri Davidson, MAC  Maryland Access Point Director

 and Cheryl Senkbell, MAC Ombudsman

Because I Said So Radio
12:46 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #11

Summer is coming...are you ready?  Dr. Harlan Eagle, director of Salisbury Horizons, gives us some information on fighting the dreaded "summer slide." Next, Nancy Marasco drops by again to let us know about the Space Flight Adventure Camps held at the Virginia Space Flight Academy in Wallops Island.  Finally, we reminisce a bit on our own summer camp experiences.  

Because I Said So
12:00 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #10

This week, we discuss bullying and get advice from Dr. Susan Swearer, a professor of school psychology at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and co-director of the Bullying Research Network. We end the show with some new "mom of the month"  stories.



Because I Said So
12:00 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #9

Earth Day is this weekend... Carrie Samis, Education Coordinator for the Maryland Coastal Bays Program  stops by with advice to help us get our kids outdoors and reconnected with nature.  Next, Nancy Marasco  talks about the Netwon Marasco Foundation and the winners of the 2012 Green Earth Book Awards.


Delmarva Today
10:14 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Delmarva Today 04-20-2012

Women's Health and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.



Maureen Pratt, syndicated columnist with the Catholic News Service. 

Susan Parker, Voices Editor for the Salisbury Daily Times

DPR Programming Notes
11:50 am
Mon April 16, 2012

The Violins of Hope

Thursday, April 19th is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Join WSCL, 89.5 FM at 6PM for a special half hour broadcast of the Violins of Hope

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DPR Programming Notes
1:49 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

WDDE 91.1

On April 11, 2012 Delmarva Public Radio sold the license of radio station WDDE 91.1 Dover to Delaware First Media Corporation.

At the Direction of Delaware First Media, WDDE will temporally go off the air on April  13, 2012.

WDDE will return to the air within several weeks with news and information programming from new studios located in Dover Delaware.

Click here for more information.

Because I Said So
11:00 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #8

Are you planning an Easter Egg hunt this weekend? We discuss an Easter egg hunt ruined by competitive parents.  Next, does it make sense to "ban" things at school?  Finally, we introduce our "Mother of the Month" contest!

DPR Programming Notes
3:42 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Streaming Matters

Just a quick note- our internet streams were temporarily off the air today as we were installing some new encoders.  As of 3:10 PM, everything is back up and running.


If you are a frequent listener to WSCL or WSDL online, please let us know how everything sounds by leaving a comment below and thank you again  very much for your patience.