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. 


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.

Because I Said So
12:00 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #7

This week, we tour the "circle of life"....starting with baby names (some we may regret), the birds and the bees, and how to talk with your child about the end of life. 

Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Delmarva Today 3-30-2012

Local Author Diane Marquette shares her latest book, Good Fridays.


DPR Programming Notes
1:31 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Pledge Drive funnies

Here are two funny little videos to hopefully inspire you to make a pledge during our spring fund drive.


Just call 410-543-6895 or pledge online! 

DPR Programming Notes
9:16 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

If you've been listening to our fund drive, you've heard that some of the folks who work at NPR very generously recorded special 25th Anniversary messages for us. Thanks to NPR for helping us celebrate our 25th year together!


DPR Programming Notes
11:10 am
Sat March 24, 2012

A Message from Garrison Keillor

If you would like to support Delmarva Public Radio, please call us at 410-543-6895 or pledge online.

Thank you!

Delmarva Today
10:48 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Delmarva Today 03-23-2012

Local reaction to the the Trayvon Martin shooting


Craig Wilson, an elder with the Cathedral of Love, a local Salisbury church.

Orville Penn..who serves on the Advisory Board to the Lower Eastern Shore Children's Center and was appointed to the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center Commission.



Because I said So
1:00 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #6

Etiquette expert Grace Foxwell Murdoch joins us in the studio this week for a wide ranging conversation.

DPR Programming Notes
12:28 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

DPR T-Shirts

Delmarva Public Radio 25th Anniversary T-Shirts (grey or white)

$100 donation (or more)


FRONT: Celebrating 25 years on the Air"


Sizes- Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large



DPR Programming Notes
12:24 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

DPR Polo Shirts

Delmarva Public Radio Polo Shirts (white only)

$200 donation (or more)

Comes in Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large

Men or Women's style

Delmarva Public Radio logo on right front

Note- even though the photo is grey, the polo shirts come in white only

Because I Said So
9:58 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #5

Is it okay to have a drink in front of your kids? Plus, how to limit the time in front of the tv and how much is too much when it comes to sports? 

12:55 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Forum for Civil Discourse Topic: Affecting Change in a Political World

Salisbury University's Institute of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) hosted a forum for civil discourse, “Affecting Change in a Political World,” 7 p.m. Monday, February 27, in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium.

DPR Programming Notes
3:14 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Celebrating 25 Years of Delmarva Public Radio

Delmarva Public Radio turns 25 this year...thanks to your continued support.  Stay tuned for some special events and surprises this year, as we look forward to being here another 25 years.

Our Spring Fundraising Campaign begins March 23rd and runs until March 30th. You can call and make your pledge now or donate online if you wish.

Our Grand Prize Drawing this spring is a brand new iPad3.  Click here for more information.

DPR Programming Notes
2:48 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Celebrate 25 years with a new iPad3!

It’s our 25th anniversary and we have a big surprise for you. We are giving away a brand new iPad 3 during our Spring Fundraising Campaign, March 23rd through March 30th.

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DPR Programming Notes
12:00 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Don't forget to "Spring ahead"!

Daylight Saving Time (United States) begins Sunday, March 11, 2012, 2:00am, and ends Sunday, November 4, 2012, 2:00am..
Move your clocks ahead 1 hour in spring and back 1 hour in fall ("Spring forward, fall back").

Delmarva Today
9:47 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Delmarva Today 03-09-2012

The nation's unemployment rate just hit 8.3%.

And the President unveiled this week a series of new initiatives on the foreclosure front aimed at helping federal borrowers and homeowners.

We sort out what this means for the Eastern Shore.


Memo Diriker, head of BEACON (Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network)

Dick Van Gelder, Vice President of Hebron Savings Bank

Because I Said So
9:01 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #4

Family Traditions, food allergies, and some "Mom of the Month" stories.

DPR Programming Notes
11:23 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival Competition

Delmarva Public Radio is proud to be part of the 2012 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition.  Five finalist chamber groups from around the world will compete at the Avalon Theater in Easton on Saturda,  March 31st.  The competition begins at 1PM.

WSCL, 89.5FM will air portions of this event, including the winning ensemble, in early April.

10:05 am
Thu March 8, 2012

NPR News Election 2012

Election 2012 News From NPR

DPR Programming Notes
1:02 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Spring Concert Changes

The Concertgebouw

April showers bring May flowers and...seasonal concert changes to WSCL 89.5 FM! 

Here is the evening concert lineup as of April, 2012.  Our Spring concerts come from the WFMT Radio Network

Mondays at 8PM- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Tuesdays at 8PM- The Los Angeles Philharmonic

Wednesdays at 8PM- The San Francisco Symphony

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DPR Programming Notes
10:55 am
Wed March 7, 2012

The Score with Edmund Stone begins April 1st

Coming in April, a new addition to WSCL 89.5's  FM Sunday Family programming...The Score with Edmund Stone.  You can hear "The Score" every Sunday afternoon at 4PM, followed by From the Top at 5.