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's Cultural Calendar week of November 14th , 2016

Wondering where to vote tomorrow?

This week we are dipping into our archives. We will hear the history of one of the most venerated arts organizations on Delmarva: the Rehoboth Art League. In honor of this week’s epic World Series we will hear some Eastern Shore baseball history. And now that cooler weather is here it is time to get out and hike so we’ll have Jim Rapp’s story about a local rails to trails projects.

On the first half of today's program, Greg Basset of the Salisbury Independent stops by to talk about the numerous charter amendments on the Nov 8th election ballots in Wicomico County.

In the second half, we explore drug courts with Wicomico County Circuit Court Associate Judge Kathleen Beckstead.

Guests: Greg Basset of the Salisbury Independent

Hon. Kathleen Beckstead, Wicomico County Circuit Court Associate Judge

Salisbury University website

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of November 7th , 2016

Tonight 8PM-Midnight

The Annual Halloween Spooktacular is back! Tired of the same old Halloween tunes? Monster Mashed out? Need a hip soundtrack for your Halloween Party? Tune into WSDL's  90.7 Retro Halloween Madness Spooktackular!  Do the Frug with Frankenstein! Shimmy with a Mummy! Groove with a Ghoul!

This week on our show we will hear about the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore in Denton, Maryland.. In honor of Halloween we will learn about Delmarva’s history of witchcraft and witch trials. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about wild creatures of the night in our region.

Angela Byrd

On todays program, we take a broader look at "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces" and the insecurity of the current age.

Guests:

Dr. Adam Wood, Chair of the English Department at Salisbury University and chair of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee

Yuki Okubo Assistant Professor of Clinical/Counseling Psychology at Salisbury University

Don Rush

Salisbury University Website

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of October 31st , 2016

This week we have all new stories. We will meet Milford painter C Mercedes Walls. We will hear a story about slavery on Delmarva. And, naturalist Dave Wilson will bring us a conversation about box turtles.

  • Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of October 24th , 2016

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A look at the state of the Republican party and the 40th Anniversary of the Life Crisis Center.

Guests:

Shawn Bradley, with the Republican Party in Wicomico County

Greg Basset, Editor and General Manager of the Salisbury Independent

Michelle Hughes, Executive Director of the Life Crisis Center

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of October 17th , 2016

This week on our show we are dipping into the archives. We will hear from Jay Fleming about his book Working The Water which has now been published. We will hear the story of the wreck of the HMS DeBraak, Scott Duncan’s October Garden Planner, and from naturalist Jim Rapp - the annual fall arrival of raptors on Delmarva.

Local insight into the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election.

Guests: Dean Kotlowski, History Professor at Salisbury University

Barrie Tilghman, Democrat and former Mayor of Salisbury

Shawn Bradley, with the Republican Party in Wicomico County

also, Amanda Jackson and Kobi Azoulay, Salisbury University Students.

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of October 10th , 2016

On today's program, we discuss the issue of "trigger warnings" in classroom discussions of  literature.

Guests:

James King, Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University

Adam Wood, Department Chair and Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University

This week on our show we will meet realist painter Megan Burak. We will revisit our story about Furnace Town and its long time care taker Sampson Harmon. And Dave Wilson will introduce us to green architect David Quillin.

The opening of Salisbury University is delayed until 10 a.m. due to flooding conditions on campus and the surrounding area. Essential personnel should report to work at their regularly scheduled times. Check the SU website for any updates.

The work on WSCL, 89.5 is complete. Meanwhile, in Roxana, work on WSDL, 90.7  continues.

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of October 3rd , 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the first presidential debate Monday night.
NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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A bit of a catch up post here.  Aside from a few minor adjustments, WSCL, 89.5 FM is now broadcasting via a Nautel NV20 model transmitter.  Meanwhile, work continues in Roxana on the transmitter for WSDL, 90.7, also a Nautel model.

This week on our show we will meet abstract expressionist artist Barbara Warden. We’ll dip into our archives to hear about the history of a few the lady entrepreneurs in Ocean City, Maryland. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about Fall birding on Delmarva.

For WSCL, 89.5's transmitter in Seaford, it's "out with the old, in with the new".  The old Broadcast Electronics transmitter, which has been delivering you classical music for 25 years, is being removed to be replaced with a new Nautel transmitter.

The pictures posted here, by the way, come courtesy of Al Waller, our Contract Broadcast Engineer. The folks you see working on the removal and installation are from Public Media Engineering.

Delmarva Public Radio's transmitters are in two locations. WSCL, 89.5 is located in Seaford, Delaware. WSDL, 90.7 is located in Roxana, Delaware. As you can imagine, changing a transmitter is no small task.

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of September 26th , 2016

Here are some pictures of WSCL 89.5 FM's  current transmitter, located in Seaford, Delaware.  This transmitter dates back from roughly 1987. Consider this; we are, in 2016, as far from 1987 as 1987 was from 1958! These photos come to us from our Contract Broadcast Engineer, Al Waller.

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