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. 


10:23 am
Tue November 4, 2014

2014 Midterm Election Coverage

DPR Programming Notes
10:21 am
Tue November 4, 2014

DPR 2014 Election Coverage

Full coverage of the 2014 Mid-Term Elections begins tonight at 8PM on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

DPR Programming Notes
1:48 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

A Silent Night Out

Join us for a special evening

Thursday, December 4th, 5pm-7pm

Hobo’s Restarant & Bar - 56 Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, DE!

Ticket price includes food and entertainment

1 ticket $30, 2 tickets $50

For ticket information, call


Silent Auction

Entertainment by Melissa Alesi

Food provided by Hobo’s Restaurant & Bar

Your  hosts for the evening will be

The 2Boomer Babes – Kathy Bernard & Barbara Kline

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1:39 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Nov. 10th

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Nov. 10th

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Delmarva Today
10:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writers Edition #17

The Delmarva Review, Volume 7

On today's program, Harold O. Wilson previews the latest edition of the Delmarva Review. In the second half, we hear a radio drama, "A Limitless Sky",  based upon one of the stories in the current issue.

Guests: Wilson Wyatt, Delmarva Review Executive Editor

Wendy Ingersoll, poet

George Merril, Delmarva Review Non-Fiction Editor

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7:33 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site.

No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.

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1:18 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Nov. 3

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Nov. 3

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Delmarva Today
10:18 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Delmarva Today 10/24/2014

Joe Bilancio, Rehoboth Beach Film Independent Festival Program Director, drops by for a preview of this year's Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival.  The festival runs November 5th through the 9th.

In the second half, we explore the relationship between Annapolis and Maryland's Agriculture Industry.


Joe Bilancio- Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival Program Director

Eddie Johnson, President of the  Somerset County Farm Bureau

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Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Delmarva Today 10/17/2014

How local hospitals are reacting to threat of Ebola. In the second half, we examine the role of for-profit colleges in the American Education system.


C.B. Silvia, M.D., Chief Medical Officer with Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Suzanne Mettler, Cornell University’s Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions and the author of Degrees of Inequity: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream

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DPR Programming Notes
1:17 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Special Program: Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio

Legendary Philadelphia disc jockey Georgie Woods
Credit Temple Urban Archives

Saturday  at 8PM on WSDL 90.7 FM

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Local News
11:41 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Correction to Dogfish Head CEO Story

Last week, it was  erroneously reported that Dogfish Head Founder and President Sam Calagione was stepping aside as CEO. While Dogfish Head's chief operating officer was promoted to CEO, this is a new position at Dogfish Head.  Sam Calagione's role as president and chairman of the board does not change.

Delmarva Public Radio apologizes for the error.

To clarify:

Nick Benz has been promoted to the new role of CEO at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Del. The role of founder and president Sam Calagione does not change. 

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DPR Programming Notes
1:54 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Red Molly- "Live" from S.U.

Red Molly

Saturday, October 11th  at 8PM

Join us for a special broadcast of a performance recorded in April featuring Americana Folk Trio Red Molly.

Since 2004, Red Molly has performed to crowds throughout the United States, as well as Australia and Denmark. Opening for such legendary acts as Willie Nelson, the trio — Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Molly Venter — has earned critical accolades and its own unique fan base, who call themselves “RedHeads.”

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DPR Programming Notes
9:58 am
Tue October 7, 2014

On WSDL and Drop-Outs

The old Caruthers Hall studio tower. The STL's are the two "dishes" located near the top.

If you have been listening to WSDL, 90.7 FM for the past week, you have most likely heard something like this:

Instead of “Broadcasting from the campus of Salisbury University”… hear.

“Broa---from---the camp---of—University”.

You are hearing what we call “drop- outs”.  It is extremely annoying and frustrating; both for you the listener and us here at  Delmarva Public Radio.

Why the Drop-Outs?

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Delmarva Today
10:32 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Delmarva Today 10/03/2014

Perhaps one of the most interesting races on the Eastern Shore is that for State Senate in Maryland.

It pits Democratic incumbent Jim Mathias against Republican delegate Mike McDermott.

Jim Mathias Campaign Website

Mike McDermott Campaign Website

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1:19 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Oct. 6th

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Oct. 6th

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Delmarva Today
12:51 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #16

In the first half-hour of this Edition, Harold Wilson's guests are Lee D'Zmura and master gardener Denise Swayne. The topic is the importance of native plants to the ecosystem and the environment on the Eastern Shore and in other Mid-Atlantic states. In the second half-hour of the program, the guest is mystery writer John Reisinger who will be talking about his murder mysteries and particularly about his acclaimed non-fiction work, Master Detective.

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Delmarva Today
9:01 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Delmarva Today 09/19/2014

Chipman Cultural Center

A look at Georgetown, an African American community that once sat in the heart of Salisbury, MD.


Vance Elbert, with the Chipman Foundation

Aubrey Jackson Mathews

Gus White

Shanie Shields, Salisbury City Councilwoman

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DPR Programming Notes
9:22 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report Coming To Morning Edition

Marketplace Morning Report

Starting on September 22, American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report will be featured daily as part of Morning Edition, broadening the reach of this robust business segment.

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DPR Programming Notes
9:10 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Clock Changes Coming To NPR's Programming

New Morning Edition Clock, effective November 17
Credit NPR

Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

This fall NPR is making some changes to their newsmagazine clocks, in partnership with member stations across the country. This will help align programs with the way people listen to radio today, and provide stations with more flexibility to include the local content that's important to their audiences.

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11:46 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Coastal Concerts Volunteer Recognized By Governor

Coastal Concerts has been a long term supporter/underwriter of Delmarva Public Radio, and WSCL listeners know we have aired two  of their concerts from last season the past two Saturdays.   We are happy to share this news of MD state recognition of their work in the arts community, with special congratulations to  Denise Emery.

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Delmarva Today
9:14 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Delmarva Today 9/15/2014

Photograph by Earl Dotter
Credit Earl Dotter

Who are the immigrants who work in our agricultural fields and chicken plants and build our homes?

This Thursday, Salisbury University's Downtown Art Gallery features an exhibit  of photographs by Earl Dotter titled  Work. Respect. Dignity.

Reception: Thursday, September 18, 6pm, light refreshments will be served.

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Delmarva Today
10:34 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Delmarva Today 09/12/2014

Rick Pollitt, Don Rush and Bob Culver
Credit Delmarva Public Radio

On today's program, Wicomico Country Executive Rick Pollitt  and challenger Bob Culver face off on a host of issues facing voters in the upcoming November election.

In the second half, Lucy Cochran drops by to play for us and discuss the upcoming Berlin Fiddlers Convention, September 19th through the 21 in Berlin, MD.

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Delmarva Today
9:01 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #15

Credit Angela Byrd

Exploring "life stories" with Lynn Schwartz, creative writing instructor.  In the second half , the life story writers with "Page to Stage" from the Compass Rose Theater in Annapolis, MD.

Compass Rose Theater

Writers Wordhouse

Page 2 Stage

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