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. 


Delmarva Today
10:28 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Delmarva Today 11-15-2013

The state of Delmarva's food banks and hunger on the Eastern shore. In the second half, we learn about Southern Gospel on the Eastern Shore

Guests: Celeste Savage, with HALO Ministry in Salisbury

Marilyn Neal, with the Salivation Army in Salisbury

Geldon Jones, Principal of East Salisbury Elementary School

and Bernard Ward, with The John Wesley United Methodist Church Men

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DPR Programming Notes
11:21 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Special Program: Benjamin Britten: The Beauty of Loneliness and Pain

Benjamin Britten

Saturday, November  16 at noon on WSCL, 89.5

In celebration of the centenary (November 22) of Benjamin Britten - who said that music "has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom" - WFMT presents a two hour documentary in which leading Britten authorities and performers, many who knew and worked with the composer, reflect on the inspirations behind his art and his communicative power as musician and man.  

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Delmarva Today
10:15 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Delmarva Today 11-08-2013

Reactions to the elections of Govs. Chris Christie in NJ and Terry McAuliffe in VA.

Guests: Michael O'Loughlin, Salisbury University Political Science Professor

Dave Parker, Chair of the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee

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DPR Programming Notes
11:19 am
Sun November 3, 2013

Travel with Rick Steves Wins Gold

Travel with Rick Steves has won the prestigious Gold Medal Award for Best Travel Broadcast-Audio at this year's Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition.

The annual competition is sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. Winners of the awards, the most prestigious in the field of travel journalism, were announced Oct. 21 at the SATW convention, held this year in Biloxi, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 

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Delmarva Today
10:44 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Delmarva Today 11-01-2013

New Crisfield Branch of the Somerset County Public Library

What's next for our  local Public Libraries and a preview of the 2013 Rehoboth Beach Film Festival.

Guests: Ed Goyda, Director of the Lewes Public Library

Andrea Berstler, Director of the Wicomico County Public Library

Tom Hehman, with the Somerset County Public Library

Joe Ballamcio, Rehoboth Beach Film Festival Program Director

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DPR Programming Notes
11:45 am
Wed October 30, 2013

WSDL's Retro Halloween Spooktacular!

Halloween Night from 9-Midnight on WSDL 90.7

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

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Delmarva Today
10:14 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Delmava Today: Writer's Edition #6

A special Halloween edition this week, with author Mindy Burgoyne author of "Haunted Eastern Shore".

and a performance of W.W. Jacob's "The Monkey's Paw" with the Community Players of Salisbury.

Happy Halloween!

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Delmarva Today
9:42 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Delmarva Today 10-18-2013

Note: This was recorded during our Fall Membership drive


Guests: Judi Cornette, speech and language Pathologist and Coordinator of Clinical Services at the Benedictine School

Bonnie Larrimore, a parent Educator for Parents Place of Maryland

Crystal Holmn, Executive Director Autism Chapter of the Eastern Shore

2nd half:

John Wesley Wright, coordinator of the voice and opera workshop programs at Salisbury University.

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DPR Programming Notes
3:02 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Where's your Bandana?

Do you have a pet who supports Delmarva Public Radio just as much as you? Donate $50 (or more) to our fall membership drive "The Future is Now" and we'll send you an e-Town bandana while we still can! Take a picture of your cat, dog, or even horse wearing the bandana and post the picture to Delmarva Public Radio's Facebook page. We'll include your pet in our album, "Where's Your Bandana?" for all our followers to see!

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Delmarva Today
9:30 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Delmarva Today 10-11-2013

A chat with NPR's Jamie McIntyre during his visit to Salisbury University.

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8:59 am
Fri October 11, 2013

WIR 10-11-2013

12:35 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

WIR 10-02-2013

Michael Whalen, with Orbital Sciences, lets us know what's next for the Antares rocket.

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12:30 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

WIR 09-20-2013

Keith Koehler, NASA Public Affairs Specialist, gives an update on the Cygnus spacecraft.

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DPR Programming Notes
11:17 am
Wed October 9, 2013

"The Future is Now!" Fall Drive


We raised over $95,000 thanks to you! Thanks to all the volunteers, businesses, and everyone who pledged their support. Our Fall drive was a huge success.


Change is in the air here at Delmarva Public Radio. We have added some new programming and we will be moving to another location on SU's Campus this year.  Join us in looking towards a bright future by participating in our Fall  Drive.

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Delmarva Today
9:46 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Delmarva Today 10-04-2013

Caruthers Hall, Salisbury University
Credit Salisbury University

By the end of this year,

Delmarva Public Radio will be moving out of Caruthers Hall and the building itself is set for demolition.

Today,  we discuss the history of this building and the people who worked and went to school here.

Guests: David Ranzan, Salisbury University Archivist

Ruth Bennet, former teacher

Jane Burt,  former student

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DPR Programming Notes
1:06 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Special Program: A conversation with AARP President Rob Romasco

AARP President Robert Romasco
Credit AARP

Monday September 30th at 6:30PM on WSDL, 90.7

Join Don Rush for a special half hour with AARP National President, Rob Ramasco about the Affordable Care act and the futures of both Social Security and Medicare.

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Delmarva Today
11:47 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #5

Hal Wilson speaks with his guests about the upcoming Sixth Edition of the Delmarva Review.

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Delmarva Today
11:30 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Delmarva Today 09272013

Don Rush speaks with Jim Justus Nyamu, founder of the Elephant Neighbours Center in Kenya about his "Ivory Belongs to Elephants" walk.

Elephant Neighbours Center

Ivory Belongs to Elephants Walk

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Delmarva Today
10:48 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Delmarva Today 09-20-2013

The Health Care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act open this month. What does that mean to the average citizen? Also, a federal program called the National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution is helping people through a program called ICanConnenct.

guests: Matt Celentano of Health Care for All

Mike Pretl- local lawyer and activist

Dr. Mark Edney- a local urologist

Heather Guy- who began losing her sight at age 14

Shannon Write- deal/blind rehabilitation specialist

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9:14 am
Thu September 19, 2013

John Wesley Wright

Tenor John Wesley Wright

It’s September, back to school, time for “What I did on summer vacation.”  Kara Dahl Russell interviews tenor and S.U.

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Local News
8:23 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Costumes and Conversations

Two important events are coming to the Eastern Shore in the next few days. On Saturday, September 21, the Rehoboth Beach Art League is hosting their Beaux Arts Ball to benefit the Art League's "Arts in the Community Outreach Programs". The National President of the AARP is also visiting our area on September 23rd as part of the AARP's You've earned a Say conversations.

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DPR Programming Notes
11:15 am
Tue September 17, 2013

At Home With John Lunn: Composer of the Downton Abbey Soundtrack

Saturday, September 21 at 10AM on WSCL 89.5 FM

If you've watched the series, then you'll know that the soundtrack is amazing, and if you've not seen this series, then you should, because it is amazing as well.  Downton Abbey was one of the most viewed period dramas there is and has been commissioned for a second series later this year.  So, if you've not seen it, you should check it out!

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DPR Programming Notes
3:54 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Delmarva Public Radio Announces New Programming

Salisbury University senior communication arts major and Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) membership assistant Michelle Malinger checks notes on the new programming schedule with DPR producer Chris Ranck and membership director Angela Byrd.

SALISBURY, MD---Chamber music from Lincoln Center; works from the “Great American Songbook” with Michael Feinstein; Broadway classics; news, information and culture (including from a Latino perspective); music from Mountain Stage and World Café; expanded local news, as well as the latest in medicine, education and technology — all these and more will be available at Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) starting Monday, September 16.

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DPR Programming Notes
9:15 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Special Program: The Rite of Spring- The 100 Year Shock Wave

Saturday, Setptember 14th  at 4PM

In this anniversary documentary, the ballet’s 100 year shock-wave is traced from its initial explosion on May 29th 1913 right up to the present time. 

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4:14 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

NASA's LADEE Launch video

Delmarva Today
9:35 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Delmarva Today 09-06-2013

Don Rush & Captain Harold “Stoney” Whitelock
Credit Michelle Malinger

Don Rush visits Skipjack Captain Stoney Whitelock  at Scotts Cove Marina in Deal Island.

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DPR Programming Notes
3:09 pm
Mon September 2, 2013


Join us this Saturday, September 7th at 4PM for a two hour special from WFMT. Michael Feinstein hosts Jerome Moross- The Big Country and Beyond, a centennial documentary on the life, career and music of the quintessentially American composer who not only composed the scores for legendary films such as The Big
Country and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and famous musicals like The Golden Apple
and Gentlemen Be Seated, but also wrote innovative ballets, chamber and orchestral music, and a

Delmarva Today
9:21 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Delmarva Today : Writer's Edition #4

Credit Angela Byrd

Harold Wilson interviews Lynn Schwartz, founder of the Writer's Wordhouse, which offers writing and creativity workshops.

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10:39 am
Tue August 27, 2013

The Wallops and Assateague Islands Report # 19

Artist's depiction of the LADEE spacecraft in orbit at the Moon
Credit NASA Ames

Keith Koehler, NASA Public Affairs Specialist, calls in again this week to update us on the September 6th Wallops rocket launch and to give us some insight into the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE.

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Delmarva Today
10:53 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Delmarva Today 08-23-2013

Remembering the 1963 March on Washington and the  Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee issues a report.


George Wolley, who attended the 1963 March on Washington

John Mateyko, architect and environmental activist

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