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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Saturday, October 31st at 4PM on WSDL, 90.7

Global Village celebrates Halloween with some music tricks and treats, ghosts and goblins, and lots of spirited and scary sounds.

Also, don't miss Tom Pittman's Vintage Country Friday at 9PM as he spins Vintage country Halloween tunes and revisits the top hits of 1950. 

The War of the Worlds

Oct 26, 2015

October 31st at 6PM on WSCL 89.5.

In honor of the incomparable Leonard Nimoy, we present an encore broadcast of War of the Worlds.  Join cast members from STAR TREK and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION as they recreate the broadcast that panicked America , adapted from the H.G. Wells story by Howard Koch. Originally performed by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre of the Air, War Of The Worlds offers a rare combination of chills, thrills and great literature.

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of Nov. 2nd, 2015

Tuesday, October 27th at 7PM on WSCL 89.5 FM.

Don Rush

November's Salisbury City Council elections will, for the first time, feature five individual districts. Today, we look at the District 2 Race.

In the first half of today's program, we preview the 2015 Rehoboth Beach Film Festival, which runs November 7-15th.

Guests:

Joe Bilancio, RB Film Festival Program Director

Marvin Ames, Salisbury City Council District 2 Candidate

Keyvan Aarabi, Salisbury City Council District 2 Incumbent Candidate

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of Oct. 26th, 2015

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of Oct. 19th, 2015

Don Rush

November's Salisbury City Council elections will, for the first time, feature five individual districts. Today, we look at the District 3 Race.

Guests:

Jack Heath, Salisbury City Council District 3 Candidate

Tim Spies, Salisbury City Council District 3 Incumbent Candidate

Kevin Lindsay Salisbury City Council District 3 Candidate

Begins Tuesday, November 2nd at 7PM

Join composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate for an adventure in American Indian and Māori music. TALOA — which takes its name from the Chickasaw word for song — is a series exploring fascinating connections in the music of contemporary Māori and American Indian composers.

Sunday at 2PM on WSDL 90.7 FM

Be sure to tune in this Sunday at 2PM as the nationally syndicated program, "In Black America" features Salisbury University Professor, Dr. Darrell M. Newton.  Dr. Newton will be discussing his life and career in academia.

Sunday at 6PM on WSCL, 89.5

This Sunday, October 18th marks the debut of a new quarterly feature, Delmarva Radio Theatre. Our first production is "Robot on a Park Bench" by Brandon Getz.

Tuesday night...Oct. 13...Delmarva Public Radio's Delmarva In Performance live music series concludes with the American Spiritual Ensemble, recorded live at Asbury United Methodist Church in Salisbury, MD, Feb. 13th, 2015. This was a "standing room only" performance and was SPECTACULAR. We hope you'll join us Tuesday night at 7PM on WSCL 89.5 FM, Arts & Culture radio from Salisbury University.

Don Rush

November's Salisbury City Council elections will, for the first time, feature five individual districts.  We look at the race in District 1 between Shanie Shields Sarah Halcott and Aprl Jackson.   April Jackson was invited to attend our taping but failed to appear.

Guests: Salisbury City Council District 1 Incumbent Shanie Shields

Salisbury City Council District 1 Candidate Sarah Halcott

On Monday, classes and University-related activities are scheduled to resume as normal.   Salisbury University’s Emergency Preparedness Team will continue to monitor Hurricane Joaquin and travel conditions in our area. 
 
Although the National Weather Service (NWS) predicts rain ending by Monday evening, flooding remains an issue in coastal and low-lying areas. Stronger-than-normal winds also are forecast through today.  Members of the campus community are urged to continue using extra caution while driving.
 

Don Rush

November's Salisbury City Council elections will, for the first time, feature five individual districts.  We look at the race in District 4 between current Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton and his challenger, Roger Mazzulo.

Guests: Jim Ireton, running for Salisbury City Council in District 4

Roger Mazzulo, running for Salisbury City Council in District 4

Greg Basset, Editor and General Manager of the Salisbury Independent

Salisbury University’s Sea Gull Century bike ride has been canceled for Saturday, October 3. “We do not do this lightly,” said Amy Waters, Century coordinator. “The safety of our 6,000 cyclists, some 200 volunteers, support staff, spectators and others is our top priority.” “We have been in close communication with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency regarding two potential weather events in our region.

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of Oct. 5th, 2015

This week on the Delmarva Almanac meet Charles Allmond, who sculpts stylized birds and animals. We will hear about a lesser known duPont legacy to Delaware’s cultural heritage. We’ll get some ideas about landscape design from Jan Kirsh. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about Delmarva hawk watching.

Here is the lineup for the 2015 Season of Broadcasts from Music Mountain

Music Mountain 2015 - 86th Season

DATES BELOW ARE THE ORIGINAL CONCERT DATES AND TIMES. The order of concerts is subject to change.

Immigration is the topic of Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition, particularly language as an important aspect of human integration. Host Harold Wilson's guests are Jane Elkin, author of World Class: Poems Inspired by the ELS Classroom, and an English as a Second Language instructor at Anne Arundel Community College; Loubna Sobban, a recent emegre from France; and Sonia Lara who came to the U.S. from Venezuela. Loubna Sobban was born to Moroccan parents.

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of Sept.28st, 2015

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Sep 18, 2015

On the first half of today's program, we note the 100th year anniversary of the founding of Beebe Medical Center.

In the second half, we hear some personal stories of how heroin addiction affects lives.

Guests: Jan McCarty- 100th Beebe Medical Center anniversary Co-Chair

Christine Moore, 100th Beebe Medical Center anniversary Co-Chair

Leanne Silicato, 100th Beebe Medical Center anniversary Coordinator

Lynn Wilkins, history Co-Chair

Dr. James

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of Sept.21st, 2015

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A look back at September 11, 2001. In the second half, Former Salisbury Mayor Barrie Tilghman reflects on her time in office and current Salisbury City politics.

Guests: Former Eastern Shore Congressman Wayne Gilchrest

Dr. Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Former Salisbury City Mayor Barrie Tilghman

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of Sept.14th, 2015

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton reflects on his timein office in the first half of today's program. In the second half, we look at the upcoming Maryland Stem Festival

Guests : Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton

Phil Rogofsky- on the Maryland Stem Festival Steering Committee

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of Sept.7th, 2015

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