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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Delmarva Today
9:46 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Delmarva Today 08-16-2013

The challenges facing higher education and a chat about classical music.


Guests: Dr. Diane Allen, Salisbury University Provost


Amy Morgan, Asst. Director of the Wye Conservatory of Music


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Delmarva Today
9:50 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Delmarva Today 08-09-2013

Izaak Walton League, Mid-Shore Chapter

The Farm Bill and the impact on conservation

funding.

Guests: Joan Kirby, President of the the Izaak Walton League, Mid-Shore Chapter

Calvin Yowell, Secretary-Treasurer of the Izaak Walton League Mid-Shore Chapter.

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Delmarva Today
10:12 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Delmarva Today 08-02-2013

Meet Dana Whitehair, Delmarva Public Radio' s new General Manager.

Also, we talk with Matthew Peters, Director of the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center.

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DPR Programming Notes
10:12 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Wsdl 90.7 FM transmitter issues

WSDL, 90.7 is experiencing  some transmitter issues. Our Chief Engineer is currently working to rectify the problem as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you can always listen to the live stream of WSDL by visiting our website, delmarvapublicradio.org. Thank you for your patience.

DPR Programming Notes
11:27 am
Tue July 30, 2013

WSDL Temporarily off air

As of @10AM on 7/30/2013, WSDL, 90.7 is temporarily off the air. Our chief engineer is currently working to rectify the situation. Thank you for your patience and don't forget to listen online.

Environment
9:30 am
Tue July 30, 2013

The Wallops and Assateague Islands Report #17

An RQ-4 Global Hawk
Credit U.S. Air Force photo by Bobbi Zapka / http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/070301-F-9126Z-229.jpg

This week, Robin gets an update on the upcoming Antares rocket launch from Keith Koehler, NASA Public Affairs  Specialist. We also meet Miranda and Victoria, two Salisbury University students who are interns with NASA.

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Delmarva Today
10:43 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #3

Credit Angela Byrd

Guest Host Harold Wilson chats about the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize with Tina Raye Dayton, 2012 winner and Linda Blaskey, poetry prize coordinator.

The Broadkill Review

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Environment
10:00 am
Tue July 23, 2013

The Wallops and Assateague Islands Report #17

The 82nd Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim featured more than 200 wild ponies swimming across the Assateague Channel into Chincoteague, Virginia
Credit U.S Coast Guard

Today, Robin chats with Denise Bowden, Public Relations Officer with the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company about this year's Pony Penning.

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DPR Programming Notes
9:44 am
Mon July 22, 2013

New General Manager Appointed for Delmarva Public Radio

Dana E. Whitehair

SALISBURY, MD--A seasoned broadcasting professional with extensive experience in radio production and a strong background in classical music has been appointed the new general manager for Delmarva Public Radio (DPR).

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Delmarva Today
10:02 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Delmarva Today 07/19/2013

Credit family photo



Local reactions to the  verdict in the trial State of Florida v. George Zimmerman


Guests: Salisbury City Council Member Shanie Shields


Orville Penn, community activist

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Environment
10:02 am
Tue July 16, 2013

The Wallops and Assateague Islands Report #16

Delmarva Today
10:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Delmarva Today 07-12-2013

Salisbury Rollergirls
Credit salisburyrollergirls.com

Salisbury Rollergirls  

Meet the Salisbury Roller Girls!

Guests: Eva Paxton "Buster Skull"

Catlin Marvel "Marv E. Lust"

Carol DeMartin "Nitro Dame"

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Delmarva Today
1:59 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Delmarva Today 07-05-2013



Guests: Peter Franchot, Comptroller of Maryland


and S.U. Professor of Political Science Michael O'Loughlin

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Environment
1:18 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

The Wallops and Assateague Islands Report #15

This week, Robin chats with Joshua Nordstrom, President of the Pocomoke City Chamber of Commerce about upcoming events in and around Pocomoke City.

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DPR Programming Notes
1:48 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

DPR awarded CFES grant

Credit http://www.cfes.org/

Delmarva Public Radio is proud to be the recipient of a grant through the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Small Grants Program .  The grant of $1,500  will help Delmarva Public Radio to purchase a much needed piece of equipment from Enco Systems; the iDad and Interchange.

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Delmarva Today
9:12 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #2

Credit Angela Byrd

Guest host Harold Wilson, President of the Eastern Shore Writer's Association, chats today with Ron Capps, a combat veteran of  Afghanistan and the founder and Director of the Veterans Writing Project.

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DPR Programming Notes
2:42 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Goodbye, Talk of the Nation...Hello, Hear & Now

NPR has announced that Talk of the Nation, hosted by Neal Conan, will end production on Thursday June 27, 2013. Science Friday with Ira Flatow will continue.

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Environment
12:40 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

The Wallops and Assateague Islands Report #14


Guest: Sep Mostaghim  of Spaceport Support Services, a company located in Selbyville, Delaware.


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Delmarva Today
9:38 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Delmarva Today 06-21-2013

"The Hill" , located in Easton, Maryland, could be the earliest African-American neighbourhood in the country.


Guest: Dale Green, Assistant Professor from Morgan State University

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Delmarva Today
9:44 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Delmarva Today 06-14-2013

Debate about the Chesapeake Bay "pollution diet"


Guests: Chip MacLeod with the Maryland law firm, Funk and Bolton


Alan Girard, Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation


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Environment
12:09 am
Tue June 11, 2013

The Wallops and Assateague Islands Report #14

A US Navy (USN) E-2C Hawkeye 2000 aircraft assigned to the "Wallbangers" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117 (VAW-117) approaches to land on the flight deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), while the ship is underway in the Pacific Ocean, conducting carrier qualifications. (Released to Public)

Guests: Ted Brown , U.S. Navy Fleet Forces spokesman



Keith Koehler, NASA Public Relations Specialist


NASA and Navy Sign Agreement for Field Carrier Landing Practice Operations at Wallops

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DPR Programming Notes
12:03 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

DPR CAPBA Award Winners

Delmarva Public Radio is happy to announce the following  winners of this year's  Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcaster's Association Awards.

Outstanding Editorial or Commentary

George Merril, Hal Wilson, Nancy Marie Seaman, Diane Marquette, John Reisinger

The Golden Years

Outstanding Specialty Reporting

Kara Dahl Russell

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Delmarva Today
9:50 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Delmarva Today 06-07-2013

Developmental Disabilities


Guests:  Kelly Malone, community coordinator of the Benedictine School on the Eastern Shore.


Kim Gscheidel, Regional Director of the Eastern Shore Developmental Disabilities Administration Office


Lillian MacNeal, a parent of a child with special needs

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Environment
1:37 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

The Wallops and Assateague Islands Report #13

Credit NASA/Wallops

Guest: Keith Koehler, NASA Public Relations Specialist

More information on NASA's Sounding Rockets program HERE

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Environment
1:31 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

The Wallops and Assateague Islands Report #12

DPR Programming Notes
8:53 pm
Sun June 2, 2013

Earth and Sky becomes BirdNote

Birdnote.org
Credit birdnote.org

As of last week, Earth and Sky has ceased production. We are sorry to see this program go, but happy to introduce you to Bird Note. Bird Note is a daily two-minute program all about birds and their environment. You can hear Bird Note right before All Things Considered @3:56 every weekday afternoon.

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DPR Programming Notes
2:04 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Meet Hoda Kotb and support DPR!

This limited offer is on sale now! Call 410-543-6895. The proceeds benefit Delmarva Public Radio.

The summer is always fun at the Delaware shore and now Delmarva Public Radio is making it even better, with a V.I.P. Tote Bag filled with gift cards, goodies,  and merchandise from Rehoboth Beach merchants.  Also in the bag is an autographed copy of Hoda Kotb's new best-selling book, Ten Years Later.

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Delmarva Today
10:12 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Delmarva Today 05-24-2013

Bloody Sunday-Alabama police attack

Harold Wilson, President of the Eastern Shore Writers Association discusses his short story, "Iced Tea".

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Arts
2:11 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Anthony Manzo, Double Bass

In advance of his multiple playing appearances here on the Eastern Shore (as part of the 28th Annual Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival), Kara Dahl Russell chats with Double Bass player Anthony Manzo about “the beast” he plays.   From detachable necks, to stick bodies, to sleek carbon fiber shaping, Kara and Tony “get physical” with one of the largest pieces of furniture in the orchestra.  Tony also talks about his extensive performance/travel career, what makes a good teacher, and what best prepares a student to have something to say, musically. 

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Delmarva Today
9:48 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Delmarva Today 05-17-2013

Lyme Disease on the Eastern Shore



Guests:


Marilyn B. Williams, Vice President, Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland


Pam Andrews, a founder of the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland


Anita Bains, Psychotherapist

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