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.
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.
On this week’s show Mike Quattrociocchi will tell us about the fine art craft of woodworking. We will hear the Revolutionary War story of Cheney Clow’s last stand, and naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about fall paddling along the waters of the peninsula.
This week on our show we will have the Fall culture preview. We will dip into our archives to hear the story of Denton author Sophie Kerr. And naturalist Dave Wilson along with a couple of his friends will tell us all about one of Maryland’s wildlife icons: the Diamond Backed terrapin.
In the first half of today's program, we take a look at the upcoming anniversary of September 11 and get an assessment of where we are now. In the second half, we look at the life and works of painter Ruth Starr Rose, whose works featuring the live of African Americans are currently on exhibit at Salisbury University through October 29th.
David Mack, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E. in the Reagan Administration
UPDATE:- The Transmitter replacement date has been moved.
During the week of September 19th, Delmarva Public Radio will have its aging and failing FM transmitters replaced with two brand new models. These new transmitters will improve WSCL’s and WSDL’s signals, sound quality, and allow us to improve our on-air reliability as well.
In the first half of today's program, we explore the rise of the Alt-Right. In the second half, Photographer Doug Stevens discusses his two books, "Workin' with the Wind" and "Summer Harvest: Portrait of Commercial Crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay".
Brian Tashman- research analyst with People for the American Way
Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University
Doug Stevens, author of Summer Harvest: Portrait of Commercial Crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay
With this season of Delmarva in Performance coming to a close, we are happy to announce a new program. Well, a new old favorite, to be precise. Pipedreams with host Michael Barone will return to the airwaves this Sunday from 6-8PM.
At 8pm, We will re-air WXXI's "With Heart and Voice.
The Piano Matters with David Dubal will move to 9PM and Millennium of Music will move to 10PM.
Also, by popular demand, "Sing for Joy" and Music and the Spoken Word" will return Sundays from 6-7 AM.
This week we will meet painter Lesley McCaskill. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the national park system we will learn about the beginnings of Delmarva’s premier national park on Assateague Island. And Dave Wilson will bring us his conversation with Lisa Challenger about the importance of nature tourism on Delmarva.
This week on our show we will hear an encore presentation of our interview with painter Patrick Henry. We will also revisit our stories on the button making industry and the importance of the tomato canning industry in our farming heritage. And we’ll finish up with an all new interview between naturalist Dave Wilson with Jim White of the Delaware Nature Society. They’ll be talking about Delmarva’s beautiful and mysterious dragonflies.
Harold Wilson’s guest is Jack Shaum author of, Lost Chester River Steamboats, discussing the great steamboats that plied the Chesapeake Bay and particularly the Chester River. For over a hundred years, beginning in 1813 these ships worked the rivers of the bay carrying fruit, grains, crabs, and oysters. And for a dollar, passengers could cross the bay from Baltimore to the Eastern Shore on their way to the Atlantic beaches. The last steamer made its final passage in the 1950’s.
This week on our show we will meet painter John Davis Held. We’ll hear the story of Ocean City’s lady entrepreneurs. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about humpback whales off of our Atlantic coast.
This week we will meet artist Hannibal Lee who translates paint in to fabric. We will hear the story of World War II POW camps here on Delmarva. And naturalist Dave Wilson shares his conversation about coyotes on Delmarva with Salisbury University Professor Dr. Aaron Hogue.