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. 

Ways to Connect

In the first half of today's program, we get reactions to the recent events In Baltimore from a group of Salisbury University students.

In the second half, we look at the growing heroin problem in Somerset County.


Coye Gerald - Salisbury University junior from Prince George's County
Ruth Taleno - Salisbury University junior from Baltimore County

Autumn Moore- Salisbury University junior from Prince George's County

and Emmanuel Mones, Salisbury University freshman

Gardeners, rejoice! "You Bet Your Garden" with host Mike McGrath makes a return to WSDL 90.7's airwaves this Sunday May 3rd at 11AM.

Each week, Mike McGrath offers tips and tricks to help you take care of your garden and landscape without using harmful chemicals.

You Bet Your Garden website

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of May 4th, 2015

Winning entries from the 2014 Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest were published in The Boardwalk. Edit | Remove

Nancy Sakaduski, founder of Cat and Mouse Press, stops is to discuss "The Boardwalk" the second publication from the Rehoboth Beach Reads short Story Contest.

Keith Phillips reads his short story, "The Watch" from the book.

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of April 27th, 2015

On today's program, we speak with two important and interesting women. Mitzi Perdue discusses her recent book, "Tough Man, Tender Chicken: Business & Life Lessons from Frank Perdue".

On today's program, we highlight a few of the authors visiting Salisbury University as part of the 2015 Children's and Young Adult Festival.


Dr. Ernie Bond, Ph.D.- Professor in Salisbury University's Seidel School of Education specializing in children's and young adult literature.

A Spring Night Out is a fundraiser for Delmarva Public Radio and includes food , music, silent and live auctions.

The event is hosted by The Two Boomer Babes. All proceeds go to Delmarva Public Radio.

Tickets are on sale now by calling 410-543-6895.

Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50.Join us for a much needed fun spring night out and support Delmarva Public Radio.

Auction items include

An overnight stay for two and breakfast for two at The Inn at Perry Cabin in St Michael, value is $500,

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of April 13th, 2015

On today's Program, reporter Jeremy Cox from the Salisbury Daily Times stops by to discuss his recent series of articles about income  inequality on the Eastern Shore.

Guests, Jeremy Cox

Daily Times Article

Note: Today's program in shorter than usual due to our membership drive. If you would like to help support this station, please call 410-543-6895 or click the red donate button at the top of this page.

Angela Byrd

Harold Wilson's guest this month is poet John A. Nieves, an assistant professor in the English Department at Salisbury University. Professor Nieves discusses his recently published book of poems, Curio. In addition to Dr. Nieves, the program features three students from the University who read and discuss their work: Maxi Garte writes fiction, Emmanuel Flores is a poet, and Tyler Tennant is an essayist.

As you have noticed, our website has a new, cleaner look, courtesy NPR Digital Services.

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The Delmarva Almanac is a half hour show hosted by Dana Kester-McCabe. Each week meet local artists. Hear fascinating stories about our local heritage and more. Naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us all about the natural wonders found here. A variety of other contributors, who live and work here on the peninsula, share stories about the way of life here. Get connected to your Delmarva community. Tune in Saturday afternoon’s at 3:30 on WSCL 89.5fm or on Wednesday evening’s at 6:30 on WSDL 90.7.

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of March 30, 2015

Join us on Monday, March 3oth at 1PM for a special program, "A Celebration of Peace Through Music".

As our regular listeners know, many of the evening symphony orchestra series we broadcast are seasonal. Most are 13 or 26 weeks long and change with the seasons. All concerts begin at 7PM on WSCL, 89.5 FM

On Tuesday March 31, A special 5 week series of broadcasts from the 2014 Salzburg Festival replaces the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Join us Thursday, April 2nd at 2PM  for a special program presented by WFMT and Music of the Baroque:  Bach’s Passion According to St. John, conducted by Jane Glover.


On today's program, Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton stops by to talk about the possibility of an elected school board, the recent  Wicomico County Council Elections, and his recent State of the City address.

In the second half, Salisbury University Political Science Professor Dr. Michael O'Loughlin discusses Maryland politics, including the legacy of Barbara Mikulski and a possible Presidential run by for Gov. Martin O'Malley

creative commons

In the first half of today's program, we discuss the public reaction to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's proposed plan for offshore drilling in Atlantic coast waters.

In the second half, Dr. John Fredrickson, Superintendent of   Wicomico County Public Schools stops by talk about education spending, testing, and school construction proposals.


Matt Heim, Assateague Coastal Trust Outreach Coordinator

Dr. John Fredrickson, Superintendent of   Wicomico County Public Schools

After 15 broadcast seasons, the Sound Medicine

   weekly health magazine radio program heard Sunday at 11AM on WSDL, 90.7 FM,  will conclude its current production format and delivery schedule on April 30. 

WFYI and its production partners, Indiana University and IU School of Medicine, are proud of the radio show’s long run and of its public service mission – educating NPR listeners about timely health and medicine topics in a lively and engaging format.

creative commons

With  competing Phosphorus Management Tool  legislation introduced by both Md. Governor Larry Hogan and Md. State Senator Paul Pinksy, a battle is brewing in Annapolis. In the second half, we visit with newly elected Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver.


Alan Girard with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Charlie Wright, President of the Wicomico Country Farm Bureau

Bob Culver, Wicomico Country Executive

Salisbury University remains closed Friday, March 6, due to inclement weather. Essential personnel not on approved leave should report to work.

This week, author Harold O. Wilson sits down with authors Bonnie Feldstein and Janice Marshall. Janice Marshall was born on Smith Island and is the wife of a waterman. She currently lives in Crisfield, Maryland and is a curator and preserver of the waterman culture. She has worked with the Board of the Chesapeake Foundation and currently teaches in the Roads Scholar Program of the Crisfield Heritage Foundation.