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

"The Future is Now!" Fall Drive

Update:

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.

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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

http://www.delmarvareview.com/

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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Arts
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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Environment
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

Special Program: JEROME MOROSS – THE BIG COUNTRY AND BEYOND

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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Environment
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.

Guests:

George Wolley, who attended the 1963 March on Washington

John Mateyko, architect and environmental activist

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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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