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

Here is a (hopefully) simple explanation of our audio troubles, with a little slideshow to illustrate.

Audio from our studios is delivered to our transmitters in Seaford, Delaware  (WSCL, 89.5) and Roxana, Delaware (WSDL, 90.7) via a gadget called a  "Barix Box".  A Barix unit basically sends the audio through the internet to another Barix unit.

Both WSCL, 89.5 and WSDL 90.7 are back on the air. 

We thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

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The Show About is a funny fellow...he's not on Facebook, not on Twitter, and doesn't really want to be....we think it has to do with his time spent as a  international spy for Luxembourg  in the late 1970's.

But...he does love him some postcards! We'll keep a running slideshow of TSA tagged postcards here.

Matthew Peters, Director of the The Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center

We speak with two local authors on today's program. Linda Duyer's work, "Round the Pond" explores the lost African-American community in Salisbury called "Georgetown".

Next, Jacque Baker stops by to talk about Gilbert Byron,  the "Chesapeake Thoreau"  and his book, "Gilbert Byron: A Life Worth Examining".

“Fair Warning,” a clever, film-noir-style drama set in contemporary Rehoboth Beach. The drama is an adaptation of a story of the same name written by Dennis Lawson and included in The Beach House, a collection of short stories set in and around the area.

Saturday, July 5th from 10-noon at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach.

This July 4th weekend, you can support your friends here at Delmarva Public Radio and have fun at a book signing with NBC Today show host Hoda Kotb.

We have 15 VIP bags that include:

Hoda Kotb VIP bag.... beach TOTE $20

Book , HODA $20

4 Delmarva Shorebird tickets $32

1 ift card Avalon Theatre $20

2 Tickets to Christina Pato at Freeman at Bayside July 18th $10

Nage gift card $25

The era of the old-fashioned radio drama will return on Delmarva Public Radio’s “Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition” on Friday, June 27th at 9 am featuring “Fair Warning,” a clever, film-noir-style drama set in contemporary Rehoboth Beach.

Can't get enough of the show that brings you both terrific live performances and people doing good things in their communities? 

If you have an iPhone, you can now download the free eTown App!  You'll get podcasts of pasts episodes, behind the scenes information and much more. Did we mention it's free?

Don't forget to listen to eTown every Sunday evening at 7PM on WSDL 90.7.

eTOWN APP

Plans for a new homeless shelter in Easton and a new way of thinking about downtown revitalization in Salisbury.

Guests: Jack Herrald, President of the Talbot County Interfaith Shelter

Julie Lowe, Executive Director of the Talbot County Interfaith Shelter

Dan Burden, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Walkable and Livable Communities Institute

Meet Salisbury's newest newspaper, the Salisbury Independent. In the second half, Wicomico County Health Officials tackle  a high STD rate.

Guests: Greg Bassett, Salisbury Independent General Manager and Editor

Dr. James Cockey Deputy Health Officer Wicomico County Health Department

Angela Byrd

This week, Hal Wilson chats with Dr. Mary Brinkmeyer with the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

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May 23, 2014

What does the future hold for the Class of 2014? Plus a look at Baseball played by 1864 rules in the Mid Atlantic Vintage Baseball League.

Guests: Dr. Rebecca Emery,Career Services Director at Salisbury University

SU student Austin Whitehead, a native of Salisbury who is interning at PricewaterhouseCooper in Baltimore

Chris Nicolo with the Arundel Excelsiors

Jim Oechsler with the Milford Excelsiors

Jeff Puglia with the Milford Excelsiors

Fred Fontz

Part two on our series looking at a controversial proposal for redistricting the City of Salisbury.

Guests: Terry Cohen and Tim Spies, Salisbury City Council Members

In the second half, a re-broadcast of an interview with Meredith Ramsey, author of "Community, Culture and Economic Development".

The Salisbury City Council looks at redistricting proposals with the  potential to change political power on the Crosswords of Delmarva. Also, we look at an effort to help seniors.

Guests: Salisbury City Vice Council Laura Mitchell

Shanie Shields, who represents the majority-minority district created in the 1980's.

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Pam O'Brien with Partners in Care

The 2014 Analog A go-go festival , hosted by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, celebrates the people who still prefer to listen to  the long playing 33 and 1/3 vinyl record. This year's performers include Bob Mould,

formerly of Husker Du, and the "chamber folk" band, Mutual Benefit.

The festival begins June 13th. Tickets are on sale now.

Plans to turn a former Vlasic pickle factory into a chicken processing plant near Millsboro, DE could bring

700 jobs to the area, but it also brings controversy and opposition.

Next, the fate of the Great Bay Wind Project. A measure on MD Gov. O'Malley's desk might delay or even kill the project.

Guests:

Cindy Wilton and Jay Meyer, with Protecting our Indian River

Rob Arlett, former chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Sussex County Association of Realtors

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Apr 25, 2014

More from the Robotics Team from Parkside High.

Hal Wilson speaks with poet Luisa A. Igloria, author of 13 books including Juan Luna's Revolver and The Saints of the Streets.

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Apr 18, 2014

Robin chats with the  students of Parkside High's Robotics Team 3389.

This is also the final day of our spring membership drive. Call 410-543-6895 or click the red "Support this station" button at the top of this page to help. Thanks!

The 2014 Salisbury University Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival

Guests:

Dr. Ernie Bond, Professor in the Seidel School of Education

Byran Collier, author and illustrator

Frane Lessac and Mark Greenwood, husband and wife publishing team

The New DPR

Apr 8, 2014

The new Delmarva Public Radio.....courtesy the generosity of listeners just like you! To contribute, call 410-543-6895 or click the "Support this Station" button.

Power of You Challenge Grant - Thanks to 4 of our very generous donors, we have a Challenge Grant of $17,600. If we meet our drive goal of $125,000 we will be awarded the challenge grant! For more information please call our Membership Department at 410-543-6220.

DPR T-SHIRTS

Apr 3, 2014

Our New DPR T-Shirts!

Available for a donation of $125 or more.

WSDL 90.7 audio issues

Mar 28, 2014

WSDL is currently experiencing some difficulty with our audio signal. We are aware of the problem and working as quickly as we can to remedy the problem. Thank you for your patience.

WSDL 90.7 audio issues

Mar 28, 2014

WSDL is currently experiencing some difficulty with our audio signal. We are aware of the problem and working as quickly as we can to remedy the problem. Thank you for your patience.

Poet Sue Ellen Thompson  and an original play- "Tea at Four"

WIR 03/28/2014

Mar 27, 2014

Checking in with Dave and Jenny Miles

The town of Berlin, MD has been named "America's Coolest Small Town" by Budget Travel. We speak with Gee Williams, Berlin's Mayor, to see what this town is doing right.

Next, Jeremy Cox stops by to highlight an upcoming series in the Salisbury Daily Times looking at the future  of Salisbury, MD.

Guests: Gee Williams, Mayor of Berlin, MD

Jeremy Cox, Salisbury City Reporter with the Daily Times.

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