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

Guests: Peter Franchot, Comptroller of Maryland

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

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

DPR awarded CFES grant

Jul 3, 2013

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.

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.

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.

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

"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

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

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

DPR CAPBA Award Winners

Jun 10, 2013

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

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


Guest: Keith Koehler, NASA Public Relations Specialist

More information on NASA's Sounding Rockets program HERE

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.

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.

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

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. 

Lyme Disease on the Eastern Shore


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

Delmarva Public Radio

A special program today- Robin chats with Bill Yoast, the real-life hero of the movie, Remember the Titans.

Examining domestic financial abuse

Guest: Janelle Hale, legal director of the Life Crisis Center in Salisbury.

So, you have to do some traveling this summer.  How do you get the kids to behave in the car or on the plane? This week, Grace Foxwell Murdoch return to discuss travel behaviour.  

The Salisbury/Wicomico  Airport and well water contamination in the Coulbourne Woods and Morris Mill subdivisions in Wicomico County

Guests: Dennis Dicentio, director of Environmental Health in Wicomico County

Bob Wright, Airport Manager Salisbury/Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport

Guest: Amy Davis, Program Manager for the NASA Robotics Alliance Project at Wallops Island.

Guests: Hoda el-Shishtawy with the Muslim Public Affairs Council

Jay Pittman,  Chief of the Range and Mission Management Office at the Wallops Flight Facility

What are your kids going to do this summer? We have some summer camp tips and tricks this week. Plus, we have Leonora Dillion, Education Curator with the Salisbury Zoo to let us know about some of the fun things kids can do at the zoo this summer.

Orbital Sciences/Thom Baur /

Guests: Hal Murdock - Strategy Director with ATK Aerospace Group,  developers of the Castor 30 upper-stage motor.

Mike Whalen- Operations Manager at Orbital Sciences Corporation

Thom Bauer- Professional  Photographer

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - A company contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station has successfully launched a rocket in a test of its ability to send a cargo ship aloft.

The unmanned Antares rocket blasted off Sunday from Wallops Island on Virginia's Eastern Shore. About 10 minutes after the launch, Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles declared the test a success after observing a practice payload reach orbit and safely separate from the rocket.

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