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. 


DPR Programming Notes
9:15 am
Fri September 28, 2012

DPR Announcement- Consultant's Report Released

From the Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. website

An open meeting for public comment regarding the future of Delmarva Public Radio will be held Tuesday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center at Salisbury University.

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3:00 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Yelling in the French Style

Singers take note:  Kara Dahl Russell explains and demonstrates various vocal styles as an introduction to a risky new CD release by Celine Ricci, "Les Bestaires."   Ricci is a renowned French Baroque Opera singer who brings this very particular mode of vocal approach to a collection of art songs from the early 1900s.  This clip ends with about 2 mins of the song being introduced from the CD. See the WSCL Classical Blog for more information about this CD.

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Because I Said So Radio
3:25 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #30

Our thirtieth show! This week, we chat about age appropriate chores. Should a five year old be cooking? Should a two year be able to pick up his or her toys? We'll find out how we measure up this week.

Because I Said So
10:00 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #29

We look for ways this week to help our kids  get involved with the community with guest Kari Hoffman, Wicomico Middle School Special Education teacher and Student Learning Coordinator.  Also, an epic saga involving a tooth is our "Mom of the Month" story.

Because I Said So
10:11 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #28

Back to school stories! Embarrassing photos, bathroom drama, last-minute summer assignments....we share it all.  

DPR Programming Notes
11:52 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Convention Coverage

RNC Convention August 27th-30th

DNC Convention Sept. 4th-6th

WSDL. 90.7 brings you complete convention coverage. At 1PM, join us for special coverage from MPR's The Daily Circuit.

NPR's convention coverage begins evenings at 8PM.

Because I Said So
9:17 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #27

This week, we came up with a list of ten things we think every teenager should know how to do.

Because I Said So
12:23 pm
Sat August 18, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #26

Back-to-school time is just around the corner! Are your children ready? Are you ready? This week, we chat with Mike Detmer, School Administrator at Wicomico Day School,  about getting our kids back into the routine of school.

DPR Programming Notes
9:58 am
Thu August 16, 2012


August 25th at 4PM on WSCL, 89.5FM

The Ad Hoc Touring Company joins local historians in commemorating the War of 1812 on WSCL, 89.5FM  in a broadcast on Saturday, August 25th at 4PM.

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Because I Said So
9:47 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #25

When should you prepare your child (and yourself) for college? How are you going to afford it? Where are they going to go? We sit down this week with the Delmarva Education Foundation's Dianne Johnson for some good advice.

DPR Programming Notes
1:27 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

The Mozart Festival on WSCL 89.5 FM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Looking for a fun summer getaway? How about spending four nights via the magic of radio in Salzburg, Austria, the city of Mozart's birth!  Join us at 6PM the week of August 6-10th for The Mozart Festival from APM.  You'll hear performances of Mozart's works as well as backstage interviews with the performers. You can hear the program Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Delmarva will air Wednesday evening as scheduled.

Click here for show listings.

Because I Said So
10:21 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Because I Said So Episode# 24

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis

This week, we sit down with Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis to discuss gun safety.

Because I Said So
10:28 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #23

You have friends, and your friends have kids. What happens when your kids and your friend's kids aren't friendly? Why is it so hard to make friends after you have kids, anyway? Plus, a cautionary tale involving  a permanent marker in our "mom of the month" stories. 

Delmarva Today
9:53 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Delmarva Today 07-27-2012

The ongoing controversy between the Mayor of Salisbury and the Salisbury City Council and the ramifications of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

Guests- Terry Cohen, Salisbury City Council President

Michael Finegan, Executive Director of Peninsula Mental Health Services in Salisbury.  

Because I Said So Radio
10:00 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #22

This week, we focus on adoption with Morgan Burris, Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen. Then, Pam Green tells about her own experience adopting children.

Delmarva Today
10:04 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Delmarva Today 07-13-2012

We look at the impact the recent heatwave is having on Delmarva farmers. We also take a look at the latest assessment of the restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay.


John Ade...Vice President of domestic grain production for Perdue AgriBusiness

Ted Wycall... with Greenbranch Organic Farm

Mike Tidwell...director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Because I Said so
10:00 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #21

How can we teach our kids about the value of a dollar? Jayme Weeg, President of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, drops by with tips and tricks to help our kids learn good money management skills.

Because I said So
10:30 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #20

This week, we chat with Melissa Esham, Corresponding Secretary for the Autistic Children's Support Group of Worcester County, MD.  She shares her experiences living with an autistic child and the resources available for other parents with autistic children.

Delmarva Today
9:42 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Delmarva Today 07-06-2012

Seal of Salisbury MD

Proposals to expand gambling in Maryland and plans for downtown Salisbury


Jim Mathias- Maryland State Senate, District 38

Jim Ireton, Mayor of Salisbury, MD

DPR Programming Notes
10:14 am
Fri June 29, 2012

From Broadside to Anthem: Music of the War of 1812

Join us Tuesday night at 6PM on WSCL, 89.5 FM, for a special presentation; "From Broadside to Anthem: Music of the War of 1812."

Dr. David Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute traces the history of our National Anthem.



Because I Said So
10:00 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #19

This week, we react to that horrible video of a 68 year old bus monitor who was bullied in upstate New York.  Would we discipline a stranger's kid? Would we want  a stranger disciplining our kids?  

Delmarva Today
9:43 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Delmarva Today 06-29-2012

Discussing the Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court Decision


Mike Pretl, with Heath Care for All

Dr. Mark Edney, a urologist and member of the American Urological Association's Health Policy Committee


Dr. Charles Stegman, with Physicians for a National Health Program

and Michael O'Loughlin, a political science professor at Salisbury University




DPR Programming Notes
3:25 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

New Shows on WSDL

Starting this weekend, WSDL  90.7FM is adding some new programming to our lineup.

Saturday at 3PM- Americas Test Kitchen Radio

Sunday at 2PM- The TED Radio Hour

Sunday at 9PM- The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour

Sunday at 10PM- Celtic Connections

Monday at 9AM- World Link from Deutsche Welle

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Because I Said So
9:54 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #18

Ocean City MD Boardwalk August 2009
Bill Price III Wikipedia

The Junebugs have landed in Ocean City, MD...we talk to Jessica Waters, Public Affairs Specialist with the Ocean City Police Department about what "really goes on" during Senior Week down on the beach.  We also talk about keeping our teenagers safe and discuss the importance of crosswalk safety in O.C. 


Delmarva Today
9:38 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Delmarva Today 06-23-2012

Our Political round up.


Because I Said So
1:45 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Because I Said So #17

Our Father's Day Show!

DPR Programming Notes
10:32 am
Fri June 15, 2012

WSCL Celebrates Fathers' Day

Lynn Harrell

Join us on this Fathers' Day, June 17th for some special programming celebrating dear old Dad.


At Noon- Harmonia will explore early music by drawing inspiration from popular gifts ideas for good ‘ol Dad.

Then, join us at 1PM for a special program,  Songs My Father Taught Me, an intimate, musical memoir by the internationally celebrated cellist, Lynn Harrell.

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Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Delmarva Today 06-14-2012

Wine grapes

Local Delmarva Wineries


Mike Baird, with Taylor Landing Vineyard

William Layton and Jennifer Hoffman, with Layton's Chance Vineyard and Winery

and Doug Griffith, with Xtreme Brewing 

Because I Said So
12:04 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #16

Bathing suit shopping season is here...  How can we promote a healthy body image in a photo shopped world?

Plus, we share some more "mom of the month" stories. 

Because I Said So
11:52 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #15

Did you see that recent Time magazine with a breastfeeding mom on the cover? We did, and it got us thinking and talking about breastfeeding in public and our own breastfeeding experiences.  We end the show with some new parenting apps that may make your life a little bit easier.