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. 


11:29 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Deeper issues raised in Delmarva Public Radio debate

Lead in text: 
A recent article from the Cape Gazette about DPR
A very significant meeting was held this week at Salisbury University regarding the future of Delmarva Public Radio. The university foundation, the license holder, presented for public comment a consultant's recommendation that local public radio make major changes in format in order to survive financially.
DPR Programming Notes
11:06 am
Mon October 22, 2012


DPR Programming Notes
3:20 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

WSCL 89.5-back on the air

WSCL, 89.5 FM is back on the air as of 3PM, October 19th, thanks to the hard work of Bruce Blanchard, Chief Engineer for Delmarva Public Radio, Ray Fantini and Bob Freeborn. 

DPR Programming Notes
9:35 pm
Wed October 17, 2012


On 10/18/12 at 9:00 AM , the WSCL, 89.5 transmitter will be temporarily taken off air to allow our Engineer to make repairs. We hope to return to the air as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

You can still listen to WSCL via our web stream. Click on one of  the streams at right to listen.

DPR Programming Notes
9:18 pm
Wed October 17, 2012


DPR Programming Notes
11:26 am
Tue October 16, 2012


11:02 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Uncertain Fate For Delmarva Public Radio

This report courtesy WMDT 47 News.

Link to video

SALISBURY, Md. - Delmarva Public Radio can be heard pretty much anywhere on the shore, but it looks like there will be some changes coming to the 25 year-old station.

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DPR Programming Notes
12:28 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Just Folks

Just Folks is Delmarva Public Radio's weekly three hour folk music program. Every Saturday evening from 8 until 11:00 p.m., Just Folks--since December 21, 1991--presents the very best music, with new releases and old favorites. Hosted by John Kalb, the focus of the program is often on new and recent releases while frequently dipping into classic recordings from way back. John does his best to put together three hours of music he hopes will move you, entice you, amuse you and make you think every Saturday night.

DPR Programming Notes
12:20 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Vinyl Classics

Remember listening to classical music on vinyl, long playing records? There was a depth and a sound unlike any other. Our newest series, Vinyl Classics, does just that. It returns you to the sound of classical music on vinyl. As host Pete Kosinski says, “It’s something so old it’s new”. Thanks to WSCL’s extensive vinyl, long playing record album collection, we will broadcast classical music as you once heard it, and will hear it again.

DPR Programming Notes
12:18 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Now is the Time- Fall Drive

Our Fall Drive begins Friday, October 5th at 6am. The drive continues Monday, October 8th and runs through Friday, October 12th. “Now is the Time” to show your support for Delmarva Public Radio and the stations you’ve come to love and count on every day.

Because I Said So
11:04 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #31

We all think we know how we would we react if our son our daughter came out as gay. This week, we chat with Jackie's Aunt Lynne, who knows first hand about it.

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.