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. 


12:55 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Forum for Civil Discourse Topic: Affecting Change in a Political World

Salisbury University's Institute of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) hosted a forum for civil discourse, “Affecting Change in a Political World,” 7 p.m. Monday, February 27, in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium.

DPR Programming Notes
3:14 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Celebrating 25 Years of Delmarva Public Radio

Delmarva Public Radio turns 25 this year...thanks to your continued support.  Stay tuned for some special events and surprises this year, as we look forward to being here another 25 years.

Our Spring Fundraising Campaign begins March 23rd and runs until March 30th. You can call and make your pledge now or donate online if you wish.

Our Grand Prize Drawing this spring is a brand new iPad3.  Click here for more information.

DPR Programming Notes
2:48 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Celebrate 25 years with a new iPad3!

It’s our 25th anniversary and we have a big surprise for you. We are giving away a brand new iPad 3 during our Spring Fundraising Campaign, March 23rd through March 30th.

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DPR Programming Notes
12:00 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Don't forget to "Spring ahead"!

Daylight Saving Time (United States) begins Sunday, March 11, 2012, 2:00am, and ends Sunday, November 4, 2012, 2:00am..
Move your clocks ahead 1 hour in spring and back 1 hour in fall ("Spring forward, fall back").

Delmarva Today
9:47 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Delmarva Today 03-09-2012

The nation's unemployment rate just hit 8.3%.

And the President unveiled this week a series of new initiatives on the foreclosure front aimed at helping federal borrowers and homeowners.

We sort out what this means for the Eastern Shore.


Memo Diriker, head of BEACON (Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network)

Dick Van Gelder, Vice President of Hebron Savings Bank

Because I Said So
9:01 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #4

Family Traditions, food allergies, and some "Mom of the Month" stories.

DPR Programming Notes
11:23 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival Competition

Delmarva Public Radio is proud to be part of the 2012 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition.  Five finalist chamber groups from around the world will compete at the Avalon Theater in Easton on Saturda,  March 31st.  The competition begins at 1PM.

WSCL, 89.5FM will air portions of this event, including the winning ensemble, in early April.

10:05 am
Thu March 8, 2012

NPR News Election 2012

Election 2012 News From NPR

DPR Programming Notes
1:02 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Spring Concert Changes

The Concertgebouw

April showers bring May flowers and...seasonal concert changes to WSCL 89.5 FM! 

Here is the evening concert lineup as of April, 2012.  Our Spring concerts come from the WFMT Radio Network

Mondays at 8PM- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Tuesdays at 8PM- The Los Angeles Philharmonic

Wednesdays at 8PM- The San Francisco Symphony

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DPR Programming Notes
10:55 am
Wed March 7, 2012

The Score with Edmund Stone begins April 1st

Coming in April, a new addition to WSCL 89.5's  FM Sunday Family programming...The Score with Edmund Stone.  You can hear "The Score" every Sunday afternoon at 4PM, followed by From the Top at 5.

DPR Programming Notes
8:40 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Dame Joan Sutherland, La Stupenda – A Celebration

Join us Wednesday evening, March 14th at 8PM on Classical 89.5FM for a 2- hour special celebrating the life and art of Dame Joan Sutherland.

This program will feature archival recordings, as well as interviews with Dame Joan and her husband, Richard Bonynge.

Because I Said So
10:22 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Because I Said So Episode 3

Do the French make better parents?, swearing in front of the kids and school uniforms

Weekend Wind-Up
12:02 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Weekend Wind-Up for March 2nd-4th

Here is your Delmarva Weekend Wind-Up

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DPR Programming Notes
9:23 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Annapolis Education Town Hall

Are you concerned about teachers, education, maintenance of effort, and the proposed plan to shift the cost of teacher pensions to the counties?

Tune in Friday at noon-2PM on WSDL 90.7 to hear a special broadcast of a 2-hour town hall meeting and panel discussion of these issues with legislators and policy makers, taped live in front of a 100+ member audience on Monday, February 27, in Annapolis. The town hall meeting was organized in conjunction with the Maryland State Education Association.

Host: Marc Steiner

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11:27 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Euphonium Soloist Adam Frey

Adam Frey

WSCL's Tom Hehman was able to interview International Euphonium soloist, Adam Frey, after he headlined a local brass event. 


DPR Programming Notes
11:33 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Looking for Lost Audio?

When Delmarva Public Radio moved from to our new platform, we "orphaned" a few of our older audio files.


If you are searching for something you heard in years past, please click here.

Because I Said So
10:01 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Because I Said So Radio Episode #2

Sick kids at home, what to do when your child embarrasses you, and some helpful parenting apps.

Delmarva Today
10:00 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Delmarva Today 02-17-2012

Delmarva Today 02-17-2012The fight over whether Wicomico County should send a letter of support to the State Board of Public Works for construction of the new Bennett Middle School is over. However, the long drawn out debate over funding of the local school system is far from finished.



Wicomico County Council Member Sheree-Sample-Hughes

Because I Said So
10:41 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Because I Said So Radio Episode #1

Aired 02-11-2012

Our very first show!


DPR Programming Notes
10:21 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Because I Said So Radio!

Beginning this Saturday, February 11th, WSDL, 90.7 FM is please to bring you our new, locally produced half hour talk show...Because I Said So!

Here is an article about the show from the Salisbury Daily Times.

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Delmarva Today
9:26 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Delmarva Today 02-10-2012

On Delmarva Today, a look at the life of illustrator and Delaware native Howard Pyle.



Joe Plummer, an actor an teacher who has performed off Broadway and throughout Delaware

Kara Dahl Russell, WSCL Classical music host

Chris Ranck, Delmarva Public Radio producer

Delmarva Today
10:04 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Delmarva Today 02-03-2012

Most people don't think about the powers of the County Sheriff.


But in Sussex County, Sheriff Jeff Christopher is taking matters into his own hands as he fights with the local County Council, who has told him his deputies cannot make arrests.



Wicomico County, MD Sheriff Mike Lewis

Somerset County, MD Sheriff Robert Jones

Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher

Former sheriff's deputy Margaret Reyes, a local blogger


Delmarva Today
9:18 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Delmarva Today 01-27-2012

Plan Maryland


It's an executive order by Governor Martin O'Malley to limit growth and preserve land.


On Maryland's Eastern Shore, it has drawn sharp criticism, including the charge that it potentially limits government control in their planning communities.


Richard Hall, Maryland Secretary of Planning

Gail Bartkovich, Wicomico County Council member


3:05 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Forum for Civil Discourse Topic: Evolution of Republican and Democratic Ideologies

Salisbury University's Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement recently held a Forum for Civil Discourse on January 17th. The topic was "The Evolution of Democratic and Republican Ideologies".



Harry Basehart, Past Chair of the Dept. of Political Science at Salisbury University

David Parker, Current Chair of the Republican Central Committee, Professor of Mathematics at Salisbury University

Moderator: Don Rush, Delmarva Public Radio

2:33 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

The Pocomoke City Arts Scene

Scars on 45, coming to the Mar-Va Feb 9th

What do a ballet, a rock band with an usual name, a restaurant and a silent auction have to do with each other?

They are all coming to downtown Pocomoke City, Maryland. The first few weeks in February in particular are a flurry of activity which residents hope will bring in both tourists and money.

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12:56 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

Annapolis Summit 2012

Recorded Wednesday January 11, 2012 at the Governor Calvert House of Annapolis. 


Hour 1- Speaker of the House Michael Busch, and Senate President Mike Miller.


Hour 2-  Governor O'Malley gives you the inside scoop on the legislation that will affect you in 2012. 



DPR Programming Notes
10:32 am
Mon January 9, 2012

DPR New Media Survey

2012 DPR New Media Survey

Please consider taking a moment to complete the following survey.  Help Delmarva Public Radio in our efforts to improve our online presence.  Let us know what works and what doesn't. To take the survey, please click the following link above.

2012 DPR New Media Survey

Delmarva Today
11:17 am
Fri January 6, 2012

Delmarva Today 01-06 2012

A look at the recent activity in Iowa.


Dr. Michael O’Loughlin, chair of Salisbury University’s Political Science Department 

Will Marshall- President of the Progressive Policy Institute

DPR Programming Notes
2:26 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

Holiday Programs on WSCL

Happy Holidays from all of us at Delmarva Public Radio!

Wednesday, Dec 21st

6PM - Chanukah in Story and Song with Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th

10AM- A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, from Cambridge England

Noon- Metropolitan Opera- "La Fille du Regiment"

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