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10:26 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Liz Bellavance Will Be Missed

Elizabeth Conti Bellavance
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Salisbury lost one of its own this month.

Elizabeth Conti Bellavance died from cancer on July 24th at the age of 77.

In 1980 she came to Salisbury University with her husband Thom Bellavance who became its sixth president.

During the next two decades she spent her time working and promoting the university’s development and was a founding member and longtime supporter of Delmarva Public Radio which went on the air during her husband’s tenure.

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DPR Programming Notes
3:54 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Delmarva Public Radio Announces New Programming

Salisbury University senior communication arts major and Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) membership assistant Michelle Malinger checks notes on the new programming schedule with DPR producer Chris Ranck and membership director Angela Byrd.

SALISBURY, MD---Chamber music from Lincoln Center; works from the “Great American Songbook” with Michael Feinstein; Broadway classics; news, information and culture (including from a Latino perspective); music from Mountain Stage and World Café; expanded local news, as well as the latest in medicine, education and technology — all these and more will be available at Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) starting Monday, September 16.

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12:48 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

New Manager for Delmarva Public Radio

Dana Whitehead, Delmarva Public Radio Manager
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Dana Whitehead, whose career has spanned three decades in public radio, is coming to Delmarva Public Radio as the station’s new manager beginning July 24th.

Whitehead’s experience includes WXXI in Rochester, New York which has a classical music format and WSCI in Charleston, South Carolina which featured both classical music and news/talk.

He spent 17 years of his career at KUT the public radio station at the University of Texas in Austin.

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DPR Programming Notes
9:44 am
Mon July 22, 2013

New General Manager Appointed for Delmarva Public Radio

Dana E. Whitehair

SALISBURY, MD--A seasoned broadcasting professional with extensive experience in radio production and a strong background in classical music has been appointed the new general manager for Delmarva Public Radio (DPR).

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9:41 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Sit Down Between DPR Supporters And University President

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach
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The Friends of Delmarva Public Radio will be meeting this afternoon with the President of Salisbury University Janet Dudley-Eshbach and the University’s Provost Diane Allen with a proposal to take over management of the station.

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8:43 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Thank you!

Volunteers answering phones for our recent one day, end of year Holiday Drive!

Thanks to you our recent one day, end of year Holiday Drive was a great success! We raised over $6,000.00!

Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered! Your support truly makes a difference.

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10:30 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Future of Salisbury University Funding for Delmarva Public Radio

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Dr. Diane Allen, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, says she has not heard President Janet Dudley Eshbach say she is terminating funding for Delmarva Public Radio.

Dr. Allen says that the Salisbury University Foundation is weighing options for the stations and no decision has been made.

But in a statement released by the media relations department she added that the station cannot expect the University to “indefinitely provide an unlimited subsidy.”

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10:08 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Public to be Heard on Fate of Delmarva Public Radio


This evening the public will be heard on the fate of Delmarva Public Radio at 6:30 Wic0mico Room in the Guerrieri Center tonight.          

The Salisbury University Foundation, which holds the license for WSCL/WSDL, has raised the prospects of dramatically scaling back the broadcast schedule.

One recommendation by a consultant’s report would broadcast satellite produced classical music on WSCL and would replace NPR News Talk on WSDL with a Triple A music format.

10:04 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Future of Delmarva Public Radio Signal in Doubt

Delmarfva Public Radio,

The Salisbury Daily Times reports this morning that the future of one Delmarva Public Radio’s signals -- WSDL -- is in doubt.

Jason Curtin, interim executive director of the Salisbury University Foundation, told the paper that there was the possibility of major changes at the NPR News/ Talk signal.

He noted that there are a number of news/talk formats on Delmarva.

Meanwhile he said that the classical music station WSCL is not a format provided by anyone else in area.

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1:00 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Salisbury Mayor proclaims July "Delmarva Public Radio month"

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton presents the city proclamation to DPR's Don Rush
Angela Byrd

Salisbury Mayor James Ireton has issued a city proclamation declaring July “Delmarva Public Radio Month” in honor of the 25th anniversary of its founding in 1987.

The Mayor praised Delmarva Public Radio with its 40,000 listeners for bringing many local citizens, community leaders, politicians and other dignitaries to the airwaves to explore the issues that concern all Delmarvans.

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1:58 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Delmarva Public Radio's ATC Host Moves On

Don Rush interviews Jamyla Krempel on her last day at DPR.
Angela Byrd

Delmarva Public Radio's All Things Considered host Jamyla Krempel is moving on to radio station WYPR in Baltimore, after her award winning tenure. A conversation with News Director Don Rush about her time at the station and her aspirations as a journalist.