DPR Programming Notes

DPR Programming Notes
9:57 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Spring Solar Outage Season

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Every year, in the Spring and again in the Fall,  the public radio satellite system experiences what is known as a solar outage.  During a solar outage, the signal we receive can be temporarily blocked for anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. If we are carrying a live program (such as Here & Now), you may hear a temporary bit of silence or a short recorded message we play announcing the outage.

The next outage season should run March 3rd-6th for Maryland.

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3:25 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

The Show About...Science Fiction

Flying saucers and little green men drop by this week on the Show About. Grab your ray gun and space go-go boots! Wednesday at 9PM on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

Here's Zager and Evan's "In the Year 2525"

and a little vintage fluffy hedgehog era David Bowie

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2:44 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Red Hot Music for an Ice-Cold Weekend!

Credit "Fireplace Burning". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

If the cold snap is getting you down, warm up to some great music this weekend on Delmarva Public Radio!

Here are just a few highlights...


Friday at 6PM  Fiesta! highlights classical composers from Cuba. Pair that with the New York Philharmonic, and you have two tickets to (classical) paradise.

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8:50 am
Wed February 18, 2015

The Show About...Walking

For no particular reason, the Show About is talking a nice long walk this week (perhaps off a short pier).

Your appertif this week is Kristy MacColl...

and a Junior Brown song, "Long Walk Back to San Antone"

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11:03 am
Tue February 10, 2015

The Show About...Love

Its not hard to come up with songs about love...so The Show About just set his phasers for "random" and came up with a  collection of love (both falling into and out of) songs, just in time for Valentine's Day!

Spotify Version

Your free samples this week are Lou Rawls (the coolest and smoothest singer ever)

DPR Programming Notes
1:36 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Dig! and Fur Peace Ranch coming to WSDL, 90.7

Dig! Saturdays at 3PM on WSDL, 90.7

This Saturday, February 14, two new programs debut on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

At 2 PM, sit back and listen to some great guitarists on "Live from the Fur Peace Ranch". Host Jorma Kaukonen introduces each program's featured artist in a series of concerts recorded at the Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp. An eclectic blend of performances includes  blues, folk, Americana, rock, bluegrass, and jazz.

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8:51 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Annapolis Summit 2015 Highlights

Credit creative commons

Recorded January 30th at the Governor Calvert House in  Annapolis, MD.

The Marc Steiner Show

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12:58 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

The Show About...Sophisti-Pop

Fashion plates unite! Put on your sharpest suit and gel that hair...it's Sophisti-pop this week on the Show About.  Sophisti-pop was a genera of late 1980's UK pop blending elements of jazz, soul, and new wave.  No grungy guitars or screaming vocals this week. Occasionally, sophisti-pop just skirted the edge of adult contemporary blandness, but when it was good, it was very, very  good.

Your teaser this week is Prefab Sprout....

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8:46 am
Wed January 28, 2015

2 Boomer Babes interviews with Chris and Taya Kyle

Barb and Kathy, The 2 Boomer Babes, were honored to have the opportunity to interview both Chris Kyle and his wife, Taya Kyle.  With the continuing popularity of  Chris Kyle's autobiography,  "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History" and the recent film  based upon the book, we thought you might want you hear both of these interviews  in their entirety.

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3:12 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

The Public Radio Player App

The Public Radio Player app for iPhone offers the best experience for streaming audio from public radio stations and programs across the United States. Live, on demand, even offline listening – it’s all free.

Choose from thousands of stations streams, programs, and podcasts from PRX, NPR, PRI, and APM. Get news, culture, personal stories, and a wide variety of music: jazz, indie, folk, bluegrass, classical, and more.

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8:55 am
Mon January 26, 2015

The Show About...The Paisley Underground

Wednesday at 9 on WSDL, 90.7

Before alternative music was alternative music, it was called "college rock", mainly because the only place you could hear it was on college campus radio stations.  The Show About this week looks at one of the many (unfortunately mostly forgotten) sub-genera of college rock...The Paisley Underground.

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12:52 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

Ever feel like you were...Stuck in the Psychedelic Era?

Stuck In the Psychedelic Era Saturday Night at 10 on WSDL, 90.7FM

...or just wish you were?

Tune in every Saturday night from 10 to midnight for Stuck In the Psychedelic Era! The best in groovy, swinging 60's music.

Stuck in the Psychedelic Era is a weekly two hour radio show featuring music from roughly the years 1964-70. The show is rooted in the music generated by self-contained American bands of the late 1960s (and their British inspirations), yet is constantly expanding beyond those roots to create an eclectic blend of music unlike anything else in modern radio.

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9:39 am
Wed January 21, 2015

The Show About...Winter

Wednesday at 9 on WSDL, 90.7

It has been cold, damp, and icy lately around here...which set The Show About to thinking about songs about winter!  To whet your musical appetite...here is a little Gordon Lightfoot.

and...for a complete bit of stylistic whiplash...Aussie rockers Midnight Oil perform a song about global cooling.

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11:07 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Vintage Country with Tom Pittman, Friday Night at 9PM

Vintage Country with host Tom Pittman, Friday night at 9 on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

Please join us this Friday Evening at 9PM on WSDL, 90.7 for a different kind of classical music...classic country music!

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1:31 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

State of the Union 2015 Coverage

Tuesday, January 20th at 9PM

WSDL, 90.7 FM,  will broadcast NPR's complete coverage of President Obama's 2015 State of the Union speech at 9PM.  NPR will provide live anchored coverage of the President's speech as well as the Republican response.

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9:33 am
Tue January 13, 2015

The Show About...Foreign Phrases

Le Chat Noir- is that a roll of T.P. she has there?

The first postcard of 2015 came with a request. "How 'bout songs with foreign words on the title or lyrics?" Sacrebleu! You'll hear everything from  "Le Freak "  to "Que, Sera Sera" on the next show. Enjoy as your host mangles not one but three or more different languages!

Wednesday night at 9 on WSDL, 90.7

Enjoy these little tibits from Doris Day Les Rita Mitsouko...

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3:34 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

WSCL 89.5 Off Air 1/15

WSCL, 89.5 FM will be temporarily off the air on Thursday, January 15th, 2015. We are continuing a maintenance  project at our Seaford tower location.  You can listen to WSCL that day via our web stream.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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2:32 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

The Show About...Starting New

Happy 2015!

My New Year's Resolution for this year is to start promoting this little musical mutt called "The Show About..a bit better. What a coincidence, because the first song this week will be Spike Jones and His City Slickers "Happy New Year!"

So, our theme for this week is "New"......how many songs can you think of with the word "new" in the title?

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1:41 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

New Year's Day from Vienna 2015

January 1st at 11AM on WSCL, 89.5 FM

The Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You'll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more -- a festive way to start off the New Year. Presented by NPR Music and WGBH, Boston.

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1:56 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

The Show About...New Wave New Year!

Wednesday, December 31st 9PM-Midnight!

Break out the big shoulder pads, the hair gel, and the skinny ties for  special three hour version of "The Show About". Its a New Year's Eve New Wave Dance party!

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12:57 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

2014 Holiday Programming on WSCL, 89.5

Credit MPR Photo / Michael Barone)

Join us on December 24th , 25th and 26th for some special Christmas Programs on Classical 89.5FM.

Christmas Eve at 10AM- A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, live from King's College in Cambridge, England.

Noon- Music of the Baroque: Brass & Choral Holiday Special

2pm- Handel's "Messiah" from Calvin College

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8:22 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Hallelujah Handel

George Frideric Handel

Join us Saturdays at 2PM on WSCL, 89.5 FM for a special four part series exploring the life and works of George Frideric Handel.  The series finale highlights Handel's "Messiah". 

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3:30 pm
Thu December 4, 2014


The on-air portion of our end-of-year Holiday Membership Drive has ended! We raised over $34,000 thus far!

Thank you to everyone who contributed and volunteered.

It's not too late to make a tax deductible charitable gift! You can donate anytime safely & securely online anytime. Just click the red Support This Station tab at the top right of this page.

Thanks again for supporting Delmarva Public Radio!

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10:41 am
Thu December 4, 2014

World of Opera coming to WSCL, 89.5

On Saturday, January 3rd  at noon,  the program "World of Opera" makes its debut on WSCL, 89.5 FM.

World of Opera with host Lisa Simeone brings listeners compelling performances from top American and international opera companies. World of Opera encompasses the seminal operas of centuries past as well as today's masterpieces.

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8:46 am
Wed December 3, 2014

WSCL Off Air 12/04/2014

WSCL 89.5 FM will be off the air Thursday December 4th .  Crews will be performing routine maintenance to our broadcast tower located in Seaford, Delaware.

We apologize for the inconvenience  on that day and remind you that you will still be able to listen to WSCL 89.5 on Thursday December 4th via our internet stream

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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10:21 am
Tue November 4, 2014

DPR 2014 Election Coverage

Full coverage of the 2014 Mid-Term Elections begins tonight at 8PM on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

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2:54 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Remembering Tom Magliozzi, Beloved Tappet Brother

Richard Howard

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 2:33 pm

Tom Magliozzi who, along with his brother Ray, hosted NPR’s hit comedy show Car Talk for the last 37 years, died Monday morning, November 3, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. “Turns out he wasn’t kidding,” said Ray. “He really couldn’t remember last week’s puzzler.”

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1:48 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

A Silent Night Out

Join us for a special evening

Thursday, December 4th, 5pm-7pm

Hobo’s Restarant & Bar - 56 Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, DE!

Ticket price includes food and entertainment

1 ticket $30, 2 tickets $50

For ticket information, call



Silent Auction

Entertainment by Melissa Alesi

Food provided by Hobo’s Restaurant & Bar

Your  hosts for the evening will be

The 2Boomer Babes – Kathy Bernard & Barbara Kline

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1:17 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Special Program: Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio

Legendary Philadelphia disc jockey Georgie Woods
Credit Temple Urban Archives

Saturday  at 8PM on WSDL 90.7 FM

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1:54 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Red Molly- "Live" from S.U.

Red Molly

Saturday, October 11th  at 8PM

Join us for a special broadcast of a performance recorded in April featuring Americana Folk Trio Red Molly.

Since 2004, Red Molly has performed to crowds throughout the United States, as well as Australia and Denmark. Opening for such legendary acts as Willie Nelson, the trio — Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Molly Venter — has earned critical accolades and its own unique fan base, who call themselves “RedHeads.”

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