DPR Programming Notes

Tonight at 9 on WSDL 90.7 FM

Delmarva Public Radio has plenty of music and fun to go with your family's Thanksgiving Feast this year.

Thanksgiving Day on WSCL, 89.5

11AM- Two special half hour programs of choral music and thoughtful refection from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Music and the Spoken Word.

Delmarva Public Radio  is pleased to partner with StoryCorps and to announce The Great Thanksgiving Listen . On Thanksgiving weekend, teachers and high school students across the country will use the StoryCorps App to preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans over a single holiday weekend.

UPDATE ON  RECEPTION ISSUES: After months of investigating numerous complaints from DPR listeners - specifically listeners to WSCL 89.5 - and repeatedly checking our transmission systems, DPR has concluded that all DPR transmission systems are functioning normally. The reception issues appear to be the result of at least one other FM station interfering with WSCL's signal (and, therefore, your reception).

Join Delmarva Public Radio for a "Silent Night Out", December 6th at Nassau Valley Vineyards in Lewes Delaware.

Wednesday at 9PM on WSDL 90.7 FM

This week, the Show About does some musical grave digging and comes up with songs about witches, ghosts, devils, fear and other stuff to get you in the mood for All Hallows Eve.

Saturday, October 31st at 4PM on WSDL, 90.7

Global Village celebrates Halloween with some music tricks and treats, ghosts and goblins, and lots of spirited and scary sounds.

Also, don't miss Tom Pittman's Vintage Country Friday at 9PM as he spins Vintage country Halloween tunes and revisits the top hits of 1950. 

The War of the Worlds

Oct 26, 2015

October 31st at 6PM on WSCL 89.5.

In honor of the incomparable Leonard Nimoy, we present an encore broadcast of War of the Worlds.  Join cast members from STAR TREK and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION as they recreate the broadcast that panicked America , adapted from the H.G. Wells story by Howard Koch. Originally performed by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre of the Air, War Of The Worlds offers a rare combination of chills, thrills and great literature.

Tuesday, October 27th at 7PM on WSCL 89.5 FM.

Begins Tuesday, November 2nd at 7PM

Join composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate for an adventure in American Indian and Māori music. TALOA — which takes its name from the Chickasaw word for song — is a series exploring fascinating connections in the music of contemporary Māori and American Indian composers.

Sunday at 2PM on WSDL 90.7 FM

Be sure to tune in this Sunday at 2PM as the nationally syndicated program, "In Black America" features Salisbury University Professor, Dr. Darrell M. Newton.  Dr. Newton will be discussing his life and career in academia.

Sunday at 6PM on WSCL, 89.5

This Sunday, October 18th marks the debut of a new quarterly feature, Delmarva Radio Theatre. Our first production is "Robot on a Park Bench" by Brandon Getz.

Tuesday night...Oct. 13...Delmarva Public Radio's Delmarva In Performance live music series concludes with the American Spiritual Ensemble, recorded live at Asbury United Methodist Church in Salisbury, MD, Feb. 13th, 2015. This was a "standing room only" performance and was SPECTACULAR. We hope you'll join us Tuesday night at 7PM on WSCL 89.5 FM, Arts & Culture radio from Salisbury University.

Here is the lineup for the 2015 Season of Broadcasts from Music Mountain

Music Mountain 2015 - 86th Season

DATES BELOW ARE THE ORIGINAL CONCERT DATES AND TIMES. The order of concerts is subject to change.

The 2 Boomer Babes are on the move! Starting August 29th, "The 2 Boomer Babes Radio Hour" is moving to 7AM on WSCL, 89.5 FM. 

Also starting August 29th  t 11 on WSDL, 90.7, you can hear "The Delmarva Almanac" followed by "The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell"

For those of you wondering why your reception of WSCL & WSDL...or any other radio station, for that matter...has been so wacky lately, the graphic below illustrates what's known as "tropospheric ducting"...a natural atmospheric phenomenon which (unfortunately) plays havoc with radio signals. See that big yellow patch sneaking into Delmarva from the east? That's a sizable amount of ducting and it's affecting everyone...including DPR. As I've been known to say, "Radio rocks, but Nature rules." We apologize for Nature's misbehavior and appreciate your patience and understanding.

Tom Pittman was a member of the Austin Lounge Lizards for over 30 years. These days, he's the host of Vintage Country with Tom Pittman, heard every Friday at 9PM on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

For our second "Meet the Host" segment, we get to know what Vintage Country is all about, Tom's approach to music, and why truck driving songs were so popular.

If you are a fan of the popular music from the middle and late 1960's, Delmarva Public Radio has the program for you; Dig! with Kim Clark. You can hear Dig every Saturday at 3PM on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

For our first "Meet the Host" segment, we get to know Kim and learn a little about her passion for '60's music and culture and record collecting.

SALISBURY, MD---From chamber music to folk to rock, everything is fair game for Delmarva in Performance, a new series debuting 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, on WSCL 89.5 FM.

Each two-hour broadcast features music recorded live from a concert stage on the Delmarva Peninsula. Current participating venues and organizations include Coastal Concerts, Inc. of Lewes, DE; the Arts Council of the Eastern Shore in Onancock, VA; the Avalon Theatre and Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival in Easton, MD; and Salisbury University.

Saturday at 9PM on WSCL, 89.5 FM

Sound Ideas explores the artistry of jazz, blues, and the spoken word. Hosted by Clay Ryder, each episode explores a different theme or genre of the jazz idiom through recorded performances pulled from more than eighty years of recorded art. The music is the focus. It is complemented by a few minutes of intelligent commentary to set the context and make the music understandable and personal for both the jazz aficionado and those who listen on the jazz periphery.

Friday, May 15 8-11 PM

Delmarva Public Radio  and American Public Media are thrilled to bring you a live, historic performance of Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra from the Teatro Nacional in Havana, Cuba! This  is  the first performance and broadcast of an American Orchestra from Cuba since President Obama moved to normalize relations in December 2014.

Gardeners, rejoice! "You Bet Your Garden" with host Mike McGrath makes a return to WSDL 90.7's airwaves this Sunday May 3rd at 11AM.

Each week, Mike McGrath offers tips and tricks to help you take care of your garden and landscape without using harmful chemicals.

You Bet Your Garden website

A Spring Night Out is a fundraiser for Delmarva Public Radio and includes food , music, silent and live auctions.

The event is hosted by The Two Boomer Babes. All proceeds go to Delmarva Public Radio.

Tickets are on sale now by calling 410-543-6895.

Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50.Join us for a much needed fun spring night out and support Delmarva Public Radio.

Auction items include

An overnight stay for two and breakfast for two at The Inn at Perry Cabin in St Michael, value is $500,

As you have noticed, our website has a new, cleaner look, courtesy NPR Digital Services.

If you are having trouble streaming at the blue "listen live" link, please try the following options. Each of these links should open a new window in your browser.

For WSCL 89.5 listeners- try one of these links.



For WSDL 90.7 listeners- try one of these links.

The Delmarva Almanac is a half hour show hosted by Dana Kester-McCabe. Each week meet local artists. Hear fascinating stories about our local heritage and more. Naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us all about the natural wonders found here. A variety of other contributors, who live and work here on the peninsula, share stories about the way of life here. Get connected to your Delmarva community. Tune in Saturday afternoon’s at 3:30 on WSCL 89.5fm or on Wednesday evening’s at 6:30 on WSDL 90.7.

Join us on Monday, March 3oth at 1PM for a special program, "A Celebration of Peace Through Music".

As our regular listeners know, many of the evening symphony orchestra series we broadcast are seasonal. Most are 13 or 26 weeks long and change with the seasons. All concerts begin at 7PM on WSCL, 89.5 FM

On Tuesday March 31, A special 5 week series of broadcasts from the 2014 Salzburg Festival replaces the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Join us Thursday, April 2nd at 2PM  for a special program presented by WFMT and Music of the Baroque:  Bach’s Passion According to St. John, conducted by Jane Glover.