DPR Programming Notes

WSCL 89.5 Opera Changes

Nov 22, 2016

Delmarva Public Radio regrets to inform our listeners that our regular Saturday Afternoon program, “World Of Opera” will be coming to a close. World of Opera, a production of  WDAV Classical Public Radio and South Carolina Public Radio, is unable to continue to produce this program due to circumstances beyond their control. The European Broadcasting Union is no longer able to provide the opera recordings used in the majority of World of Opera productions.

SALISBURY, MD---To the average person, Delmarva Public Radio’s (DPR’s) new 20,000-watt transmitters may look like nothing more than big gold-and-silver boxes sealed away in concrete sheds on the outskirts of Seaford and Roxana, DE.

To DPR General Manager Dana Whitehair, however, they look like the future.

Replacing the stations’ 30-year-old transmitters — one still using vacuum tube technology and the other a prototype model (serial No. 00001) — is the latest step in upgrading DPR’s broadcasting equipment — and, along with it, sound quality and reliability.

Ring in the holidays, do some shopping, and support Delmarva Public Radio all at the same time! DPR’s 2016 A Silent Night Out and Christmas Market takes place Thursday, December 1st at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach Thursday, December first from 5-7:30PM . Scrumptious appetizers, desserts, refreshments, music, strolling carolers, silent auctions, and local vendors with unique holiday gift items. Tickets are 20$ per person by calling 410-543-6895 during business hours.

Tonight 8PM-Midnight

The Annual Halloween Spooktacular is back! Tired of the same old Halloween tunes? Monster Mashed out? Need a hip soundtrack for your Halloween Party? Tune into WSDL's  90.7 Retro Halloween Madness Spooktackular!  Do the Frug with Frankenstein! Shimmy with a Mummy! Groove with a Ghoul!

The work on WSCL, 89.5 is complete. Meanwhile, in Roxana, work on WSDL, 90.7  continues.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the first presidential debate Monday night.
NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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A bit of a catch up post here.  Aside from a few minor adjustments, WSCL, 89.5 FM is now broadcasting via a Nautel NV20 model transmitter.  Meanwhile, work continues in Roxana on the transmitter for WSDL, 90.7, also a Nautel model.

For WSCL, 89.5's transmitter in Seaford, it's "out with the old, in with the new".  The old Broadcast Electronics transmitter, which has been delivering you classical music for 25 years, is being removed to be replaced with a new Nautel transmitter.

The pictures posted here, by the way, come courtesy of Al Waller, our Contract Broadcast Engineer. The folks you see working on the removal and installation are from Public Media Engineering.

Delmarva Public Radio's transmitters are in two locations. WSCL, 89.5 is located in Seaford, Delaware. WSDL, 90.7 is located in Roxana, Delaware. As you can imagine, changing a transmitter is no small task.

Here are some pictures of WSCL 89.5 FM's  current transmitter, located in Seaford, Delaware.  This transmitter dates back from roughly 1987. Consider this; we are, in 2016, as far from 1987 as 1987 was from 1958! These photos come to us from our Contract Broadcast Engineer, Al Waller.

Rush Starr Rose / SU Exhibition

In the first half of today's program, we take a look at the upcoming anniversary of September 11 and get an assessment of where we are now. In the second half, we look at the life and works of painter Ruth Starr Rose, whose works featuring the live of African Americans are currently on exhibit at Salisbury University through October 29th.

Guests:

David Mack, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E. in the Reagan Administration

UPDATE:- The Transmitter replacement date has been moved.

During the week of September 19th, Delmarva Public Radio will have its aging and failing FM transmitters replaced with two brand new models.  These new transmitters will improve WSCL’s and WSDL’s signals, sound quality, and allow us to improve our on-air reliability as well.

With this season of Delmarva in Performance coming to a close, we are happy to announce a new program. Well, a new old favorite, to be precise.  Pipedreams with host Michael Barone will return to the airwaves this Sunday from 6-8PM.

At 8pm, We will re-air WXXI's "With Heart and Voice. 

The Piano Matters with David Dubal will move to 9PM and Millennium of Music will move to 10PM.

Also, by popular demand, "Sing for Joy" and Music and the Spoken Word" will return Sundays from 6-7 AM.

Saturdays at 4 PM on WSCL 89.5 FM

World class chamber music returns to WSCL, 89.5 FM this weekend with the new season of Chamber Music from the Spoleto Festival. Hosted by NPR commentator Miles Hoffman, these concerts will feature performances recorded live from the historic Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, South Carolina.

SPOLETO CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

Looking for something a different in your afternoons? Starting Monday, July 4th celebrate your independence from the tired and true with Undercurrents- Public Radio’s freewheeling eclectic music mix of Triple A, Rock, Folk, Blues, Native, Americana, World, Reggae, Dub and Electronica (and more) with host Gregg McVicar. Get a taste of Undercurrents here Weekdays from 1-3PM on WSDL, 90.7 FM Undercurrents can also be heard overnights 11PM to 3AM on WSDL, 90.7

Sundays at 3 PM on WSDL 90.7 FM

 

 Inside Europe- the inside take on European affairs... Deutsche Welle's weekly news magazine that explores the topical issues shaping the continent. No other part of the globe has experienced such dynamic political and social change in recent years.

Inside Europe includes interviews with newsmakers and personalities, background features, and cultural reports from correspondents throughout the European Union.

2BoomerBabes Farewell Show

For the past seven years, Kathy Bernard and Barbara Kline have shared their insights with listeners across the U.S. as hosts of the nationally syndicated 2BoomerBabes Radio Hour, produced at Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) since 2010.

Tune in Saturday, June 25th at 7 AM on WSCL, 89.5 FM to hear the final episode of the 2 Boomer Babes Radio Hour, a nationally syndicated program that was locally produced at Delmarva Public Radio for many years.

Barbara Kline  and Kathy Bernard are moving on to bigger and better things, including speaking engagements, books, and much more.

Sunday, May 8th at 2PM on WSCL, 89.5 FM

Based on her book, The Children of Willesden Lane, the Willesden Lane Mother’s Day Special tells the story of Ms. Golabek’s own mother, a Jewish teenager living in Vienna just before the start of WWII who holds on to her music and her dreams to survive one of the darkest periods in world history.

DPR embossed recycled journal (pen included) Available for members with a $50 Donation.

DPR Mug

Apr 22, 2016

Show off your support for DPR with our new coffee mug! This 14 oz. tall maroon ceramic mug is ideal for those long over-coffee conversations about topics and music you have heard on Delmarva Public Radio.

Available  for members with a $60 dollar donation. Or, order a mug and 1lb. of our "DPR Morning Ignition" coffee for $125.

Call 410-543-6895 or order online at delmarvapublicradio.net

TedX Salisbury 4/21

Apr 21, 2016

Join us today from 1-3PM as we air the audio highlights  from the Tedx Salisbury Event, recorded January 30th at Headquarters Live in Salisbury, Maryland.

Starting Monday, April 18th the World Cafe with David Dye will be moving to 6PM on WSDL, 90.7 FM.  Subsequently, all of our evening line up of music discovery program s will begin one hour earlier.  WSDL, 90.7 FM will be you source for eclectic music discovery in the evenings, starting with two hour of the World Cafe.

DPR's Morning Ignition

Apr 8, 2016

A custom blend from our friends at Dynamite Roasting Co. specially chosen by Delmarva Public Radio, Morning Ignition is the perfect way to start each Delmarva Morning. Smooth and full-bodied, DPR's Morning Ignition is highlighted by notes of chocolate and fruit. It is well-balanced, complex and will keep you coming back for more, just like your favorite Public Radio station.

Join us this Sunday, April 10th at 1PM on WSCL, 89.5 as "Classical Guitar Alive" returns to Sunday's schedule of great classical music.

Then, stay tuned at 2PM for the show that answers everything you wanted to know about Classical Music, "The Record Shelf". Jim Svejda reviews old and new recordings and presents artist retrospectives and insightful interviews.

This weekend, give your Saturday nights a gentle comedy boost with "Weekend Radio".

Weekend Radio, that "curiously strange and offbeat potpourri of music, wit and convivial companionship" is moving to Saturday Night at 6PM on WSCL, 89.5 FM. 

Following Weekend Radio, experience the best of Broadway, old and new with Footlight Parade at 7PM.

The sounds of spring are everywhere - especially in the WSCL 89.5 studio!
DPR's Spring Membership Drive begins this Friday, April 8th and runs through Friday, April 15th. That's your opportunity to pledge your support for the station and the programming you love. But you don't have to wait until the drive begins to contribute, you can donate anytime online at delmarvapublicradio.net

Friday, April 1st at 6pm on WSCL, 89.5 FM

Saturdays at 4PM April 2-23

In honor and anticipation of Delmarva Public Radio's 5K Tie Dye Run, we present a very special edition of The Show About.  Our theme this week is, of course, "running".  You'll hear everyone from Sam Cooke to Jackson Brown to Yes to Sioxsie and the Banshees.

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