DPR Programming Notes

April shower bring May flowers and...some program changes to WSCL, 89.5 FM!

Starting April 3rd, Exploring Music is moving to 6PM. Host Bill McGlaughlin with be with you as you drive home from work or begin cooking dinner.

The current 6PM programs will (with some exceptions) be moving to the 9PM slot, following the evening symphony broadcasts, which continue to begin at 7PM.

Starting April 3rd,  the following programs will move to 9PM.

Monday- The Chamber Music of Lincoln Center

Tuesday- Relevant Tones with Seth Boustead (new program)

Beginning April 4th, you can start off your classical music evenings with the venerable and affable Bill McGlaughlin as Exploring Music moves to 6PM.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is an exciting daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods.

Carnegie Hall Live! Begins April 5th  at 7PM

Tuesday, March 22 at 7PM on WSCL, 89.5 FM

J.S. Bach’s Saint John Passion was written during his first year in Leipzig, and was first performed on Good Friday 1724, shortly after Bach's 39th birthday. The work narrates the Passion of Christ as told in the Gospel of John. The Rochester, NY Bach Festival presents Bach’s St. John Passion, recorded at Reformation Lutheran Church with Rochester area-musicians, conducted from the harpsichord by David Chin. Soloists include Pablo Bustos as The Evangelist, Joshua Ooms, as Jesus and Joel Balzun as Pilate.

Delmarva Public Radio, home to WSCL 89.5 FM and WSDL 90.7 FM, invites listeners and supporters to enjoy “Books, Bloodies and Brunch with Paul Cullen and Friends” Sunday, March 6.

The private fundraiser is scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Pines in Rehoboth Beach, DE, in a home currently listed for sale with Ocean Atlantic Southebys.

That's right! You can Run for Radio...Delmarva Public Radio, that is...AND let your freak flag fly at our inaugural 5K Tie Die Run for Radio. Or, you can walk the 3.1 mile course. Either way, you'll get outside, get some exercise, and help support the WSCL and WSDL...which bring you SO much more than any other public stations because we're FOCUSED on Delmarva.

 

SALISBURY, MD---Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) welcomes two new shows to WSDL 90.7 FM this month.

WSDL, 90.7 FM is currently operating under reduced power. This is due to recent damage to internal transmitter components.

WSDL 90.7 FM will continue to stay on air under low power conditions until our transmitter in Roxana, Delaware is replaced.  We are working to bring this situations to as swift as conclusion as possible. Thank you for your loyalty and patience and we remind you that you can always listen to Delmarva Public Radio anywhere in the world via our online streaming.

Thank you.  

Bluegreass fans...REJOICE! Starting Sunday, Jan. 31, WSDL willl air THREE SOLID HOURS of Bluegrass each and every Sunday night starting at 7PM...Steve Martin's Unreal Bluegrass is coming to 90.7 FM.

http://www.unrealbluegrass.com/

No, not THAT Steve Martin...THIS Steve Martin!

As you may be aware, WSDL, 90.7 was off the air over the weekend.

According to our broadcast engineer, some sort of small animal crawled into the the transmitter’s exciter unit and left a mess which caused  damage to the internal fuses.

For this reason, WSDL, 90.7 is currently operating on low power using a spare exciter module.

Our second production for Delmarva Radio Theatre is "Mrs. Morrisette" by Margaret Rodenberg.

Thursdays at 7 on WSCL, 89.5.

Shanghai Spring is an 8-part radio series that will take you to one of the most bustling and vibrant cities of the world today and give you a front-row seat at one of the preeminent events in its cultural calendar – the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival. This groundbreaking project is the first of its kind, uniting the WFMT Radio Network, in the West, and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, in the East — throwing open the door between Western and Chinese music.

New York Philharmonic Archives

Tonight at 6PM on WSCL, 89.5 FM

Critic at large, Andrew Patner shares an exclusive interview from 2009 with the legendary Pierre Boulez, Helen Regenstein conductor emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, discussing a wide range of modern and contemporary music.

T’was the night before Christmas
Throughout DPR
Music ran through the evening
News updates from NPR

Nine Lessons and Carols
On the classical station
While The Show About….ran
From computer automation

The staff were all nestled with
Loved ones in houses
Or struggling with manuals
Building bikes and dollhouses

The wife and I marveled
At presents gift-wrapped
And began to wind down
For a long winter’s nap

The Vienna 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. It's presented by NPR Music and hosted by WBUR's Lisa Mullins.

New Year's Day at 11AM

  Tuesdays at 9PM on WSDL, 90.7 FM

UbiquiAmericana.  From the Latin word for "everywhere" and Americana, one of the fastest growing genera of music today! What is it? It isn't blues, bluegrass, standards, folk, rock, jazz or country...it's all of those things served up in a tasty smorgasbord by your host, Billy Earl.

Wednesday Nights at 7PM on WSCL 89.5 FM

Deadheads rejoice! The Grateful Dead Hour, hosted by David Gans, is coming to WSDL, 90.7 on Thursday January 7th at 9PM.  Its a weekly audio postcard from America's best loved band. 

Saturdays at 7PM on WSCL 89.5 FM

We have received word that George Harter, the host of the "A Night on the Town" radio series is retiring.  Broadway fans, have no fear. Starting January 2nd, 2016, A Night on the Town will be replaced by another equally wonderful program- Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical.

11AM- Caroling with the Singers

This magical season rings with music and song like none other. Over the past month, public radio listeners from around the country have gone to YourClassical.org to vote for their favorite Christmas carols. The results are in, and with them, we'd like to invite you to a nationwide caroling sing-along — whether you're solo, or with colleagues, friends or family.

Noon- Radio Live! A Christmas Carol.  

MPR Photo / Michael Barone)

9AM- Welcome Christmas

A perennial broadcast favorite featuring the Minneapolis-based ensemble, VocalEssence. Recognized internationally as one of America's premier choral arts organizations, VocalEssence is led by the visionary Philip Brunelle. This year, we'll hear the world premiere of a new work by Alan Bullard.

10AM- A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Chanukah Specials 2015

Dec 8, 2015
By 39james (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Happy Chanukah from Delmarva Public Radio!

Join us Tuesday, December 8th at 6PM on WSCL 89.5 FM, for Itzhak Perlman's Chanukah Radio Party!

Join us Monday, November 30th at 1PM on WSDL, 90.7 for a NPR News Special  Heating Up.

On November 30th, political leaders from nearly 200 countries will gather in Paris for a United Nations summit on climate change. The global community has tried before, with limited success, to find ways to limit warming of the planet. Will this time be different?

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.

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