DPR Programming Notes

After 15 broadcast seasons, the Sound Medicine

   weekly health magazine radio program heard Sunday at 11AM on WSDL, 90.7 FM,  will conclude its current production format and delivery schedule on April 30. 

WFYI and its production partners, Indiana University and IU School of Medicine, are proud of the radio show’s long run and of its public service mission – educating NPR listeners about timely health and medicine topics in a lively and engaging format.


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.

"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.

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.

creative commons

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

The Marc Steiner Show

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.

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.

...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.

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

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.

WSCL 89.5 Off Air 1/15

Jan 12, 2015

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.

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.

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

Hallelujah Handel

Dec 5, 2014

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". 


Dec 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!

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.

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.

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

Remembering Tom Magliozzi, Beloved Tappet Brother

Nov 3, 2014

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.”

A Silent Night Out

Nov 3, 2014

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

Temple Urban Archives

Saturday  at 8PM on WSDL 90.7 FM

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.”

On WSDL and Drop-Outs

Oct 7, 2014

If you have been listening to WSDL, 90.7 FM for the past week, you have most likely heard something like this:

Instead of “Broadcasting from the campus of Salisbury University”…..you hear.

“Broa---from---the camp---of—University”.

You are hearing what we call “drop- outs”.  It is extremely annoying and frustrating; both for you the listener and us here at  Delmarva Public Radio.

Why the Drop-Outs?

Starting on September 22, American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report will be featured daily as part of Morning Edition, broadening the reach of this robust business segment.


Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

This fall NPR is making some changes to their newsmagazine clocks, in partnership with member stations across the country. This will help align programs with the way people listen to radio today, and provide stations with more flexibility to include the local content that's important to their audiences.

Begins August 18th

Rainy  days and Mondays get always get you down?

Well..Mondays, mostly.

Delmarva Public Radio has the cure for you...Blue Monday on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

Join us at 9PM-11PM "Blues Unlimited" . Explore the history, heritage and rich cultural traditions of Blues Music  in many different forms.  You'll hear Chicago blues, Piedmont blues, acoustic and electric blues, and so much more.

Here is a (hopefully) simple explanation of our audio troubles, with a little slideshow to illustrate.

Audio from our studios is delivered to our transmitters in Seaford, Delaware  (WSCL, 89.5) and Roxana, Delaware (WSDL, 90.7) via a gadget called a  "Barix Box".  A Barix unit basically sends the audio through the internet to another Barix unit.

Both WSCL, 89.5 and WSDL 90.7 are back on the air. 

We thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

Build it and they will..post? 

The Show About is a funny fellow...he's not on Facebook, not on Twitter, and doesn't really want to be....we think it has to do with his time spent as a  international spy for Luxembourg  in the late 1970's.

But...he does love him some postcards! We'll keep a running slideshow of TSA tagged postcards here.

Saturday, July 5th from 10-noon at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach.

This July 4th weekend, you can support your friends here at Delmarva Public Radio and have fun at a book signing with NBC Today show host Hoda Kotb.

We have 15 VIP bags that include:

Hoda Kotb VIP bag.... beach TOTE $20

Book , HODA $20

4 Delmarva Shorebird tickets $32

1 ift card Avalon Theatre $20

2 Tickets to Christina Pato at Freeman at Bayside July 18th $10

Nage gift card $25