DPR Programming Notes

Please join us this Friday Evening at 9PM on WSDL, 90.7 for a different kind of classical music...classic country music! Vintage Country with Tom Pittman is a two hour program of Country Music from the classic period; the end of WWII until somewhere in the mid 70’s. It features a mixture of hits and back catalog from the stars and would be stars. You’ve probably heard most of them though. At the beginning of the second hour the top ten from one of those years gets played in descending order...

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.

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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 6PM- A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols Christmas Day 11AM- Welcome Christmas! Noon- An Early American Christmas with the Rose Ensemble 1PM- A Leroy Anderson Christmas 2PM...

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". Hallelujah Handel explores the life and work of George Frideric Handel. The four-part series is hosted by Cincinnati Opera's Evans Mirageas and highlights the evolution of Handel's musical development: his apprentice years in Rome; his long artistic life in London and association with legendary singers; the artistic...


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. World of Opera is a production of WDAV Classical Public Radio , a service of Davidson College and South Carolina ETV/Radio . World of Opera Website Upcoming Operas

WSCL 89.5 FM will be off the air Thursday December 4 th . 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 4 th 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.” • • • Tom Magliozzi was born June 28, 1937, in an East Cambridge, Massachusetts neighborhood filled with other Italian immigrant families. It was there that he and his younger brother Ray picked up the uniquely...

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 (410)-543-6895 www.delmarvapublicradio.net 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 Some of the Silent Auctions are:...

Temple Urban Archives

Saturday at 8PM on WSDL 90.7 FM " Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio " examines the legacy of Black radio, with a special focus on the legendary WDAS in Philadelphia. The story of Black radio in Philadelphia is actually the story of a music that would have gone undiscovered, of Civil Rights and progress in the African-American community, and of how the radio medium has changed in the last century. The documentary special is hosted by legendary Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP) music...

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.” The group’s albums have spent multiple...

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? If you remember, when Delmarva Public Radio was housed in Caruthers Hall, we had a large tower...

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. A seven-minute business news segment, Marketplace Morning Report is hosted by veteran journalist David Brancaccio . Tune in at 6:50 and 8:50 a.m. weekdays to get a jump on global business and economic news and a glance ahead to what's making headlines throughout the day. For the past 25 years, Marketplace Morning...


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...

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. Then stay tuned in at 11PM for " The Juke in the Back ". Matt the Cat brings you the sounds of...

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. As it turns out, the "receiving" Barix unit at the Seaford transmitter site was zapped by lightning, probably thorough the telephone line. As it turns...

Both WSCL, 89.5 and WSDL 90.7 are back on the air.
We thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

A collection of all the postcards we've received here at TSA. You can ruin the music industry from the privacy of your own home! Just send a postcard to- The Show About c/o Delmarva Public Radio P.O. Box 2596 Salisbury, MD 21802 Keep it clean, kiddies. Little ears are always listening. Now, here's a little postcard music... https://youtu.be/5J3ZjxIQgFE

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 2 tickets to any show at Clear Space...

Can't get enough of the show that brings you both terrific live performances and people doing good things in their communities? If you have an iPhone, you can now download the free eTown App ! You'll get podcasts of pasts episodes, behind the scenes information and much more. Did we mention it's free? Don't forget to listen to eTown every Sunday evening at 7PM on WSDL 90.7. eTOWN APP

The New DPR

Apr 8, 2014

The new Delmarva Public Radio.....courtesy the generosity of listeners just like you! To contribute, call 410-543-6895 or click the "Support this Station" button.


Apr 3, 2014

Our New DPR T-Shirts! Available for a donation of $125 or more.

WSDL 90.7 audio issues

Mar 28, 2014

WSDL is currently experiencing some difficulty with our audio signal. We are aware of the problem and working as quickly as we can to remedy the problem. Thank you for your patience.

WSDL 90.7 audio issues

Mar 28, 2014

WSDL is currently experiencing some difficulty with our audio signal. We are aware of the problem and working as quickly as we can to remedy the problem. Thank you for your patience.

Join us this Sunday at 6PM for a fun new addition to our Sunday "Family Night" programming. Your Children will love it...and you will, too! Boombox Classsroom is a series of curriculum-based music lessons for kids in grades K-5 based on the national standards for Music Education. We have more than 200 artists on the shows each year, performing live — both world and classical music. We celebrate diversity and promote appreciation of other cultures. Boombox Classroom teaches kids the...

SXSW 2014 Cold weather giving you the blues? Why not pop into sunny Austin, Texas and check out this year's offerings at SXSW? NPR Music brings you the best music and events from Austin, beginning March 12, 2014. While you're at it, why not take a break and enjoy a Tiny Desk Concert or live concert from NPR Music?

Annapolis Summit 2014

Jan 9, 2014

Please join us this Friday from 1-3pm on WSDL, 90.7 FM for a special program. Join Marc Steiner, host of "Soundbites on Delmarva" for the Annapolis Summit 2014. Due to some special work which will take out satellite feed down temporarily, we will also be running a special program, "Mexico Uncovered" at noon on WSDL.