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.

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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.

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