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Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach has proposed transferring the licenses of the two Delmarva Public Radio Stations from the Salisbury University Foundation to the university itself.

The president said that it is believed the transfer would take 60 to 90 days including review by the FCC.

University Provost Diane Allen after a meeting of the Salisbury University Public Radio Committee where the plan was presented said that this would mean the university would be responsible for managing the stations "for programming and connecting it to academic programs."

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Dr. Diane Allen, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, says she has not heard President Janet Dudley Eshbach say she is terminating funding for Delmarva Public Radio.

Dr. Allen says that the Salisbury University Foundation is weighing options for the stations and no decision has been made.

But in a statement released by the media relations department she added that the station cannot expect the University to “indefinitely provide an unlimited subsidy.”

The statement notes that Universities are facing difficult choices in allocating resources.

Delmarva Today 10-19-2012

Oct 19, 2012

Discussing the future of Delmarva Public Radio.

Guests-

Pamela Andrews, former Program Director for DPR, who retired after 24 years of service

Tom Hehman, DPR volunteer announcer and former Director of the Wicomico County Public Library

Mike Pretl, with Friends of Delmarva Public Radio

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This evening the public will be heard on the fate of Delmarva Public Radio at 6:30 Wic0mico Room in the Guerrieri Center tonight.          

The Salisbury University Foundation, which holds the license for WSCL/WSDL, has raised the prospects of dramatically scaling back the broadcast schedule.

One recommendation by a consultant’s report would broadcast satellite produced classical music on WSCL and would replace NPR News Talk on WSDL with a Triple A music format.

This report courtesy WMDT 47 News.

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SALISBURY, Md. - Delmarva Public Radio can be heard pretty much anywhere on the shore, but it looks like there will be some changes coming to the 25 year-old station.

From the Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. website

An open meeting for public comment regarding the future of Delmarva Public Radio will be held Tuesday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center at Salisbury University.

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The Salisbury Daily Times reports this morning that the future of one Delmarva Public Radio’s signals -- WSDL -- is in doubt.

Jason Curtin, interim executive director of the Salisbury University Foundation, told the paper that there was the possibility of major changes at the NPR News/ Talk signal.

He noted that there are a number of news/talk formats on Delmarva.

Meanwhile he said that the classical music station WSCL is not a format provided by anyone else in area.