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Coastal Concerts urges public to attend meeting

By Denise Emery | Nov 09, 2012

Over the years, Coastal Concerts has enjoyed a strong partnership with WSCL radio (89.5 FM), operated by the Salisbury University Foundation.  In addition to its classical music programming, WSCL produces local content and often features segments on Coastal Concerts’ programs, artists and musical selections.

A recent study commissioned by the foundation recommended that WSCL’s local programming be replaced with syndicated content.  This would deprive arts organizations such as Coastal Concerts of a resource that we believe contributes to our success.

It also would leave Delmarva residents without classical music programming specifically attuned to their tastes and aligned with presentations by local arts organizations.  Coastal Concerts expressed its concern about potential changes in WSCL programming in a letter to foundation President Charles T. Capute.

On Thursday, Nov. 15, you will have a chance to express your support for WSCL by attending a meeting at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., off Kings Highway.  Organized by Friends of Delmarva Public Radio, the meeting begins at 7 p.m., and will include speakers as well as suggestions on what listeners can do to encourage the continuation of local programming on WSCL.

For additional information on the meeting and Friends of Delmarva Public Radio, contact John Mateyko at johnmateyko@verizon.net or 302-645-2657. I plan to attend the meeting, and look forward to seeing you there.

Denise Emery
President Coastal Concerts

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