Cape Gazette

Pay attention to public radio meeting

By Richard S. Contee | Feb 12, 2013

The future of 25-year-old Delmarva Public Radio (WSCL 89.5 Classical music and WSDL 90.7 public affairs) may be determined in the next few weeks.

This Thursday the Salisbury University radio committee will meet to discuss the proposal of the Friends of Delmarva Public Radio to keep the stations on the air with the current formats - news, information and classical music, much of which is locally produced and/or controlled.

If the Friends' proposal is not accepted then it is expected that the two stations' local formats will be dropped and replaced with satellite programming with little or no local control or input.

It is anticipated that the Salisbury University Foundation board, the actual owners of the two stations, will meet in March, to receive a recommendation from the radio committee. That meeting date and time has not been announced.

The radio committee meeting will be held this Thursday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m., in the Scarborough Leadership Center on the Salisbury Campus. The meeting is open to the public. Those interested in the future of public radio on Delmarva are urged to attend.

Richard S. Contee
Rehoboth Beach
Member, Friends of DPR

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