We all love to listen to WSCL and WSDL, the two stations operated by Delmarva Public Radio, but did you ever wonder where the programming comes from and how the signal gets to your station?
WSCL (89.5 FM) and WSDL (90.7 FM) are licensed by teh Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to Salisbury University. Studios for both stations are located on the campus of Salisbury University.
From the studios on the SU campus, the signals travel via fiber optic network to a tower behind the SU Maintenance Building. From there they are delivered via microwave to towers in Seaford (WSCL) and Roxana (WSDL) where the FM transmitters broadcast from antennae high atop the towers. WSCL has an effective radiated power of 33,000 watts, while WSDL broadcasts at 18,500 watts.
Coverage maps for both stations are shown on the right. If you've had trouble with reception in the past, please try again as our infrastructure improvements have improved coverage and reliability.
Both stations also transmit their signal over the internet and can be heard anywhere in the world through Delmarva Public Radio's website.
We've made a lot of progress in improving our infrastructure over the past few years and with your support we'll get even better! We'll have more on that in the next issue of Wavelengths.
Delmarva Public Radio website