Delmarva Came Home…In A Big Way
First and foremost, we at DPR want to thank those of you who responded so generously to our year-end “Come Home to Delmarva” fundraising campaign. It was a spectacular success – it surprised even us (and we were quite optimistic) – and added to the momentum of DPR’s growth and success as Delmarva’s own flagship public radio services. We are both humbled and VERY grateful for your support.
Thank you! We mean it. THANK YOU!
A Little Music On WSDL – Folk Alley
Perhaps you’ve noticed the addition of
Folk Alley to WSDL 90.7’s programming
. We certainly hope you have. Folk Alley’s mission is to bring not just folk music – but music that branches out from folk music (Americana, Adult Album Alternative or “AAA,” Bluegrass and beyond) to the world, reaching across the miles and the generations to provide global exposure for an art form with long-standing tradition and a loyal fan community. The addition of Folk Alley to WSDL is the latest in a series of progressive changes we’ve made to our “Rhythm & News” station, as we gradually move more toward a station which STILL provides programming unavailable anywhere else on the Delmarva peninsula, while maintaining DPR’s long-standing commitment to service the public with the finest news available from NPR and PRI/BBC.
It’s a little more “rhythm” and a little less “news”…and it’s a blend of high-quality, engaging music from people who – like our WSDL listeners – are
into music. If you’ve not yet tuned into Folk Alley, it airs
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. on WSDL
, 90.7 FM. Give it a whirl and tell us what you think.
Sustainability & DPR’s Future
Every public radio station seeks to be sustainable. A non-profit endeavor can’t mean “money losing.” This includes Delmarva Public Radio. We can’t stress enough that DPR is a
and you are a key part of the equation which keeps DPR not just on-the-air, but keeps it vital, relevant, and able to meet the ever-growing and developing needs of the Delmarva region. Year after year, Salisbury University – our license holder - does its part. And we should all be grateful to SU for its strong, abiding commitment to providing the Delmarva Peninsula with such valuable platforms for news, information, unique, classical and alternative music resources, ideas, opinions, and so much more. An increasing number of you – our listeners and business supporters – are doing your part, too. For that, we are grateful.
Sustainability, however, remains our goal. That includes being able to pay bills, salaries, and move into our long-awaited permanent facilities on the SU campus. All of this requires your generous support…as well as that of the vast majority of DPR listeners who use and enjoy our programming, but have not yet made the commitment to become a supporting partner of DPR.
Among DPR’s many goals – and, thus, a goal for us all – is the day we can look at our balance sheet and see no “red ink”…in other words, a balanced budget, no deficit…SUSTAINABILITY. You can bet your boots DPR’s small-but-dedicated staff is working tirelessly to achieve this objective. Every penny you donate in support of DPR pushes us that much closer to our goal. Listen, enjoy…USE Delmarva Public Radio. Then, help us pay for this wonderful resource available exclusively for Delmarvans.
-Dana Whitehair, General Manager