DPR's Newsletter for Listeners and Partners
From the Desk of the General Manager
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 seriously 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 partnership, 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.

We CAN do this, Delmarva. Help us keep the momentum going . Thank you!

-Dana Whitehair, General Manager
Special Underwriting Package
To kick off 2018, Delmarva Public Radio is offering a Special Underwriting Package! Sign up now for an annual contract and get one month free! Minimum $300/month, which provides for a minimum of 12 spots each month. Free month must be used after the first quarter of 2018. Offer expires March 1, 2018.

Contact Hannah Miller at HMMiller@salisbury.edu for businesses in Maryland, or Fadwa Webster at FXWebster@salisbury.edu for businesses in Delaware. 
Programming Notes: Introducing Folk Alley
Produced by WKSU in Kent, OH, Folk Alley features acoustically-based music in the genres of contemporary and traditional folk, Americana, Celtic and roots music. Listeners will hear new releases, classics, and exclusive Folk Alley in-studio and live concert recordings.
“The music listeners will find on WSDL won’t be found on any commercial or public stations locally," said DPR General Manager Dana Whitehair. "Programs like Folk Alley are vehicles for music discovery, with knowledgeable hosts who will guide you as you discover new music, artists and genres.”

Tune in to Folk Alley on WSDL 90.7, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more about Folk Alley at FolkAlley.com
Volunteer at Delmarva Public Radio this Spring
Volunteers are needed for DPR’s Spring Drive! The drive is set for March 9-16, and volunteer opportunities are available every day. Contact Membership Coordinator Chelsea Boog for more information at 410-543-6220 or crboog@salisbury.edu.

If you can't volunteer but want to help, become a partner in DPR’s future, today! Contribute to DPR using our online form !

Thank you, Delmarva!